1998 Mitsubishi Carisma GLX 1.8 GDI
Totally reliable, pain free motoring
Nothing! The car has been totally reliable.
Only slight complaint is the car idles quite slowly when warm, and a slight hesitancy on part throttle when not fully warmed up. Believe this is a characteristic of the GDI engine.
Engine a bit tappety when cold.
Good sized family car, large boot. Performance is superb, car pulls strongly. MPG is excellent; averages 38 round town, and have seen near 50 on a run.
No rust anywhere, and the paint still gleams.
Light, precise gear change and progressive clutch.
Feels a bit under-braked for performance.
Ride OK, and the handling is safe but uninspiring.
Feels far better put-together than our previous Carisma, a 2003 car. All electrics still work, and the A/C still blows reasonably cold.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th November, 2010