2001 Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin Equippe 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A well intentioned vehicle, but does not meet the requirements expected

Faults:

The wheels had showed signs of rusting and have been replaced under warranty.

Along with a Rusting front grille and the wheel cover plastic nuts dropping off.

The Near side front passenger door started rusting and it took for ever and a day to get the dealer to sort.

The handbrake lever fell to bits and was replaced, but without the handbrake being adjusted.

There is Two rattles coming from the engine and although still under warranty the dealer, Manufacture state they will strip the engine out, but if they find nothing I will have to pay for the strip out.

The rear seat belt was faulty and was changed under warranty.

General Comments:

This car has tied up a lot of my time traveling back and forward to the dealer.

Mitsubishi have shown little support with the engine problem along with the dealer using scary tactics.

Believe it or not I do like the compactness and stocky features of the car, but as you can imagine one can only stay loyal for so long.

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

Review Date: 15th October, 2003

2002 Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin Elegance 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Great looking, reliable, easy to live with

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car has the rugged Shogun off road ability with out the size of its bigger brothers, it has true off road capability, unlike the 4X4 pretenders from other manufacturers, its great round town and stable on the motorways, MPG is around 33mph which isn't bad, the small fuel tank lets it down though, about 270 miles to a tank, a nifty little dashboard display tells you how many miles left in the tank, average MPG and average speed as well as outside temperature, The 2.0 litre engine is nippy around town, visibility is good all round, but the airconditioning could do with being upgraded to automatic aircon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2003

2002 Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin Equippe 5-door LWB 2.0 GDi petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Not cheap, but the best small 4WD

Faults:

Steering pulled to left at 1000 miles.

Selling dealer unable to rectify, but another dealer did so.

Wheels had rust spots at 9000 miles. Replaced under warranty.

Poor fuel economy from new. Rectified at 9000 miles by decoke and modified exhaust manifold. Apparently a common problem!

General Comments:

Car is quiet and comfortable, although ride a bit choppy at times.

Auto box is excellent.

Fuel economy c. 30mpg. Very small fuel tank with max range of 270 miles.

Selling local dealer very poor. One with more experience of 4WD v.good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2003