1989 Mitsubishi Eterna MX 2.0 DOHC 16v twin cam


Reasonably good performance at a cheap price, far better than most cars you will find at this price


The lower grey door panels have faded a lot.

The fog lights stopped working at 171,000 kilometres.

General Comments:

The engine is quite powerful for a 2 litre naturally aspirated engine, 100 kilowatts of power at the front wheels.

The seats are very comfortable.

The ride is very smooth and comfortable.

The ABS brakes provide great stopping ability.

All of the electric functions have stayed fully functional.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2002

1987 Mitsubishi Eterna VX Turbo Hard Top 2.0L turbo 150hp


1980's Turbo electronic power from the East


Boost from the turbo died due to a $5.00 "O" ring on the boost pipe being worn.

Water hose that preheats the intake burst.

General Comments:

This car kicks! 120 Kw of power (150 HP). $55,000 when new in New Zealand. I paid only $1,800.

This Eterna is the Hard top version of the front wheel drive Sigma GSR Turbo from 1984 to 1988. Hard top meaning no frames around the door windows. There was even a intercooled Eterna offered called the Sirius Dash that was 200 HP.

The car is an unsung hero.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2000

2nd Oct 2001, 04:32

I own a Sigma GSR Turbo, and concur with all comments here.

I would like to add that driven with care it's possible to get 35 mpg.

Why you'd want to drive one of these gently is beyond me however, they're too much fun.

27th Oct 2001, 18:20

Can anyone celebrate with me regarding the 200hp Sirius Dash 3x2 Super Exceed model? This has an enormous front mounted intercooler and the largest brake discs you have ever seen. These models are very fast even by todays standards. The 12.5 psi boost standard can lead to manifold destruction though. Does anyone understand how the 3x2 head really operates?