1998 Mitsubishi Shogun GLS 3.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
No car, possibly no machine, is better made
Astonishingly reliable. Much newer Mercs and BMWs just don't compare in reliability. These are generally constructed like heavy duty machinery - they genuinely last an entire lifetime.
For a nearly 3 tonne 1998 machine, amazing acceleration - the 24v V6 shames an awful lot of performance cars. Very good MPG for the weight of the car, for the petrol engine, as good as the diesel Shogun. Handling superb because of multilink suspension.
I paid £1200 for this 4x4 - it has never, never, not once, failed in any way, despite some 20,000 miles. Over a lifetime's motoring I've owned over 50 different makes of vehicle - was not even aware that a car can be manufactured to this high a standard so that it never fails - aeroplanes are probably not made or assembled with such exacting precision. Bravo Mitsubishi - how do you make any money in aftersales and replacement parts???
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th March, 2011
Absolutely agree. I have had a 1998 V6 petrol auto Shogun for nearly 12 years - 5 oil and filter changes in 18 years - covered almost 200,000 hard miles - hasn't seen a mechanic or need any kind of fixing in 12 years. Every other car just seems like a breakable child's toy after this. I've had Land Rovers as well - they are little more than pretty Montegos on stilts.