After owning my 2001 Mitsubishi Shogun Sport for two years with CONSTANT problems i feel the need to review this car!
I absolutely love this car, the way it looks, the way it drives and the off road abilities the only problem is the fact that mine has spent the main part of its life in the garage and i wish i had never bought the thing!
I had the cylinder head replaced after 72000 miles, when the car was just out of warranty - despite complaining to Mitsubishi they refused to assist with this problem. I have had constant problems with grating noises when in first gear - so much so that the i no longer use first gear at all. Only last week the car ended up back in the garage and once again more problems this time with the steering.
I wouldn't recommend it and i will certainly never be buying a Mitsubishi again.
I have owned mine for two years now, so it has been a long term test.
I have had a custom stainless steel exhaust system fitted when the original one needed replacement. Included in the price of the exhaust was a custom end tail piece which looks absolutely fabulous.
The whole lot cost around £500, which is only about £150 dearer than a normal mild steel replacement (check out MIJ Performance of the West Midlands) - The only downside to this was that it cost me an extra £70 on insurance (direct line) but since switching to Tesco insurance, they have not increased the premium.
Fuel economy is OK for a 4x4, but if you spank the throttle it will make a substantial difference.
If you need to pull anything behind you then look no further. Having loaded up my large trailer with a demolished wall and the tires looking, shall we say, a bit squashed, pulling off in 2WD just felt like there was nothing there - only the braking gave it away that I had increased my rolling mass by about a tonne.
The only overall and regular gripe about the car is the rolling accelleration - good from standstill but at anywhere from 50mph or above you just have to make sure you have enough room to complete the overtake. But then again, it's not a sports car.
Would I buy one again? Yes - new car prices are to be frank, too low, but for someone wanting their first 4x4, the Shogun Sport is a lot of metal for your money!
steering is the biggest let down because of the 18inch wheels,turning circle is poor.Off road the car handles realy well, ive the car in mud up to my knees.I have the animal version,it turns head every where i go.
Having been the completely satisfied owner of an L200 4life for 6 years I was really looking forward to upgrading to the shogun sport warrior, however, my expectations were soon shattered by the appaling ride quality.
On major A roads the ride is i suppose acceptable, but on country lanes it is both uncomfortable and at times difficult to control. Mitsubishi inform me that this is a very rare complaint which I find hard to believe, and would urge other owners with the same view to complaint to Mitsubishi. Engine noise just adds to my disappointment of my new vehicle.
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