Hi I pick up my first ever L200 next week, march 05. I am very nervous as I don't know what to expect as it was my hubby who really wants it. (boys and their toys!!} Please let me know if we are doing the right thing, that's a plea to any female L200 drivers. Oh the reason we are getting one is to use for my husbands joinery business when the men have his van away from home, and we also have two boxers and I hate driving a normal car in the winter snow and ice.
I think you changing your tires to ones with "more agresive threads" might be the reason why you're getting less MPG. More agressive threads usually means more friction with air, and more friction causes a lower MPG.
Am just in the process of selling my L200 only because of the poor fuel consumption. I have really enjoyed the last two years of Warrior driving! Again, as a lady driver, it has been interesting to see the faces of co-drivers when they see a very diminutive "lady" driver. The compartment at the back was superb for my very smelly, hairy and spit riddled Italian Spinone, but averaging 20 mpg is too much of a price to pay. I will be sorry to see my Warrior go, but my husband's pocket won't!!
Hey, it's me again.
I still own the truck! By now we've done 274000 KM together, and still going.
Fuel consumption? sad issue. 8.5 KM/liter.
Repairs? drivers door window motor replaced, complete exhaust, EGR valve, main pulley retaining screw broke. Not much more. The truck is indestructible.
Wear and tear? nothing. The interior is immaculate. All the knobs. buttons and gauges work.
The paint started to fade on the roof and hood, probably due to the harsh Israeli summer sun, and the tailgate got a small dent, so I had them repainted at the dealer. The paint job cost the same as replacing the original Mitsubishi logo stickers! Pirates!
Overall, my satisfaction remains high. I'm glad I bought the truck, and plan to keep it on.
I have had the L200 for about six months now. Very happy with its driving on and off road. The only issue is fuel consumption it could be a bit better.
I've just bought a 2006 (55 plate) L200 Trojan double cab, swapped from a Peugeot 307 estate and am expecting similar fuel consumption to what I had previously (about 34 miles to the gallon of diesel) Hope it does, it's great to drive, you sit high up, but feels very much like a car as opposed to the old land rover and discovery I also drive. Interior is very nice, but could improve on the plasticiness of the little niggly bits like the drawer under the passenger seat and sun visors.
Is anyone experiencing problems with squeaky belts and poor starting? My fuel consumption is good; around 31mpg combined, although not much better on a run.
I love my Animal, but I hate the dealer who sold it me. I am having problems with the green light; the one indicating the 2 or 4 wheel drive you are in, continually flashing on the dash board. Anybody got any ideas as I have no owners manual?
Squeaky belts and poor starting conditions:
If the belts squeak, this means that either it's loose or needs replacement if worn out already.
Poor starting conditions may have something to do with the glow plugs, lose compression, or water in the fuel system.
It would be wise to have your car checked by a mechanic.