Idling a bit rough when transmission is in D. Put some Wynn's Spitfire in the tank when filling up next and the problem largely disappeared.
Coating on the rubber seals on the rear window is flaking off. I have never seen any other car do this, so I'm thinking it's not a common problem.
Stereo is not of the same standard as that of other makes in the same (and lower) class. For instance, my wife's 2002 Corolla Conquest is equipped with a unit that runs rings around the Magna in terms of sound quality!
Need to get new brake pads and have the discs machined at the same time (brake shudder seems to be a very common complaint with the Magnas).
This car is lovely to drive. It is smooth and refined, and still puts a big grin on my face when I plant my foot at the lights.
It's a big step down in luxury however from my previous 1990 Magna SE (see review on this site). The seats aren't nearly as comfortable to sit in for long periods (but still better in my opinion than the aforementioned Corolla). This one has dual airbags, power windows, remote central locking, cruise control, a 10-stacker (boot mounted), a spoiler and alloys. I miss things like map lights and an electric antenna...
The biggest gripe I have about this car is the lack of sound control from the stereo system. It came with a 10-CD changer installed in the boot, but the standard head unit only allows you to change CDs and tracks - no seeking within tracks!! Very annoying if you have a CD where the tracks crossfade or something...
It does have a RDM (random) function, but as with most car CD changers it takes between 10 and 20 seconds to start playing the next track after the first one has finished!
This car handles much better in the hills than my previous car due to the firmer suspension, but obviously you feel a few more bumps in the road!
I hear from the local Mitsubishi dealer that the TH 3.5L has engine mounts that cause it to idle rough when in Drive. He suggested replacing the engine mounts for somewhere around $600 - I said I'd put up with it. I'd be interested to see whether other TH 3.5L owners have this problem, or whether the dealer is just fobbing me off...