1993 Mitsubishi Verada Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1993 Mitsubishi Verada KR XI 3.0 litre

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.0 litre Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200 kilometres
Most recent distance276000 kilometres

Summary:

A very well built vehicle, and generally trouble free

Faults:

Valve stem seals replaced at 245000; cost $300.

Headlining showing signs of coming away.

Serviced door locking actuators as small rubber stops fitted internally had perished; replaced with blobs of silicone.

General Comments:

Quite economical, comfortable to drive.

Does not use any oil. Service it every 12 months with new spark plugs, oil change, radiator flush, and oil filter. Still has its original brake pads and light bulbs. Most trouble free vehicle that I have owned in my 60 years of driving.

Have just had the alternator and starter serviced as a precaution. Should a shock absorber need replacing, I am told that these are no longer available.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2011

6th Nov 2011, 20:42

Replacing shocks and front McPherson struts is straight forward and inexpensive on the Ei version. If you have the computer airbag actuated shocks on the Xi version, just reverse back to Ei config. McPhersons go after about 200-240K of standard sealed road usage. CV's also go about 250K, and again are inexpensive, while the car is already on the hoist. Watch the anti roll bar mounts, which will be worn out at this time, and will need replacing. The rest of the font end seems quite secure at this mileage; now to turn back from the trip to the moon and return home, another quarter of a million kms ahead! Not bad for 19 years of daily driving.

1993 Mitsubishi Verada ei 3.0 V6

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 kilometres
Most recent distance258000 kilometres
Previous carFord Fairmont

Summary:

If you offered my a new 380 for my Verada I'd tell you where to get stuffed, I love my car

Faults:

New trans at 190,000, re con engine at 230000 (due to water pump breaking on 800km trip, but heat gauge remained OK hence didn't notice I was frying my engine), re con alternator 115,000, re con alternator 240,000, new radiator 250,000, new idle motor 180,000.

General Comments:

Excellent workhorse has got me all over Oz.

I have added 2.5inch cat back sports system, pacemaker headers, k&n performance air filter (increased size of air intake).

For under $3000 these babies are a steal, I get 10kms per litre on petrol and 9kms per litre on gas. I seriously recommend a verada, they beat the pants of any 6 cylinder commodore or falcon (non turbo) for a few mods.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2006

31st Oct 2007, 23:34

Hey there, do you feel with the exhaust extractors and pod that the performance has increased? let us know. thanks.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews