"Mitsubishi Space Star" - subcompact minivan for city roads
"Mitsubishi Space Star" is the namesubcompact minivan, which was published from 1998 to 2005. It was made in the Netherlands, at a factory called NedCar. It was created on the same platform as Mitsubishi Carisma, and also the Volvo C40 / V40. In 1998, this car was first introduced at the Geneva Motor Show.
The generation of 2002
"Mitsubishi Space Star" until 2002 was issued instandard configuration, without undergoing virtually no significant changes. But four years after the start of production, it has significantly changed. The machine received a completely new optics. "Mitsubishi Space Star" acquired a single block-headlights, instead of which previously there were assemblies and direction indicators. In addition, on the tail lights began to make vyshtampovki. They, incidentally, are somewhat similar to the lanterns of the Volga GAZ-21. The shape of the front bumper also changed. Also, the radiator grille looks completely different, and the fog lights have undergone some changes. By the way, the color of the corporate badge has become different. Its producers changed from red to silver.
Power and motors
I would like to single out onea very important topic concerning the Mitsubishi Space Star. Technical characteristics - that's what we are talking about. On this car, not particularly powerful gasoline engines were installed. The most popular option was a 1.8 liter engine - it developed 112 liters. from. But this is not the only option that was offered to potential buyers. There was also a version of the 1.8-liter GDI engine at 121 liters. from. To less powerful one can include a 1.3-liter engine for 80 liters. from. and at 98 (only its volume was 1.6 liters). At the end of 2002, a 1.9 L version was also available. He gave a capacity of 115 liters. from. It should be noted that absolutely all the engines of the Mitsubishi Space Star were four-cylinder and in-line.
It is worth saying that in 2001 this carcrashed the test according to the special EuroNCAP methodology. And the machine passed it successfully. She was given two stars for the safety of people traveling on roads, and three for the comfort level of passengers. The test, by the way, was conducted with a model that was considered completely new at that time. Its name is Mitsubishi Space Star 1.3 Family.
The car, by the way, is good, one of the most popularversions of this model range. She enjoyed special demand among European motorists. The description of the "Mitsubishi Space Star" is not bad, although it can not be said that something special is different. There is everything you need - comfortable seats with a wide range of adjustments, in a classic style, a decorated interior, a fairly high ceiling and good speed indicators. In general, if you take a car for the city, it's a great option. Budget to the same. Maintenance of this model is inexpensive, and the city consumption is less than six liters per hundred kilometers.
This topic is also quite interesting and important. So, the maximum that this car can develop is 180 km / h. Quite a solid figure for a subcompact minivan. The engine is located in front, transversely. It is recommended to fill AI-95. Brakes - disc and ventilated (only front, rear - conventional). There is a power steering, and the type of control is a gear-rake. Transmission front-wheel drive, a manual transmission with five speeds. Although there is an automaton, but in such versions only 4 steps.
Well, as a whole the car usual, but sound. This "Mitsubishi" is mainly taken by supporters of budgetary options and those who need a car, which would accommodate six people. In general, a large family. Now such a car can also be found and purchased, it will be inexpensive - about 280-330 thousand rubles in good condition (depending on the configuration and engine).