Shogun - Deserves its solid reputation
Added: 8th of November 2016
I've owned my Shogun DiD Elegance for over a year and a half now and I am delighted with it. These beasts are very well made - robust and over engineered in all the right places. Despite its large 3.2 Litre 'torquey' diesel engine I still get around 30mpg. It's massively capable and enjoyable off road and on the ruff (its reputation as an off-roader is unquestioned) & it will pull anything. In addition, I still look the part arriving at meetings after a comfortable motorway dash in a roomy leather clad cockpit. I really do love these things. Yes, they can sound a little agricultural, but their reputation for reliability had me sold, and despite its rivals (e.g. the landy or rangey) being more refined, I've heard too many pricey horror stories about the latter's reliability). I have had just one problem (a £20 front wheel sensor) in all the time I've owned the Shogun. It was replaced easily by a good trusted mechanic (I find Mitsubishi dealers too expensive). It pays dividends to keep these well serviced - don't scrimp, give them regular engine oil changes. Great comfort, high driving position, great visibility and bags of room, this thing swallows up families and luggage no problem. I'll be keeping my Shogun for years to come. I've heard they can easily go to 250,000 miles if well maintained. They're great value second hand too - just look over those servicing records carefully.