2007 Mitsubishi Nativa GLS 3.0 V6 petrol from Oman

Summary:

Really enjoyable, with value for money

Faults:

No problems yet. But the steering seems a bit hard.

General Comments:

Overall, the car is really worth the money and value.

It is well balanced with performance, looks and agility. It can perform like any other off-roader would.

It has the sufficient power with a V6 3.0 litre engine. It's fun to drive take the powerhouse to a thrill on an evening!

The interior is quiet and good looking, with good options like CD-player, radio, book lamps etc. The seats are comfortable too. There is enough leg room, and space for loads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2010

2007 Mitsubishi Nativa 3.0 from United Arab Emirates

Summary:

A good workhorse with no frills

Faults:

Had a problem with the wheel bearing, which was a reason for my displeasure with the agent of Mitsubishi - it was under their service until 40000kms, and still they could not find out the cause.

A local garage mechanic drove it for 50 metres and pinpointed the fault exactly, opened the wheels and showed me the damage that had caused an uncomfortable ride.

General Comments:

Overall I am very satisfied with this car.

Fuel efficiency is good if you do not exceed 90kmph on highways.

Had a lot of noise, which disappeared once I changed the tires to straight groove rather than rough terrain tyres. The original ones were rough terrain when I bought it new.

Handling is good, A/C efficient - a plus in Middle Eastern weather.

Comfortable and safe. The seats are good, and I love them, especially as I had a backache earlier.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2009

2006 Mitsubishi Nativa 3 from Fiji Islands

Summary:

An absolutely horrible investment!!!

Faults:

The steering wheel wobbles whenever I hit 80ks and over. It is so uncomfortable on gravel roads.

General Comments:

The Mitsubishi Nativa is a great car in terms of its exterior design and fuel efficiency. However, is it a horrible investment!

When I bought my car, the dealer installed an alarm system. Less than a year down the line and the alarm gave up. When I went to see the man that installed the alarm system, I was very disappointed that the Mitsubishi dealer that sold me the brand new Nativa had hired a dingy, uncertified, unregistered, illegally operating mechanic to install the cheap, useless alarm that came complimentary.

The Nativa is a very uncomfortable SUV to be in when going off road. Every pot hole feels like a trench. I think the engineers of the car gave up comfortability to have style. The wheels buckle easily and the pick up on speed is absolutely pathetic! I' am so disappointed at the Nativa and cannot wait to go back to Toyota! I've heard good things about the later model Nativa (2009), however, my first impression when looking at it is, PLASTIC!! KNOCKOFF SUV!!

DO NOT BUY NATIVAS!! WASTE OF MONEY!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th June, 2009

2006 Mitsubishi Nativa GLS 3.0 gasoline from Qatar

Summary:

Cheap, but not really durable

Faults:

After one year the A/C compressor had to be replaced.

Recently (65000km) ABS sensor and valve made a problem which displayed the control lamp.

Also the oil pump failed and did not keep pressure.

This is even not all, I just discovered that car is pulling over to the left, and the left side of car is lower than the right one, it seems some problems with the suspension?

General Comments:

Do you call it durability?

Nice looking car and good interior design (although the AC vents have limited blowing angle, e.g. cannot blow on steering wheel).

Durability of some critical parts (AC compressor, oil pump, suspension) is low. Especially the suspension is unforgivable... this is 4WD!?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th April, 2009

20th Sep 2010, 14:43

"recently (65000km) ABS sensor and valve made a problem which displayed the control lamp."

This is a very common fault with the Nativa. You have to change the solvanite switch, which costs QR 1015 in Qatar. After some time you will see the 4x4 indicator blinking as well.

Both ABS & 4x4 indicators are connected to 1 switch, and paying QR 1015 can get both fixed at the agent's workshop.