Mitsubishi Carisma Review from Sweden

1999 Mitsubishi Carisma EXE 1.8 GDi

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 GDi Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 kilometres
Most recent distance67000 kilometres
Previous carMCC Smart Passion

Summary:

The whole car breathes user friendliness

Faults:

Nothing, 2:nd gear a bit funny when cold started at 0 degrees Celsius, only the first shift. After that it's OK.

Nothing else has happened other than normal wear and tear, such as a pair of headlight bulbs and batteries for the remote control.

Some vibrations noise/rattling has recently appeared around the dashboard, not much, but it's there.

General Comments:

I like this car because it's a good blend of comfort, economy and drivers environment. It's sleek, elegant and has low drag/wind resistance.

It has pretty much everything one can want in a car, being reasonable. It has full climate control, electric windows, electric rear view mirrors and a very nice automatic gearbox. The car runs quiet even at high speeds.

It's relatively cheap for it's class, perhaps due to it's simple choice of materials in the cabin. Nevertheless it's comfortable and classy. Insurance is reasonable and the fuel economy is outstanding.

Average fuel consumption figures as follows, 5.7 liters/100km (90km/h) on the highway, around 6.6 liters/100km mixed driving and 7.4 liters/100km in city traffic.

For an upper mid class car with a automatic gearbox, that's pretty good wouldn't you say?

One of the things that made me decide to buy this car is that it has a good driving environment, simple meters and gages that are easy to monitor when you drive. Exemplary design of the climate control, it's a breeze to manage even in traffic. The whole car breathes user friendliness.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2003

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