I HAVE HAD LOTS OF CARS ALL USED I INHERITED THIS OF A FAMILY MEMBER AND IT IS MY FAVOURITE THE CAR IS COMFORTABLE ,SMOOTH AND IS A PLEASANT CAR TO DRIVE AND IS VERY GOOD ON PETROL.
MY SISTER HAD IT BEFORE ME FOR FOUR YEARS AND IT HAD NO PROBLEMS OR MONEY SPENT ON EXCEPT FROM SEVICEING OTHERWISE NOTHING HAS GONE WRONG.
THE CAR IS VERY STURDY AND HAS A NICE INTERIOR AND THE ON BOARD COMPUTER DISPLAYS MPG AND AVERAGE SPEED. THE CAR IS VERY COMFORTABLE ON LONG JOURNEY'S AND IS VERY ROOMY AND THE BOOT HAS A LOT OF SPACE.
MY CAR IS CURRENTLY DOING 36MPG WHICH IN MY OPINION IS GOOD FOR A USED 2001 1.6 PETROL CAR.
THE EQUIPMENT THE CAR HAS ON BOARD IS VERY BASIC AND HAS FRONT ELECTRIC WINDOWS AND HAS DEAD LOCKING DOORS WHICH IS HANDY IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BACK.
IT ALSO HAS ELECTRIC MIRRORS AND AIR CONDITIONING.
I FIND THE CAR VERY ECONOMICAL AND DRIVES VERY WELL AND HANDLES GREAT ON MOTORWAYS AND ON BEND AND IS GOOD IN WINTRY CONDITIONS.
THE CAR IS VERY QUIET AND SERVICING PARTS ARE AFFORDABLE AND EASY TO GET HOLD OF.
THE ONLY BAD POINT THERE IS NOT VERY MANY OF THE CARISMA'S AROUND SO IF YOU WANT USED PARTS FOR THE CAR THEY CAN BE TRICKY TO GET HOLD OF.
BUT OVERALL I LIKE THE CAR AND WOULD SAY ITS MY FAVOURITE OUT OF MY CARS SO FAR AND IS NICE TO DRIVE.
I bought the Mitsubishi Carisma Equippe in 2004. Since then I have found it to be an extremely safe, reliable and well-equipped car. Its road handling is truly excellent at ALL speeds, and its performance is exceptional. For a 1.6 litre petrol engine, I found it to have above average gettaway power than most others in its class. Its five door hatchback look, coupled with its good boot space make it a very good family car.
Other features include twin air-bags, air-conditioned controlled cabin, four speaker CD/Radio system front electric windows, comfortable driving seat and good visibility throughout. This, for me, makes it one of the BEST cars I have ever owned in this price range, and believe me when I tell you I am VERY critical.
I have never had to use the 3 year breakdown service afforded by Mitsubishi, and I have never even had to change a bulb.
This is truly an excellent car. I just hope that its new counterpart (the Mitsubishi Lancer) is half as good.