1998 Mitsubishi RVR Review

1998 Mitsubishi RVR Sports Gear 204 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 204 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired9600 kilometres
Most recent distance13000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Legnum

Summary:

A very enjoyable vehicle at a very acceptable price.

Faults:

Too young to have faults.

General Comments:

Very comfortable, with plenty of seat adjustment.

The rear seats fold up and slide right forward (and right back) giving huge amount of floor storage space. Both rows of seats also fold right down to create beds for those who want to use the vehicle as a bedroom.

My model only has seatings for 4 which can be limiting at times. It just means I can't take all the grandchildren out for a drive at once.

The 4 speed tiptronic gearbox is great. However would have liked to have the 5 speed tiptronic box.

The four wheel drive gives great road grip.

The GDI motor has plenty of get up and go. Very close to the performance of my previous 2.5 V6 Legnum.

Good fuel economy, slightly better than the Legnum.

I tow a 16 foot caravan, and this vehicle handles it very well.

The vehicles multi communications system is simply awesome. Multi CD, cassette player, full digital audio control with EQ, fuel economy display, average speed, kilometers of fuel left in tank, compass and altimeter and GPS (unfortunately Japan only)

Storage compartments everywhere to hold those necessary bits and bobs.

Great road view from the higher vehicle.

I don't know whether to call it a 4 X 4 or SUV. It fits both categories.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th December, 2003

2nd Sep 2004, 05:57

Did your Multi Communications System come in the english version or did you have to get it converted from japanese.

If so, How do you upgrade it?

My Chariot Super Exceed has the Multi Communications System. but its all in Japanese?

Thanks

Gary.

6th Sep 2004, 10:57

Hi. I would like to know how much you picked your RVR for? I wrote the comment "nice buy for 12k". Also, would you ever sell it? contact me at david@harnetcorp.com.

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review