Owner of 1997 Mitsubishi L300 Versa Van shares driving experience

Updated Jun 05, 2021 | Same topic: Car Owners Speak Up

He also drives a Lancer and a Montero Sport.

The Mitsubishi L300 is considerably one of the most well-known vehicles in the country mainly due to its reliability, practicality, and functionality. These characteristics encouraged Dr. Ronald Anthony Fernandez to buy a Mitsubishi L300 that he uses mainly for the family.

Before owning the Mitsubishi L300, Fernandez used to drive a Mitsubishi Space Wagon. He didn’t plan to buy a van since the wagon provides sufficient space for his family. However, one of his patients offered a good price for the 1997 Mitsubishi L300 Versa Van and he took it.

1997 Mitsubishi L300 Versa Van front view

Dr. Fernandez with his 1997 Mitsubishi L300 Versa Van

“We didn’t plan to buy a van but my patient offered it to me at a very good price so we decided to acquire it because we needed the space for family outings. We were using the Mitsubishi Space Wagon at that time and my family outgrew the MPV,” said the 51-year old dentist.

1997 Mitsubishi L300 Versa Van side view

A reliable workhorse

Fernandez got the 1997 Mitsubishi L300 Versa Van in 2011 which comes with a gasoline engine. He shared that the Mitsubishi L300 offers convenient car ownership as the van is reliable, affordable, and comfortable. Plus, the parts are always available which eases maintenance issues.

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1997 Mitsubishi L300 Versa Van interior view

It can take the family anywhere with ease

Aside from the Mitsubishi L300, Fernandez also has decided to add other Mitsubishi vehicles in his garage after his dad bought a Mitsubishi Celeste when he was still young. These include a Mitsubishi Lancer Box Type GSR, which is his first car, and a Montero Sport. He believed in Mitsubishi as a brand that Filipino car buyers can rely on.

1997 Mitsubishi L300 Versa Van interior view

Interior view of the 1997 Mitsubishi L300 Versa Van

Today, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) continues the unwavering legacy of the L300 in the local market. The Mitsubishi L300 is still a top-seller in the Japanese carmaker’s local lineup and has gone through various updates for better rigidity and enhanced performance.

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Mitsubishi L300

<p>The Mitsusbishi L300 is based on the L300 Versa Van. While the latter was more of a family carrier, Mitsubishi has since marketed the L300 FB mainly as a commercial vehicle. Regardless, the said model can both function as a family car, and as a logistics solution for small to large businesses. In the Philippine market, the L300 FB uses a Euro 4 compliant&nbsp;2.2-liter 4N14 diesel power plant. At most, this mill can make up to 98 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear via a five-speed manual transmission. The available to the L300 FB body is a rear air-conditioning system, and it can also fit up to 17 occupants.&nbsp;</p>

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Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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