1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0 DOHC from North America
The car of hopes and dreams
The front seats were fading in color.
The "mass air flow sensor" (whatever that is) blew out and caused the car to cut off while driving. This was almost $1000 to fix.
The electronically controlled suspension sensor was stuck in "sport" default mode the entire time that I owned the vehicle.
The CV joint had to be replaced along with other minor suspension parts (which was fairly inexpensive).
The brake pads wear out very frequently in high intensity/racing driving conditions.
The engine blew shorty after surpassing the 142,000 mile mark, and would have cost in excess of $6500 to replace. Needless to say that I don't own the car any longer... but with no love lost.
These cars are the sexiest things on the road, except for maybe a Ferrari Testarossa (which is inferior in technology and cost literally 10 times more to maintain).
I never had been into performance obsessively enough that I could do a honest comparison against the 3000GT's rivals. Even if it was the slowest and handled the worst, I'd take it over the 300ZX, RX-7, and Supra any day.
With a unique paint job and the right fit and finish, this car looks like it cost well over $100,000 (if not more). I seriously doubt anybody would ever mistake a Subaru WRX for an Italian exotic.
I now drive a Toyota Camry, which is the most reliable car I've ever owned by far, but just not the same to drive. The Mitsubishi 3000GT is the girl from High School that we've always dreamed of, who gives us the most incredible and passionate moments of our life, who decides to break our heart just as quickly as the took it. Thanks for reading.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th July, 2005
12th Aug 2005, 18:59
I'm getting one imported from Japan to Australia early in 2006 and just can't wait. Your description above aptly describes my feelings for the car!! It's funny though, before I bought it, I really hadn't noticed these cars at around. Maybe it had something to do with there were only ever 120 sold here in Australia (not the imported type!) I've never been in one, and only read reviews and comments about the vehicle, but from these it really does seem like the girl I've always dreamt of!! ;) Bring on 2006!!!