Mitsubishi Cordia Review from Japan

1986 Mitsubishi Cordia GSR Turbo 1.8 SOHC Turbo

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 SOHC Turbo Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired207000 kilometres
Most recent distance213000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Cordia GSL


A fantastic car that for its age and price can't be beaten on performance, comfort and looks


To date the only problem I've had is the clutch which disintegrated, but this was due to my own stupidity. Other than that I've never had a problem with it.

General Comments:

I used to think my old car, a NA cordia went well, till I purchased this beast which made me realise how slow my old car was. I left it stock for a little then had a 2.5 inch exhaust fitted along with a high flow cat which made a noticeable increase in performance and noise. I also added an electronic boost controller which allows me to select high or standard boost.

I regret not buying a leaded model as they are faster but this one was in such good condition that I had to get it. But the unleaded models get the bigger brakes, and better fit and finish than the leaded models. Also the smaller turbo makes them a lot more responsive despite having less power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2000

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review