1988 Mitsubishi Shogun Reviews

1988 Mitsubishi Shogun LWB 2.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired181000 miles
Most recent distance183000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Love it, a faithful old friend

Faults:

Needed rear shocks, bulbs, new fuel pipe and a bit of welding for MOT.

General Comments:

Can't believe how well it runs considering its got 183k on it. Feels like it could pull a train. Since the fuel line was fixed, it starts on the button and the only problem is it struggles to idle for a few moments just after you start it, but other than that it's fine.

The suspension is a bit firm, but it's great to be in and has been described by a friend as "like being hugged by a big warm friendly bear". I couldn't agree more; the car just feels like it's protecting you and keeping you safe.

I absolutely love this car, and I don't want to sell it, but it gets through loads of diesel and is impractical for somebody who mainly drives around the city or on motorways. I bought the car for towing (a field in which these cars are famously capable). Once its job is done I will be forced to sell it and buy something better on fuel, which I'm not happy about.

I should point out this is all coming from somebody who normally hates 4x4's, especially those modern soft-roader's. But something about this old Shogun just feels genuine and honest.

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

Review Date: 22nd August, 2007

1st May 2014, 16:40

It is a shame that it's not gasoline; you can make it more fuel friendly with a carburetor from a Datsun 1200. We did it with a Shogun 1988 (Montero in my country, El Salvador) and it makes 45km per gallon.

1988 Mitsubishi Shogun 2.5 turbo diesel from India

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 kilometres
Most recent distance192567 kilometres
Previous carOpel Opel Astra 1.6 1997

Summary:

A high performance vechicle and very safe on highway

Faults:

My head had a leakage & had to change at

125456 kms.

It is giving me 10kms per lit average on highway.

After 192000 kms it still it is in very good working condition.

General Comments:

Very good 4x4 Pajero / Shogun better than higher model.

I love my Shogun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2002

11th Nov 2013, 11:40

I had a Shogun 1988. It was rubbish. Cost a fortune. Glad to see the back of it. Don't buy one.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews