Please note that the Mitsubishi Delica has been discontinued for retail in Australia, but is still currently in production and is sold by importers.
Perfect off road van!
I've had my d5 for 2 years now and it's given us NO pRobles at all. It spacious and comfortable and it goes alright off road. Literally a multifunctional family car that goes 4wd too! Love it! I recommend this car to anyone. Currently looking to buy the turbo diesel version now.
Auto Academy - Paul
From a Delica mechanic's point of view.
I run a Melbourne based business (Auto Academy in Moorabbin). We have been carrying out repairs to these vehicles for a number of years now so are well aware of the common issues Delica's sometimes suffer.
All in all, they are a very well made vehicle. I don't say that lightly because I'm not generally a fan of many other Mitsubishi made vehicles.
If in the market to purchase a Delica, I strongly recommend having the vehicle mechanically assessed by someone who knows them well. For example, I recently repaired a vehicle purchased with a certificate of roadworthiness which the buyer thought to be in good order because the certificate had been issued. It is now costing the owner around seven thousand dollars to repair many suspension and rust issues as well as other faults. Because many of the parts for these vehicles can be expensive, the cost can be quite daunting for those who didn't envisage these costs when they bought the vehicle.
I think the Delica is a great multi-use vehicle. They are well built, solid, comfortable, ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Chassis and component rusting can be a major problem and expense. Many component bushings readily fail.