Mitsubishi Precis Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1992 Mitsubishi Precis Base 1.5 liter 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 liter 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carChevrolet C10

Summary:

A great, reliable, and quick car for your money

Faults:

The clutch went out at 1,000 miles, due to a defect in the engine, was repaired, never had a problem since then.

General Comments:

The car handles really well, its like it held down to the road with super glue.

The car has a lot of get up and go, mine is a 4 speed manual transmission, and I can hit 60 miles per hour, before I shift to fourth gear.

Iv'e gotten mine up to 130 MPH before and it acted like it could still go a little bit faster, it's a really great little car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2002

17th Jul 2007, 20:15

The '92 Precis was indeed an excellent little car... who would have thought that from a rebadged Excel?

1990 Mitsubishi Precis Base Base 4 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership1993
Engine and transmission Base 4 Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carMazda GLC

Summary:

Look up Lemon in the dictionary

Faults:

Ate alt/gen electricals on regular basis, nothing dealers did worked; blown fuses, melted wires, blown batteries, the works. Note this was actually a Hyundai in Mitsubishi badges.

Slow.

AC worthless.

Hard seats, cheap interior.

General Comments:

Looked good standing still.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd November, 2002

17th Jul 2007, 20:14

My sister owned a '92 Mitsu Precis (bought in '94 I believe for $6,000)...and my father didn't realize fully what he had bought until he noticed a Hyundai logo on the engine (don't ask...he's usually very observant).

That car had the 4-speed manual and ran flawlessly throughout college... the only problem being the A/C, which went out in 2000, the year my sister got rid of the car.

Great little car!

1988 Mitsubishi Precis 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired87000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles
Previous carNissan Pulsar

Summary:

An unreliable rust bucket!

Faults:

Mostly basic maintenance things, such as the brakes, fuel filter, spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor, etc.

Clutch cable snapped (while going downhill luckily).

Engine blew.

Massive rust problems on doors.

General Comments:

Most people probably don't know that the Mitsubishi Precis is just a Hyundai Excel in disguise. I haven't heard great things about Hyundais (several friends of mine who have owned them tell me they are garbage) and based on my experiences with this car, I can understand why. Engines just shouldn't die at 91,000 miles. I know many of you might think "maybe the previous owner never changed the oil", but I bought it from a mechanic friend of mine, so I would have to assume he took fairly decent care of it.

Aside from that major problem, the car had issues with rust, and the ride was quite uncomfortable. the seats were tiny and hard, and the car bounced all over the place whenever it hit the smallest bump.

On the positive side, the car got excellent gas mileage. I used the car for an 86 mile round trip commute everyday and only had to fill up the tank with $10 twice a week.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd November, 2001

1989 Mitsubishi Precis SR 1.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.5
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10

Faults:

Oil leaks; windshield wiper motor; distributor cap/rotor.

Knocking sound uphill can be fixed by retarding the ignition with a screw.

General Comments:

Being a Hyundai Excel essentially, the car needs a lot of attention.

I bought it with 124K on it and have driven it for another 15K.

If you know what to expect from it and you take good care of the Precis, it serves you well. It has never broken down under me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th November, 1999

1988 Mitsubishi Precis 1.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 1.5
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.4 / 10

Faults:

Well the car is broke down now and needs a new motor, it's only got like 98,000 miles and no one has ever dogged the car, but it has had many problems with brakes, electrical, multiple engine problems, the clutch has never felt right.

General Comments:

This car looks like a Hyundai Excel, identical almost in fact. I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone, I was really disappointed with it, it was so cheaply made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th August, 1999

Average review marks: 5.1 / 10, based on 7 reviews