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Mitsubishi Carisma Saloon (95 - 05) review

(1995 - 2005)
Mitsubishi Carisma Saloon (95 - 05)
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What used Mitsubishi Carisma saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Mitsubishi Carisma saloon?

Cheap running is the Carisma's real strength. Both generations had respectable economy, with the petrols returning mid- to high-30s mpg. Both diesels promise at least high-40s - as much as 51.4mpg for the D-ID.

However, bear in mind that the favoured 1.8 GDI was designed for superunleaded, not regular 95, which will nudge up costs.

Warranty Direct ranks the Carisma as one of the most reliable cars - markedly better than a Mondeo and a Nissan Primera. However, average repair costs are around 35% more than for a Mondeo, and over 25% more than a Primera, despite the fact that labour rates at franchised and independent garages should be below average.