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.