Used Mitsubishi Carisma Saloon 1995 - 2005 review

Category: Family car

Section: Advice for buyers

Mitsubishi Carisma Saloon (95 - 05)
  • Mitsubishi Carisma Saloon (95 - 05)
  • Mitsubishi Carisma Saloon (95 - 05)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Mitsubishi Carisma saloon?

Although it's noted for its proven reliability, there are a couple of points to be aware of when choosing a Carisma.

First, the 1.8-litre GDI was designed for superunleaded fuel and, if the previous owners didn't use it, there's a risk of engine failure around 60,000 miles, due to carbon build-up. Decoking the engine is possible, but it's best to look elsewhere.