1993 Mitsubishi Expo LRV from North America
I love this car! As a diminutive female, it fits me well, allowing me to see the road conditions at a greater height than my previous car.
It handles extremely well; specifically, in an ice storm in NY, I hit a patch of ice on the highway and the wheels just seemed to grab the road, allowing me to stay on the road when all other vehicles were sliding and spinning out of control! My insurance is less expensive as well, due to all the safety features that are standard, the car is 12 years old, drives like a dream and has had only regular maintenance, like oil changes every 3000 miles, new spark plugs, etc. I have just changed out the battery for the first time. I hope this car lasts forever!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th September, 2005
Change that transmission fluid!
Automatic transmission fluid usually only lasts about 100,000 miles. I'd get the service done professionally, either at a trustworthy dealer or a professional mechanic that services Japanese cars (a Lexus technician would be perfect, I think).
Get the transmission flushed, the fluid and filter changed, and your Expo *should* last forever! :)
If you flush the transaxle fluid and replace with new, there is a chance of transaxle failure and transmission burnout... even Mitsubishi reps at the dealer admit that... as that just happened to me and my 1993 Expo LRV... and it cost me 3000 dollars to repair. They claim that the old becomes much thicker, and when you flush and put in the new, it is much thinner and the transmission freaks and fries out after a little usage.