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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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Worst 4x4 to drive on market no suspension travel loud engine and road noise poor build and design
Work for a accessory company and have one company car and fit accessories to multiple dealers drive all brands and this is the worst on market carnt say anymore on how bad these drive on and off road
Purchased in June 2019 for A$39,000.00.
Awesome 4wd, haven't had an issue
Car has been great and can't fault it at all in the past 18 months of owning it. Definitely glad I saved the money by going a triton rather than a more expensive ute
Purchased in June 2018 for A$38,000.00.
Can’t complain great ute
I bought my MQ end of July 2017 new only problems I have had have been with dealers but I have that sorted now. Mitsubishi was very helpful in solving my issues. I have done 50k in two years trouble free motoring this vehicle is used in 4x4 to climb up to my house every day and has never been a problem. Averages 7.8 l/100 on hi way and has achieved 6.6 on trip from Sunshine Coast to Brisbane and around Brisbane as well not being driven hard but not sitting still either, 110 on hi way. I can,t complain and believe me I would if I had reason to do so.
Purchased in July 2017 at Dealer Caloundra for A$32,500.00.
A very good vehicle for a very decent price.
Purchased new in 2016 as a replacement for my MN Triton which I had a trouble free run with. MQ Exceed, has everything that I need, I tow my single axle 1900kg ATM 17.5 foot full size caravan without an issue and get around 400 to 500 k's per tank towing, 100kmh on roads other than Freeways and easy 110kmh on freeways. Have been over to Adelaide and up to QLD and all through NSW, including the outback several times without issue. Quiet on the road with AT tyres on the stock rims fitted, Carryboy canopy is the other accessory I have fitted, whi...ch is an excellent fit and top quality. Service and after sales help has been excellent, driver mirror replaced without fuss after the spring became weak from being blown in when passing B Doubles in the outback of NSW lots of times. Around town non towing fuel economy is 700k's per tank consistently. I always use premium diesel and drive it easy and fuel economy is fine. If you drive it hard everywhere then the fuel economy will be terrible, common sense to those whinging about poor fuel economy. AWD mode in the wet is excellent, I love leaving other dual cabs spinning and bogging down on the spot with traction control as I pull away smoothly in the wet. This ute is built to a price, but you get a lot for your money, particularly comfort and safety. Don't expect to get a vehicle capable of V6 diesel or 5 cylinder diesel power if you haven't paid the big bucks for it, yes turbo lag is annoying, but you drive to the limitations of the vehicle and it's not an issue. I'll be upgrading to the new shape next year without question, look what you get for your money with the new model, outstanding. My only complaint is that, as with my MN, the disks required machining at about 20,000ks, but that cost all of $100 at my mechanic, no issues since, done 45,000ks now. $15,000 to $20,000 cheaper than the competition, but not $15,000 to $20,000 worse than the competition, have a listen to auto expert reviews on Youtube, interesting point of view on the Triton vs the rest. Excellent for the money, not the best money can buy but the best value by far.
Very disappointed with this triton
3 call backs first 36k, radiator,power steering pump,indercators,42k clutch burn out had to go to v.cat , 110k injectors gone my cost to replace 3500 for the 4 of them .tow 17ft van 3 times a year and use for shopping weekly
Purchased in February 2014 at Car dealer shepparton for A$34,000.00.
Very very good unit
Finish to exterior very good , rims ,tyres ,tray/tub look good and are very functional - access in and out of the vehicle is excellent with extra room and good access to the rear seats ..diesel economy is excellent, power is quite good.. dash set out and controls to the vehicle are excellent and easily operable ..finish to the interior is very very good , full leather , with good comfort and position of front and rear seats , excellent all round vision ... when in 4x4 mode I found it excellent with good ability ..every day road use is excellent......loading of the large tray/tub is very good ..adjustable headlights is excellent on country roads ....detractions are .. finish to seat bases after the leather are a bit tacky but usable ... lag in the turbo is a bit more than it should be with a slow reaction from stand still and trying to enter traffic.. no GPS ...roof sunglasses pocket is to small and subject to overheating in summer...small detractions yes but overall this vehicle is excellent for the cost.
- Triton MQ 4x4 2.4L Turbo Diesel GLS (2015-2020)
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You get what you pay for
I use this vehicle daily for business and after doing 15,000 kms I had the required service done, I was told the brakes needed to be machined & the diff needed 1 litre of oil added to it. I think this is very poor for a vehicle that is less than a year old.
Purchased in November 2018 at Southside Mitsubishi.
- Triton MQ 4x4 2.4L Turbo Diesel GLS Premium (Exceed) (2015-2020)
- Verified purchase
MQ Triton best value, true 4WD Off Road Beast.
45,000km in 18 months and still loveing it. Comfort, drivability, handling & off road capabilities are outstanding. After test driving all makes/models in this class Triton just ticks all the boxes.
Purchased in October 2017 at NCM Mitsubishi Belconnen.
On going EGR issues.
Bought new, constant issues with EGR seal blowing out. Replaced in warranty.
Just out of warranty same symptoms have started again have been told it’s EGR pipe now. $1500 not happy.
Purchased in March 2014 for A$32,500.00.
Keeps doing everything I ask of it...
120,000km of trouble free ownership since Oct 16. My commute is 160+km/day in varying traffic with fuel usage still ~9L/100km. And that's with 2" taller tyres than factory. I've taken it to Fraser Island twice, Straddie Island, and recently to Cape York including the full Old Telegraph Track. With only a snorkel and taller All-Terrain tyres (no bullbar or winch), the ute embarassed a lot of heavily modified 4WD's by never getting stuck once or requiring recovery. Yes, NVH is a little harsher than competitors and it's built to a price, but I cou...ldn't justify the extra $20K for a marginal improvement. I'll be driving ~8,000km on a Broome road trip via the desert in 2020 and I have no concerns about its reliability, economy or capability. It has been excellent so far and still looks great in metallic blue.
Purchased in October 2016 for A$44,000.00.
At July 2019, 94 000Kms and brought new as a runout model 2015. Towed 2.4 tonne caravan for 30 000 of these kms. At 85, 000 ISH noticed power loss issues that turned out to be a badly carboned inlet manifold and turbo as well. Mechanic described engine at time as having emphysema. Extremely poor fuel economy as well.
Also issues with clutch, but have lived with issue for 50 000 kms (started to overheat on a moderate but extended climb with the caravan) and needs to be replaced very soon.
Disappointed with hill starting while towing carav...
Purchased in April 2015.
Great car would never be without my ute.
Bought My 3.5Lt Petrol Triton in 2007 new from the manufacturer (worked for them from 1971-2008) and never has any major problems apart from the paint, had to get the bonnet and wheel arch flares repainted, done just over 100,0000 and will be going in for a new timing chain. I have the car service on time and the car has never let me down Had to replace the Manifold it got a small crack in it replaced it with extractors which improved the performance. overall very happy with the car preforms well off road and tows my van without any problems.
Purchased in November 2007 for A$36,000.00.
Questions & Answers
Will a tail shaft off a 97 triton fit a 94 model ?
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