I bought this car new in 1993. Was a camper and lived in it for 20 years. Only major problem was gasket between transmission and motor had to be replaced. After 332,000 miles I donated it, not because of any problems with it, but because I got something a little bigger.
That little car could have easily gone another 100,000 miles...no problem. I absolutely loved it.
Good bye old friend...wherever you are.
It was easy to drive, not bad on gas, comfortable and very reliable.
Bought with manual tr. ,used, 150K, with 2 valves blown, smoked heavily, fixed only 2 valves and head gasket, smoke didn't dissapear, was told all exhaust valves needed to be replaced. Major problem : if you have asian made Summit it has 90% parts of Mitsubishi Expo! Buy only parts that look like the one you have inside. When I asked for ignition rotor for Summit it was different from Expo, that coused a lot of problems. Starter the same fuel filter the same Always buy parts for both Expo and Summit and return the wrong ones. Remove fuse for seatbelts click manually save motors. Watch tranny fluid, had problem shifting, synchron was going bad - $ 1000.- job Shift slowly so clutch engages
30-33 mpg, good view, AWD, strong engine. I liked economy AWD, but would not buy again. Have clutch set so it engages higher, if you don't press all the way down before shifting, synchron suffers, don't drive on low fuel, EGR valve needs pressure from gasoline. it can overheat, even catch on fire !
Parts dealers, update your databases, customers can sue you for selling wrong parts !!!
I bought this car as my first. I
purchased it with only 112,000 km on it. In
the last year I have put about 40,000 km on
it. It was in good shape when I got it,
but it seemed that everything wanted to
go wrong. I have replaced: radiator,
water pump, plugs, belts, oil pan, all
engine gaskets and seals, timing,
exhaust several times, lights which the
dumb car keeps blowing, and the list
goes on and on. The interior overall is
designed good but the material on the
seats was cheap and it came apart in the
seams. It is however a reliable car if
you can keep up with costly repairs, and
they are costly cause it comes with a
Fuel efficient, that's all I can say.
Not very oil efficient. And believe me
or not, I truely babied this car.
Don't even think about putting a
subwoofer in it because it rattles
apart, all panels rattle inside and
there is no possible way to remove them.
Also, 4' paper cone speakers in the dash
were a drag. And no matter what I do I
can not get rid of annoying engine
tick!!! Belts squeal on EVERY model.
I bought the car in 1995 off the lot.
It had 75000 miles on it when I bought
it. I loved this car. never left on the
side of the road, and it was never in
the shop besides oil changes. The only
major thing that I had to replace is
the clutch, which doesn't suprise me,
when I bought the car, I didn't know
how to drive clutch, and I learned in
that car, and taught about 3 different
people how to drive clutch as well.
I swear I would still have the car to
this day if I wouldn't have totaled it
in an accident. (which that happened
three days after I put in the new
clutch) ha, ha.
comfortable inside, reliable, no major
engine problems, would buy another one
if given the chance
the seat started coming apart at the
seam, the a/c needed more freeon, and
the seat belts didn't retrack properly
(was on recall for that problem)