1999 Mitsubishi Carisma Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1999 Mitsubishi Carisma gdi 1.8 petrol direct injection from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission petrol direct injection Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired126000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Rover 414

Summary:

Economical and reliable

Faults:

The main problem is it leaks when raining,I think it's the door seal... otherwise too early to tell.

General Comments:

I got this car last week and so far it's been superb! it's smooth, powerful and economical, the interior is admittedly a bit garish, but I can live with that.

Some have reviewed it as boring, but I think it's a great car! All I want now is a spoiler, but I would not change a thing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2003

1999 Mitsubishi Carisma EXE 1.8 GDi from Sweden

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 GDi Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 kilometres
Most recent distance67000 kilometres
Previous carMCC Smart Passion

Summary:

The whole car breathes user friendliness

Faults:

Nothing, 2:nd gear a bit funny when cold started at 0 degrees Celsius, only the first shift. After that it's OK.

Nothing else has happened other than normal wear and tear, such as a pair of headlight bulbs and batteries for the remote control.

Some vibrations noise/rattling has recently appeared around the dashboard, not much, but it's there.

General Comments:

I like this car because it's a good blend of comfort, economy and drivers environment. It's sleek, elegant and has low drag/wind resistance.

It has pretty much everything one can want in a car, being reasonable. It has full climate control, electric windows, electric rear view mirrors and a very nice automatic gearbox. The car runs quiet even at high speeds.

It's relatively cheap for it's class, perhaps due to it's simple choice of materials in the cabin. Nevertheless it's comfortable and classy. Insurance is reasonable and the fuel economy is outstanding.

Average fuel consumption figures as follows, 5.7 liters/100km (90km/h) on the highway, around 6.6 liters/100km mixed driving and 7.4 liters/100km in city traffic.

For an upper mid class car with a automatic gearbox, that's pretty good wouldn't you say?

One of the things that made me decide to buy this car is that it has a good driving environment, simple meters and gages that are easy to monitor when you drive. Exemplary design of the climate control, it's a breeze to manage even in traffic. The whole car breathes user friendliness.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2003

1999 Mitsubishi Carisma GDI SE 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles
Previous carSeat Toledo

Summary:

It's a fine car if the price is right, and you don't go to far

Faults:

Central locking for Boot failed three times before dealer got it right, but put scratches round the lock doing it so boot needed re-spray!

General Comments:

The car looks quite smart in my opinion. And has a high spec (air con, sun roof, ABS, power steering alloys). The 125Bhp GDI 1.8 engine is responsive quiet and economical.

The Down side is the suspension and seat comfort which cause fatigue and discomfort after less than an hour, don't buy for motorway cruising.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th May, 2002

5th Oct 2013, 07:10

I drive some times between 8 and 9 hours when the traffic/weather is good, and have no problems; no back ache, no knee ache. I think it's down to getting the correct driving position. I find the Carisma very comfortable, and the ride as well.

1999 Mitsubishi Carisma GL 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

At delivery : no bulb in boot light, no cigar lighter, clock did not function, rear wiper blade loose, front washer jet hanging loose, scratch on front bumper and badly damaged door window seal.

Subsequently : battery died stranding the vehicle and mud flap fell off so far...

General Comments:

Astonishingly badly prepared car (dealer blames another dealer who allegedly carried out the PDI), with a host of small faults. Dealer has been reasonable at sorting them out but it is a real pain having to return the car so often.

The car is comfortable, very smooth and fairly swift for a 1.6 16v engine in such a big car. It handles OK (ish) with a fair bit of oversteer if you provoke it (who would want to provoke a family saloon anyway?) My wife finds all the controls to be very light and reckons it is the easiest car to drive she has ever used.

If the problems turn out to be merely teething troubles then it could turn out a fine car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th August, 1999

1999 Mitsubishi Carisma LS H/B 1.8 GDI from Denmark

Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 1.8 GDI
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

Very attractive car - with very nice driving skills. The comfort is superb, and the motor power is sublime.

This is the best buy in Denmark I think.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 1999

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 10 reviews