Used Mitsubishi Carisma Saloon 1995 - 2005 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

1995 - 2005 review
Mitsubishi Carisma Saloon (95 - 05)
  • Mitsubishi Carisma Saloon (95 - 05)
  • Mitsubishi Carisma Saloon (95 - 05)
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What's the used Mitsubishi Carisma saloon like?

People joke that the 'h' was left out of the Mitsubishi Carisma's name, but it lacks more than that. A limited range of engines, a choppy ride and disappointing handling with plenty of lean through corners all count against it. Passengers won't be wowed by the road noise or the suspension that thunks over bumps, either.

However, the Mitsubishi provides reasonable space up front as well as room for two adults in the rear. The back seats fold down to increase your carrying options.

Inside, it's hard to deny that the Carisma's cabin lacks, well, charisma. It's all terribly bland, although, to be fair, the dash is well laid out, there's useful stowage and it's well made and decently equipped. Steering column adjustment is limited to angle only, and getting comfy in the driver's seat is also hampered by the small amount of seat-height adjustment.