My Expo has been fantastic! I bought this 1994 model in 1998 and have had it for 4 years. It is nearing 100,000 miles, and the only money (besides regular oil changes) that I have put into it was a month ago when I had new brakes. It has been running with original equipment for 8 years.
Bottom Line, my 94 Expo Lrv has 230,000 miles on it, and a cylinder leak down test showed that the motor still has 90% compression. Sixteen years, 230K no worries. Mitsubishi has won me over, and because of this used 94 Expo, I will ALWAYS have a Mitsubishi in my garage!
This car has been very reliable and versatile - cargo room with seats folded down is amazing. Mileage is still 19/27 even after 172,000 miles. Engine is still running strong. The car has needed normal maintenance (fluids, brakes, tires, tune-ups, front struts, axles, catalytic converter). Unusual repairs were a bad distributor and a leak in the gas tank. Transmission still shifts smoothly. Car does seem to go through brakes, and the rotors tend to warp. The Expo handles well, is very easy to park, and the 4 cylinder engine is adequate, straining only when fully loaded and going uphill with the AC on. This has been a great car for a large family with small kids. Still a daily driver.
My 1994 Mitsubishi Expo is the car we always take when antiquing, vacationing or anything else. it is the car of choice when driving with friends. The backseat is comfortable for average size women. The driver's seat sits high and straight backed for a short driver. The only part I've replaced besides regular maintenance is the motor for the interior heater at 173,000 miles. i predict the Expo will have a fan club following as did the orig. VW Beetle.