1996 Mitsubishi Space Wagon Reviews

1996 Mitsubishi Space Wagon glxi 1.8 from Jamaica

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carToyota Tercel

Summary:

It is a good buy and a good family car

Faults:

Well to start the front right shocks had to be changed two times.

The transmission mount wears very quickly.

The car is sluggish.

The driver side motor for the window went bad and it is expensive to replace.

General Comments:

It's a very wonderful family car.

It should have more air vents for the a/c.

It looks damn good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th June, 2004

1996 Mitsubishi Space Wagon GLX 2.0 from Malaysia

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired8 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres

Summary:

If only the gearbox was reliable

Faults:

Problem with the gearbox, was not running smooth and at the end the gear box (Automatic) needed to be changed when I had it at 70000 km. Cost a lot to have it replaced.

Same problem occurred to my dad's Space Wagon in Hong Kong.

General Comments:

It is fun to drive, quick and powerful response.

Sitting high making it easy to see things around. Which in turns gives passengers a spacious feeling.

Very practical. All seats can be folded down giving a very huge space for transportation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2001

7th Mar 2005, 06:17

With regards to the Mitsubishi Spacewagon, indeed it is a remarkable piece of engineering, it is therefore difficult to associate it with what can only be called its imported twin the Mitsubishi Chariot. Though identical in almost every way, the resourcing of spares is a little more difficult and trained technicians with the right equipment for more in depth analytical repairs are none existent. I have a gearbox fault (auto) running on default, was told to replace the gearbox (a feat on its own) now I have been told that the default codes need to be reset. no problem you would think, 1 Mitsubishi dealer, 1 diagnostic machine and away you go. indeed not, nobody has the right software on their computers to communicate with the chariot ECU, is it in japanese I wonder? My thought now is to change it for a spacewagon as resources are a lot easier.

2nd Jun 2005, 21:59

It seems that Gearbox is the achilles heel for Mitsubishi Wagon GLX. I noticed that the car won't shift to highest gear on high speed & high RPM. The mechanic was very fast and efficient to show me that it was because gearbox problem.

Reluctantly, I agreed to replace it and quite surprise to see 3 more GLX in the workshop with the same problem - gearbox. The mechanic told me that one will go neutral by itself, one will go to first gear in a sudden, and one will stay in 2nd gear.

24th Mar 2014, 15:27

Thanks for the good works you people are doing. It is highly appreciated. My Mitsubishi Spacewagon automatic gear has this problem. I have replaced the gear twice. The ignition system is also becoming troublesome. Please, is there a way out?

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews