Mitsubishi Strada Review from South Africa

2000 Mitsubishi Strada Rodeo 3.0 V6

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Most recent distance24000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 328i

Summary:

A wonderful 4x4 marred by unreliability

Faults:

Have had to replace the differential centerpiece three times.

Central locking is faulty.

Low range selection packed up.

Front suspension bush on the Pitman arm failed three times.

Constant hum from drive-train.

Car broke down when the engine got wet - replaced the ignition module.

General Comments:

Good 4X4 off-road. Comfortable on the highway. Poor mechanicals.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th February, 2001

10th Feb 2003, 09:05

I had to replace my 4x4 pick up's steering column assembly in less than a year despite NOT having driven it off road at all!

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review