A closer look at the Mitsubishi L300 4×4

Last December I started in a video review of an awful but not awful Fiat Cinquecento Sporting. The host of the video was a Polish automotive journalist Tymon Grabowski, also known as Zlomnik, which long time Hooniverse readers may be more familiar with. Now Mr. Zlomnik has made another video, that of a Mitshubishi L300 4×4. Unfortunately this video is in Polish, and by the request of his viewers, Mr. Grabowski talks as if he is John Moschitta Jr., but that is not how he typically talks. Fortunately, the video is subtitled in English for the rest of us.
The Mitsubishi L300 4×4 doesn’t really need an introduction. It’s a relatively small van with forward controls, mid-mounted engine, and a four wheel drive – a version of the Delica. Part camper, people hauler, and off-roader, this charming van has many of us wanting it. But, like everything, it has some downsides, such as parts availability, rust, speed, and safety. Zlomnik goes into details and then takes it down a dirt road. Enjoy. 

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9 responses to “A closer look at the Mitsubishi L300 4×4”

  1. mdharrell Avatar

    “…but if they only knew how hard it is to get one, how hard it is to get parts, how badly it rusts, how slow it is, if they knew about the terrible handling, and how this car sways on the road, then the enthusiasm would fade…”
    Excellent points, I’m sure, but I’m still not getting one.

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      You enjoy pain, don’t ya?

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        If a vehicle won’t stand up for itself enough to try to kill me, or otherwise thwart me, on a regular basis, then I’m just not interested.

        1. Kamil K Avatar

          You need a pet tiger.

          1. mdharrell Avatar

            I’m a cheapskate, so I make do with a budget-sized tiger equivalent who does, in fact, regularly try to kill or otherwise thwart me. At least he likes race cars.

  2. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    Another Aldo Sessano design like the previous model. And if you have trouble getting parts for this model Mitsubishi, try Hyundai, they made essentially this model as the first H100 van.

    1. neight428 Avatar

      Did he do the 80’s Toyota and Nissan vans? I always thought it odd how similar they looked.

      1. Rover 1 Avatar
        Rover 1

        As far as I can find out, they were internal efforts.

  3. je zalanka Avatar
    je zalanka

    ya gotta have rust for it to be authentic, doncha?