Which used Mitsubishi Pinin 4x4 should I buy?
Neither the three- nor the five-door model is particularly practical, so you might as well save your money and choose the smaller and cheaper three-door.
The three-door has also been around for longer, with the five-door only arriving in January 2001, almost a year after the smaller model. For almost the range's entire life, each body had just one engine: a 1.8-litre in the three-door and a 2.0-litre in the five-door. You could buy a 2.0-litre three-door and 1.8 five-door for a while in 2003, but the range soon reverted to its original line-up.
In terms of trim, it's best to buy as young a car as possible, as the car's standard equipment improved during its life. On early three-door cars, for instance, only the top-specification model had alloy wheels and air-con. These became standard across the range from late 2004 - aim for a late Equippe model.