2001 Mitsubishi Strada 2.5 turbo diesel from Philippines
A balance of power and economy
Body rattle noticeable when moving over rough terrain and pot-holes.
Paint is somewhat soft (easily scratched).
Good off-road performance.
Accelerates pretty well, managed to push 160 kph after break-in (15,000 Km).
Stable even at high speeds.
Decent torque as long as the engine revs are kept high (turbo kicks in at about 2000 RPM).
Fuel efficient 2.5 diesel engine.
Somewhat cramped backseat space in the double cab.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th November, 2001
11th Nov 2004, 20:59
The front wheels "wiggle" at speeds between 95 to 115 kph. I have tried wheel balancing, but the problem comes and goes.
14th Nov 2004, 15:14
You're right. Mine has the same problem. A friend of mine solved the balancing problem. It is due to the large gum-ball tires (4WD tires) that's not perfectly round.
He switched to a lower profile tire instead.