Mitsubishi Space Star car review by Jason Dawe

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Mitsubishi Space Star

The Mitsubishi Space Star well be the dullest looking MPV can buy. And in an age where looks that is very bad news. bad because beneath those lines lurks a surprisingly car.

Built in the Netherlands and the same platform as the Volvo the Mitsubishi Space Star one of the nicest driving experiences you can in an MPV.

Introduced to the UK in January the Space Star was available a choice 1.3, 1.6 or 1.8 petrol In a car weighing 1,250Kg and with the to carry 5 adults and luggage the 1.3 litre petrol is best The larger 1.6 offers a bit more but pick of the crop is the 1.8 litre.

With its GDi technology it pumps out hits 62mph in a shade ten seconds and still returns economy that is within a of mpg of its less powerful siblings.

For a compact car, it’s shorter than VW Golf, the space is amazing; 450 litres of with the rear seats up, to a cavernous 1,370 litres the 60:40 dividing rear is folded down.

But unlike of its MPV competitors the Space Star boast much in the form of you won’t find picnic on the seat backs, huge sunroofs or clever removable it’s a no frills MPV. And on level models the list of equipment is pretty meager; you get steering, driver’s airbag and locking but woefully no ABS.

So buying the right engine and combination is critical. Unfortunately naming policy has never great (they make a car a Charisma – and it’s not). a choice of GLX, Equippe, Classic, GL, Resolution, and GLX SE – it’s all too to become confused.

Buyers pay less attention to the badge and check the used car over making sure that items like air conditioning and ABS are

Once behind the wheel of the Star its real appeal to emerge. The classic MPV high low windows and deep screen gives the cabin a sense of The gear change is light and the steering is nicely weighted and the are strong.

In short, in the land of the MPV the Space is a hoot to drive.

However, the Star’s trump card is its durability. The dashboard and trim may be a dowdy but it’s virtually ideal if a three year old his mind to finding out. No that the car has won favour with minicab drivers.

In June the Space Star received a facelift, new headlights and bumpers for the revised dashboard for the inside and suspension for the underside. But the changes subtle and today the later have done little to the desirability of the earlier model.

In May of 2003 The Space Star at became available with a engine, the 1.9 unit is strong and but buyers will need to another six months before examples appear on the market in any

If you want a practical, economical, no MPV that’s genuinely good to then the Mitsubishi Space is a used car to be reckoned with. Are you Dad?

Check the following

– June 2002 facelift was but the suspension revisions make later cars even fun to drive

Rear bumper – prone to when loading

Safety – Star achieved 3 stars in the Ncap

Engine – avoid the 1.3 it has to work to hard to move the body

Service history – history essential to ensure the mileage is correct, or you could be an ex-minicab

front windows – anti system stops windows if obstructed by fingers

Warranty – New come with 3year/unlimited

Air conditioning – not standard on all models

Seat – slides fore and aft and has back rest

Tyres – inside tread on front as they are prone to wear

Tow – 1.8 petrol and 1.9 diesel popular tow but the tow bar may have been removed, for signs of removal under bumper

ABS – not standard on all models

– central locking and immobiliser

Mitsubishi Space Star
Mitsubishi Space Star
Mitsubishi Space Star
Mitsubishi Space Star
Mitsubishi Space Star
Mitsubishi Space Star
Mitsubishi Space Star
Mitsubishi Space Star

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