1996 Mitsubishi Delica Reviews

1996 Mitsubishi Delica Jasper 8 seater 2.8 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.8 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carRenault Espace

Summary:

I've got the Deli Bug! Brilliant cars

Faults:

When I first bought the car it struggled for power until the turbo kicked in. Solved the problem with a screw by blocking up the vacuum hose to the EGR valve, drove fantastic once I did this 30 second fix. Cost about 1 penny for the screw.

General Comments:

I love this car. The 8 seats are extremely useful, it can be a people transporter, load carrier, or a camper with the double bed. So much space absolutely ideal for a family day out.

Proper 4x4 off road ability. Permanent 4x4 available for road use with the lockable centre diff for proper off road use. Really tall (taller then most other 4x4s) great for visibility but watch out for car park height restrictions.

Fuel consumption is quite high but I don't think above average for a 4x4, especially due to its extra practicality of the 8 seats.

Overall, very practical multi-multi purpose vehicle. Very reliable.

Bring on the summer for spur of the moment camping trips in the Delica.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2008

1996 Mitsubishi Delica Chamonix 2.8 turbo Doesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.8 turbo Doesel Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles

Summary:

Best MPV available

Faults:

No faults have become apparent.

Bit too tall for most car parks at 2.07 metres (6'11"?) High, but there are always other places to park.

Mpg is not great at 22-25 but hey it is a 2.8 Turbo diesel and weighs 2 tonnes.

General Comments:

What a great MPV.

After 5000 Miles still raises a smile just with the sheer enjoyment of driving what has to be the most comfortable car I have ever owned.

Proper 4wd box has been great as I drive on Sand occasionally.

Internal equipment and comfort is excellent.

Mpg is not great at 22-25 but hey it is a 2.8 Turbo diesel and weighs 2 tonnes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2005

10th Nov 2006, 12:13

Yep, Had same problem, turned out to be a bypass valve on the turbo sticking open- the effect it has is to make the engine a non turbo and kill the power levels. If you get a decent mechanic to clean this waste gate valve, the valve will work again and the van will be transformed. Hope this helps.

9th Jun 2007, 05:48

Just clamp up the waste gate and your problems should disapear just make sure that you don't floor the pedal too long, I'm from manila too you can text me at 09198473801 if you have anymore questions.

1996 Mitsubishi Delica Exceed 2.8td from UK and Ireland

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8td Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles
Previous carVolvo 440

Summary:

A great all rounder, with serious practicality

Faults:

Nothing has faltered with the car at all!

General Comments:

This car has been absolutely faultless. I can only sing it's praises. As a family we have travelled to France on a camping trip, and it went without fault returning about 30mpg. Already we have planned next year's trip, and are also planning to use a side awning for camping because of the vehicles diversity as a camper. In my opinion, an excellent car, and already friends of mine are investing in one. One of the most practical mpv's with 4x4 practicality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2005

20th Jun 2006, 11:10

I have had one of these cars over a year now. I have been driving over 15 years and have had many cars and vans. It's an M reg that cost me just under £4000, and I have had no problems. It's one of the best cars I have bought.

Cozza.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews