As 4x4s go, this has to be one of the better lookers out there.
The diesel is not the fastest thing on four wheels, but then is was not made to be. I love the looks of the car, and in black it does turn heads.
It is quite revvy. It tends to hit 3000rpm at 60mph, so the engine is a little noisier that I would like.
I've had the power upgrade done prior to delivery, and I feel the car needs it, although I haven’t driven one without. One complaint here: I had to pay an extra £100 on the insurance for the upgrade, when all it does is make the car drive a little smoother - it doesn’t increase speed or acceleration. So I don’t feel the extra £100 is justified, and I think Mitsubishi should be clearer with the insurers as to what this upgrade does.
There is loads of room, and the leather is of a good quality.
As with most cars, there's nowhere to put a phone without drilling holes. (When will the manufacturers pick up on this?)
The drive and feel of the car are good, as long as you don’t expect too much. (It's not a Land Rover or Mercedes M-Class after all, and is much cheaper!)
Overall, this is a good 4/5 for me.
This car's very good with a young family with prams etc. You can get all the gear in and still have plenty of room inside.
It's not the greatest on the road, though, and feels very top heavy even at moderate speeds.
The dealer has been excellent - I have no complaints so far.
The running costs are high. It's just as well I have another car for those short trips.
Would I have another? No, I'd try something else - but still a 4x4.
This is the first auto I have driven, so I can't really compare it to anything.
As the car was delivered in a snow storm at the beginning of March I got some early use out of the impressive and easy to use four-wheel-drive system. Whilst economy in the three-litre is not the best (I am averaging about 20mpg for mainly town use) it is not that much down on the Volvo 940 that I owned before. The engine provides loads of power when needed but as the main test review stated road noise can creep in when the speed goes up. It is a head turner, however, and everyone who has been inside has been impressed and surprised by the car. Interior space is huge especially for the three kids in the back whilst the front has more than enough room even though for a person of 6ft 5 ish it may be cramped! I bought the car via the Sainsbury Car Scheme and delivered by Perrys which has proved to be a great deal with the next cheapest deal being about £100 more expensive a month. If you are looking for a big four-wheel drive with bags of power and room but on a budget then this is the car and i would thoroughly recommend it.
I have covered over 10,000 miles since buying new in April 2004.
The car definitely does not filter out bumps and is sluggish in acceleration but it is spacious and seems to have very good build quality and reliability.
Everything in it works and everyone who rides in it seems to like it. The car is quite thirsty on petrol and the engine is a bit "all revs and no pull". But overall I much prefer it to the Volvo S8 T6 I used to have, which was much faster and used less petrol but which let me down time and again with lack of reliability - it was far too dependent on fallible technology. The Shogun sport does not seem to have so much of that fallible technology and is the better for it.
The tyres on the car give good and predictable roadholding so that all in all I think it is a splendid, practical "no frills" type of car and much better value than the Range Rovers and other expensive 4X4 which friends drive - and they tend to agree once they've had a ride.
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