1992 Mitsubishi Delica Reviews

1992 Mitsubishi Delica Super Exceed 2.5 turbo diesel from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 kilometres
Most recent distance108000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

A versatile and comfortable van that can go anywhere.

Faults:

Alternator stopped alternating. Fixed by dealer.

Glow plug controller quit. Fixed by me.

General Comments:

A versatile and comfortable van that can go anywhere.

Excellent visibility and road manners. No RHD-in-an-LHD country issues because you sit so high and can see everything.

Decent running costs considering the size and weight of the vehicle. The straight-line performance encourages a more-relaxed driving style. :-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2008

1992 Mitsubishi Delica L300 Super Exceed 2.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carSAAB 99

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Diesel pump leak - but fixed cheaply by local diesel specialist.

Battery replaced at 66,000 miles.

Cam belt & Balance belt replaced at 66,000 miles.

Air Con re-gassed at 80,000 miles.

General Comments:

The very best way to travel if you need a rugged, dependable 4x4 that's comfortable with plenty of space.

I have done 40,000 miles in mine, and apart from the fuel leak from the diesel pump - nothing else has broken.

Need to change the oil and filter every 4000 miles though!! Don't forget - really does make a difference.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2004

9th Mar 2005, 03:50

I live in New Zealand, and have a Japanese import (similar to yours I think - a 1991 2.5 diesel 4WD). I had the same leaking diesel pump problem, although it was perhaps more severe and sudden, diesel just suddenly flooded out onto the road, and the van ground to a halt. The fuel pump needed replacing with an expensive second-hand one. Someone said it might have failed due to an overtightened cambelt though I am not sure.

28th Jul 2006, 17:36

I own a 1992 Delica Super Exceed.

1 of the 6 clutches shattered in the auto gearbox, very expensive. Got that fixed because I just love my truck to pieces, it's my second home, sleep in it, eat in it.

I've jacked it up, got really meaty shocks, looking to get deep dish alloy wheels next. I'll still be driving the same truck in 10 years time, & that's because it's "WICKED"

13th Dec 2008, 20:19

I owned a '93 L300. Great vehicle, but way too costly to run, 'speshly with fuel prices going up in 2007/8. 20 mpg is ridiculous. Luckily mine got pranged by a hit & run driver, and was declared an economic write off, so I took the insurance cheque and bought myself a much more economic vehicle which runs on LPG, around half the price of petrol.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews