1995 Mitsubishi Carisma Review

1995 Mitsubishi Carisma GLX 1.8 SOHC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles

Summary:

Poor

Faults:

I had a very early one......

Four window motors.

Window control switch.

Roof light console came adrift.

Not undersealed properly.

Fuel hose leaks - even after a safety recall.

Lamda sensor.

Heated wing mirror.

Boot push button trim falls out.

Suspension graunched.

Kick down did not work initially.

Driveshaft now leaking grease.

Recently the fuel tank cap ring has sheared.....

General Comments:

The dealer - before he went into liquidation - tried hard.

Nice engine and gearbox, but as for the rest...

But I really would not want to go through all this again.

However, I am told later ones are better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th September, 2000

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review