2000 Mitsubishi Carisma Reviews

2000 Mitsubishi Carisma 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

Reliable

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Bought this 4 years ago and has been totally reliable. I treat cars really badly and have only serviced this once and that cost me 50 quid and it hasn't seen a garage since. had the lancer my previous car for 11 years and 250000 miles so have to recommend mitsubishi.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2005

2000 Mitsubishi Carisma GDI 1.9 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 400

Summary:

Cheap for a good reason!!!

Faults:

All fog lights and dips blew at some stage.

Radiator needed to be replaced due to manufacturer problems (told by dealer).

Water pipe burst shortly after buying.

Problems with driver and boot door locks. Absolute heap of junk.

General Comments:

Don't be fooled by the low price of this car (second hand) in comparison to others. It depreciates enormously for a good reason.

Even the dealers know whats wrong when they see you coming. You would be better going for a better make with higher mileage.

The car handles like its on rails, and a pretty good MPG, but I would still swap for a nice pair of Nikes' anyday. I've had that much trouble.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th September, 2004

22nd Dec 2004, 11:09

My 1999 carisma GDI has been fantastic. It is an automatic and has required absolutely nothing in the way of parts or service other than the normal once a year service or 9000 miles. A beautiful trouble free vehicle I would recommend to anyone

Palmac.

9th May 2006, 15:39

I have just been given a 2000 GDI. It cuts out while stopping and surges while driving at constant revs.I've put new plugs in, but can't find where the fuel filter is to replace it. Any suggestions?

2nd Jun 2006, 16:32

Its beside and below the windscreen washer bottle, shaped like an oil filter, only longer and narrower.

5th Dec 2007, 14:55

I am just trading in a 2000 Carisma 1.8 GDi. Okay it's bland and dull to drive, but reliability has been great. Nearly always 40 mpg. In five and a half years it has only failed me once - failed throttle body (a Volvo part actually). Cost £1200 to fix at dealer, but Mitsubishi UK paid half even though the car was 18 months out of warranty. I wouldn't buy one new, but used Mitsubishi's can be bargains if you want reliable, value for money motoring.

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews