1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT Reviews - Page 3 of 5

1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0 DOHC from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired106714 miles
Most recent distance142000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Eclipse

Summary:

The car of hopes and dreams

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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!!!

1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT TT Twin turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Twin turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

The best value for money super car you could hope to find

Faults:

Clutch failed. Master cylinder, slave cylinder and flexible hose all went.

Drop links worn.

Ball joints wearing.

Roll bar bushes tired.

Front suspension is wearing fast.

General Comments:

Fast. Seriously fast.

Strong. The engine feels powerful all the time.

Great looking. NOTHING turns heads like a GTO.

Back seats are a waste of time. This should have been the greatest two seater of all time!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2005

11th Dec 2005, 17:13

The TT is my dream car. I just need to find one that is not to beat up. Can't wait.

14th Apr 2009, 00:13

How many kms were on your car when all this stuff went?

1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles
Previous carPontiac Fiero

Summary:

Very nice looking car, but costs a lot of money to repair

Faults:

Bought this car with 65,000 miles. Only problem when purchased was the A/C didn't work.

68,000 miles I got the 60,000 mile maintenance done.

72,000 miles the Transmission died ($2600 replaced at Mitsubishi Dealer)

77,000 miles the engine died ($8000 at Mitsubishi dealer)

Now the most frustrating thing is that I never raced this car and never tried to modify it. Thinking the previous owner must have really hammered it I figured I was in good shape from here on out.

92,000 miles 2nd gear went for no reason at all, I remember it like it was yesterday. I was driving on a small town road at 25Mph shifting from 2nd to 3rd and I heard a quick noise between shifts. It seemed coincidental and I thought the noise might have been from someone in town doing something, but I downshifted to 2nd to make sure. Sure enough there was some noise coming from (my car) the Transmission so I shifted out of 2nd right away. Mitsubishi dealer charged me $80 to tell me 2nd gear was bad which I obviously knew. $2550 to replace a whole new Transmission again. I refused to go with it. I called the Headquarters of Mitsubishi and everything seeing what could be done for me, nothing. Went to cottmans transmission for $2400. They replaced 2nd gear and gave me a 3 year 36,000 mile warranty. Mitsubishi warranty on a new Transmission is only 12,000 miles. Kinda tells you that they know they sell garbage.

That was the last major problem I have had and I guess I should feel lucky at this point.

General Comments:

Overall I really do like this car, but I wouldn't buy one again. The Mitsubishi dealership didn't try to help me out with any of my problems. I truly believe they think I was someone who beat hell out of the car or they just cared about making money. I know I don't beat this car. In fact I have had this car for over 4 years and last week was the first time I ever had tire spin. It was very cold out. I have no reason to come on here and lie about anything. If you beat your car your going to get burned, but it is very frustrating when you do everything you can for your car inside and out and it still doesn't take care of you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd December, 2004

10th Jan 2005, 09:17

You are crazy. My Mitsubishi 3000GT SL has 85k and the only problem was the transmission blew. I drive my car hard and have no problems. I don't drive my car like a little Nancy girl.

17th Feb 2005, 11:52

I was thinking of buying one, but now I don't know who to pay attention to, so thank you for ruining my day.

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 14 reviews