1997 Mitsubishi Carisma Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1997 Mitsubishi Carisma GLX 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

If brought second hand this car would make an excellent, but boring family car or taxi

Faults:

Cam sensor failed at 10000 miles.

Relay switch indicators failed 150000.

3 exhausts in 4 years.

Engine mounts move when gear changing.

Heat shield comes lose regular.

Boot springs failed 50000 miles.

Central locking fails in cold weather.

General Comments:

Extremely light back end.

Poor cornering at any speed.

Very expensive parts.

Very quick value depreciation.

Fantastic cup holder.

Comfortable and roomy interior.

Comfortable driving position.

The largest boot I have seen on a family saloon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th April, 2004

1997 Mitsubishi Carisma GLS TD 1.9 turbo diesel from Portugal

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Corsa TD

Summary:

Very good value for money

Faults:

Small problem in the fuel filter promptly solved by the dealer.

General Comments:

Bad suspension noises.

Nice handling.

Economical (6.2 lt/100 km) highway (140/160 km/h).

Room, extras (AC, ABS, 2xAB, CD changer, alloy wheels, etc), interior comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2000

1997 Mitsubishi Carisma GL 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Economical, comfortable, reliable

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

A very nice car (especially compared with my old Escort).

Very economical on petrol, though last service was quite expensive.

Lots of room.

Ride is a touch harsh.

Paintwork seems poor - seem to be lots of (faint) scratches for a 3 year old car. Maybe because it is a metallic finish?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2000

1997 Mitsubishi Carisma GLX 1.6 petrol from Israel

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Passat

Summary:

Boring

Faults:

Headlight bulbs need to be changed often, and the front brake disc.

General Comments:

I like the interior, the back seat is roomy, fuel consumption is OK.

The soft suspension gives poor comfort at high speeds, the ride is very noisy above 80 Kph, the seats could be better, and the styling could be a lot better.

I think I will sell it soon, and buy a Megane.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2000

1997 Mitsubishi Carisma GLX 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired9950 miles
Most recent distance27000 miles
Previous carFord Escort XR3i

Summary:

Shame it's not built in Japan like the Galant

Faults:

Speedometer, mileometer and heated rear window failure plus exhaust failure.

General Comments:

The electrical failures kept the car off the road and at the dealers for 3 days. The dealer never sends out service reminders.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2000

1997 Mitsubishi Carisma GLS 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.0 / 10

Faults:

When I went to collect the car from the dealer the electrics gave up. The engine did start, but nothing electrical would work and the dealer was not able to explain why.

Rejected the car immediately and walked away.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th March, 1998

8th Mar 2006, 00:59

It sounds like the immobiliser had not been switched.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 10 reviews