2006 Mitsubishi L200 Animal 2.5 DID


Want a Ford Ranger Wildcat, but the old L200 is a great truck for UK roads


Airbags bag sensor, fuel pump valve control, front shocks, rear spring bushes, timing belt.

General Comments:

Hit a rock the size of a house and it rolled over it like a marble. Gets through deep snow easy. Carries everyone and everything with ease. Love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2016

2006 Mitsubishi L200 2.5 turbo diesel


Poor quality


The vehicle was dealer maintained from new, including the cambelt change at the recommended interval.

8600 miles later the idler pulley failed, taking the cambelt and engine with it.

Idler pulley was not subject to any inspection or servicing procedure, so was a disaster waiting to happen.

The vehicle was effectively written off after 60000 miles and regular dealer servicing, as cost of repair exceeds the value of the vehicle.

Mitsubishi didn't want to know.

Avoid this vehicle and any Mitsubishi in general if you want a well cared for vehicle to last longer than 60000 miles.

General Comments:

Rear load area too short to be practical.

Very poor company.

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

Review Date: 29th November, 2013

2006 Mitsubishi L200 Intense 2.5 DID




Stuck in 4WD at 19000KM. Main dealer had the car for 2 months, drove off the forecourt and shifted to 4WD, and it stuck again. Dealer had the car for another week. Covered under warranty.

Hose blew on the turbo at 27000KM. Covered under warranty.

Cylinder head cracked at 58000KM. Out of warranty. No comeback from Mitsubishi. 3200 Euro.

Oil pump gone at 59000KM. 690 Euro.

Stuck in 4WD again at 70000Km. 2000 Euro.

General Comments:

When it works I love it, but the amount of trouble I have had with it, I just hate it.

They fixed all the faults from the older model e.g. economy, turning circle, and rear seats, but the reliability has gone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th September, 2012

25th Apr 2013, 14:22

I have a 60 plate Barbarian. This vehicle would not tow 2000kg and certainly nowhere near the manufacturer's claims. The gearbox oil would overheat and the car would lock in 3rd gear.

After 2 years of problems when towing, finally Mitsubishi caved in and fitted a transmission oil cooler.

We also have a 60 plate manual Warrior, which is also showing gearbox problems and will not change down from 3rd to 2nd. Previously had Rangers that cost almost half the price and never had a problem.

Both vehicles serviced religiously and well looked after; one owner driver. Would never buy another; they're overrated and over priced.

The Barbarian has just blown a hose on the intercooler to the turbo. Time to go.

2006 Mitsubishi L200 Animal turbo diesel


Wouldn't buy another L200


Turbo pipe has worked it's way loose 4 times in as many months. First time Mitsubishi road side assist 'fixed' it. I fixed it the second time. Third time the garage replaced the pipe. Fourth time a Mitsubishi roadside fixed it.

The problem is the jubilee clip works loose and the pipe disconnects causing major lose of power.

General Comments:

Other than the problem with the turbo pipe, very happy with the L200 animal. Seats 5 very well and plenty of room in the back for work 'stuff'

Good layout in the cabin and plenty of extras.

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

Review Date: 27th March, 2007

13th Apr 2007, 14:26

Wy don't you try doing the clip up tighter?

24th Jul 2007, 15:30

New shape Animal L200

We had one problem 1 week after purchase, and that was the jubilee click came totally off, and then a loss of power. We limped the car home, and road side assistance fixed the problem, but then we have had several problems with the vehicle misfiring. Mitsubishi have disconnected the power upgrade, which was 2 months ago, and still the vehicle is misfiring. The dealers are good, but after going into the garage 6 times with the same problem, it's becoming a pain. We would not now buy any automatic vehicle from Mitsubishi.

Has any one else had the same problem?