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So happy with purchase
Recently purchased our first ever new car and chose a Mitsubishi Triton. What a surprise package. Know why it made ute of the year. Great looking ute. Very comfortable drive. So many safety features and automatic functions. It’s fantastic. Very easy to use giving you hands free communication.
Has been a great ute
This Ute has been totally reliable for the 7 years of ownership. The only small issue was the usual turbo lag on take off (Which you get used to) and some rust in the roof, which Mitsubishi rectified for me. Otherwise very happy with the way it performed on road and off-road - so much that I bought a new MR 2020 Triton. Hope it’s as reliable!
Grain Of Salt reviews
Most negative reviews I have read miss all of the hints which are above the text box when you write a review. They also lack a lot of important context, seem very un-reasonable or are on a used purchase and have no history on the car.
Purchased in November 2019.
Warranty not worth paper its written on
Have done 15,000ks (6 months) on my $40k brand new car and the brakes squeak every time they are applied. Even though it clearly states brakes and linings are covered by a 20,000k 12 month warranty, Mitsubishi have refused to fix them (head office) not just the dealer. Apparently buying a new car and driving with squeaking brakes isn’t a major failure. Now they expect me to pay to have them fixed! Hate to think the battles I’ll have in future when any other warranty issues arise.
Wouldn’t buy another Mitsubishi ever again.
Purchased in October 2019 for A$40,000.00.
Have had some issues.
Cracked head beyond repair @ 63000ks
Replaced under warranty.
The day after the car was returned to me the glow plugs failed.
Replaced under warranty.
I like the ute but the problems i have had hasn't given me much faith in the build.
Things like this shouldn't happen at 60,000ks.
Throttle response and turbo lag is terrible but can be fixed with a throttle controller.
Stock suspension is terrible needs to be replaced.
Purchased in August 2019 for A$25,000.00.
Great ute for the price
I bought a 2018 MQ GLX+ Triton dual cab 4x4 on runout, it honestly wasn't my first choice ute at the time but my finances meant it was the only choice.
Now I've done 50 000km in I couldn't be happier, the engine and gearbox are solid and it goes just fine four wheel driving, nothing heavy yet but I have built serious cars in the past and driven crazy tracks, this car feels pretty good.
It was cheap
It's as comfortable as most cars
Small turning circle due to short wheel base
The small engine doesn't seem to lack power as it's figures sugg...
- Triton MQ 4x4 2.4L Turbo Diesel GLS (2015-2020)
- Verified purchase
BEST UTE EVER! TRY ME!
Totally effortless offroad. Very fuel efficient. Can keep up with anything offroad with ease. Plenty of aftermarket support. The Triton community is very welcoming if you're wanting to join. Cheers.
Purchased in October 2019 for A$33,000.00.
Love the Triton
Triton was the best rated and best price. I chose the black( wrong choice) but the car is extremely comfortable and reliable with 7 year warranty and fixed price service
Good light weight workhorse
Bought my MQ 2.4 turbo diesel 6 speed about 4.5 years ago. Now done 191000 km to date . Cracked exhaust manifold at 67000 km and replaced under warranty. Replaced the rear leaf springs with constant rate 300 kg springs just recently to carry loads more easily due to my work and for towing. Apart from being a bit under powered it drives as I expect it should. Just started jumping out of 3rd gear but if I hold it in it's fine but I can put up with this as it is always working under load in all gears except 6th gear which I rarely use as it's too ...high. I've seen a low 5.5 l/100km but this would stress the gearbox to keep this up so I just drive it like a petrol and use the appropriate gears to get going. I've washed it about 3 times and wiped out the interior occasionally and apart from wear and tear on the seats then all is fine with no sign of rust. Priced reasonable as well . I'd get another one but in this case I'll just replace the parts as they fail as it's a good work vehicle.
Purchased in July 2015.
Overhearing, dealer takes over 5weeks to repair
Bought a second hand 2012 mn triton in December 2019, coolant down dealer said just replaced overflow bottle topped up and away I went. Two days later no coolant, dealer water pump gone, replaced. Had vehicle for about two weeks, coolant down and noticed between engine and gear box. Back to dealer, Mitsubishi dealer check and said head in stress level. Back to dealer bought triton from. Sent head away to be checked and surface ground. Head now back on vehicle, this has taken over four weeks to get to this stage. Air bag light on when vehicle we...nt for head repair. Now they scan it and Curtin side air bag fault. This could have been sorted out earlier while head was away for repair(scan for fault). We are now in the fifth week without vehicle. I don’t know whether to keep or try and sell as I am reading other posts and it seems I could encounter more issue. Stat warranty is only three months and vehicle has been in workshop for most of this. Believed the Triton was a reliable vehicle, guess not. Triton had done 140000 klms. Snorkel noisey and vibrates, knock in steering column. Have not yet got to really try out vehicle. Going to tow a 18ft fibreglass boat
Purchased in December 2019 at Bay city auto for A$16,000.00.
