1995 Mitsubishi FTO Reviews - Page 7 of 7

1995 Mitsubishi FTO GR 1998 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1998 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

A true sports car

Faults:

Faulty central locking on the passenger side.

Front brake discs distorted (common fault apparently).

No cat fitted - had to buy a new one!

General Comments:

Very attractive looking car with lots of extras.

Tends to be a little unstable under heavy acceleration when travelling in a straight line, but you soon get used to this characteristic. Handling is outstanding in the bends and overall performance is very good.

Its looks and engineering are its best qualities.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2001

1995 Mitsubishi FTO GPX 2.0 24v V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 24v V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles
Previous carRenault 11 Turbo

Summary:

Good looking, quick and rare.

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Brilliant fun. The sound of the engine at 8000rpm has to be heard to be believed. Not many people know what it is but you get a lot of looks as it has a beautiful shape. The handling is incredible, no hot hatch can stay with it and most other so called performance cars have a hard time as well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2000

5th Aug 2004, 09:03

I have just turned 21 and am looking into purchasing an FTO GPX. I have shopped around and the cheapest insurance I have found is £1800 (which is high, but do-able). I just wanted to know really the power it has in comparison with other cars like the Nissan 200SX, Escort Si, Golf VR6 AND Renault Clio Williams?

11th Feb 2005, 12:29

Own a GPX manual and agree with the sentiment that the noise of the MIVEC engine at full throttle renders your car stereo useless. You will want to listen to the engine all the time!

Handling is superb and its true performance kicks in at over 5000rpm.

7th Jun 2005, 06:21

Ooh that 2 liter Mivec engine! it's music to your ears, as it should be 200 bhp from 2 litre V6! only the civic type-r engine matches it's power to engine size ratio, 100 bhp per litre, and noise! those japanese they know a thing or two when it comes to engines!

2nd Jul 2006, 09:54

I have 1996 2.0l V6 mivec, mine doesn't go more than 6500rpm, anybody have an idea?

16th Aug 2011, 22:05

Life begins at 5200rpm and doesn't die til the redline.

Are you sure your Mivec is working correctly? 6500rpm is very low for a Mivec to stop "revving".

18th Nov 2011, 06:23

My last car was a version 7 year 2002 Subaru WRX. The FTO doesn't rate compared to the Subbie to me; it's slow, but least it's not as thirsty as the Subbie was... Still happy trading down to a little FTO...

7th Feb 2013, 09:10

They're limited to 6500 RPM in Japan... Just get it delimited.

1995 Mitsubishi FTO GR 2.0 V6 24v (tiptronic) petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 2.0 V6 24v (tiptronic) petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Central locking a bit dodgy on the passenger side. Brake discs warped.

General Comments:

Amazing looking car, with a UK rarity factor like nothing else this side of 50K. Not the most blistering, teeth shattering performance, but will waste any hot hatch and much more besides...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 1999

1995 Mitsubishi FTO GPX MiVEC 2.0 24v V6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 2.0 24v V6 petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Passenger door lock has become disconnected and no longer works with the key. OK with the central locking though.

Drivers door lock sometimes sticks when using remote locking - seems to be worse when the weather is very cold!

General Comments:

Most Excellent!!

Definitely has the novelty value in this part of the world. Only 2 on this island at the moment!!

Performance and looks, with a price tag of the average Ford - great!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 1999

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 27 reviews