Mitsubishi Shogun (1999 – 2007) Review

Mitsubishi Shogun (1999 – 2007) At A Glance


+Excellent tow car and rugged off-roader. Better ride quality than the previous Shogun.

-Still comparatively unsophisticated to drive on the road. Beware of stolen imports masquerading as UK cars.

On average it achieves 104% of the official MPG figure

Still obviously a Shogun, but now more rounded looking with monocoque shell.

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Real MPG average for a Mitsubishi Shogun (1999 – 2007)


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20–31 mpg

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What is my Mitsubishi Shogun worth?

"I live in Spain. About 2 years ago I found a Mitsubishi Shogun 2005 which had been garaged for 10 years. After a set of new tyres and a service it runs like a dream. It’s a top spec “Warrior”, 7 seats, full leather, electric seats etc, with 50,000 miles. It will cost around 3000 euros to convert it to Spanish plates. It will cost around 1000 euros to take it to the UK for sale. Can you please give me a rough valuation to help me decide what to do? My wife loves it!"
Looking at other examples of a similar age to your Shogun, most are priced between £5000 and £10000 depending on mileage, so we would estimate it is somewhere near to the top of that scale.
Answered by David Ross

Will ABS and 4WD warning lights cause my car to fail the MoT?

"On my Mitsubishi Shogun (2005 model) the 4WD light is flashing when in 2WD mode and the ABS light comes up randomly. But there seem to be no negative effects when I drive. Would these be an MoT failure?"
The ABS warning light is a Major MoT failure. The 4WD light isn't. Might be a faulty switch on the transfer box. If it isn't engaging/disengaging correctly then I've heard of cases where this fault causes the 4WD and ABS lights to flash on and off.
Answered by Dan Powell

How much is my Mitsubishi Pajero worth?

"I own a 1999 Mitsubishi Pajero. It is in good condition and I'm trying to find out its value. Can you help? "
Your Pajero is quite a specialist car which makes it difficult to value. I'd say it's very dependent on its condition but you're probably looking in the region of £3-5000. It might be worth contacting a specialist auction company like Anglia Car Auctions for a second opinion.
Answered by Andrew Brady

Why does the temperature gauge on my car barely move?

"My temperature gauge barely moves even after a good run. My Mitsubishi Shogun is a 2000 GLS 3.2 DI-D. Is this common?. Also my heating is only lukewarm is this connected?"
It's 19 years old so unless the cooling system has been flushed a few times during its lifetime there will be a lot of sludge in there. First job: a flush and reverse flush using radiator cleaner. Buy a replacement bottom hose so you can take the old one off and drain it properly. Then fill with plain water and see if you still have a problem. Do the fans come on when the engine gets hot or do they come on immediately? You may have to replace the temp sensor/sender switch. Is the coolant actually flowing through the heater matrix? Once it's all working properly, drain off the plain water and re-fill with the correct coolant, running the engine with the expansion tank cap off in order to purge any airlocks.
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