Mitsubishi Pickup Review from Germany

1987 Mitsubishi Pickup Power Ram 50 2.6L

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.6L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance215000 miles
Previous carOpel Manta

Summary:

Recommended load lugger, but thirsty

Faults:

Exhausts, only rear sections!

Gearbox - input bearings fail, cheap to replace, but very difficult.

Power steering - seal failed (2).

Seats badly worn & uncomfortable after a while.

Rear axle whines, gearbox not shifting smoothly.

Starting to rust around sills, the rest is immaculate.

General Comments:

Loved this truck! Bought it cheaply and drove it everywhere, so reliable. Problems started to appear so sold it.

Fuel economy reasonable - 25-28 MPG, only room for 2 people.

I could thrash this truck like a rented mule, and it always came up smiling.

Parts not expensive, some dealers good, others bad. Parts interchangeable with loads of other Mitzi's and Dodges. I would recommend this, but buy one with a diesel engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2001

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review