Written on: 18/07/2012 by darring
I bought my warrior 2009 with 49,000 miles on the clock? In 2011 after 57,000 58,000 miles hey presto the head gasket went plus bearings and seals on turbo.£1,200 later all was well,8 months later and about 4000 miles hey presto all the oil in the sump decided to make it way and mix with the water,so it looks like it could be another hefty bill.So anybody out there thinking of buying a truck steer clear MITSIBUSHI,I will never buy another ever. (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2012
Bought a pre registered 2010 4 life in 2010. Ran like a 3 legged dog from Day1, after continuing fob offs from the dealer and 3000 miles, I decided to trade the vehicle for a higher spec "Raging Bull" from a non franchised dealer,("talk about a fool and his money are soon parted"), this delight at least ran OK, but the paint then came off the factory fitted hardtop-after months of squit and excuses from the local dealer, Mitsubishi then condescended to a cheap hardtop respray. Guess what,... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2011 by sfish (1 review written)
Bought new and regularly serviced, but; 48,000 - new bottom pulley 74,000 - new diesel injector pump 78,000 - head gasket went 82,000 - crank seized Had to have engine rebuilt,then balance shaft seized Bought recon engine, but head gasket went WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!! (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2011
I bought bought this car in 2004 brand new and to start with everything was fine then 32,000 miles and 4 years later the head gasket went so got that fixed and carried on. A year later the crank casing shatered so i got that fixed as well ( geting a bit pee'd off by now ) then finaly last week the timing belt went (after 81,000 miles) so I SCRAPPED IT. Wish i had not bought it only reason I did was because my 23 year old Land rover county was begining to damage my back but i will be going... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2011
Not had teh L200 Long but cant fault in drives well teh new longer bed on teh back makes a hudge differecne greatt all round pickup topped off with really nice pacifici super sport canopy from www.trucktopusk.com (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2011
Only owned this L200 2.5 diesel for 3 months. Purchased from a local 4x4 dealer which is a part of a larger dealership in Norwich. With only 47000 on the clock I was hopeing this will last me for many years. Since owning it it has been back to have the Air Con serviced and has just had a new Head Gasket fitted. The gear change often feels very notchy and I am hopeing that I will have to fork out for a new clutch in the very near future. Battery failed today which is a non standard Mitsubushi... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2011
hi have owned this vehicle 5 weeks just over 6 months out of its manufacturers warranty at 49000 miles! in this short period of time i have experienced several problems e.g. on purchase heaters werent working, new radiator, head gasket, cylinder head, heater matrix and now got to take it back in to get thermostat replaced! spent 4 of the 5 weeks in for repair been in 3 times now in total.............oh yeah forgot something its now experiencing an oil leak, shouldve stuck with the 04 d2... (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2011
What a great vehical it is.got a japanese MMC L200(brand new) 2.5L Turbo Diesel on 2001 and it works like a horse till now,had done more than 450,000km and engine works like brand new,just had to change injectors once and had to repair power steering.but other than that there is no problem at all.can recommond to anyone,it got the blessings of the Mitshubishi and much like the legendly MMC 4DR5 Jeep. (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2011
Vehicle was used for light use occasionally towed a caravan broke 2rear springs and now crankshaft has broken in 2 and wrecked the block it was always treated 1st class .the tyres lasted years though,oh but I had to have a clutch fitted at 70,000
Miles. Was good off road even with road tyres I only got stuck once and managed to push it out.the truckman top always leaked water and the cable would ways snap on the latch. The airconditiong has a leak And doesn't work anymore .after all that I... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2011
WHEN THE TRUCK WAS BOUGHT IT WAS 4 YEARS 67000 MILES. ITS HAS NEEDED 2 BACK SPRINGS. STEERING BOX.RADIATOR, 3 HEAD GASKETS DONE, NEW HEAD CRAKED AT 90000. 4 EXHUASTS, FRONT PULLEY CAME OFF 3 TIMES, ALTERNATOR BELTS EVERY 3000 MILES.. THE FRONT PULLY IS A BIG PROBLEM LOTS OF PEOPLE HAD THIS TROUBLE I HAVE SPOKE TO.NOT THE BEST TRUCK IN THE WORLD. (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2010
this is the second l200td i have owned the first a for life great machine didnt even have to replace the tyres for the first 2 years!! no mechanical probs at all. the second is a warrior which i still own and just as good as the first. i think people need to realise if you carry lots of weight or tow heavy goods you will put huge strain on the engine no matter how well they are built this will take its toll eventually!!
my father has the nissan navara and if you like to fill up regularily... (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2010
Had my L200 crewcab pick-up for 12 years, i have 3 children, 3 border collies and we love outdoor activities so our vehicle choice is limited. This has been the best 4wd i've owned but last couple of years starting to spend a bit more money on repairs so considering a new/newer one. Seems from the reviews its not only the shape thats changed, also its reliability. Could it be that being the most popular crewcab pick-up Mitsubishi are banging them out too fast....that said some previous... (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2010
Bought a Mitsubishi L200 from new in August 2007. Vehicle was regularly serviced at my local Mitsubishi garage. After only 49,000 miles head gasket blew causing extensive damage to the engine, RAC attended stated this was a common problem with this vehicle. third one he had been to this month. My vehicle was 3 months out of warranty. neither the local garage i bought the vehicle from or Mitsubishi customer services were interested. (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2010
Our company bought an L200 Double Cab 4life DI-D on 1st February 2007 (56 plate).
