Why do Tritons have a bad name?

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Blakenic
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Why do Tritons have a bad name?

Unread post by Blakenic » April 30th, 2019, 9:55 pm

Why do Mitsubishi Triton's have a bad name? I can't talk much about the ML and older models as I have had no first hand experience with them. But the MN and up models are quite well built for the price in my opinion. At least in comparison to a Toyota Hilux.

The MN Triton has a bigger, stronger tailshaft. The differential is stronger, with the internals being bigger and the LSD is a better design than a Hilux's for example. The engines are generally reliable and make more power from the factory than a Hilux.

However, the Hilux is easier to get parts for and has a better name.

Why do Tritons have a bad name, the usual response is "why didn't you buy a hilux". Doesn't make sense to me.

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Re: Why do Tritons have a bad name?

Unread post by hoyks » May 2nd, 2019, 9:40 pm

I looked at getting one years ago, back when they had the short tub.

But then the marketing department pushed for a bigger tub and they went from the smallest load area in the class to the biggest, but didn't change the chassis design or material thickness. So you have a longer overhang and the wheels still at the front of the load area and they got a bit of a reputation for bending. Google bent ute and Triton are over represented in the results

Choking to death on the EGR deposits are also an issue.



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