All around great car with limitless modification potential
Basic tune-up was needed after purchase from dealer.
Small oil leak. Oil pan and oil pump seals replaced under warranty.
Valve cover gasket replaced. Warranty.
Turbo inspected. Bearings in bad shape, but the car never showed signs of this problem. Warranty repair $116.
02 sensor replaced.
Timing belt and balance shaft belt replaced after object struck belt area. Belt covers installed (missing from dealership purchase)
Front and rear brakes replaced.
This car was neglected by previous owner and was possibly in an small front end accident.
This car must be maintained to be a reliable everyday driver.
i would be careful in using "engine treatments." Some are never tested to be safe on turbo cars.
Sparkplugs are another hot gimmick item. NGK or Denso plugs are BEST for your vehical. (yes, even over Splitfire)
Valve cover gasket leaks are known problems too many of the Mitsubishi line of 4-cylinder motors. This can cause spark plug wells to fill with oil and dirt causing misfires and poor overall performance.
Looking above one may see a problem car. Take into consideration this car is almost 7 years old and neglected. After the initial repairs were done the car has been super reliable even though I race it on the weekends.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th October, 2003