GLS manual Triton
Great car, value for money!!
Test drove all the dualcabs out there,
The triton comes down best value for money. Along with the same quality as a Ranger, Hilux, Navara and Colorado less the 15-20,000 dollars extra.
What a warrior
I have a triton 2010 and is the most tough car I ever have, love doing 4x4 and take me everywhere where other 4x4 much more expensive can’t go... never have problems with Ute the only maintenance I do is the service, high recommend, for 4x4 tracks to highway and towing I’m very please to say never let me down...
After only 5 years my 2014 Triton was red but has faded to a pink. Really dissapointed. $30,000 ute and a cheap paint job. Do not buy red. Does anybody have the best way to renew a 5 year paint job without cutting and polishing to much.
I have a 2000 Mitsubishi sedan darker red it has not faded. They use a paint that has previously been used on a 1999 Model which faded. Very dissappointed.
Don't expect more than what you paid for
It's all the little things that will get to you...
- Windows tend to have vertical scratches after a few months.
- Why did Mitsubishi deem it necessary to have so many high pitched alarms? It beeps when i turn it on and off and the seat belt warning doesn't let up before you are diagnosed with PTSD.
- Doors automatically lock and still operate every time even after this feature is "deactivated".
- Steering wheel buttons are 'seek' and won't track through radio presets, very lazy design.
- Sound system fluffs with a hint of base at freeway speeds (ie don't test this in the garage).
- Pretty sure you get a free set of maracas inside the doors.
- Bluetooth (even after the firmware upgrade) is too quiet at full volume.
- 4WD system can make you lonely. Usually everyone else has hit the hill and are out of sight before you are finished the back and forth, in gear/neutral dance.
- Knock on wood, I have never run out of fuel... could be somewhat easy in a car that doesn't have a warning light or alarm. Funny because it makes so much noise for other reasons, maybe fuel is less important?
- Carry a cloth 24/7 cause if you want to see anything on the media screen you will need to clean it first. Even in the city.
- Windscreen water bottle only has enough capacity for a few tears and needs to be filled every week in dusty environments.
- Compared to ranger and hilux, the lag in the Triton is considerably annoying (automatic).
I don't need side mirrors that open and close when locking the car. I don't need shiny fake chrome and plastics that seem to get your eyes no matter how good my matrix moves are. And i really don't need a HDMI input.
The biggest disappointment with this vehicle is the lost potential. It can't be too difficult to fix all these items and in doing so would make the Triton a great every day ute. Hopefully the new look model has had more attention to detail than its MQ predecessor.
I use my Ute for work and from when I first brought it I thought it was very sluggish taking off in it. I have actually found it a little dangerous at times pulling out into a main road as it can be so sluggish at take off. At first I thought it was just a wearing in thing that may come right over time. 0ther issues I have happen is the engine light would sometimes come on for no reason and it would loose power but as soon as I switched off the engine the turbo would reset itself, but the engine light would remain on until I took it back to the dealership and many months later it would recur. At around 45 000 klm the 4wd gearbox had a major fault and the dealer replaced it at no cost. Now around 75 000 klms there is alot of rust spot's appearing on some of the door's and other exterior panels. I have real difficulty doing hill starts when my trailer is on the ute and have to in most cases put it in 4wd and use 1st low gear. The 2.5 litre diesel engine just does not seem to have enough grunt to pull a 2 ton payload even though they state that it can pull 3 ton. I don't think I would ever choose a Triton Ute ever again.
Great reliable vehicle. Well priced
Had an MN previously and travelled 165000 in 3 years (work ute). Upgraded to the mq 4 months ago this vehicle has now done 20000 ks. No problems with it or the previous model. Dual cab 4wd. Tows anything with ease. Would highly recommend the Triton , worth a look at if your after a 4wd dual cab.
I have had this car for over 5 years never let me down bought,less than 3 years old still had over 2 years warranty left,servicing a bit dear with dealer till I used local mechanic,replaced tyres,auto could use another gear otherwise good car economy fair to good but only driving in traffic,second triton I have had bought previous model new 10 years before would have kept but wanted auto for work.
Reliable but has had issues.
1st off there is a government website to check if you need to have the airbag replaced, input your vin number. Around 4 months after purchase the Diff failed, had it rectified fairly quickly havent had a problem since, I also had an issue where the drain plug from the power steering fell out losing the oil, this was an easy fix, the issue is well known the diesel consumption has been pretty good getting around 10lt/100km, I also had an issue where it was coming on dangerous in turbo lag, I had some hardware fix done when I put it in for a service. Its been good and reliable apart from the issues mentioned, now done 202,000km, I use the car every day and its serviced at the manufacturers intervals.
Top Ute For Cash
Mate look after it and will go 400000 plus klms Japanese design had 2 that did with regular service and care like any diesel warm it up clean air filter regularly and dont expect more than you paid for it i find it a very honest ute but will let YOU know when its done a bit
2012 mn triton auto duel cab.
