1991 Mitsubishi Mighty Max Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1991 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L EFI Manual from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4L EFI Manual Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired101000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

A reliable little workhorse if the required maintenance schedule if followed

Faults:

The body of the power steering pump began leaking at approx. 100K. I repaired it myself with a $15 seal kit from the dealer. (They wanted $300 for a new pump.)

The radiator core was rotting out at 100K. (I attribute this to the trucks former coastal environment). The dealer wanted $500 for a new one. I found a new one at a local parts shop for $119 and installed it myself.

At 107K I noted the clutch was slipping. Shortly thereafter, the clutch arm broke. At a local repair shop, a new clutch assembly including pilot bearing, pivot arm, cable, and clutch arm, were installed for $786.

General Comments:

After acquiring this vehicle and resolving the deferred maintenance, I'm finding that, overall, it's very reliable.

Some negatives would be the poorly constructed (bench) seat, creaking rear suspension, bouncy ride, and lastly, but most annoying, the poorly designed clutch. Very grabby and touchy from a standing stop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th December, 2002

1991 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired13 miles
Most recent distance244000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Great deal - keeps on going

Faults:

Nothing major, typical repairs for a truck with this mileage.

A few exceptions:

The bottom of the driver's seat fell out and I had to swap the parts with the passenger side.

Tie rod end broke on one wheel (while I was driving) at about 160,000 miles.

General Comments:

I paid $6,000 for this truck when it was new and it was the best deal I ever made. I have replaced parts on occasion, but that is to be expected on a truck with this mileage.

This truck was driven hard when new, about 28,000 miles per year, now down to about 20,000 and it keeps on running strong.

Still gets 22 MPG even with the air conditioner running.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2002

1991 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4 EFI from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.4 EFI Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 miles
Most recent distance100900 miles
Previous carChevrolet Nova

Summary:

I only wish Mitsubishi still exported pickups to North America

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong, ever. This truck is built like a tank.

General Comments:

This truck is indestructable. I just had the required 100,000 mile tune-up and this pickup runs like a champ. The transmission is tight, the acceleration is crisp and fluid, and even with a bed full of furniture and the AC on it can still charge down the road at 70+ mph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 2000

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 9 reviews