Country & Base – Japan – Tokyo
- Colt [supermini]
- Lancer [family saloon and estate]
- ASX [compact crossover]
- i [citycar]
- iMIEV [electric city car]
- Outlander [compact 4x4]
- Shogun [large 4x4]
- Evo X [performance saloon]
RAC Cars Need To Know:
Mitsubishi has long been a company that's almost impossible to second guess. Its products veer between mediocrity and near genius with each passing generation and while its current line up is possibly not its strongest, there's still plenty of interest for those shopping for a used bargain.
Pole position must go to the used Mitsubishi ASX. Here's a car that has barely made any dent on the public consciousness, yet is a very talented performer. What is it? It's a 4x4 crossover that's available as a front-wheel drive chassis as well. The all-wheel drive 1.8 diesel is the one to go for, combining sub 10-second 0-60 sprinting ability with all weather versatility, 150g/km emissions and 50mpg average fuel economy. The best bit is that you'll find 2010 model year examples for less than £14,000.
The used Mitsubishi Outlander is another 4x4 that never got the credit it deserved, despite spawning the Citroën C-Crosser and Peugeot 4007 spin-off vehicles. Bargains are available here too although you might have to compromise on your exact choice of colour and trim. Used Mitsubishi Shoguns still find a ready market but the Lancer Evo feels like a product whose time has come and gone. Crippling running costs have pretty much done for this part of the franchise after ten thrilling instalments. The used Mitsubishi Colt is a reliable if rather unexciting used buy while the new Mitsubishi iMIEV electric city car is usually only sold on a lease basis. If you like that car's look, search around for the petrol-engined Mitsubishi i. It's a very cool city scoot that now looks decent value on the used market. If there's an easier car to drive, we've yet to try it.
There are plenty of used Mitsubishi cars for sale nationwide on RAC Cars.com so take your pick.