1994 Mitsubishi Verada Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1994 Mitsubishi Verada Xi 3.0 SOHC

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired182000 kilometres
Most recent distance188033 kilometres
Previous carToyota Supra

Summary:

Luxury and style for a fraction of the cost

Faults:

Valve stem seals needed replacing.

Leaking oil from the rocker cover was dripping onto the starter motor so that needed replacing too.

Driver's side rear electric window needed replacing.

SRS light needed fault code bleared by Mitsubishi.

Brakes machined and replaced pads.

Faulty alternator.

General Comments:

Lots of problems you might say, but I've fixed them all and the car runs like a dream!

It's so smooth to drive, acceleration is responsive, very comfortable to sit in as well.

I love it! And so do the girls.

They always compliment on how nice the car is.

The woodgrain interior adds to the nice touch.

I just wish the e-brake lever was in leather and the gear shifter as well.

A very nice car to drive =)

Fuel consumption is extremely good for the V6.

11 litres per 100km I get during suburban and city driving (with over drive on).

Standard 6 speaker CD stereo is remarkably good! The bass is deep and there is no distortion at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2006

17th Jun 2007, 02:47

Anyone know what the clunking into gear problem is with these cars. I took it to a trans specailist and they said it was engine mounts, replaced these and I still get the clunk??

1994 Mitsubishi Verada KS Xi 3.0L V6

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 kilometres
Most recent distance115000 kilometres

Summary:

Excellent value for money compared to similar cars

Faults:

Rear main oil seal needed replacing at 115,000kms. Very expensive ($700) to repair.

1 electric window needed a new regulator at around the same time. Also very expensive ($400 just for the part!)

General Comments:

This is a fabulous car to drive - smooth, responsive, powerful and very sure on the road.

It's not terrible quick off the mark, maybe due to it's weight, but on the highway you can't beat it for comfort or power.

Understeer and skidding can be a problem, again maybe due to it's weight?

The woodgrain trim is a bit over the top, but the leather seats hardly showed a mark on them after 8 years.

All bells and whistles worked without a problem, which, after having owned an old top-of-the-range Nissan which had temperamental windows/cruise etc was lovely.

It's not a very exciting car to look at - most people mistake it for a Magna.

Chews juice quite quickly on hilly terrain, but highway driving produced much better economy.

Not a roomy car, either inside or boot-wise. Wouldn't recommend it as a family car if you have a few kids. This is ultimately why we sold it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2002

3rd Mar 2005, 22:23

Hi, I just purchased A 92 verada with only 81,000k. I'm hoping it will treat me well as it has only had one owner.

I love the ride and power and it is well equipped.

26th Mar 2005, 03:18

I have recently purchaced a 1993 KR Verada Wagon. Having previously owned and been fairly happy with a 1992 TR 2.6 Magna Wagon I was quite pleased to find the Verada which is in excellent condition despite having now covered 191000km.

I like the wagon as it has ample room and is a good design. The Verada is a 3.0L V6 which is far better than the Magna's 2.6L four cylinder. I am going for a run in the country this monday to assess the highway fuel consumption, but after 4 days of ownership I am heading for about 500km covered on a tank of fuel city cycle, which is reasonable for a heavy 3.0 v6.

24th Jan 2008, 07:29

I have a 1993 Verada with 250000 kms on the clock, well looked after and going extremely well. However I am concerned that these cars have a tendency to throw auto transmissions in later life... there is a slight thump coming from the trans when it's still cold and coming to a stop at the lights. Should I hold onto it or sell it before the transmission gives up? Any thoughts?

24th Jan 2010, 07:36

My '94 Verada is doing the same thing with the transmission, it is a big thump when it's cold changing gear, and it does weird things at traffic lights when stopped; it rumbles, and when I go to accelerate from turning out of a corner, it doesn't change gear, so it's very slow responding, so I have change gear for it basically. What I want to know is, will the trans give up soon, or is it another problem?

28th Sep 2010, 02:07

The transmission computers on these things go a little crazy and fail a lot. Try changing that, or the fluid. I have a 97 Verada, and it has cheap fluid in it, and when it gets hot, it's late and rough to change back into 1st at a stop.

5th Dec 2010, 22:24

Drain your trans fluid and replace it.

I've just done mine and there are no more shudders or 'thumps' during gear changes.

28th Jul 2012, 00:11

What trans fluids can be used in a 94 Mitsubishi Verada???

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews