I leased an Warrior 2.0 Di-D in silver for six months, mostly for business use, and was sad to see it go, but unfortunately due to mileage constraints this had to happen. The driving experience was superb, as were the running costs. My family loved the vehicle and we managed to cram loads of camping gear in the loadspace while not compromising the handling and fuel efficiency of the willing 2.0 VW engine. Clarkson wasn't too complimentary about the performance of this model, but once it gets underway, it's no different to most cars on the road. One thing to note is that if you want to take a gap in the traffic, switch it to 4x4 mode, otherwise the front wheels tend to spin loads and the ESP warning goes a bit tilt. Interior plastic trim is disappointing given the cost and status of the vehicle, and the handsfree bluetooth system, while being a novel feature, made conversations over 40mph practically impossible due to road and wind noise. The most comical chat was with the Mitsubishi dealer service dapartment when they couldn't make out what I was saying because of too much background noise. All in all, it certainly has presence on the road, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking at the SUV market.
Michael Gordon, Hampshire, December 7th 2007