Mitsubishi Space Star Review from Portugal

2001 Mitsubishi Space Star Sport 1.9 DID

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.9 DID Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carRover - Austin 200

Summary:

Very fast car with a low price

Faults:

Plastic switch of both sides (driver and passenger) electric windows broke.

Bearing of the top of the shock absorber failure.

Paint is a bit soft. Paint of the mirrors went off.

Air cond. gas had to be changed. Not enought cold when A.C. is on.

General Comments:

Good handle and excellent braking power. This car is very fast and is very economical. On average 5L to 6L /100km.

Very reliable car and the engine fits good, but lacks power before 2000 rpm. This issue can be frustrating in mountain road.

Driving position is like driving a big truck.

Some parts are expensive!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2008

27th Dec 2011, 09:15

You made very fair review, I say.

We own the 2001 SpaceStar 1.9 DI-D (75kW version), we bought it in Spring 2011. The car was imported from Italy, it was repainted there.

Good and quite fast for a small-medium car (can do 200 km/h on a highway).

Also problems with broken electric windows switch, top cabin light switch, and very irritating, bearing off the top of the shock absorber failure. Our car came with no luggage-covering shelf, so we had to make one to hide our luggage from curious looks.

It has too weak performance when the A/C is on and the engine is at <2000 rpm (before the turbine starts). I never expected this on a strong diesel car.

Otherwise, it's good for us, only we need a larger boot definitely.

I confirm average diesel consumption of 5-6 l/100km.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review