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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    That I have no 'Carisma'!!! Wanted something reliable and thats what it was. Didn't owe me a penny.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    That it was reliable and a bit knackered........

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    A Carisma, no. But defo another Mitsu. Some of their new models look quite nice.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    I replaced it with a V-reg Renault Scenic. Lets see if thats as reliable............

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    June 2002

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yup, scratches on the near side rear wing and a couple of tiny dings elsewhere but £1800 for a 5 year old car, BARGAIN!!

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    We were taking the Mother-Outlaw (sorry, In-law) on holiday with us and I only had a 3 door Fiesta Si at the time. It was time for something bigger.

    What was the dealer like?

    Chap flogging cars off the front of his house in Coventry. Seemed nice enough but would probably sell his Gran if there was a profit in it!

  • Driving it

    2 out of 5 2.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Boring but willing. Cruises on the motorway fine but don't expect any exciting B-road rallying antics.

    What's it like to park?

    A barge

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    The car has sadly died as of March 2007. It was a slow death, things started packing up in February (electrics) and finally the head gasket went and would have cost stoopid money to fix. Apart from that, when it was working, nothing major. Just the norm like brakes and tyres. Although mine ate bulbs for fun for some reason......

    What's most practical about your car?

    Huge boot, ideal for families. Interior storage not that good though.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    I liked they way that you could still shut your electric sunroof and windows after you had taken the keys out for about 30 secs after. V.handy.