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Very happy with my triton. Far cheaper than all competitors. A little rough around the edges. If a few small things were fixed it would be perfect. An example is the inbuilt media system. Can be unreliable sometimes and the text translation is terrible.
Triton all the way
I have driven many MN Tritons both overseas on job sites and here in Australia and they have never let me down. I bought a 2012 MN GLXR with 105,000 on the clock 18 months ago and have since put 25,000kms on it around the NT for work and play ; hunting and camping etc. They are fairly basic compared to new utes but I like that and I find mine comfortable and plenty strong enough for towing a full laden 8x6 box trailer. Only thing i can nitlick is the fuel consumption which is horrible at 13l/100kms
Purchased in April 2020 for $22,000.00.
MR triton why so bad?
Headlights - are these legal. Not sure if legal. Can't decide if low beam is better than high beam soft yellow light. Feels like driving an XC falcon with a flat battery.
Seats - woeful. Feels like I am sitting on a park bench. No support. I keep pushing back into the seat trying to get comfortable. 176cm and 95kg.
Suspension - hahahahahaha really. Ok in town very good. On a typical country bitumen road this thing is attrocious.
Engine and Auto - Excellent, no turbo lag. Enjoyable!
Looks - amazing interior and exterior.
Purchased in April 2021 at Mitsubishi Dealers for $50,000.00.
Great car... for the price
Have had my 2018 triton now for almost 3 years. So far it has been trouble free.
I often tow a boat or use it for commuting up and down the highway with my family and the car runs faultlessly.
Some annoying things:
Fuel economy isn't as good as Mitsubishi quoted.
Slight lag on take off
Suspensions a little rough(most utes are)
Things that need attention in the near future are front suspension (need heavier duty units to carry the ironman bullbar) and brake rotors as they are starting to warp. (45000kms)
Purchased in September 2018 at Kelly mitsubishi for $37,000.00.
2018 Premium Triton.
I traded in my 2015 MN GLXR Triton for at the time the all new 2018 MR GLS Premium. So far I have done 45,000kms on the Triton. It’s been great thus far.
Issues so far was a warranty claim on the sunglasses holder and the gear box was very clunky prior to a firmware update. Downshift was aggressive in the 6sp automatic.
My Triton is a lease vehicle and this is the first one we are considering to keep.
Purchased in December 2018 at Von Bibra for $52,000.00.
Ongoing problems on a vehicle brought new
Brought second hand 2004 Triton 4x4 with only 18k km on it had it for 11 years no problems only had to replace clutch once. Upgraded to new Triton 4x4 late 2016, I've had to take it back for warranty repairs plenty of times, within a year 3rd gear slipping, electronics on steering wheel always playing up. Recently 4x4 lights flashing as well as traction, won't go into 4x4, then when it finally locks in always 4x4 low and can't get it back to 2 wheel a nightmare. Door alarm is permanently beeping although all doors closed. Took it in today warra...nty covers 4x4 problem but not door problem had to be re aligned, never been in an accident and only 4x4 driving on road verges where I work so I had to pay for the dodgy door system and the usual response we've found the problem with the 4x4 we'll ring you when we get the part and you can take another day off work as we need your car at 8am. These people keep no spare parts onsite so any problem is always 2 visits and the reason you buy brand new running a business so you don't have these problems. The money I've lost from taking days off to get warranty repairs done, around 15% on top of purchase price, do yourself a favour and spend that 15% on a better brand of vehicle and save yourself a lot of hassle and dealing with these people who don't give a fck
Excellent value for money
Oct '09 build, with auto transmission. Sold new 04/'10. I purchased it June 2013 at 78,000kms. Was using a little oil, dealer said that is normal. As soon as warranty expired, I through away the synthetic oil and replaced it with Castrol RX 15w40 oil. It has not used a drop of oil since and now has 170,000kms on clock. I change oil and filter at 10k km intervals. This vehicle regularly tows a 3 tonne caravan, and with extra equipment grosses in at 5.7 tonne, and handles it with ease. Now at 170,000kms, still does not use a drop of oil between...changes. Temperature gauge sits in centre no matter if towing caravan, or not...whether in hilly country or not, even on hot days. Fuel economy very good with regular driving, but fuel gauge gets plenty of exercise when caravanning! Front crankshaft seal has just started leaking and will have to be replaced soon. . All in all, a very good reliable vehicle with heaps of get-up-and-go, reasonably comfortable seats but some extra padding would be nice. I am 67yrs old, have owned it for nearly 8yrs, and reckon this vehicle will outlast me!!
