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.
Great truck. Have completed 73000km with it. I Use the Ute on gravel roads over mountain passes all the time in NZ. I am using Four wheel drive daily. Also tow my 1.7ton digger over same roads. It’s been awesome. No real dramas apart from a sticky turbo waste gate. Seems to have fixed itself
Purchased in December 2017 for A$44,000.00.
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.
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.
Cheap for a reason.
Bought 2016 dual cab manual brand new $35k (with extras) and with in 40000km:
-Drivers side outside door handle fell off. Literally fell off. Dealer said it had just been shaken loose!
-Rear suspension bushes wore out after 20000kms.
-Stereo only connects to my ipod sometimes and only after approx 3 minutes.
-Gutless as buggery. Overtaking anything is scary as hell.
-Rides like youre an epileptic in a washing machine.
-Traction control takes years to kick in.
Although i dont consider $35k as cheap,it is compared to the other manufactures.
Even so, dont buy these Thailand made, plastic, poorly designed things.
Purchased in November 2017 for A$35,000.00.
- Triton MQ 4x4 2.4L Turbo Diesel GLX (2015-2020)
- Verified purchase
I use my car to go to work everyday and I also used it when I moved house was great the tray had everything in it from a gas oven to coffee machine.The Ute is serviced according to the log book and my mechanic always says it a tough car that takes a beating
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
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...
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!
2017 dual cab MQ triton value for money
excellent car to drive handles very well, tows well, comfortable, towed a 2.8 t half way around Australia no problems. good on fuel under 100 km hr.
few little issues, aircon packed it in day after buying it, no problems getting it fixed, had clutch slip while towing from day 1, often drops the bluetooth off while driving have to shutdown and start again to get it back.
if i was too buy again would go auto, the clutch is different to any other manual ive driven.
overall good value for money with so far only minor issues.
Not what you think
We have three of the 2017 Triton utes at work and i was very excited to be able to drive them all over the state. They are ok but no where near the Ranger. Very small entry space, always bang my head getting in. Sore after driving anywhere over 5hrs. The older tritons were more comfortable than these. Not much value for money
Does everything it should but lacks in comfort
Great ute for a basic 4x4.
Good ground clearence,4x4 is easy to engage, economical, tows well and runs smoothly.
The diesel is quiet,turbo ia slow and can be sluggish.
Its basic with whats on the market and good for a tradie or beginner in the 4x4 market.
Ir does ride rough, the seats arnt the most comfortable and it's bouncy on the road.
They do have major speedo issues ours runs on average 7km under what shows on the dash, many others have the same issue with the MQ model.
Not a good car not good after purchas service
All the numbers in regards to power and fuel consumption is an absolute lies it’s uesing 11/13litr per 100 kilometre very cheap quality plastic interior slight touches resulting in deep scratches on the plastic all over interior ,transmission not trustworthy at all engine stalls at hill start due to two seconds forced breaking system ,took for first complementary services and got it back damaged/scratches totally disappointed bit extra towards Toyota or vw would do you better
The absolute devil
eight months ago we thought it would be a good idea to buy a BRAND NEW triton and here we are eight months in and the paint is absolutely destroyed. You pay an extra $500 odd dollars to have your choice in colour and for what? It to be pealing back and eroding! Mitsubishi Australia has claimed its "environmental" but the car is ALWAYS garaged and washed, the paint is painted inconsistently and is chipping off on different panels through out the car, are you meant to drive your car indoors and wash it every single minute of the day? No. An eight...month, $40,000 car should have better paint standards, now paying off this piece of crap painted car for it to look like it's been left on a beach for ten years is the situation because a multi million dollar company decides to pin their crap paint work on "environmental" instead of repainting it instead of admitting its not been sprayed as it should be. My advice, don't buy a triton, don't waste your money and mental health.
Pleasure to drive
I have just clocked up 50000 km 30000 km was towing a 2.7 ton caravan absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this car still has original brake pads shock absorbers suspension only thing replaced better tyres I intend the put at least 250000 km on this Triton .
I highly recommend the Triton just as good as all the others but without the big price.
What a nightmare
Purchased Mitsubishi Triton 4x4 Twin Cab Turbo Diesel Manual from South Nowra December 2016. Reported shudder in first gear through 15kph at 1500km service. Told it was new parts settling in. Towed 13 ft van and found the shudder was magnified in traffic and hill starts. Then started jumping out of third gear, sporadically at first and then every day. Told they did not have parts to fix. Traded Triton back to dealer at 10 months old for loss of over $10,000 still shuddering and jumping out of 3rd gear. Contacted NSW Fair Trading and they contacted dealer with no positive response. Looking for other Triton owners who want to take to court.
Preferred the previous model
Within first couple of
Weeks noticed that bonnet was
Vibrating whilst highway driving. Checked under bonnet and the bonnet skin Adhesive had come away from the frame. I can see this as I have a glx (glx+), if you have insulation you won’t see it. I took it back and they fixed it no worries. Whilst waiting for service I went and had a look at a number of other glx and glx+, brand new
And the adhesive
Had come away already.
1st Drive on a sandy track, after about 5ks had errors flashing, long story short abs sensor ripped off (probably by a stick), lost 4wd, has to be replaced, new part $550+. Note abs sensor is placed low, don’t know what rangers/hilux set up is but surely they can place it above the axle - design flaw.
Seat Issue + Deisel Particulate Filter Problem
Bought a new Triton Dual Cab manual - basically for the convenience of a dual cab ute (horse gear + stock feeds in the back), and to tow a horse float. It has now hit the 2 year old mark, and the drivers seat stitching along the edge near the door is coming apart, and the DPF warning light is flashing. I do plenty of highway driving, so the filter should be working OK. Not real happy that I have to wait 6 weeks to book the car in to get these issues sorted under warranty, as that's the wait time for next available service date at my local dealer (and where I bought the Triton from originally.
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