35-37 mpg solo, 23-25mpg towing (exhibition trailers up to 1400kg).
Practical, comfortable and roomy; a pleasure to drive at all times.
Total cost throughout our ownership of non-service items: £17 inclusive to supply & fit failed oil-pressure switch: this done by a local competitively-priced independent garage (non-Mitsubishi).
* Truckman top had to go back for refitting twice due to poor... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2010 by shannonpowerlab (1 review written)
I bought it second hand in 2005. It is single cab with 4d56T. A piece of junk. Engine failed just recently. Initially thought about getting replacement Mitsubishi engine but was over priced and I could not trust it. So i bought a Ford Transit engine 2.5DI non turbo and put it in. Never buy an diesel engine with petrol block. It is going to fail. (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2010
Best of the japanese utes,quarter the price of a hilux of same ages,goes more places handles better,more power than a 2.8.Been driven hard every day in the forset and only had minor issues,make sure you fit a big aftermarket radiator to keep that hot little 2.5td cool and you won't have any engine dramas!! (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2010
Bought this L200 to work on my site, it's job entailed pulling a 300kg trailer up and down a steep hill all day. For pulling power (not on the 'getting ladies front) it's great, a real tugboat of a motor, but the build quality and reliability is SHOCKING!!! Since owning it, new break pipes, new front diff (now broken again!), exhaust fell off, radiator blew up, now the head has actaully cracked!!!! so need new head, gaskets, skimming etc etc etc etc....
Now I've done the research I hear... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2010
Wanted one of these since seeing it in its launch at the CLA game fair 2006. Bought mine Sept last year, its been great, fairly economic averaging 35mpg and I dont drive slow.
However, I am now totally gutted, the head gasket failed and its going to cost me £2500 in repairs, Mitsubishi acknowledge the problem but wont do anything aobut it.
Doing a bit of research on the internet and it appears that this problem is not a case of if it happens but more like when it happens.
I will be... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2010
My only -ve comment on the L200 (4x4 model - manual) is the transmission ratio between 1st and 2nd gear (either 2H or 4H). I don't know the exact ratio but I can feel that the difference between those gears are too much.
A bit difficult for first timer to drive off-road. Need to rev up before shifting to 2nd.
My +ve comment is I never encounter any problem with mine. I have the full confidence with my L200. Coming to 150,000 km and had seen a lot of extreme off-road action since I bought... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2010
best jeep ever made.will pull 4 tonne at 70 mph and will eat a tank of diesel in 400 miles.engine is reliable if regular oil changed.not prone to rust or chassis distortion.will go over its 110 mph clock.will do burnouts all day.i drive the the jeep to try break it and cant.only down side is goes out of track easily and eats tyres.also should be 3.0 instead of 2.5 needs more ease instead of high turbo boost.sinks like titanic of road because of the weight it is.there a all rounder... (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2010
had new clutch 3 mnths ago new discs brakes back brakes other than that a fantastic truck great performance had new bfg at tyres befor snow outstanding never faild us would recemend it to anyone same again cup holders above radio not practical no foot rest for left leg wen not driving i like the drive not to hard i wish someone had told me that its a tad long for carparks as ive hit it 3 times luckily no damage other than that the best truck ive had the pleasure of driving plenty of power... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2010
85,000 miles on clock 03 plate, big end, small end, crankshaft all knackered! Expensive to repair - new engine. As with all these things have since found out this is an inherant fault particularly with 03/53 plate models! New engine fitted, 1 oil leak, back to mechanics (under 12 month warranty luckily) had it back for 4 weeks and now drinking oil! Think i will be getting rid! Toyota hilux all the way... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2010
SIX CLUTCHES IN 96000, MITSUBISHI ONLY PAID FOR ONE. DO THEY HAVE A PROBLEM? THIS IS MY SECOND MITSUBISHI & THE LAST. REAR SEATS CRAMPED, HARD RIDE, CAN LIVE WITH THAT.60000 0UT OF TYRES & BRAKES, GREAT INPROVEMENT ON THE PAJERO, BUT THAT CLUTCH IS JUNK! (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2009
I HAVE HAD THE L 200 2.5 TD SINGLE CAB FOR 10 YEARS AND ITS BEEN THE BEST TRUCK I COULD HAVE HOPED FOR , IVE HAD TO DO NOTHING EXCEPT OIL CHANGE , CAM BELT, AND BRAKE PADS, THIS TRUCK HAS BEEN FANTASIC ,I RESPECT THE TRUCK AND TREAT IT WITH CARE AND IT HAS REWARDED ME , (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2009
most expensive pile of rubbish i have ever had the displeasure of owning. In the year i have owned it i have had: 3 new waterpumps and thermostats, 4wd sensor, broken leaf spring, head gasket, water hose split, turbo waste-gate linkage fell off, power steering belt come off (although that was due to some incompetent mechanics) and an alternator. Not bad for a car with 75000 on the clock. Had a hilux before this and i now wish i hadnt changed it. that had 127000 on the clock, 1996 model i... (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2009
I cant complain about this car.