Purchased in June 2013 for $26,000.00.
Bought 2012 triton 4wd diesel 1year ago. Needs new motor, overheating! No logbook. 230,000km. Took it to dealership, left it one day so they could determine problem. Got brand new long motor, everything supplied and Installed, labour free, courtesy car!
Not one hassle at all! And on top, the warranty on the motor starts again, got a new log book and they didn’t even have my name! It’s like brand new again! Happy!
Purchased in September 2019.
2014 triton suddenly stalls!
Does anyone elses triton 2014 suddenly just turn off while drive iv cleaned throttle body and dropped fuel tank and cleaned out and blead the lines ? Seemed ok after clraning throttle body but still turns off every now and then any one else had this issue?
Most reliable Ute.
Have had my 2008 3.2lt for 8 years now. Never had a problem with it. Tows my horse float super even up the huge hills I've used a lot. Couldn't be happier with my purchase. Would recommend this triton.
Great vehicle at a good price
I bought my MN GLX 6/2014 (plated 1/15) with 93K on the clock. In 6 months I've added another 15K and plan on doing a Cape York trip shortly. It has handled some of the toughest tracks at Glasshouse with ease. Great offroader as long as your get the 2" suspension lift. It has been super reliable. The only downsides to the vehicle are the seats are pretty uncomfortable in the GLX model so your bum and back are aching after a long drive and road noise is louder than I would have liked.
Purchased in April 2020.
Hey, the air conditioner on my 2016 Triton MQ is pre-set to go now lower than 18 degrees. Anyone know how to get it colder? Its like sitting in front of a blow heater at the moment.
Purchased in November 2020 for $31,000.00.
Worst ute you can buy
I bought a MQ in 2015 brand new last year I put around 16k of accessories on this car then my engine blow off out of nowhere cracked top engine. At 70000k this is unbelievable. I have been servicing this car every 10k and Mitsubishi will not take care of it under theirs warranty cos I put a bullbar on my 4wd? What do they expect. Trust me their engine are absolutely rubbish you do not want to spend any money on a Mitsubishi Triton do yourself a favour walk across the street spend 10k more on a ute that will last like a Isuzu or Hilux.
Purchased in September 2015 at Ballina Quayside Motors for $36,000.00.
Great car poor warranty and service
The Mitsubishi Triton MR GLS Premium is a great vehicle for its price but like all cars could have some improvements, like larger infotainment display with sat navigation, digital speed display, more reliable active safety features that are not passive and false alarm.
My biggest grip is the poor customer service if a fault is discovered, Mitsubishi Australia just don’t want to know you or take responsibility to fix the problem under warranty. My infotainment unit is faulty after connection apple play the unit will not stay on a radio stati...on, it cuts off the radio and returns to the apple play screen which is annoying. The other issue the infotainment unit has it freezes, to fix this issue you have to switch the vehicle off and restart it, again annoying problem. McGrath Mitsubishi Liverpool had diagnosed the faults will the unit and scheduled a replacement infotainment unit under warranty. But after waiting over 6 weeks with no urgency from McGrath Mitsubishi service department I contacted Mitsubishi customer service to confirm when I would receive the unit and they fobbed me off with a lame solution to use other cables and switch the car on and of to clear the fault with the unit freezing each time it occurs. Trying the different cables was already attempted with many different ones including different phones and this is what the service department attempted with me also. It did not work that’s why McGraths Mitsubishi agreed it should be replaced with a new unit. This is poor service by Mitsubishi Australia and to now advertise they have 10 year warranty on vehicles obviously means nothing as if you have a problem they will just fob you off and not honor warranty under Australian consumer law.
Purchased in July 2020 at McGrath Mitsubishi Liverpool.
