1998 Mitsubishi Carisma GLX 1.8 GDI from UK and Ireland
Totally reliable, pain free motoring
Nothing! The car has been totally reliable.
Only slight complaint is the car idles quite slowly when warm, and a slight hesitancy on part throttle when not fully warmed up. Believe this is a characteristic of the GDI engine.
Engine a bit tappety when cold.
Good sized family car, large boot. Performance is superb, car pulls strongly. MPG is excellent; averages 38 round town, and have seen near 50 on a run.
No rust anywhere, and the paint still gleams.
Light, precise gear change and progressive clutch.
Feels a bit under-braked for performance.
Ride OK, and the handling is safe but uninspiring.
Feels far better put-together than our previous Carisma, a 2003 car. All electrics still work, and the A/C still blows reasonably cold.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th November, 2010