2004 Mitsubishi Carisma Review

2004 Mitsubishi Carisma Elegance 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

An easy to drive quality car

Faults:

Exhaust Gas recirculation valve needed De-coking.

Clutch pedal switch needed replacing.

All under manufacturers warranty though.

General Comments:

A very practical car.

The car had one previous lady owner and had been very well cared for with a full Mitsubishi service history.

Cheap road tax (£110)

50 MPG and more on a longer run.

Group 10 insurance.

Full leather interior/air conditioning/cruise control/heated mirrors/alarm/alloys so a very good spec.

The car has an impressive amount of pull for the size of engine (1900cc turbo diesel)

The ride of the car is quite soft, which is great for long distance travel, but not ideally suited to country roads.

The seats are very comfortable and have a good range of adjustment.

The 54000 mile service is £600 approx at a Mitsubishi main dealer and includes the timing belt.

Servicing is at every 9000 miles which is short when compared to other marques.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2007

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review