Mitsubishi Express Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1991 Mitsubishi Express SJ 2.0L carburettor from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0L carburettor Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 kilometres
Most recent distance473000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Sierra

Summary:

An exceptional performer

Faults:

Original engine written off when it blew a valve through a piston at 420,000km.

Otherwise only routine wear & tear - timing belts almost exactly every 100,000km, clutch plates approx. every 180,000km.

General Comments:

This vehicle worked VERY hard in city and highway driving, and proved itself to be a truly exceptional car for reliability and longevity.

This vehicle received regular servicing by me to keep everything in good working order - and the result was phenomenal performance.

Apart from unavoidable issues with commercial box van-style vehicles (cabin space, seat comfort, fuel efficiency etc.) I cannot fault this vehicle.

Tyres and brakes showed excellent wear & tear - average tyre replacements every 60,000km+, front brake pads lasted approx. 350,000km per set, rear brake drum shoes were ORIGINAL at 473,000km and wear and tear was amazing under sensible driving techniques.

This vehicle was a joy to drive on the highway - and usually was doing so with a VERY full load.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2007

1990 Mitsubishi Express L300 2 litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2 litre petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired350000 kilometres
Most recent distance360000 kilometres

Summary:

A wicked sick van!!!

Faults:

Carby second jet doesn't open, but I just bought a new Carburettor .

General Comments:

* Goes hard with full sports exhaust system

* whoops ass on older cars

* goes hard for a van

* Lays good burnouts

* floaty at high speeds

* Sucks over speed Bumps

* in side are crap from the factory.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2005

1995 Mitsubishi Express SJ 2.4 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance184000 kilometres

Summary:

Absolute crap

Faults:

Well where do I start. I will just list them to make it easier, otherwise we will be here for ever: -

- Gearbox reconditioned.

- Inhibitor switch replaced.

- Complete exhaust system replaced.

- New calipers, rotors, and discs.

- Ignition system replaced.

- Battery died & replaced.

This all in 6 months..

Has broken down numerous times, which resulted in expensive towing bills.

Total amount spent on repairs $6500 AUD.

Total purchase price of car $4000 AUD.

:(

I am sick of it, so I am purchasing either a Mercedes Vito, or Toyota Hiace.

General Comments:

It goes pretty hard, because of the performance exhaust.

Pretty comfy seats. Radio and air con does not work.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th June, 2004

8th Oct 2012, 04:59

Your commenting on an 8 year old vehicle with 160,000 km on it. The repairs sound reasonable to me.

15th Mar 2014, 19:10

Sounds reasonable to you?? !!

Y' don't want to buy a cheap coathanger-shaped bridge, do you (small notes, no consecutive numbers)?

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 6 reviews