Very hard to find yet satisfying, worthwhile vehicle
Nothing has gone wrong with this car yet.
Nothing has gone wrong yet.
General comments? The exterior is sharp, very reminscent of Volvo station wagons, which is definitely a plus. The space is also used very well and the back end is loaded with a variety of nooks and crannies and other areas to hold equipment or cargo. The shape itself cuts right through the wind. Sharp black wood accents and brushed metal mark the inside of the vehicle and the displays are well marked and well placed. Everything works great and feels surprisingly upscale.
The 160 horsepower 2.4 liter engine provides a good, peppy even powerful delivery of power, but is also able to ease into higher speeds without any trouble. Passing is a breeze with this vehicle - you tend to get the sensation that you are going faster than you really are. While driving, you feel that you're driving something that's substantial without being bulky or overly heavy, which is reassuring. Even while driving at high speeds, it's surprisingly quiet. Fuel economy is also very reasonable considering the weight of the vehicle (over one and a half tons) and the size of the engine.
I traded in my '00 Corolla because it didn't have enough personality or legroom for my 6' 3" frame. This has been a definite improvement and the car almost feels like an extension of myself because everything works so smoothly and so naturally. Having about 8k miles on my new vehicle, getting it for $11,200 was a great deal and I have to admit there's the added appeal that this particular model is one of only 3,000 others in the US. I cannot say enough good things about this vehicle; it's been my dream to own a wagon and a Mitsubishi and now it's come true. If you find one, I recommend you strongly consider buying it. You will not regret it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th March, 2006