I have owned or used for work every brand of ute going and the triton knocks spots off them all, best off-roading on road tyres I’ve ever experienced, on road performance is exceptional, services are expensive but not Ford ranger expensive.
The only other vehicle I’ve had that could match the standard triton off road was a highly modified safari! And I’d rather have the comfort of the ute now.
Purchased in January 2017 for $38,000.00.
Sad To See the 24litre engine is failing and the dealer does not want to know you
Used to be a fan of the Triton Ute have at least 20 in the fleet but i am afraid the new 2.4l do not cut the work load they say they can do
Cars are serviced every 10000klms but have just blown 3 Motors 150000/120000/105000 and a clutch at 55000 and they do not want to know you
Will look at replacing the fleet in the next 12 months with something a little more reliable
Still have 4 of the older models with 350000 plus klms so it certainly has something to do with the new smaller engine
Purchased in February 2016 for $42,000.00.
The lying Mitsubishi dealers
Got a 2012 4x4 triton Ute, I really hate how they said it can tow 3.5t what a lie, unless you get upgrades, especially suspension etc you might as well get out and walk along side it, 131kW, and 430Nm won’t get it done, DON’T BUY
Purchased in September 2013 at Peter James 4x4.
blow up engine
car used only for family transport regularly serviced
engine blow up at 73000 km 5 years
terrible customer service ,they just ignore you
not a reliable car , dont waste your money
Purchased in May 2015.
Fuel cap issues
The car itself is great...but the fuel flap door will not open. It has taken 6 months already for them to order the part which is still another two weeks away. So I have a brand new car that I can’t put fuel into without first going to the dealer to have them open it for me. The 7 year warranty is no help with this apparently because the car goes, but still can’t leave town or head away on holidays in the new car in case it runs out of fuel.
Purchased in December 2019.
I have not made up my Mind, Good, Bade ore indifferent
I have purchased a Triton 4x4 in Dec 2018 at a Dealer in Adelaide 2014 Model. 150000km after 3weeks I noticed that the car was smoking like it was on Fire. Under warranty there fixed Timing belt, Ballance shaft? Injectors and stopped smoking without ever telling me what caused the smoking. now I have driven the car 20000km towing my Caravan 18' and have spend the last 4 Days in a Caravan Park while the local Mitsibushi dealer has attempted to fix my new problem. Without warning the Cargos into crawling mode the Dashboard showing the Motor Mana...gement and Traction Control sign. There fixed it yesterday because of excess Carbon built up in the Manifold? $629.00 later I have driven the Car 129km and the same thing happened again Motor Management and Traction Control sign-on in crawling mode 170km in the Bush. The car is now back at the same dealer and there have got no idea what is causing the problem.
Purchased for $22,000.00.
Questions & Answers
My 2012 Glxr has now blown 4 transmissions. I was on hyway cruise control and a shutter from under car then lost all gears. It’s a 5 speed auto. Any ideas?
|Transmission||Manual||Automatic and Manual||Automatic||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||16" Steel||16" Steel||16" Steel||16" Steel|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Doors||2||2||4||2 to 4|
|Seats||2||2||5||2 to 5|
|Fuel Consumption||11.4 L/100km||8.3 L/100km||8.4 L/100km||7.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||75 L||75 L||75 L||75 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.4L Petrol||4 Cylinder 2.4L Turbo Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.4L Turbo Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.4L Turbo Diesel|
|Max Power||94kW @ 5250rpm||133kW @ 3500rpm||133kW @ 3500rpm||133kW @ 3500rpm|
|Max Torque||194Nm @ 4000rpm||430Nm @ 2500rpm||430Nm @ 2500rpm||430Nm @ 2500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,800 kg||2,500 kg||750 kg||3,100 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||3,000 kg||750 kg|
|Tray Type||Cab Chassis||Cab Chassis||Pick Up||Cab Chassis and Pick Up|
|Cab Options||Single||Single||Dual||Dual, Extra and Single|
|Maximum Payload||1,280 kg||1,145 kg||960 kg||950 kg|
|Ground Clearance||200 mm||200 mm||205 mm||205 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||200 mm||200 mm||205 mm||205 mm|
|Release date||Jan 2019||Apr 2015||Apr 2015||Apr 2015|
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