Mitsubishi Motors Corporation gained its fame from racing, so their vehicles are excellent machines. While they stopped producing fan favorites like the Lancer and Lancer Evolution, today they are focused on the mid-size SUV market.
As far as reliability goes, Mitsubishi’s vehicles are usually placed near the top with other Japanese brands, like Honda and Toyota. However, some of their models have mixed reviews. In the past few years, other Japanese competitors have outpaced Mitsubishi when it comes to reliability scores.
If you’re thinking of buying a Mitsubishi, be sure to do your research on the model year of the car and be sure to know where to get used parts in case you need to replace something.
Are Mitsubishi parts expensive?
No. In fact, they are below the industry average when it comes to the cost of maintenance. A comparison of 30 major car brands found that Mitsubishi was the 5th least expensive brand to maintain in the first ten years of ownership.
Getting your car back on the road doesn’t have to cost a fortune, even if you need a big repair like a new engine or transmission. Instead of putting expensive, brand new parts in an older vehicle, consider repairing your car with used Mitsubishi auto parts from a reputable seller.
Part of what makes Mitsubishi an enduring brand is its quality engines. With the exception of a few models, their engines are solid, well-built machines.
Most Popular Used Mitsubishi Engines For Sale
- Used 2.6 Mitsubishi Engine
- Mitsubishi Galant Used Engine
- Used Lancer Engines For Sale
- Used Pajero Engines For Sale
- Used Mitsubishi Eclipse Engine
Mitsubishi puts quality transmissions in their cars, and as a result, there are very few customer complaints about them failing. But like all brands, some of their transmissions are better than others.
The CVT (continuously variable transmission) belt in models like the Lancer, Outlander, Outlander Sport, and Mirage are known to slip, which can cause damage to other components and require some serious repairs. CVTs work in the same way as an automatic transmission, but are more fuel-efficient. In 2021, a group of consumers filed a class-action lawsuit to recover some of the cost of these failing transmissions.
Top Used Mitsubishi Transmissions
- 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Used Transmission
- 1999 Eclipse Used Transmission
- 2000 Galant Used Transmission
- 2001 Eclipse Used Transmission
- 2001 Galant Used Transmission For Sale
Can you buy other used Mitsubishi parts?
Yes! Even if you have a simple repair like a bad tail light or a broken side mirror, My Auto Store has the parts you need to get the job done.
You can also save money by repairing your Mitsubishi with used:
- AC Compressors
- Rear Mirrors and Side Mirrors
- Headlights & Tail Lights
- Wheels and Accessories
Where is the best place to buy used parts?
Mitsubishi has shifted its lineup more towards SUVs in the past couple of years, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get Mitsubishi used parts for your car. Skip the junk yards and salvage yards and browse My Auto Store’s online car parts catalog to find engines, transmissions, transfer cases and more. All parts are inspected for quality, stored in a climate-controlled warehouse and backed by a 6-month warranty.