1994 Mitsubishi Delica Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1994 Mitsubishi Delica Super Exceed 2.8 Intercooler turbo from UK and Ireland

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.8 Intercooler turbo Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Delica

Summary:

The best driving experience yet!!

Faults:

Power steering pump went, new pump bought on Internet fairly cheap.

Had to replace all four tyres as tyres that were on car were not available singly in this country.

General Comments:

My second Delica.

Superb drive, roomy and comfortable.

MPG not great, but makes up for it in comfort and reliability.

Getting more popular, parts easily obtainable and not too expensive.

Specialist Tow-bar fitted inexpensive.

Japanese import tend to come full loaded.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2005

1994 Mitsubishi Delica Spacegear Super Exceed 2.8L intercooled turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.8L intercooled turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Magna

Summary:

Tough, high-spec, 4WD, people mover!

Faults:

Nothing so far in first year. Had to replace battery.

General Comments:

I bought a '94 Delica Space Gear 2.8l TDi Super Exceed in Queensland in December last year and am extremely happy. (You do need a mouthful to describe them with their full title tho) :)

These are a grey-import in Australia, but they are basically a Starwagon (released in Aus. as 2wd, petrol) body on Pajero running gear and motor.

Did a fair bit of research before and with 4 kids and an interest in 4WDriving... this is the one for us. Mainly because of low Klms, dual range 4WD, roomy 7+ seaters, diesel motor (4M40) should last for ever, and they seem to have been immaculately kept! The one I got delivered here to Melbourne looked like it had hardly been out of the garage, let alone off road! And it had 65,000klm on the clock. On top of that, I saved on stamp duty because Qld SD is half that of Vic SD, and then discovered a years Rego. down here in Vic is about $100 less than in QLD.

The only negatives I've heard have all related to the earlier - pre'94 models, which was a completely different design and 2.5l motor. Also the occasional expensive part that you can't replace with a Pajero or Starwagon part - but I guess the rest and the quality generally, and savings on the original purchase price, should make up for that.

To say nothing of 'cult' type following they're starting to attract - well they are something a bit different, and quite a head-turner.

Speaking of that, I set-up a quick MSN Group/community web-site the other night for Delica Owners in Australia - http://groups.msn.com/DelicaOwnersAustraliaInternetClub - it's very basic compared to sites like this, but I'm not trying to compete, just share some info. with other like-minded Delica owners, and maybe save the occasional dollar on locating parts and services for members. Have a look and join if interested - the more the merrier!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th September, 2003

18th Aug 2004, 01:42

New website I also started with help from other on-line club members is: www.delicaclub.com

By the way, the car is still going very well and continues to impress!

Cheers,

12th Jan 2005, 02:35

Hi we have a Delica 94 2.8 turbo deisel and find it really good. However we have had a few problems getting parts. Thought it would be easy as the running gear is Pajero, but haven't found a dealer in SA that can provide us with suitable part numbers for lower front ball joints any direction would be good.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 4 reviews