Mitsubishi Express Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mitsubishi Express reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
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Recourse for private sale?
It's all bad news I'm afraid. With a private seller you have no comeback.
All you can do is to ask the seller to refund your money, or maybe cover the cost of the repairs. If he wasn't aware that the RWC was out of date he might be honest enough to help you out.
You could also consider taking him to VCAT, the Victorian small claims tribunal on the basis that he misrepresented the vehicle to you.
Ask Smithy Xtra overdrive button
Get it up to speed to get into top gear, and then operate the button. You should see or hear the revs rise, or fall when the button is pressed again and the overdrive gear re-engaged.
More than big end can bear
IT IS impossible to say how long it will be before the bearings give up the ghost. I would be asking why you have a bearing problem so soon after the engine was reconditioned; take it back to whoever did the job and get them to fix it.
Save the heartache
THE MB100 was built by SsangYong when Mercedes-Benz was getting up close and personal with the South Korean carmaker. It had a Benz badge, but it wasn't of the same quality as a real Benz. I wouldn't like to split the Vito and Transporter. They're both very good vans. If you can stretch your budget a little, you could buy a new Mitsubishi Express and save any heartaches that can sometimes come with a used vehicle. And if you can get away with a smaller van, try a VW Caddy.