A reliable and effective Ute
Bought with 40K on the clock and no mods beyond canopy, tow and bull bars. We use Ute to tow a <2 T van on regular country runs, including gravel/sand, and daily use in city commutes. We have added long range tank, snorkel, window tint, roof bars, medium OME front and rear shocks, medium OME front coils, heavy duty Lovell rear leaf springs, rest of vehicle is stock. Ute tows well under load, up hill take off is slow but can’t complain given size of engine and manual gearbox. Under warranty Mitsubishi did repair gearbox cogs at 60K for excessive...wear, and elec wiring sub harness at 150K. We have replaced clutch and radiator. Now with 260K on the clock and continued regular book servicing, including interim the Ute cannot be faulted. Very happy with local dealer and Mitsubishi for warranty items. Have owned a range of other 4x4 brands and am surprised how well this Ute is going, in my view it is as reliable as my old Series 80 1HZ.
Great value for money
I've set the vehicle up as a tourer and it's been going great. With a good fuel economy and soild performance. I haven't towed anything so can't comment on that but I have loaded it up with weight and it maintains a decent performance... though perhaps not as much as some of the other dual cabs on the market. For the price though, it's hard to beat and after 90000 km I've not had a single issue.
BEFORE you buy read the many road tests first.
Triton is the third biggest selling vehicle [& ute] in Aus; after the Ranger 1st & Hilux 2nd. Some road tests rate them in that order too, ahead of all the others. Tritons are a bit cheaper than the many overpriced 4x4s & now have a 7 year warranty as not much goes wrong [same as with MOST new cars these days. Just ensure you read the ANCAP 5 star safety tests & buy the most safety extras you can get. Your family deserve to be safe. I test drive several makes before I decide. Make sure you do too.
Had my 2018 exceed for 12 months. Used off road, beach and around city. Brilliant value for money. Can still buy new 2 of these for the price of a Toyota or Ford. To selling new for $38000. Have had zero problems with it. More extras as standard than most other 4wd's. 5 star safety rating.
Purchased in January 2019 for A$39,900.00.
Not happy jan
Got brand new , serviced regularly, looked after, never towed weight, only five years old and massive overheating problems, water pump , coolant, radiator cap. Viscous fan, thermostat all replaced and still overheating, in the end it was a cracked head and needs new motor, Mitsubishi didn't give a crap only said ohh we don't cover the motor, what an annoying poor company response especially when they knew it had overheating problems in that model and should have recalled them all. I'll never buy this brand again and will tell everyone that Mitsubishi dont really give a crap.
Purchased in May 2014 for A$26.90.
The MN 2.5 Triton had a casting problem in the block between the head and Mitsubishi know this and have motors sitting around Australia to replace defective motors but it has a lot to do with the dealer whether they want to rip you off or not and what sort of a repor they have with Mitsubishi Aust.
They have been great with my issue new motor all good no cost.
Poor quality including that of the factory fitted genuine accessories
List of issues include:
Leaking transfer case seal
Replacement steering rack
2 replacement canopies
Almost 6 weeks waiting for the second replacement canopy to be fitted to my vehicle
Respray of canopy because of paint defects
Respray of tail gate because of incorrect fitment of canopy
Respray of tailgate a second time because they stuffed it up the first time
Replacement rear leaf springs...
Purchased in October 2016 for A$53,000.00.
Engines are boat ankers
All mn tritons should have been recalled due to having such engine problems never buy one all ways serviced and looked after also leaking suspension which was checked out by a dealer they told me they were weaping not leaking I told him I would be back to see him when I needed a roadworthy certificate
Purchased in January 2015 for A$35,000.00.
Never buy a triton
Rust discovered in doors after weeks of delivery. Countless warranty repairs later engine terminated at 60,000kms. Extremely limited assistance from Mitsubishi despite factory servicing. 1st new car, never again Mitsubishi
Fuel economy is atrocious, double what the Mitsubishi suggest. Mitsubishi wont accept responsibility. Put a bull bar on the front and the entire vehicle shakes.
They are cheap for a reason, but they also depreciate quicker than any of their competitors.
Purchased in February 2018.
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Questions & Answers
Mk 2003 petrol auto
Bloody thing wont start will crank just wont start done a service not long ago. Checked fueses and plugs all good
Hey guys I have just replaced turbo with a brand new one, and it still is blowing grey smoke out the exhaust and turbo smoking cause of oil leak, does anyone have any ideas?
Will an 2007 Triton bull bar fit on a 2014 Triton?
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