Mitsubishi Carisma Reviews from Netherlands

1997 Mitsubishi Carisma LX 1.8 GDI

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.8 GDI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired194000 kilometres
Most recent distance234000 kilometres

Summary:

Very reliable and economical

Faults:

Nothing. It had some rust in visible places. I had a service every 15.000 kilometers, and up to now there was nothing but regular maintenance (lights, a puncture, oil etc).

General Comments:

I really like driving the Carisma. But I must admit that this is my first car. I wanted a cheap, big, very economical car for a tall man who has to drive a lot of motorway, sometimes with family and luggage, and the Carisma offers just that.

Cheap: Carisma's are - where I live - not highly regarded. Prices are low.

Big: Yes, well, it's quite big. Three on the backseat is no problem. It's a hatchback with quite some space in the back. On the downside: I'm sometimes still insecure about where the car ends, and parking sometimes gives me a problem.

Economical: so far no technical problems, so no expensive repairs. Having driven mainly highways and often about 100 kilometers per hour, the car consumes overall about 5.6 liters per 100 kilometers (17.5 km per liter).

For a tall man: I'm 1.96 m. and I'm quite comfortable in the Carisma.

Being a big car, and old and all, I don't have that much problems with aggressive drivers. They tend to go around me. This adds to the sense of safety, which makes this car also a good family car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2010

1996 Mitsubishi Carisma GLS 1.8i

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8i Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres
Previous carNissan 100NX

Summary:

Pretty fast with excellent seats and a lot of space for its money

Faults:

A few minor problems in the first two weeks.

For example: some strange noise from the dashboard.

No big problems and all the minor problems were solved quickly by the dealer.

General Comments:

The car is comfortable and pretty quick.

A big difference from the 1.6 petrol version which is a lot slower.

It is a pretty cheap car to drive and has very good (front) seats.

This is my first car with air conditioning. I like that.

The Nissan was better in cornering speed, but this isn't bad at all.

It is a bit boring to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th October, 2001

1998 Mitsubishi Carisma GL Hatchback 1.9 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Fire extinguisher on the loose, accelerator stuck at full throttle, (external) rear view mirrors could not be adjusted from the inside.

General Comments:

Nice car with acceptable performance for a turbodiesel. Good handling in all conditions. Lousy front seats, especially for people with long legs. Only one airbag as standard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th December, 1999

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews