1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L DOHC 24v V6 naturally aspirated from North America
Greatest car I've owned
A/C belt needed tightening at 129k.
I have not owned a better car. This car is fast, and has enough torque to give you a neck injury without a head rest. It had a large turning radius, but when you are moving it corners like a Miata, despite its weight.
It has Mitsubishi's valve timing system, MiVEC, which is seriously noticeable. I had a Honda Civic with VTEC before this car; it was kinda fun, but the VTEC was like it wasn't there. When this car hit MiVEC, my head would snap back, even with the automatic transmission. I prefer manuals, rarely buy automatics, but if I found a good enough 3000GT with an automatic, I'd jump on it. It shifted EXACTLY when you wanted it to, it was quick, and never slipped. When I was driving in town, it kept the RPM low. When I stepped on it, it shifted at 7500 RPM. It wasn't too quick off the line, but it did 60-100 quicker than you could ever imagine.
The interior is nice and inviting, and the seats were comfortable. Even the handbrake was nice. And the sound... the car had the Sound Adjustment system; while driving slowly in town, it was quiet, but during performance driving, it was louder than ever. I loved it.
Also, the car is very fuel efficient. I would always beat on the thing, and the worst MPG I ever got was 24. Best was 29.
It turned tons of heads too. EVERY DAY someone would compliment the car. I seriously regret ever selling that car. Oh well, maybe that means one day I can buy myself a VR4.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th July, 2012