Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mitsubishi Space Wagon MPV?
If there's one thing you can say about Japanese cars, it's that they are generally very reliable, and the Mitsubishi Space Wagon is no exception.
Mechanical gremlins are few and far between, although there were reports of petrol smells in the cabin because of leaky fuel tanks. The brake booster unit on some early cars requires modification to keep it working efficiently, so check that's been done if you're considering a '98-'99 model.
Both issues were the subject of manufacturer recalls in the UK, so ask the seller if the vehicle was affected. Splitting front brake hoses were also a fault on some cars, and it's worth looking out for suspension damage, given how firmly the Space Wagon can ride down bumpy roads.
Finally, look for broken switchgear and shabby upholstery caused by younger passengers who can't sit still, as the quality of the interior is average in comparison to rivals'.