Mitsubishi Adventure Reviews

1998 Mitsubishi Adventure GL 2.5L 4D56 SOHC diesel from Philippines

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.5L 4D56 SOHC diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles

Summary:

A very reliable vehicle

Faults:

Replaced the timing belt right after I bought it.

Starter problems, vehicle sometimes won't start. Mechanic says I only need to change the battery. I changed the battery, and after a month or two this happened.

I was running 100-120km/h on a national highway along Bataan, then I suddenly felt a significant loss of power, then the engine died. I tried to start the engine again, but it wouldn't start. I managed to place the vehicle on the road side and checked the engine; I found out that the solenoid switch on the starter got burned.

I ended up replacing the whole starter, and everything has went fine since then.

The cylinder head got some leaks. I just replaced the cylinder head gasket and some oil seals.

I also got a problem on the crank shaft bolt. The pulleys just got loose. When I checked, I found out that the bolt got a loose thread. I re-threaded and over-sized the bolt.

The steering veers off to the right when running. I just realigned the wheels, and adjusted the camber.

Air-conditioning sucks. But managed to fix it by general cleaning, replacing the expansion valves, filter-drier, charged the freon. It wasn't as cool as brand new, but quite acceptable and better than when I acquired the vehicle. Mechanic recommends replacing the compressor.

General Comments:

A very reliable vehicle.

Fuel economy is impressive.

Runs quite fast. It has good acceleration and good climbing ability, even if it is fully loaded, considering it has an under-powered diesel engine. Better than its competitors in its class.

Handling and cabin comfort is generally nice. A little bouncy when you're alone, but it's better when you've got passengers with you. Better than the others in its class.

Driving visibility is quite good due to a higher seating position and shorter front nose.

Looks better than its competitors during its era.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2013

2000 Mitsubishi Adventure GLX 2.5 diesel from Philippines

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.5 diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carToyota LiteAce

Summary:

The car is a very good family car

Faults:

- Knocking heard and felt coming from the lower part of the steering column.

- Water leak from the front windshield weather strip when parked/driven under the rain.

- Rust forming at the front interior flooring. (most probably because of the leak from the weather strip).

- Noisy drive train.

General Comments:

- I like the ample interior space. You would not get that from a sedan.

- Good fuel efficiency (11 - 12 km/liter)

- Low maintenance engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2008

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews