Mitsubishi Space Star Review from Spain

2004 Mitsubishi Space Star DID 1.9 DID

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.9 DID Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 kilometres
Most recent distance52000 kilometres
Previous carSeat Ibiza


Reliable family friend. Good value spec


Lighter seats stain terribly. Even clean water stains them. Choose black if you can.

Door hinge stops squeaks and squeaks more if you oil them.

General Comments:

Quite a bit of road noise from rear on non smooth surfaces.

Good acceleration / performance, but lurches a bit on bends.

Fits family in well.

We are very pleased except for the interior fabric and squeaky doors. This is a great car for the money, but I was seriously disappointed just after purchase to find out that it actually has a Renault engine. Buying Japanese should mean buying Japanese not French Scenic under the bonnet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2006

12th Jan 2011, 15:58

I wrote this review 5 years and 200,000 kms ago the Space star is still going strong and has never had any significant issues. Unbelievably reliable! requiring only oil/filter changes, pads and tyres, + belts at 100k - just ordered a Mitsubishi ASX and also own a Colt. I don't dare to try other manufacturers any more. If you can get a second hand 2004 Space Star DID with 100k on the clock it should be good for the same again.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review