It has been totally reliable since the day I bought it, only a few problems, but then again all cars suffer from a bit of wear and tear, and you can't expect nothing to ever go wrong with a car.
I can fit everything i need into it, which is perfect after I have gone shopping, as I can fit all the bags in, plus the pushchair and still have a load of room left.
I suppose I am quite lucky as my other half is a mechanic, so if any problems do go wrong, it is... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2009
Mitsubishi l200 Worst car I ever had the displeasure to own.
I would have loved this as it suites my life style but totally unreliable.
Vaccuum hose off twice and broken down recovery called
Starting and perfomance issues, + would only idle until engine warmed up at one stage (couldnt move at all for a couple of minutes!)
2 leaf springs broken seperate @ times
Rear mitsi top swapped out bad build quality, new one three lock failures
Head gasket blew took 2.5 weeks to repair broke down 1.5... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2009
i have owned my pick up for 4 years in that time i have done about 100,000 miles in it. i have had it serviced every 4500 miles. the only thing which have gone are starter motor(i stop and start in the pick up loads of times a day with my work), set of new springs on the back and i had a new clucth put on.
its a 51 plate i intend keeping it until nits dead.
i think it is better than a hilux same age as they are poor at towing are very slow and cost two much.
Written on: 08/09/2009
The Mitsubishi L200 2.5TD Double Cab Pick-up is a pile of rubbish! The engine failed 06/09, North City Autos 'repaired' it at a cost of £797.07, driving to Cornwall early August, the vehicle broke down again, had to be towed to a Mitsubishi garage in Plymouth, the engine is completely useless! Mitsubishi do not want to know, I am desperately trying to find a replacement engine just to get the vehicle back on the road to sell it - its impossible. The L200 has an inherent problem with its... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2009
The Mitsubishi L200 2.5TD Double Cab Pick-up is easy to use simple (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2009
Major problems with bottom ends going. It happened to me at 60k 4 yrs old, well renowned for this. No warning, starts by small oil leak. This 2.5 mitsubishi has a serious fault and should have been recalled. I had my l200 warrior for 5 months the bottom end went and left me stranded on M4. Purchased Mitsubishi L200 2.5TD from main dealer fsh needed new engine mitsi wanted 4k. My mechanic deals in cars and says the l200 is always being pushed into the auction houses with engine trouble, can... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2009 by j hickson
new Mitsubishi L200 2.5TD Double Cab Pick-up, good to drive but has spent a lot of time at dealers. gearbox faulty, clutch faulty, rear spring clamps, steering column, turbo pipe & the list goes on. (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2009 by klobo12000 (1 review written)
bought my mitsubishi l200 ten months ago,had a small problem with the egr valve in the first month,took it to main dealers three times,they couldent find the fault,eventualy it rectified itself, then a few months later the belts went slack,mitz assist put it right, now i have just got it back after three weeks in the main dealers,for a overheating fault,luckily was covered by the warrenty,new cylinder head,radiator...etc £2,000+,at least its guarenteed for two years,unlimited miles,bit of... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2009
Mitsubishi L200 2.5TD Double Cab Pick-up is good for towing and great for driving (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2009 by tawake
i live in tropic south pacific got a twin cab l200 4d56 engine intercooler 2005 model 4 stroke, ealry start in morning intial start it very jerky start is any body got this problem.... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2009 by dcunningham12
The full review contains all the problems.
