1993 Mitsubishi Delica Diesel
Mitsubishi's quirky and capable Delica van is as rugged and useful as it gets. This clean adventure van has just arrived stateside, and is ready to conquer any type of terrain you can throw at it.
This capable Turbo Diesel hums happily down the road, chugging down the highway with an abundant amount of mid range torque. The drivetrain provides an especially heavy heap of thrust from idle, which is important for city driving, or more difficult off road situations. Power comes from Mitsubishi's long produced 2.5L 4D56 oil burner, mated to a beefy manual transmission. A new oil change ensures that it's new owner can start heading cross country as soon as they leave the dealership. This 1993 Mitsu starts quickly and idles confidently. With only 60K actual miles, this engine has tons of life left in it. 4WD is selective with a two speed transfer case, with the driver being able to utilize 4WD high and low when needing some additional traction. Two wheel drive can also be chosen for a touch better fuel economy. The tires all have large sidewalls, easily coping with any potholes and road imperfections. Its midship chassis layout and long wheel base actually lend itself to a stable ride, and although not a sports sedan by any stretch, its a huge improvement over a 1993 Econoline or comparable domestic van. Speaking of which, this van also features a bull bar, flush with an array of lights to compliment projection headlights. The oversize PIAAs have been fitted with upgraded bulbs for better night time driving, and come with plastic covers for protection against arrant rocks on the roadway. Lower rear bumper protection is provided by a matching rear bumper bar. The paint does show some imperfections, including some scuffing and scratches on the rear bumper below the tailgate on the passenger side. The tailgate opens up providing a cavernous cargo area. The rear hatch also has a helpful parking mirror to identify objects behind the van whilst parking.
As far as the interior goes, the condition overall is good. The cargo capacity is massive, but perhaps the best option is the eighth seat, as many Delicas are only seven seaters. The seats, manufactured in a gray textured cloth, have held up very well. They are devoid of any major tears, rips, spills and stains. The rear and middle rows both hold three passengers, with one middle seat folding up to allow a direct route to the rear most seats. The third row folds down flat for even more functionality. The interior panels are in good shape and the dash is free of any cracks. The Delica's cab forward design and robust ride height provide an astounding amount of visibility which is a huge plus for safety. Up front, space is decent, and the driver has a fully functioning gauge pack with an altimeter. A sportier, smaller diameter Leonard Volanti steering wheel and hub have been installed at some point replacing the bulkier factory unit. The A/C functions well, as does the heat, and the cabin warms up promptly despite its volume. A large center sunroof opens up the interior to tons of light, and does not leak. Plaid privacy curtains surround the interior, giving those who wish to have it a bit of seclusion.
Our Mitsubishi has been given an expert look over by our trained service staff, and is ready to go. For those looking for something a little different, this Delica might just fit the bill. Whether on a weekend vacation escape to the mountains, or a asphalt filled adventure to the local Costco, this all star can do it all.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.