Mitsubishi Carisma Review from Belgium

1998 Mitsubishi Carisma 1.9 diesel

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

Never again, even if I win one

Faults:

Not as well built as the Galant, noisy.

Changed dealer 3 times in search of better service. In Belgium service seems to get worse by the minute. I'm not isolated in my experiences with dealers, my father owns Lancer (they still have not found the source of the problem on his car after 2 years).

General Comments:

Galant was a very nice car.

Carisma is a bad car trying to live on a good reputation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd April, 2001

12th May 2002, 13:41

But what exactly did go wrong?

Remember that _your_ experience can make the difference for someone - regarding whether or not they are going to purchase a car model :)

22nd Aug 2008, 19:44

The Carisma Diesel uses a Renault Megane diesel engine. Be warned. These are costly to service. Better off with a Toyota.

Average review marks: 4.2 / 10, based on 1 review