Mitsubishi L400 Review from Netherlands

1997 Mitsubishi L400 Long 2.5 turbo diesel

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carDaewoo Nexia


Strong and good


The front brakes stuck 3 times, making the wheels hot and the steering shake.

The parts of Mitsubishi are quite expensive. Revised 1st time without success; 6 months later, same problem.

Bought second hand brakes from l400 1 year later, same problem. Revised, and until now, finally good.

Everything else seems to be real solid.

General Comments:

The engine is wonderful, and reminds me of Volvo 240DL or Mercedes 190d quality; it will probably last longer than the van.

The fuel consumption is high, but not extreme. 500km, 50 liters.

Although it has only 90 hp, this van has much torque, it's actually a fast van, and normal European cars cannot easily pass this van.

The seat is fine, and the engine a bit noisy. Suspension good. Steering and steering gearbox are fine.

This car is enjoyable to drive in, and comfortable.

If you want to check how long the engine will last, you need to check the chassis for incoming rust now.

The turbo is loud on a cold engine. Look out on a wet road with RWD.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2011

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review