We purchased this car from a private party in 02 and I'm embarrassed to admit this but I have never taken my car to be serviced... EVER! My dad changed the oil on occasions and with that said the car is still going. Amazingly I don't know how it's still running but it is. I don't like my car, it's old and ugly but damn you can put it through a lot and it keeps ticking.
This car wasn't bad...when I first bought it. I will agree that now that it has 225,000 miles on it, things will happen. However, this car is a nightmare. I recently found out that the engine in these cars has a recall. They burn oil and in 3,000 miles you will have nothing left. This goes along with the expensive parts I have had to replace. I would not suggest buying this car for the long term.
The layout of the interior of this car is one of the better things about it, along with the stereo...I love it.
Mitsubishi should have made things easier to get to inside the dash for necessary replacement or repair.
Overall this is not a bad car. However, the paint doesn't last, the seats are coming apart at the seams, and the automatic transmission is real troublesome. Also, this has to be one of the least aerodynamic cars I have ever driven - it gets about 18 mpg around town and about 20 on the highway.
It does have a straight six cylinder enginge that is quite fast.
Bought this car used a year and a half
ago. Love how it handles. Great second
car. Great on gas, averages about 35
city and 45 on the highway. Has great
get up and go. Real nice looking car
inside and out. Gets head turns
everwhere I go.
I have really enjoyed my Mitsubishi! It
handled like a sports car( man, it can
corner!), had a throaty growl on
acceleration, and still looks great! The
interior held up well for over 10 years
..just a small wear spot on the drivers
My power sunroof open with the CD player
cranked up! The radio controls on the
wheel were a great feature too!
I just wish the Mitsubishi company had
more dealers and lower prices for their
major replacement parts. To replace the
struts cost nearly $3000! But I still
Love that car!!!