Compared to other pick up trucks this one is a smooth drive even after one year use. And don't forget- it is a pick up truck, bough and used for certain purposes such as farm, or in my case, service vehicle for drill rigs. Very rare use of back seats. Mostly travel alone or with a partner, so the comfortable front seats suits my fine. As of switches- my opinion is- simplier the better...
You had the truck for a year so it couldnt be all that bad, I've had one for nearly 2 years and yes it took some getting used to in car parks and corners in the wet, but you can pick faults with any car, I had a lotus before and that had faults by the bucket load, but I loved the car to bits.
Pick up trucks are at last here to stay and they look the bizz too.
I own an L200 which I imported from japan. It is a 2.8 ltr. automatic. it does use alot of fuel if you drag race it at the lights or try to keep up with smaller cars on the road. Being aware that this is a truck and not a car it certainly makes sense. it is fun to drive especially if you don't use it every day. Parking is difficult, but a reversing camera helps a lot. One last comment is that you really have to concentrate on driving the L200 but that is part of the fun if you enjoy driving, especially in tiny traffic congested roads in Malta.
I have had 4no. L200 vehicles since 2002, all new. The first 2 units had severe problems with turbo, fuel injection and engine management. This left the vehicles stranded twice and limping home on a kind of safe mode (30mph) more than twice.
We finally gave up when one of the 2002 vehicles seized it's gear box at 70mph on the motorway.
All these faults were within 10 months of purchase and less than 20000 miles.
We did a deal to get 2no. 2003 models and had the engine management problems 'sorted' by the mitsubishi dealer by the installation of a chip. This worked for approx 20000 miles on one unit which then blew it's cylinder head. We traded it for a Nissan then.
The other unit we held onto until this month, when it's engine seized without warning. We are presently repairing and will sell immediately (69000 miles.)
All our L200 units were serviced by the dealers and we had to practically threaten litigation to get anywhere with Mitsubishi.
We won't be buying L200s again, ever! We presently run Nissan and have 1no. 2800 pajero left (1998 model) would buy another 2800 pajero no problem, we have had 3 of them in 8 years.
Any advise anyone?
I bought a used 2003 l200 in Belize Central America. I would like to know why it has two dip sticks to check the oil level. Both have a different readings. Why is this? And which one should I go by, the front dip stick or the rear dip stick, thanks for your response.
I have a 2004 (04) L200 Warrior, (purchased new) which has not yet covered 36k; in the last 12000 miles, it has had two cylinder heads, a new turbo, three short engines and is currently in the dealership being assessed to see if the bottom end has gone again. It is six months out of warranty (all problems happened in last year of warranty, until now). Not a good advert for Mitsubishi!
5th January 2008.
I Purchased a L200 Warrior in May 2006. I really like the vehicle, but on Christmas day 2007 I was woken up by the alarm going off & went outside to find the vehicl ablaze from the engine.
The vehicle ha been into the dealership a few days before because the engine management ligh had come on & the vehicle had lost power.
On Monday the 7th on January 2008 the insurance engineer will be coming to inspect the vehicle. My own thoughts are that this is an electrical fire.
Has anyone else heard of this make of vehicle having had the same problem.
I bought an L200 2 years ago and as far as I was concerned, it was a good vehicle for what it was designed for. Did a job, looked good and fulfilled it's requirements until, shortly after 36,000 mile service it started to breath through the radiator overflow tank. The head is in need of replacement now. Not Good on a commercial vehicle with so little mileage. Spoke to the manufacturer and well they are willing to support my case, but not by much (it's only just out of warranty). As far as I'm concerned that's it. consider it sold. I can't trust the car any more.
With regards to the engine fire. I had a shogun sport 06 model and on 07/11/07 it burst into flames no reason. Mitsubushi was not interested in finding out why.
I bought an L200 2002 model 2 years ago just to carry my dogs. Worst mistake I have ever made.
It's been in garages for repairs a total of 12 weeks all in all; loss of power and smoking.
Repairs nearly up to two thousand pounds.
The dealer is the worst of the lot.
Still have the problem and unable to sell the vehicle. Is there anyone out there who can help me?
WOW, WHAT AN EYE OPENER. I came on this thread to see if there was any advice when going to view one to buy, and am I glad I did. I never realised they have had so many problems. I'm seriously hoping I do not regret going to look at the one I have arranged. I will definitely come on here later and let you know how it went. I am just a bit upset that the truck I've been looking forward to viewing all day, could very well turn out to be a dog.
A potentially unhappy l200 Warrior buyer.
After reading all these comments its the Nissan for me. Mitsubishi must get their act sorted, and until then don't buy them.
I have a l200 warrior 05 plate and it has only got 29500 miles on the clock. I bought it from new and the clutch has gone.
Is this covered by the warranty?
My L200 has just blown up, was searching around to see if this was an isolated incident... Obviously not.
I got about 30 seconds notice was driving along at about 70 on motorway and got a banging sound from under the bonnet, backed off to about 50 and then total loss of power and black smoke from exhaust.
Once recovered we lifted the bonnet and there is a hole in the engine that you can get your arm through! The con rod? was swinging around by the front suspension and smashed the starter motor off on its way out of the engine.
Now not sure if to replace engine or cut losses??
It's a 54 plate Warrior, owned from new and regularly serviced, done 60K.
Hi I'm the guy who bought an L200 to carry my dogs. Finally got it fixed, another 900 pounds; bottom crank pulley that drives the timing belt, a bolt loose, threads worn, engine timing all to pot, causing all my problems. Also had the head skimmed and gasket replaced. Now it runs without smoking and starts first time. The Mitsubishi L200; it's soft.