Mitsubishi Carisma Review from Finland

1997 Mitsubishi Carisma LX 1.8 GDI

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8 GDI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired158000 kilometres
Most recent distance182000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Saratoga

Summary:

Reliable and economical family sedan

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car.

Regular oil change at 165000km.

180000km service is VERY expensive at the dealer, due to the fact that it is combined 60000km & 90000km service (all fluids, timing belt and those Iridium plugs re replaced).

General Comments:

Car is very reliable - I've had no quirks or problems with the car during my ownership.

1.8 GDI engine /w manual transmission gives rather good performance for family sedan.

This car is far from thirsty: I've reached 5.2L/100km on Hwy with ease and my total average from past 12 months is 6.3L/100km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2006

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review