Mitsubishi L300 Review from Sri Lanka

1989 Mitsubishi L300 2.5liter diesel

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5liter diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Most recent distance401385 kilometres


A reliable workhorse of a van


Seats have worn out, but then with the number of km we put on the old girl I can understand.

Re-bored and redid the engine once at about 200k km.

Put the vehicle in for bodywork repairs at 300k km.

The model I bought had only an AM radio.

Biggest fault would be the lack of an undercarriage. The body tends to twist.

General Comments:

On the whole I would say my old girl's been a good car. In 14 years we've carried everything from people to loads of bricks. Punished it in ways that would make most people shudder. Yet she's been good, and given us a long age of service.

I would like to state that she's not let us down yet, I've run her LITERALLY on diesel fumes.

Personally I would say the L300 is a great model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th August, 2004

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review