1989 Mitsubishi Mighty Max SWB 2.0L I4 from North America
Very simple, very economical, very reliable
Battery replaced after a few years of very intermittent use.
Seat back has a broken spring that stabs my lower back.
Horn shorted out and blew continuously until I yanked it's wire off.
Speedo failed at 239,000 miles.
Very expensive electronic carburetor replaced at 239,000 miles.
Very few mechanical issues with this truck.
I've had this little truck for over ten years, and although it's gutless as can be, its interior is cramped and it didn't come with power steering, it never fails to start right up and do what I ask it to do... even after sitting for over a year.
With the exception of its hybrid carburetor ($400.00), what replacement parts it has ever needed were really cheap. Gas mileage is pretty good too, in the high 20s. Its 14" tires were only $30.00 each. Basic insurance is also cheap. I've only had to have its AC charged once in ten years. It costs very little to run this little truck.
I'm pleased with the durability of this very simple vehicle. I don't ask much of it, but when I do use it, it ALWAYS works as it should. In fact, for the last few years, it seems its main job has been to drive me to the parts store to get parts for my beautiful but disappointingly unreliable Ford Explorer.
I always trust that when my Explorer fails me, my little Mitsu will not.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th May, 2010