I bought a Mitsubishi L200 53 reg. in June 2008 for £6000 second hand, which is a very good price. This car was recommended by a roadside mechanic- he was wrong. The first problem i noticed was the rear windows, they take a great effort to close; they keep going back down again. Eventually, i had to use force! Secondly, I was driving on the motorway at about 85mph, and a warning light appeared, 'Economic control unit'. This is where the engine is... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2009 by muddymarcus (2 reviews written)
Have had my Mitsubishi L200 for 4 months now and have found a friend on four wheels. I use it to commute on motorway and in standing town traffic with great fuel consumption figures of 30 mpg with ease. We have used it for our caravan holidays towing a 1200 kg van and have found that out of all the 4x4's we've owned this has been the best tug, its so solid even in strong winds. This truck pulls and pulls as if its eager to please and will pull right through to 100 mph with ease :-) (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2009 by nothanks
You have to remember that this is a 3 tonne pick-up that you can fit up to five people in.
Its a 4x4 made for going off road but also works well on the road, so best of both worlds.
In the end it's the best looking double cab up to 2005 in my opinion.
Go buy a used one with anything up to 100,000 miles on the clock and enjoy it. Just make sure its been looked after and the oil was changed regularly, it is a turbo after all.
Being a diesel with the right care and attention like everything it... (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2008 by mr2dog (1 review written)
I have had a Hilux and Navara and Pajero and a disco but my 2005 warrior beats them all but the Hilux was a bit better on fuel but the warrior is sill the best truck over all but like all trucks you need to buy it new or buy one which has not been used by a builder or some one like that as you will have problems as they will kill the truck and trade it in and the dealer will clean it up and sale it to you and that is where you will get all the problems and that ' s with all trucks so check... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2008 by STU MILL (2 reviews written)
I no longer have my l200 had everything done to it by the book injectors, turbo, injection pump, actuator, egr, filters, fuel lines cleaned and the rest? The garage that done all this work was beat my l200 was still holding back pouring out smoke this is by far the worst vehicle I have ever had in my life. (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2008 by lywood
Brought mine two months ago, second hand on 53 plate. Head gasket just gone at 42000 miles. Been told by a Mitsubishi engineer that they can fix head gasket for £1200, but within six months the engine will push rod outside though the casing. Which means it will need new engine. The mechanic says its a common fault and has changed 75 engines in last twelve months. New engine cost £7000. Has anyone else experienced this? (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2008 by STU MILL (2 reviews written)
I bought this Mitsubishi L200 pick up 5 months ago and still runs like a broken clock that cant be repaired? so far? driving along and it starts holding back like a 5 ton trailer it towing then starts to blast out black smoke BAD, so far it has been into 3 garages including mitsubishi in berwick upon tweed who even got it wrong saying it was the gate valve on the turbo sticking? so wrong. Up to now all filters have been changed, all fuel pipes checked over, another turbo, injectors... (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2008 by m morris
Poor suspension very expensive repair costs unreliable anybody who repairs them seem to need two or three attempts to fix problems. (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2008
Very good for tarmac, good all-round finish. More for show than 4X4 of road work, as I needed on my 5000 acre farm. (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2008
It's a great Pick-up but the gear box makes a crunch. The Mitsubishi L200 looks good. (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2007 by Stanga
I have driven this car over 15.000 km through rough Amazon jungle, and as any other car, it surely broke down, but compared to my friends who drive Toyota Hilux , Nissan Frontier and Isuzu KB, This car is just magnificent. It will keep going where others gave up far earlier, and the 2.5 TD engine out performs the the 2.8 Hilux engine with no trouble at all. Off road handling is better than any of these 3 cars. Most Gold Miners in this area have switched to this type of vehicle instead of... (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2007 by christianm456 (2 reviews written)
The Mitsubishi L200 is a good truck but a bit heavy on diesel and many suffer from diesel pump problems which is fine if under warranty but could be expensive otherwise. (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2007 by funat406 (2 reviews written)
Mitsubishi might have made great battle ships and tanks, but this is not a feet of engineering - in my opinion it's a bad compromise.
The worst vehicle I have every driven. Worse than the Cossack Ural A 3-wheel motor bike made in Russia during the cold war era, in fact the L200 shares the same type of suspension - A leaf spring. Out of date.
I recommend you not to buy of one of these. My dealer hasn't been any help and neither have Mitsubishi. I advise you to get a Landrover instead. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2007 by rchumroo
I have read what some many people have written about Mitsubishi L200. I reckon they were just unlucky. The L200 is an awesome car with power if known how to drive it properly. Its interior is properly design for heavy luxury. Its is very good on diesel. The body is hard and the reliability is at its best. I will definitely recommend Mitsubishi to who ever want to experience a good driving experience. Quality car. (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2007 by Rabbit banger (15 reviews written)
The Mitsubishi L200 2.5TD Double Cab Pick-up is not a very good truck, it's almost impossible to do a good turn even in full lock! If you push the dash in the whole of the front interior surface moves with it. There have been a few problems, the windows always jam, the parking sensors have given up the ghost and the anti- theft radio has broken 4 times now. The rear seat room is similar to a BMW six series or sport coupe of such. It is okay off road as it has 4wd h/l. However, the suspension... (read more)
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