Road Test: Mitsubishi Delica L400 | Classic Hub

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Road Test: Delica L400

As mentioned from the Spring issue, be a regular contributor to 4#215;4 I#8217;ve always loved though I#8217;m very to distance myself from who go tearing around the countryside ramblers, churning up byways and where they like.

Nor am I interested in getting stuck and thousands of pounds of kit to get me moving Pay and Play sites can be fun, but a bit too much focus on driving an … for my liking.

Delica. No winner for beauty!

No, to me, an off-roader is a car you use like a car, but you also use for heading off the beaten when needed. This me neatly to the vehicle tested It#8217;s a Mitsubishi Delica owned by someone for whom a is essential.

It gets used to across muddy fields to wood and even the chap#8217;s is a struggle at times. A 4#215;4 a nicety #8211; it#8217;s really.

A great off-roader enough though. Occasionally, it used as a tour bus for his musical so the six comfortable seats it has are also As is the ability to eat up a lot of miles in comfort and quiet #8211; something the Land Rover is not exactly for.

It was people carrying duty gave me a healthy dose of in this hard-worked steed. A 230 to North Wales gave me of time to acclimatise. The first that strikes you about the is how ridiculous it looks. She#8217;s no and it looks  a bit like a home-brew to make a monster truck out of a

They#8217;ve always looked precarious to me, so I was interested to discover how it

Clambering aboard, which is a bit of a at first, I was struck by the typical ergonomics. There are buttons all the place, though this is further #8216;enhanced#8217; by a large of missing trim, some that fall off when you them and a cork that the missing overdrive switch on the gear lever. Oh yes, a mounted lever!

Just the old days.

Mitsubishi Delica

Well, if it works, why

The floor is quite high, so you sit in quite the impressive manner of a Rover. Your view is impressive however. Forwards at

Large door mirrors aid visibility, which is good as netting rather restricts through the windows themselves.

On the it all feels rather tight and not as as you might expect. There#8217;s little bodyroll and while the can be crashy, it#8217;s not uncomfortable. The is nicely weighted and accurate We suspect the transmission wasn#8217;t in form on this one as it did a peculiar when it reached top gear, and accelerated despite lower revs. The #8216;automatic with is a novelty too, but does low-rev cruising.

Pulling the cork out turned the off and gave the engine an easier when coping with Incidentally, FX4 Taxis with the gearbox usually have a overdrive system.

While certainly isn#8217;t a fast-accelerating though, it does build up nicely #8211; which is you want when carrying You don#8217;t really want power. It did feel like it really pick-up pace if you to, but it did also suggest that so would generate an awful lot of noise and cause the economy to to a very large degree!

So, best to sit back and enjoy. quite relaxing, which is as 230 miles on Welsh roads is Especially when it rains and dark.

Overall though, I my time at the helm. It#8217;d be fun to put one through its paces off-road

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