1995 Mitsubishi Nimbus 2.4 from Australia and New Zealand
Definitely worth looking at
Very little in 100000km.
Replaced harmonic balancer (about $300 including labour).
Great little people mover, economical (between 10 and 13 km/l). Can carry 7, but then not much luggage space.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd April, 2006
I own a 2000MY Nimbus, bought second hand from a dealer in 2006 for $15,000. The 2.4l engine is not the fastest thing on the road when the car is fully loaded, but it's good enough.
I've now got 140,000km on the clock, and have to say that nothing major has gone wrong - just routine service items + tyres and a battery.
There are 4 ISOFIX points in the car - 2 in both the second and third row of seats, which makes this an ideal car for large young families on a budget.
I get around 10 l/100km.
The plus things for me on the car are the versatility of the 3rd row of seats. The 6th & 7th seats are separate, unlike a lot of other older people carriers which have a fixed bench. Also the front seats are very comfortable on long journeys. I have done Sydney to Brisbane several times in it in one day and never had a problem.
The negatives are the comfort of the second row of seats, and also access into the 3rd row of seats if you're an adult (fine for kids). Luggage space is minimal when all 7 seats are in use, but a roof rack or trailer address this issue.
I have one too! 2000 model, auto. I am in LOVE with it... I don't use it as a people mover, I use it to cart around furniture for my business. I'm a chick, and so the roof height and cabin floor space are fantastic for me to run my small business.
I bought it at 70,000 kms (very low kms for its age) a year ago, so I chose to replace the timing belt as a precaution. Otherwise, the only expense, other than servicing, has been a flat battery when I left the interior door lights on whilst loading up the car one day!!
With the seats now removed (and when empty especially, but even when fully loaded) and the air con on... this seems as economical on fuel as my little crappy VW Polo used to be.
I don't want to praise it too much, because if I ever need to get another one, I don't want them to cost too much!! The guy I bought mine off was an engineer at Honda, and his wife and kids said they loved it, and I bet they did!! Get one!!