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Mitsubishi Challenger PB

Mitsubishi Challenger PB (2009-2013)

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Reviews

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (2)
  • Noise Level
    2.5 (2)
  • Braking
    5.0 (2)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.0 (2)
  • Gear Shifting
    4.5 (2)
  • Suspension
    4.5 (2)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.0 (2)
  • Handling
    4.5 (2)
  • Interior Design
    4.5 (2)
  • Boot Size
    4.5 (2)
  • Comfort
    4.5 (2)
  • Features
    3.5 (2)
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Jacques
JacquesPerth, WA

Got it brand new in 2010

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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.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Sunil
Sunil
  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes

Does the job bloody well

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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.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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george6750
george6750Caboolture
  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

2 wheel drive diesel

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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.

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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMar 2018
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Gerard T
Gerard TRye
  • 2 reviews

head issue

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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

BadgeLS
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJuly 2011
Gerard T
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Jason
JasonMelbourne
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great car thats reliable

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Have have the vehicle for 148,000km now, never missed a beat. Reliable and has done everything ive asked of it, including some serious off road work and towing. Only minor let down was turbo lag, but that was easily sorted with a bit of a tune.

Would defiantly buy another

BadgeLS
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedSept 2010
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happy campers
happy campersbrisbane
  • 6 reviews
  • 1 like

THE BEST

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This 4x4 is the best I have ever bought, it has great towing, it is great going up the beach or off road, fuel is good about 10 litres to 100 klms, towing 12 litres to 100 klms, never had a issue with it as you would not with a 10 year drive train, great

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TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJune 2011
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Tal
TalMelbourne
  • 9 reviews
  • 2 likes

Reliable on the road and bush.

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The power is excellent, I tow 2.3 ton Caravan for 20K km easily. The diesel use is fairly economical, Average 9.50 liters per 100 km. When towing the Caravan the average is 15 liters per 100 km. Very good 4WD system, Drove at Kimberly, very sturdy car. Very capable cruising control, manual 5 speed. It's an easy car to drive around the city. It is great vehicle.

BadgeXLS
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedMay 2016
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shf001
shf001
  • 10 reviews
  • 6 likes

Outstanding tow vehicle for 2.5 tonne caravan

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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJune 2012
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Very good general 4wd package, towing 1.3 tonne pop top

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No complaints, need to change the timing belt soon, could be about $1,000, have done several short caravan trips, very capable cruising at 90km per hour, manual 5 speed, vg on fuel, about 10lt/100km with van on, and loaded, as low as about 7.5lt/100km without van, on easy cruising max 100km per hour

BadgeLS
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedOct 2015
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Bernie dV
Bernie dVBolwarra NSW
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Update on March 2015 "OK" Review

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Mitsubishi ultimately replaced the engine just out of warranty after an extended period. One dead engine after 140,000 kms which was not unusual for vehicles used for anything other than light work. The car yeard had a nice collection of Tritons with the same engine also waiting replacement.

Second engine has just died after about 40,000kms. The lessons I take from this are that the 2.4lt turbo diesel is not the engine you want for the car you want for serious off road towing or as a laden work vehicle. I would be very concerned if I was looking at the Pajero Sports which has the same engine and an (alleged) greater towing capacity. It is a problem waiting to happen.

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Bernie dV
Bernie dV

Third engine died. Mitsubishi customer service still ordinary. Looking for resolution on the basis that unfortunately this vehicle was a lemon and needs to be retired gracefully.

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Alegend86
Alegend86Brisbane
  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great Car it Will Impress You

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2012 PB Challenger 4x2 excellent on Diesel can get bout 800km out of tank. Big cargo area space, nice & roomy, service a little expensive though, 15km $600, 30km $1200, will go independent for next service. Engine a little noisy when cold but other than that great quality car for the price. Has a lot of power when putting the foot down quite impressed by that, factory CD player not the greatest suggest an up grade on that. I've done 65,000km and still on the original tyres there only half worn so pretty happy with that also.

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Excellent fuel economy for a 4x4 and capability,

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Better than expected!

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We purchased our Challenger new in 2011 (LS Auto, Seven seat), 4x4 system is fantastic, has surprised many people in their Toyota's. Fuel economy took 45k to drop under 10L/100km, tows camper trailer easily. Huge rear cargo area. Factory stereo is rubbish, had it replaced with Alpine system with DVD in headrests.

Some of the door trims are showing wear after 70k....kids are pretty rough on cars! Rear suspension changed under warranty in first 10k (leaking). Servicing is a little expensive, but only once a year. Speedo is way out compared to GPS 118kmh on dial to do 110 on GPS. Over all has been a good car and much better value for money than other brands!

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Jacrisp
JacrispIllawarra, NSW
  • 20 reviews
  • 9 likes

Excellent family 4wd

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Great 4wd for a great price. Used to ship the family to the shops, tow our camper trailer and offroad some decent trails to the ability of the tyres.
This is a sub $40k vehicle based off an agricultural ute so do not expect Toyota Prado luxury and comfort. For of the price it does well and I have no regrets.

Fuel usage is better than expected, 9L/100km on combined and mid 8's for freeway. This is with a bullbar and auto transmission.

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Dan
Dan
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Dependable and very good off road performance

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Questions & Answers

alrene
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Challenger PB (2009-2013)

oil pump failure need a new motor

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Does this have a dpf filter

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Does a 2012 Mitsubishi challenger have a dpf filter

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Mitsubishi Challenger PB (2009-2013)

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CategoryLarge / 7 Seater SUVs
Release dateDec 2009
Discontinuation dateDec 2013
Replaced byMitsubishi Pajero Sport QE
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