2001 Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin GDI Equipe 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Wicked for its size
Things that went wrong..
Well I have this car little under a year, and apart from the day to day things that go wrong on 8 year old cars, the central locking on the drivers door has a mind of its own; sometimes it unlocks the car, and sometimes it does not.
All it needed for its MOT was brake pipes.
Well what can I say, it has enough power for a truck this size. It goes anywhere, and I mean anywhere.
I paid just over £1300 for my Pinin on a Y plate. What a bargain, best 4x4 I have had.
Fuel tank is a lot on the small size; need to fill up ever 300 or so miles, but it works out the same as my old Merc did in the end.
It has all the toys for such a cheap truck, air con, electric windows and mirrors, full range box with a proper diff lock, unlike some trucks of this price range. Dealers need a kick up the backside with their service.
I use my Pinin ever day for work and pleasure, and cannot think of a bad thing about it. My missus even likes it, what more can I say (she drives a Ford)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th October, 2009
6th Feb 2016, 15:52
Purchased a new Pinin 2000 GSI Elegance automatic in 2002. It has completed 85000 miles, and apart from the normal cost of running, tyres, brake pads etc and service, I have only had one breakdown, which required a new fly by wire part for the injection system. No rust repairs, one rear exhaust, one battery and that's all.
In spite of being 14 years old, we cannot think of changing it, especially as our retriever loves to be in the back. Cannot find another similar sized 4x4 automatic of comparable quality, even if we did choose to change.
7th Feb 2016, 01:07
^^^ Sounds like Trigger's broom!