Mitsubishi Endeavor Reviews from Mexico

2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS Limited 3.8 V6

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6 kilometres
Most recent distance6500 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Faults:

Fantastic car and handles great. Needs wider tires though as it is easy to break traction.

Oil and filter changed at 6000km. Pretty expensive 75.00 USD. They said that it had to be done through them otherwise it would invalidate the warranty.

Sun roof leaks. Had it in 3 times already and they can't seem to adjust it right. There appears to be nothing wrong, they just can't align it. I have since noticed about 10 other Endeavors with this same problem, including my neighbour who has a 2007 and has had it in 3 times too!

General Comments:

Would buy another one definitely. Bought the last 2007 on the lot in Feb 2008 for a 9000 USD discount!

Only problem was the lie from the salesman and service manager that I could have it serviced at Chrysler, as Mitsubishi is an hour highway drive from me, and I live close to a Chrysler dealer, but they won't touch it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2008

2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8 V6

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance6000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Best choice of SUV for 5-member families!

Faults:

An annoyance rather than a problem: The right passenger door needs a slightly greater effort to shut than the other doors, the other doors even my 3 year old daughter can close them with no problems.

A leakage in the left rear suspension got us worried, but the dealer fixed it in a breeze under warranty (faulty shock absorber).

General Comments:

What a surprise! This SUV is the sleeper in the category. With the arrival of our third baby we had to get out of sedans and grow a little. We tested every option in the book looking for something both reliable and with enough room so my wife would not have any problems carrying 3 babies into the seats, that disqualified the Toyota RAV4, Nissan X-Trail and Rogue.

American made SUV's like the Equinox and Jeep Liberty had very bad reliability record, and the bigger SUV's were out of reach.

The Endeavor handles like a car, the steering is very sharp and I love the riding quality. Parking and driving around town is very easy, and a what a big help the huge folding external mirrors provide! They're awesome!

Inside the interior is very quiet and extremely roomy. The back seat can take three baby seats with no problem and my wife loves the fact that after the two older babies are released from their seats, they just slip by and can walk upright to the edge of the door without her lifting them from their seats. Talk about making Mom's life easier!

Front seats are huge, and unless you're over 7 feet tall and have to push them back all the way, the back seat has a tremendous leg room, a fact my boss appreciated (he's 6'4") when we went out the other day.

Fuel consumption is average, but a lot better than that of the Chevy Trailblazer, specially in the city (I know because at my job, every owner of a 6-cylinder Trailblazer complains about the fuel).

A funny thing is that despite all the creases of the body around the fenders and hood, the truck is very easy to wash.

Our only unfulfilled desire with the Endeavor is that we couldn't get the color we wanted (Dark Metallic Grey), so we settled with Dove White and turned out even better, it takes a lot of dirt for the truck to look soiled.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2008

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews