Which used Mitsubishi Grandis MPV should I buy?
Two engines are available - a 162bhp 2.4-litre petrol and a 134bhp 2.0-litre diesel. Both provide good acceleration, even when you've got the whole family aboard, but the diesel isn't refined enough. Just a dab on the throttle causes it to bark and grumble.
We'd go for the much quieter petrol then, despite it being rather thirsty. There's a choice of five-speed manual and smooth-shifting four-speed automatic gearboxes for the petrol, while the diesel is only available with the manual.
Even the entry-level Classic trim has climate control, a CD player, keyless entry, alloy wheels and eight airbags - enough to make the more expensive trims redundant. But, for the record, Equippe versions add stability control and luxuries like twin sunroofs, a CD changer and cruise control, while Elegance features leather upholstery as well.
Topping off the range is the 'bling' Warrior model. This is distinguished by its deep mesh front grille and mammoth 18-inch alloys, and it comes with a DVD player so you can keep the kids entertained on long trips.