Mitsubishi L200 Review from Indonesia

2005 Mitsubishi L200 Strada 2.5 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance58000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Caravelle

Summary:

Superb

Faults:

The powered windows wasn't very friendly in the first 6 months. The window glass (driver's side) slipped off its rail several times, and the whole thing was jammed. The dealer fixed it quite well (except when they ripped my window tints!). The other ones were sort of lazy to make their way up and down. A treatment of silicone spray on the sills every now and then had been a great help to solve the problem.

The fan belt slipped out its place when I tried to reach a speed of 160 km/h. I fixed it myself with no troubles.

The starter motor was getting weak during the second year. The engine couldn't get cranked instantly, but with a lag of 1-2 seconds after ignition. The dealer overhauled the starter motor. Nothing was fixed or replaced. Apparently the car's battery was then accused of being the source of the problem. I replaced the old battery with a new one, and the starter motor has been behaving nicely till now.

The front seats are starting to make loud squeaking noises. Its irritating and distracts your driving concentration. Grease their joints would help to reduce the noises.

General Comments:

Great buddy on rough terrain. Handling is superb. Engine performance is great. Power is magnificent. Utility is very handy.

Unfortunately the seats are uncomfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2007

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review