2008 Mitsubishi 380 Series III 3.8
Great value, comfort and performance; buy one if the price is right
The engine has a ticking noise that kicks in once warm; the dealer didn't know what caused it.
The brakes have a bad shudder when pushed hard or long down hills, but since I don't concern myself too much with car maintenance, I haven't had the discs machined.
Two of the power windows have failed (still got to get them fixed).
The engine uses oil, so you need to keep an eye on the oil level.
Otherwise, no problems in 75000km = now at 115000.
Cars generally improve, but age for age, I think my TP 1990 Magna was a better car. You may laugh, but I doubt I'll ever own a better car - 350,000 km, hardly ever serviced, owned it for 20 years, never spent a cent on it, and it never let me down despite years of abuse.
As for my 380, it's very good except for the faults listed above.
Great value too; paid $13,800 with 40000 and only 2 years old
Great performance and very smooth auto - Commodores should use this transmission!
I regularly drive many cars, and rate the 380 as more comfortable than a Falcon, Commodore, Aurion or Camry.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th December, 2012