Used Mitsubishi Space Star Hatchback 1998 - 2006 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

Mitsubishi Space Star Hatchback (98 - 06)
  • Mitsubishi Space Star Hatchback (98 - 06)
  • Mitsubishi Space Star Hatchback (98 - 06)

Our recommendations

Which used Mitsubishi Space Star hatchback should I buy?

It's rare to plug the entry-level engine, but that's the case with the Space Star. The alternatives will cost you more and don't offer any great benefit for the extra cash. The 84bhp 1.3-litre base car is flexible enough around town, but it will struggle at higher speeds, so the 1.6 and 1.8 are better for motorways, as is the 1.9-litre diesel.

The good news is that all versions come well equipped, with even the lowly Classic trim getting central locking, alloys, electric front windows and door mirrors, a sunroof and CD player. Equippe, which is called GLX on early examples, adds air-con, and S models get powered rear windows. Mirage trim, which includes twin front airbags as standard, was introduced in 2001.