2002 Mitsubishi Verada Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2002 Mitsubishi Verada 3.6

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 kilometres
Most recent distance227000 kilometres
Previous carFord Fairmont

Summary:

My wife and I love it

Faults:

Nil.

General Comments:

Absolutely the most economical and reliable car we have ever owned. Only ever had to replace a battery and tyres.

No mechanical problems to date - but we do service it regularly.

This car is great over long distances, and hugs the road like a glove.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2012

2002 Mitsubishi Verada Ei 3.5 Litre 24v V6

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.5 Litre 24v V6 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

A very under-rated family mover, that's fun to drive

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car as of yet.

General Comments:

A very under-rated family vehicle. The build quality is exceptional. I went out to buy a BA Fairmont at the time and came home with this.

The 156kw motor has more than ample power, and is extremely responsive and quick off the mark. Fuel consumption is excellent in town and on the open road. Over a 700km trip we averaged 6.7L/100km.

The Sports mode auto was one of the best things Mitsubishi had introduced into their range of Magna's and Verada's, which shifts smoothly in all gears and is very responsive in sports mode.

It's very quiet and smooth inside, although the tyres that were on it when I bought the car were a bit noisy, but tolerable.

Standard 8 speaker stereo system sounds magnificent, especially in the front with the splits in the front doors as standard.

I would recommend this vehicle to anyone that's looking for something luxurious, fun to drive and still fit the family in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2009

26th Apr 2010, 06:36

I have just purchased a 2002 Verada Xi a few days ago and can't rate it high enough. I have been driving cars for 31 years and have had every make in Australia. This car for 9000 dollars is as good as the Falcon/Holden worth 30000 dollars. It's smooth, quiet and very comfortable. Love it, Many years of good motoring to be had.

2002 Mitsubishi Verada GTV Ei 3.5L 6G74 SOHC V6

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.5L 6G74 SOHC V6 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired144000 kilometres
Most recent distance146000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Magna

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I got this car for a steal because of the terrible resale values of the Magna/Verada. It's got everything you could want: leather interior, satnav, climate control, wood-grain interior, CD stacker, you name it. It's also very quick off the line. Seats are ultra comfy and it looks great on 17" mags. Awesome car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2008

20th Apr 2011, 18:12

Highly underrated.

I have a 2002 Verada 11 GTV. Purchased 2007.

100,00km. Now 168,000km.

It has no problems. Performs, handles and rides well.

I would like to form a club Veradas. Anyone interested contact colin1@australiamail.com with ideas.

2002 Mitsubishi Verada Ei 3.5 Litre V6

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.5 Litre V6 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance186000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Magna

Summary:

I will never sell this car. Its become a part of my family

Faults:

Front Steering rack replaced at 170000kms.

General Comments:

This car is one of the most well built cars I have owned.

The power and ride it provides is perfect.

Mitsubishi have fitted out this model with many safety features.

The comfort levels in this car are very user friendly and handy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2006

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 4 reviews