|Mitsubishi Triton Models||SPECS||PRICE|
|(4X4)||2.5LDieselDiesel5 SP MAN 4X45 speed manual 4X4||$2,400 – 4,070|
|(base)||2.6LULPRegular Unleaded Petrol5 SP MAN5 speed manual||$2,400 – 4,070|
|STD||2.5LDieselDiesel5 SP MAN5 speed manual||$2,400 – 4,070|
|STD||2.6LULPRegular Unleaded Petrol5 SP MAN5 speed manual||$2,400 – 4,070|
|STD (4X4)||2.5LDieselDiesel5 SP MAN 4X45 speed manual 4X4||$2,400 – 4,070|
|STD (4X4)||2.6LULPRegular Unleaded Petrol5 SP MAN 4X45 speed manual 4X4||$2,400 – 4,070|
Mitsubishi Triton 1987 FAQs
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mitsubishi Triton here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What is the towing capacity of the Mitsubishi Triton?
According to my specifications, the MK Triton, depending on its specification (engine type, body layout and drive system) has a towing capacity (of a braked trailer) of between 1500kg and 2200kg. At the lower end of that, your caravan when fully loaded would exceed that limit. Older utes like the MK Triton also – generally – have smaller payload and towing ratings than their newer relatives, but it’s also important to take into account the Gross Combination Mass limit which amounts to the total weight of the vehicle and whatever it’s towing. Again, in some cases, the Triton has a low GVM limit of just 4010kg which, even with your caravan at its lightest (unladen) would take your combination very close to that limit. At that point you also need to consider what you carry, including all your gear and even the weight of passengers on board. Fill the fuel tank or the van’s water tank and you could be in legal trouble if anything goes wrong. A visit to a weighbridge (some council tips have them) might be a good idea to see how close to the edge you really are.Show more
Why does the speedo in my 2004 Mitsubishi Triton bounce up and down and make a weird noise?
The cable that drives the speedometer is a likely candidate for this in some cars, Aaron, but mainly older ones than your Triton. The cable will eventually run out of lubricant, at which point it can bind up and won’t turn smoothly (the cause of the hyperactive needle) while also making a dry squawking noise (the budgies). But, from memory, your car has an electronically-driven speedo, so the cause is more likely that the speedometer itself is worn out and causing internal friction (for the same set of symptoms).Show more
What can I do about the red paint on my 2016 Mitsubishi Triton fading?
I spoke to Mitsubishi Australia who told me that paint fade is not a common complaint among their customers. There is the possibility that your car could be covered by warranty, but that will all depend on the circumstances of that individual vehicle. That’s not as simple as it having been exposed to high temperatures or UV radiation on a regular basis, either; the car’s entire history will be taken into account including whether it has ever been treated with an aftermarket paint treatment or has had body repairs at any stage.
Mitsubishi’s advice, then, is to take the vehicle to your nearest dealership and have the car examined to assess what the situation is. If that doesn’t satisfy you, you can also contact Mitsubishi Australia’s customer service division to discuss the issue.
For the record, shades of red are historically the worst offenders when it comes to fading and paint degradation. Paint technology has come a long way, but it remains that red pigments do not appreciate Australian levels of heat and UV radiation. In some cases, the original colour of the vehicle can be restored without resorting to repainting and this process can take many forms.Show more