A slinky car, up times and down times
First problem I had with it was oil. Always seems to be burning oil, especially most recently if I idle for a minute or two like at a stop light.
Alternator belt squealed for months! Lube'd it, changed it (after it broke off twice!) and it still squealed. Very very very annoying sound when driving around trying to look good.
Paint job. Probably because it's old but I had a little fender bender on ice (got hit from behind and I hit car in front of me). The paint in the area where the cars bumped just peeled right off. No structure damnage which is good but paint just brittle as can be.
Alternator finally blew in April 2001. Took 2 weeks for new alternator, timing belt, and tune up. The big wait was for the timing belt which I ended up going to Auto Zone and buying myself. Mitsubishi Dealership has a bad vendor. Car seemed to ride very nice after out of the shops for about 3 days. Now I stall occationally at stop signs, stop lights, and in reverse. On average of 3 times a day.
I love this car being it is my first car. I'm taking age in to consideration and I do think that a newer model wouldn't give me as many problems. Overall I'm satisfied with it. When it runs great, stock engine can beat most cars it's generation out there. I even raced a '96 Avenger and won. He claimed "he wasn't ready" just was being a sore loser.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th June, 2001