1987 Mitsubishi Space Wagon Review

1987 Mitsubishi Space Wagon from Hong Kong

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired16000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi None

Summary:

A Reliable Performer That Holds Lots of People

Faults:

As others have said, we've needed to replace the tires frequently. We also had a short for a long period of time that the mechanic couldn't find for over 2 years. Having such an old car, it's not surprising to lose a fuel pump, need to replace the window control panel below the front driver side window, replace the window control mechanism in one of the windowns, replace burned out light bulbs, new backseat seatbelt. The strangest event was a stuck horn, which I had to drive home for about 20 minutes around Hong Kong island, trying to say sorry to all the others I must have scared with a silly grin. My students have loved it because they think it's a throwback to the sixties or something and is in a whole new category than their brand new Mercedes or

BMWs. My colleague always joked about the chipmunks under the hood from the pinging when I made a sharp turn.

General Comments:

We have thoroughly enjoyed our 12 years with it. Despite the one short circuit problem, it has been a consistent, easy-to-drive, reliable car. We said we have resisted looking elsewhere because we would want only a newer version of the same thing. Lo and behold, a friend called up the other day and offered us a 1996 version of the same car for free, so we're taking it. We've moved so many people and lots of furniture, washing machines, etc, in the last 12 years.

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

Review Date: 28th October, 2007