1994 Mitsubishi FTO GPX 2.0 V6 Mivec from Australia and New Zealand
It's bloody awesome mate
I do not know if I am lucky, or what. This car has never broken down, or failed to start. I've owned her for 17 years and would not part with her.
I do all my own regular maintenance on her. When 100000km arrived, I took her to a friend who is an auto technician and we changed everything we could on the engine: belts, bearings, seals, water pump etc. It cost me $800 NZ trade price for parts plus lots of beer. I have upgraded the front brakes to ones that work, slotted rotors and ceramic pads, and now she stops fine. There is no rust at all on her; the only problem I have is the clear-coat has lifted in the intense NZ sun. I keep her under cover, so that helps. So all up, nothing has gone wrong with her.
I always use genuine parts when available, our local Mitzi dealer is very good. I do not care about the cost, and you know it's not a piece of knock off Chinese rubbish made to look original. I only use Mobil 98 octane fuel in her with synthetic lubricant, Dot 5 brake fluid etc, only the best.
As I said above, this is the most reliable car I have ever owned. At 64, I have had my fair share of vehicles. I've done about 90000km in 17 years in her, and have no intention of selling her.
I've had 2 wives in the same time, and both were not as reliable as my little Mitzi FTO.
I cannot really fault the car, it's perfect for me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th June, 2019