Reliable petrol V6 483.000kms & counting
just keeps going used for farm work towing & 4WDing have replaced starter motor & alternator this year ( $110 ea aftermarket) last year the harmonic balancer ( seems to be a common problem) overall a cheap 4wd that keeps on going. at close to half a million kms who cares about a few $ a year for maintainance
Got it brand new in 2010
Great car only 65000klm on.the clock but drove twice from Perth to uluru .also one trip from Perth to Cape York. A bit wobbly around city runabout otherwise great car
Purchased in June 2010 at Paceway Mitsubishi for $46,000.
Wonderful car , love it
It is used as a daily driver, does offroading on the odd weekend , get it serviced regularly and on time . It has done 260000kms and I just changed the original water pump , not because it wasn't working ,but because I just put in a new timing belt. Amazing durability. Last Challenger made in Japan
Purchased in July 2013 for $5,000.
Good car but some improvements
Use the challenger as family commuter and some off road. The car gets used on a daily basis. The issues i have found is the car still uses a timing belt and the fact it has to replaced every 90,000kms. Car gets serviced every 6-12 months
Purchased in August 2017 for $27,560.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
I bought a 1998 challenger about 15 years ago and had it for a few years then bought a Prado.
I really liked the challenger and it towed my 1974 millard (800kg) caravan really well.
I just bought another Challenger, auto, 2004, $7000, 200 thousand on the clock, for my kids to share. They'll use it to drive from central coast to Sydney, which they do often.
It's really smooth, handles well, BUT it goes up hills at 80k's an hour!!!! And if you know the M1 going up Mooney hill or Ourimbah, I'm in the truck lane going up the hill!
I bought it f...
Purchased in March 2021 for $7,000.
Ripper vehicle both on and off road
1999 3.0L V6 Manual.
Got it second hand with 160,000ks on the clock, had been in a mild crash but opportunity was taken to get a bullbar was fitted. This car is a beast, I’ve taken it on some pretty sketchy tracks in the flinders and it held its own against $100K+ land cruisers and patrols. Pretty good considering I snagged him for $3K! Great for camping and country driving, I mainly use it for surf trips. I’ve serviced it since buying and have added an awning, new headlights, new rocks cover gasket and new tie rods. Overall I am very pleased ...
Purchased in July 2020 for $3,000.
Does the job bloody well
Very reliable Vehicle ..it’s basically a triton..
Good price point ..had it for an year but done it’s job very well..I get it serviced every 20,000 kms ..some minor issues but overall great 4wd
Purchased for $19,000.
Great car but beware faulty balance shaft!
Bought brand new 4x4 to commute to work and used on long highway travel and city travel, used a lot for towing and needed the boot room. Always serviced by the book with minimal issues. Read a few reviews before buying and most were spot on. Great room in boot even with seats erect which was handy as i didn’t have to take a baby seat in and out to keep my boot space.
Great to drive, fuel economy usually around 11-13litres per 100km depending on use.
Fuel tank is small, could be bigger, first set of factory tyres lasted 120,000kms! Annoying f...
Purchased in November 2014 for $47,000.
2014 Challenger PC
Purchased the 4by new with Mitsubishi bull bar, Snorkel, rusting proofing, mats, roof rack and some other items. Have updated the suspension and changed the fuel tank to 107L. Been a great vehicle on and off road. Travelled out into the desert and done long drives in the country. The vehicle is regularly serviced and I also do maintenance between the factory services.
The only down side is the torque is a high stall and will only go into lockup in 4th and 5th gear. The upside, there is a mod that fixes that. If Mitsubishi fixes the lockup fo...
Purchased in February 2014 at Motorama Springwood Qld.
Most reliable vehicle I've owned.
2005 turbo diesel auto. Purchased 2008 at 133k. Replaced suspension with OME, slight lift.
Used truck for extended overland journey 2009, shipped from NZ to China. Drove up through China to Mongolia, crossed the Gobi desert, and travelled into Siberia at Urkutsk. Drove across Siberia, through the Urals to Western Russia, Moscow, then north to St Petersburg, Finland, then south to the Baltic states, Poland ,Czech republic, Germany, and France. Transferred vehicle via ferry to England, driving up to Scotland, returning to Cambridge for contain...
Don’t buy if you enjoy a safe drive
Wow, possibly the worst car I’ve ever owned. Sounded like a tractor, and handled like one. But I can live with that, it got me off road a bit. What is unforgivable is that when a car hit me at approx 60kph, hard enough to roll the challenger over its roof and on to the other side, NOT A SINGLE AIRBAG DEPLOYED. The car was under three years old. Having recovered from the surgery I needed, I now drive a Lexus - 450h and love it!!
2 wheel drive diesel
2WD. Huge problem with blowing black smoke and loss of power immediately after taking delivery purchased secondhand. Dealer refused refund.
Fair Trading involved but useless. Dealers only seemed capable of putting on computer and reporting no fault. Months of dispute.
Eventually a dealer Keystar Mitsubishi at Caboolture agreed to check and tighten everything found no fault caharged very reasonable $160 and problem has been solved
.Still, thirstier than expected around 17 litres per 100 kms towing a lihht caravan.
Have now travelled several thousand kms and pleased with vehicle.
Hi Power Engine Overheat Mitsubishi Challenger
used for family use only on a daily basis never towed anything
known problem Hi Power Engine Overheat
car was serviced regularly
Car started to over heat at 2 years of age, just relised recently that when they sold me the car they were aware of this overheating issue and did not declare this to me at the sale. the overheating makes the head crack. the engine has to be replaced by mitsubishi. I have already had the thermostat replaced, and many other things that have gone wrong with the vehicle
Any person having these issues need to report ...
we purchase new manual in 2010. Find economy good. We get 9l/100 travelling at 95 to 105. Sometimes better, sometimes worse depending on hills. With the camper it's12 to 14. We've done 173k travelling lots of tracks (Oodnadatta, Tanami, Birdsville etc etc) It's never missed a beat .
Now I would like an auto and with just a tad more power as our new camper is 1.5 T loaded. So reliable. Best value 4wd for the bucks. Any suggestions for a replacement with say 10% more power?
This has been a great car up until now that it looks to be having head issues. It got warm a limitless while ago but not boiling hot and is now using water and looks to have an oil like substance in the coolant
Should this be covered due to the recent recall for issues with this engine
Questions & Answers
I have a 2001 for Mitsubishi Challenger PA 3.0 V6. 4wd 4X4 gear Bushing is gone looking for a part but cant seem to find the correct one for modle. any suggestions
Yep it's called a fulcrum bush. Can be a bit of a challenge to change. You can get them direct from Mitsi or about $40 from memory on eBay.
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|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Release date||July 2013||Dec 2009||Feb 1998|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2015||Dec 2013||Dec 2006|
|Replaced by||Mitsubishi Pajero Sport QE||Mitsubishi Pajero Sport QE||Mitsubishi Pajero Sport QE|
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