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2007 Mitsubishi Nativa GLS 3.0 petrol from Kuwait

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50 kilometres
Most recent distance1700 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz Mercedez-Benz 420 SEL 1987 Model

Summary:

Cheap price = cheap quality

Faults:

1. Known fault, not addressed by manufacturer: at around 80 to 100 kms/hour a distinct whistling sound emits from the sub-standard rubber seal of the front windscreen, when air leaks into the car.

2. Driver side rear view motorized exterior mirror gets stuck half way when opening.

3. Rear passenger floor very uneven, looks and feels like a badly paved pedestrian sidewalk.

4. Cheap fabric and carpeting produces static (I never had this problem with 3 previously owned cars, by other manufacturers)

General Comments:

Good price for a 4x4 in its class (I paid Kd.5000 + KD.250 for the fog lights/roof rails and wood finish dashboard)

Cheap audio system (cassette deck.) Why do CD-players come as an option? They are so dirt-cheap these days.

Clumsy road handling

Cheap fabric and carpeting

You need to really put your foot down on the brake to halt the vehicle.

Extremely unsatisfactory initial engine pick up

Does not come with floor mats - wow! is this so expensive these days?

If you want a cheap 4x4, this is a good choice - but that's exactly what you get - a cheap quality product!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd June, 2007

2nd Jun 2007, 12:10

Wow - I went off to the Mitsubishi dealership today and looked at the Nativa GLS and was quite impressed with price and overall image of the car. Now I am not too sure!

11th Jul 2007, 12:35

I am getting a really good price for the 2007 Mitsubishi Nativa here in Dubai. But am very undecided after reading all these comments. Can anyone help?

2000 Mitsubishi Nativa LX 2.2 petrol from Dominican Republic

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance23500 miles
Previous carSkoda Octavia

Summary:

A reliable car, but with no driving excitement at all

Faults:

Air conditioner compressor required a refill @8500 miles.

Dead battery @ 12000 miles.

General Comments:

This is the so-called Nativa, a decaffeinated version of the Montero Sport with no sporting pretensions at all.

The interior quality is average in the best of cases, with a notorious abuse of hard plastics.

The steering wheel resembles the ones used by budget Japaneses cars in the early 80's.

Regarding the brakes, the most remarkable aspect is that the vehicle transmits the sensation of being unable to stop despite how hard you push.

The handling is awful - the steering being excessively soft and loose. The vehicle constantly shakes while advancing over rough pavements. The poor handling and steering makes it difficult to control the vehicle at speeds over 100km/h, thus affecting the security in general.

The ultra-soft suspension seems not to aid a lot in this respect.

The engine delivers plenty of power quickly - but is not really efficient in terms of fuel consumption. Very fuel-thirsty.

Ineffective brakes along with pathetic handling abilities renders the vehicle ideal for getting the kids to school everyday with their luncheons and the family pet, or for going out to a picnic with your wife and mother-in-law on a Sunday afternoon in the nearest municipal park. Usage as a serious SUV or mild off-road work is definitely not recommended.

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

Review Date: 28th March, 2005

23rd Nov 2005, 17:38

Hello...This is from Fiji Islands. I have just bought a Mitsubishi Nativa 2005 Model (automatic) and I am really satisfied with the new features in terms of power, fuel consumption, brake, suspension, etc. This is 2005 model 2.8 inter cooler turbo diesel and I can see it being an ideal vehicle and can see it in huge demand here. Driving is very comfortable with easier control and 4wd/2wd features. The space is also ideal and most of it the car is compact and well designed and gets attention of everyone when on the road. In the road corners, bands and in all terrains the suspension and braking is great. Overall, I see it as being a good vehicle and is worth the money.

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 9 reviews