1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.0 from North America




Not much. Bought it in California and drove it 4000 miles to Massachusetts. Only did an oil change and air filter change. Needs license plate light and muffler to pass inspection.

General Comments:

Great truck. Nobody thought I'd make it across the USA, but I did.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2019

1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.0 gas from North America


Good reliable pickup!


Nothing wrong! But it is true that it has not enough power for high speed and mountain driving.

General Comments:

Very good gas mileage for a normal driving, and it still goes about 28 miles per gallon on its original engine with current 250,000 miles on this 1987 Truck (20 years old)! Fairly trouble free, and no major problems. Well, it is not for a lady to drive, and it is not for a young man to drive. If you are a good driver, this truck can go forever!

Yes, it is also true. This is a slow truck, but it is very reliable. In a matter of fact, my Mighty Max is far more reliable than my Toyota Camry.

I have a Toyota Camry, fairly new (1992), it's milege is only about 160,000 miles, but everything is falling down!

Costs me thousand and thousand dollars to fix it!

My Mighty Max only cost me about $50 per year to maintain it! It can drives to New York from San Francisco, go for many circles around all 50 states, again and again, and it still runs forever.

But, it does go slow, especially driving in mountains!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th September, 2007

15th Dec 2010, 17:25

Year to date 2010; I have over 300,000.00 miles on my 1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.0 engine truck with manual transmission. This old work horse just keeps going, and now has been handed down to my son, who has now put on a new paint job, and repaired the old seats. Yes it is a slow car with no bells or whistles, and my thought is why give a first time driver a truck with too much power? If Mitsubishi brought this model back, I would purchase it immediately. They should have named this truck Hercules.

28th Feb 2018, 02:19

Wow that’s amazing, you got 300k miles out of it and it’s still going. I went with my brother in 1987 to buy a new Mighty Max and he paid $4,900 for it. The thing had zero options, but it was a great little truck. Unfortunately he traded it in for a 2 door Mitsubishi Montero in 1989 which was also a great truck. I believe that was around $9k. It’s a shame you can’t get things like that for so cheap anymore.

1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.6 from North America


Reliable and Fun


Things that need to be replaced momentarily:

Tie Rod Ends

Brakes, Rotors


Electrical Light problem.

Things that were replaced by previous owner:




Interior Shifter Plate.

Minor Replacements at 148,000 miles:

Spark Plugs.

General Comments:

I recently picked up this truck for $500. This truck seems to have ran great for the previous owner. I have not had any substantial problems with it. Mostly minor problems, the brakes and rotors I am expecting to warp and wear down because this truck was sitting for 2 years. The previous owner had paid $3,000 for this truck from a dealer (haha), the dealer must have done the major repairs. The japanese sheet metal seems to rust very easily. The tires are also over-sized, meaning larger than factory wheels.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2004

1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max Sport 2.6 from North America


An underestimated fun toy


I replaced the spark plugs (with NGK), plug wires, as well as the cap and rotor almost a year ago, and along with a performance boost, they all still work great!

New Monroe shocks in January, but I prefer the "Sensa-Trac" to the type I have now.

New front brakes have been added, and a PCV valve as well.

Everything else is working as it should.

General Comments:

This truck, even after new shocks still rides like a skateboard. It seems to "bottom out" in the front suspension after hitting a speed bump at low speeds.

The seats could be much more comfortable. I find myself slouching forward instead of relaxing into the seat. During short trips around town the seat is easy to deal with, but on longer trips I wish for an extended cab with buckets.

There is a strong lack of after market/performance parts available, however there are more car clubs forming everyday with new ideas and techniques.

I think the styling of the Mighty Max is great, and better looking than many of the other pickups out there on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2002

1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max Sport 2.6L from Japan


Built to last


Replaced front rotors and brakes at 147K.

Carb had to be rebuilt at 160K.

Catalytic converter had to be replaced at 163K to pass smog check.

General Comments:

Bought it used at 147K miles.

Engine still runs strong and pulls well when loaded.

I only get about 18 miles per gallon on the street and 20 on highway.

Overall it's a reliable, well built truck, when the carb failed the engine ran very rough, but kept going for about 2 weeks before I had it fixed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2001