Poor fuel economy. Slow acceleration which is rather scary trying to get out into traffic. Which eventually blew a head gasket at 190k resulting in a complete engine replacement. I should have done my research before buying this. I am not a fan of the triton
Special tool for diff drain plug
Hi I have a 2011 Triton I want to change the oil in rear diff.where do I get the special tool.looks bit like a L key & does it have a special name.Also how do I find out if my car has the Takata air bag.i tried going online and punching in my rego & state.but it just comes up with rego & state not recognised.i also sent an email but no reply.also sent email to Mitsubishi
Four gear boxes
Have had the car from new at 22000 clutch burnt out not covered under warranty had to pay another $3500 out gear box was piping out of third gear repackaged parts still broken new gear box number one replaced three months later gear box issue again new gear box number two six months later same issue new gear box number three five months later gear box four and now gear box five and I have a crack in the mainifold as well and told not to tow with it and it’s the time of the year where I need it the most going into Christmas car has only done 75000 km what a price of crap and Mitsubishi tell you lies and have had to go to a lawyer to get results more time and money lost do not buy a triton worst car I’ve ever had
There can be no denying the Triton’s sticker price jumps off the page and slaps you in the face. Our test vehicle was the premium grade Exceed purchased for 35K DEMO 700KMS out of the tank all the bells and whistles
Compare that with other top-shelf 4x4 dual cab utes like the Amarok Ultimate V6 ($68,490), HiLux Rugged X auto ($63,690), Ranger Wildtrak auto ($61,790), Colorado Z71 auto ($57,190) and Navara ST-X ($54,490). Obviously, many Aussies have done this and concluded that being able to buy a high quality Japanese ute with all the fruit for under $50K represents outstanding value for money.
I have a 2016 tritan as a work ute. things were going ok, then at 45000 klms the diesel injector blocked, court fire and melted. 3.5 weeks in workshop then told it was good to go. I drove out of workshop did 132 klms the dpf and engine warning light came on, I had to drive back to workshop at 40 kays as that was max speed, I waited 2 day before they told me it may be a dpf problem and they may be able to claim it under warranty, but they cannot even think about ordering parts until they sort out if its a warranty job. Not to mention this part is not in Australia and will take a month to get here.
The workshop tell me nothing I have to ring to ask them, and the best part is they don't know.
4wd.. Your joking...
4wd. Single cab... Purchase new dec 2015... The drum that holds your seat belts.. When retracted rattles very loud . was told by dealer.. Your on your own... When 4x4 stick broke the wire for the rear wheel sensor.. NO more 4wd..but rear wheels bind up if you drive it... I recommend you don't drive it until you you fix it..$400 plus to replace... 2.4 diesel big flat turbo lag..one more thing If your on your own. In the bush with a flat battery you can't clutch start it... Because you have to press in the clutch to start...WHAT WHERE YOU THINKING... 4WD IS A OF ROAD VEHICLE... MITSUBISHI...
No Real Issues At All...Can't Argue with the VALUE FOR MONEY!!!!!
Have had this car over 2 years and serviced it on time, every time and it (touch wood) hasn't missed a beat. I've got 85xxxkms on the clock and the worst problem i have had is the steering wheel leather peel off, but that was apparently a known issue and they replaced it with a brand new version of it and its still perfect after 60xxxkms.
It drives like a car, i do mostly highway driving to and from work but also do a bit of town and city driving. i constantly average 750kms to a tank and ive gotten as much as 900kms before, the lowest i recorded was 550kms but i was towing a jayco swan caravan so i was still impressed. Towing was a breeze when you put it in triptronic cause i found it trying to much to drop up and down from 5 to 4 but if you see the hill coming and put it in to 4 a bit before the incline it feels so much smoother.
I've fitted an EGR blanking resistor mod and a catch can and my mechanic says my oil is cleaner than most if not all the diesels he sees in and out of his shop, these mods have stopped the sooty build up in the engine so this would the main reason that the oil is pretty clean.
I cant fault the car other than the paint job is a little thinner than i'd like but to pay only 40k and drive out with nudge bar, tonneau cover, Ute liner, tow bar and tow ball, electric brake controller and some roof racks....oh and some rubber mats i cant really complain. I plan to keep this for a long while so i can always try to sort out some paint restoration something later to spruce it up after a couple of years.
Now as the car sits after 2 years its been lifted 2 inches, triple hoop bull bar, led spotties, led lightbars, bigger tyres and still haven't paid as much as my mates navara stx which has been in twice for a rear main oil seal replacement and one of his turbos blowing
Great value for money.Paint and finish arr very good.
My only vehicle so reliability is first priority,as a fair amount of my driving is on country roads where there is no mobile reception.I travel around 430 kilometres one way to visit family and friends on a regular basis,about every 6 to 7 weeks..Very comfortable,100% reliable,has just been serviced 3 year 45,000 kilometres.For a 2.4 motor it has good overtaking power.I have only done a small amount of off road but seems very capable.
Not very happy with this ute.
Air bag light keeps coming on, have taken it in 4 times in one year. Mitsubishi simply don't k ow what it is. So I'm literally driving a time bomb for all I know.
And apart from that the diesel is a total slug bug.
MQ Diesel Dual Cab-Pig!
Not happy at all with this vehicle. Seats fallen apart, Stereo system and bluetooth turn robotic. Roof racks interfere with radio reception as aerial cant fully extend. Has flat spot on acceleration. Doesn't like to tow which defeats the purpose as its a commercial work horse. Paint is absolutely crappy! Low quality for the new price paid! Capped price servicing from Mitsubishi only goes up to 45,000kms! Do not bother. Its an absolute PIG! Was told it was a GLXplus- no such badge!
2018 Triton Blackline Edition
What an amazing vehicle I have just purchased, Looks amazing and drives well on road.
Great turning circle for such a large vehicle and loads of clearance with great view from front cabin.
Next stop .... Aussie Bush, will have to do another review once I get this beast out and about in the wild.
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