1990 Mitsubishi Chariot GLX 1.8
Best car ever
Drive shaft had to be replaced because of dodgy Mitsubishi registered mechanics.
CV joint destroyed because of the same mechanics.
CV boots replaced due to wear and tear.
Front suspension struts replaced due to mechanic putting on warped tyres. Over time the shake wore out the suspension struts and CV joints.
The Mitsubishi registered mechanic broke the splines of the drive shaft, and knowingly fitted a new CV joint, destroying that as well..
I admittedly got two very bad services on this car. I had a Mitsubishi Spacewagon manual petrol.
When I eventually changed mechanics, I spent a little time and money on the car, and it turned out to be the best car I ever owned. It being an import in Ireland, it was a nightmare on parts. Mitsubishi like to rub it in when ordering parts; they don't like dealing with Japanese imported cars.
I drove this car in all kinds of conditions, and practically lived in this car due to the job I was in at the time. It started on the button every time; it just wanted to start. Yes, it did need regular servicing, but it got me there when bigger more expensive cars hadn't a breeze of a chance. I wish I still had it; I miss it everyday.
If you ever get the chance to own one, don't hesitate. They look like the styling was an after thought, they are not that pretty, but god they have everything. The more modern Mitsubishi Spacewagons look good, but they are way too expensive to run; the older ones were the best! They are not sports cars, so yes they do float around corners a bit, and the brakes are not very effective, and will not stop you on a dime.
The seats in the front have not got a lot of leg room, that is true, but you can arch the chair to compensate. There is ample space in the back seats, the boot is not huge when the rear seats are in use, but all people carriers are like that!
It's a one of a kind car to own, and I loved it while I owned it. Best car ever!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th May, 2012