Thursday 27th September 2012
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Have you ever owned a Mitsubishi Carisma? Did you have to purchase any replacement parts for the vehicle? If so then we want to hear about your experience with the car and also how the replacement parts faired. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Mitsubishi Carisma Overview

The Mitsubishi Carisma is classed as a large family car and was produced by the Japanese car manufacturing company Mitsubishi. This car was produced especially for the European market from 1995 – 2004. This car was available in both saloon and hatchback versions. This car is well equipped and a great family car. It is pretty cheap to run, reliable and buying prices are very competitive. One thing they lack in is Charisma, which is ironic with the name of the car. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Mitsubishi Carisma?

Mitsubishi Carisma History

The Mitsubishi Carisma was first produced in 1995 and shared the same design platform as the first generation Volvo S40. This car was developed with Volvo, but is not as upmarket as its sister car, the Volvo S40. Mitsubishi wanted to reach the European market with a company car but this design just seemed to lack any ‘Charisma’, especially the charisma needed for a car in this class.

It had a makeover in 1999 and tried to improve on its ‘basic’ looks but even this didn’t help it to live up to its name. This car slotted into the Mitsubishi range between the Lancer and Galant and when Mitsubishi decided to discontinue this car in 2004, the Lancer filled the gap left in this sector of the European market.


Classic SE

Fuel Economy

The Mitsubishi Carisma had the following engines available: 1.6 and 1.8L petrol engines and 1.8 and 1.9L diesel engines. The most economical of these engines was the 1.9 TD which offered up to 51mpg. Which engine do/did you have and how does it fair economically? Remember to consider fuel type, engine size and age of vehicle when considering fuel economy.


The Mitsubishi Carisma was available in 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox did your Carisma have and how did it perform? Have a look at our Mitsubishi gearbox section to find your Carisma gearbox parts.


If you need parts for your Mitsubishi Carisma then have a look on our website. You can enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit our Carisma parts page to find very cheap parts. Our vast network of Breakers has many different parts available for all makes and models.