Mitsubishi! > Cars
The following car models are covered.
Eclipse, Eclipse Spyder
Lancer, Lancer Evolution Evo, Lancer Sportback
Montero, Montero Sport
LRV Stealth Sigma Truck Starion Van/Wagon Tredia Cordia Pickup 3000 Wagon FH 211 FE SP Van
A few class problems: Mitsubishi Cars has class problems like 2003 Lancer Clutch, 1999 Galant Brakes, 2000 and 2001 Eclipse Rims
A few quality problems too: J.D. Power finds 2003 Mitsubishi Autos' Quality to be ....
Do you like lemons? Mitsu got lots of 'em: New Jersey Consumer Affairs Department did a decade-long (1989-99) study on lemon cars. Where did Mitsubishi cars place in it? Guess?
What about some serious chest injury? M'bishi got them too. 2002, 2003, 2004 Lancer (Evolution Evo) 'Fail' Side-impact test: 2 ut of pssible 5 stars. 21-25% chance of serious chest injury.
More on Mitsubishi Cars Coming up later.
Plan is to make it a comprehensive source of information on Mitsubishi autos. Unlike most resources on web trying to sell you new Mitsubishi autos, we will concentrate on providing you the best available information. Safety and reliabilty aspects of Mitsubishi cars are often neglected or mentioned in passing by most resouces we have seen on the internet. It's not hard to see the reasons behind that. While it is nice to have a car that can do 0 to 60 in sub-5 second, or has seat heaters that can heat up your backside in 365 different ways, our priority is a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient car with good resale value and responsive manufacturer and dealers.
Later we will write about how to make the best use of this site. Meanwhile a few pieces of interesting info on Mitsu Autos:
Insurance Risks: In studies by independent research units of insurance firms, models like Montero (Sport), Galant and Lancer seem to have high injury, collision and theft insurance risks.
Front, Side, Rollover Crash/Impact/Collision Test Results: 2004 Lancer evolution 'fails' (2 out of 5 stars) the side impact test. 2004 Mitsubishi Galant fares 'poor' on IIHS's side impact test. Montero Sports have traditionally done badly in rollover tests.
Lemon law and Auto Warranty Study by New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs: Mitsubishi cars were 5 times as likely to have lemon complaints as the top make, on a per car registered basis.