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Mitsubishi Shogun 3.0 V6 GLS 3d (DOP) (1997/R) - Owner Review

SWB model is good for navigating tight farm lanes and with the back seat folded down I can put all my tools in the back without the need for a trailer.
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Review submitted by
David Simpson on

Mitsubishi Shogun (84-00)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I like to think it says I'm a hard working farm worker that likes to look after his car.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
My mum loves it, dads not sure about it. Most neighbours are farm workers so own similar vehicles and it seems to have a Marmite effect with my friends, they either love it or hate it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes definitely, it's been a good car considering I paid very little for it and has had better reliability than some newer vehicles I've owned which is surprising as it's been used as a workhorse.

What are you likely to buy next?
Would consider another Shogun but would go for a LWB next time round as the SWB fuel tank is small.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£450

When did you buy the car?
August 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Got a very good deal, bought the car for only £450 with a long MOT, 1 owner from new and an almost full service history.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Needed the use of a 4wd car for work as I regularly drive on wet lanes and muddy fields in summer and snowy untreated roads in the winter.

What was the dealer like?
A friendly old chap who was selling as downgrading due to retirement.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Good on road and very capable off road. I enjoy driving it.

What's it like to park?
Easier than some other cars due to big windows, big mirrors and good all round visibility.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Rev counter stopped working but got it working again. Had a small leak in the fuel tank, replaced with another used (but excellent condition) tank. Electric aerial stopped working - this was also easily replaced.

What's most practical about your car?
SWB model is good for navigating tight farm lanes and with the back seat folded down I can put all my tools in the back without the need for a trailer.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Super select 4wd. I like the option to be able to switch between 2wd and 4wd on any surface without having to worry about damaging the transmission. Something I wasn't able to do on some of the previous 4wd vehicles I owned.

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