2003 Mitsubishi Express SWB 2.0 carby
Comfy, powerful, cheap, reliable
Carby playing up sine I bought it, my 1995 Express had the same problem. However this model does not have the heater hose for the choke; it's electric. a good improvement.
Diff has backlash, the same as the old van.
Auto has a funny smell; it seems to get hot if driving it hard.
Seat belt doesn't retract quick enough; gets caught in the door.
Seat has already been recovered. The material is not as good quality as the old van.
Road noise is still very noisy.
Bumper bar is a safety bar and sticks out a lot further. If a bull bar is fitted, it sits out a long way from the front of van. I mounted the spare on the back of BB.
Auto still isn't the best.
Again powerful and drives well, handles better with about 400kg in the back, but drives good with over 1 ton again up to 130klm. Still thirsty on petrol.
Had problems with the gas conversion, and the gas tank is small if mounted underneath; 53 ltr. 400klm petrol, 300klm LPG.
I should of bought a injected one; again they should of changed the carby or stopped making them; heaps of problems even after rebuild.
Auto has a transmission cooler, good improvement.
Aircon very cold works great.
Can see lots of small things going wrong with the van, but I can't see it letting me down on the move. That's why I like this van; it just keeps going and going. Even if you don't treat em real good.
If you want a good reliable and cheap van, this is it, but try and maintain it, as it will last longer.
Resale value again is poor.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th January, 2008