2012 Mitsubishi Triton GLX 2.5 turbo diesel
Well priced work vehicle, but a fairly uncomfortable drive
Some rust around welds in the rear tray. Fixed by the dealer.
Plenty of grunt from the 2.5 turbo, and when you put your foot down on the open road, she really motors, but has some serious lag from a standing start.
Handles and holds the road OK with ASC, but the ride is fairly harsh, which is understandable as it is what it is, a ute with a dated suspension setup.
Terrible turning circle. Have got a power knob on the steering wheel as it's such hard work sometimes, especially in the nature of the work I require it to do occasionally (courier deliveries).
Interior quite basic, with hard plastic trim that is ill fitted in some places, but again, it is a work ute and the plastics do seem fairly durable.
Exterior paint seems a bit thin.
Basically, I purchased this vehicle as I couldn't justify the prices being asked for by other manufacturers (bar Great Wall and SsangYong) for a dual cab 4WD turbo diesel. Though I haven't racked up many K's, it does give me the impression that it is a good sturdy vehicle and will give good service as a workhorse, but I wouldn't recommend a Triton if you plan to do long distances. A recent round trip of 2500 K's was a bit painful, especially the return with no load in the rear due to the harsh ride.
One annoying thing is that the rear windows don't go all the way down, due to the scalloped shape of the doors, and my dogs can't hang their heads out.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th March, 2014