1994 Mitsubishi Nimbus GLX 2.4 litre
Mitsubishi - Love that car!
Passenger side window doesn't open.
Only the one model, the GLX, but is quite well appointed.
Drum brakes on the rear were a bit of a surprise, but even the top of the range SE Starwagon of this era had them. So I guess the Japanese are very fond of them.
Vehicle is smaller than it looks in pics, is good for around town, when 7 people are in it, so long as you're carrying little or no luggage.
Mitsubishi claims that this model seats 7 adults in comfort, which I suspect that in Japan that's fine, but in a European market, with lanky 6 foot adults in the 3rd row seat, it's a real squeeze.
Head room is very good, & the roof lining is firm & doesn't sag, unlike Australian built Mitsubishis of the era.
Rule of thumb is anyway that Japanese built Mitsubishis are very much better in quality control; the Pajero, Starwagon & Triton are evidence of that.
The 2.4 litre injected engine is awesome & very potent, in the smaller package - don't forget that this is the same engine that powered the lumbering L300 & Starwagon, of the era.
The handling is also surprisingly good, despite what critics have claimed.
The interior quality of materials, straight away tells you it's a Japanese car; even though there's a lot of plastic used, it's very hard wearing.
The big advantage over the people moving vans, is that most people don't need to drive a huge, heavy, fuel thirsty van most of the time; the Nimbus is more user friendly, it behaves like a car, but has the space when you need it.
Mitsubishi have now dropped people movers now totally, for the Australian market, so now you are forced to go to Toyota, Honda, or Kia/Hyundai if you want to carry more than 5 people.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd November, 2015