1998 bought in 99 with 12000 miles, dealer demo. Just passed 300000, done little preventative maintenance, everything original except tires, battery and oil and air filters.
Used as work vehicle last 5 years, lived in cold and snow in New York and the heat in Atlanta. Has never broke down, did run out of gas once but i guess thats not Mitsubishis fault. Got 38 miles on highway when low fuel light on before it ran out.
Never serviced transmission but still shifts like new. Engine uses oil and has a leak.
Obviously a vehicle should be serviced and maintained and we are probably very lucky but i would take this over a Chevy any day.