Mitsubishi FTO Review from North America

1994 Mitsubishi FTO GR 2.0

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance32000 kilometres
Previous carSaturn SC

Summary:

My FTO is a blast to drive and economical to own!

Faults:

As I have only owned this car for two months, nothing has gone wrong.

A previous FTO that I purchased has been very reliable. The only part that had to be replaced on my other FTO was the "idle control valve".

General Comments:

The Mitsubishi is aesthetically pleasing. Its rounded graceful lines make it look very muscular. The front and side view of the car make it look quite aggressive.

The car can accommodate some very wide rubber.

The engine and drivetrain are smooth and powerful. The Tiptronic transmission is almost as good as a manual transmission.

While the rear seats are negligible, the front seats are well made and quite comfortable, offering good lateral support and lots of adjustment for different sized drivers.

There are significant blind spots and a driver must be very conscious of the view behind and beside when making lane changes and turns.

In Canada, this car is very rare. It is a real head turner. If you don't want attention, don't buy this car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2010

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review