1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired81000 miles
Most recent distance152000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corvette

Summary:

One butt kicking head turner, but buy a VR-4!

Faults:

Sadly, the transmission went out at about 135,000. Cost to repair, $2,245. The 400 transmission in my Corvette only cost $737.00, that was including labor.

The car eats front brakes for snacks, of course I drive it pretty hard at times.

The plugs for the 3000gt cost about $15.00 a piece, air filter, another $35.00. Even simple things like a corner light bulb are very expensive for this car, $5.00 each. The handle for the sunroof, has a plastic gear in it for lifting and lowering the sunroof. It just recently gave out on me. I took the handle assembly apart and found the gear. Simple little piece, thought it might cost a few dollars to replace. Naaaaaaaaa!!! I called the dealer for the replacement cost, I was told I could not buy just the little plastic piece. Seems you have to buy a whole new assembly, including a new crank handle for the small sum of $297.00. Talk about a rip off!!!

I was involved in a few minor accidents with the car, all front damage. Corner lamp cover cost me $67.00 at the dealership. The front bumper damage cost just over $600.00 to replace. Are you ready for this? The right side headlamp cost me $548.00 to replace and if the color of your car is not in stock, then add several weeks to order.

General Comments:

This car does not hold it's value at all. I paid $14,000.00 for the car just a little over two years ago, now it is worth about $5,000.00. Even if I had fewer miles on it, the value at best would be about $7,000.00.

I often wonder why I bought this car and sold my vette. Okay, I'll tell you. I can drive for hours and sometimes even days, before I see another 3000gt and the constant stare from other drivers makes the cost worth it all.

I would tell anyone thinking of buying one to go ahead and get it. Just make sure you have plenty of cash in your savings account before you do. This is not a car for the minumin wage earner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th March, 2003

26th Apr 2003, 23:18

I'm not sure what this person has done with their car, but I'm sure it's not take care of it. Seems they have had more of their fair share of accidents, but I've never seen or heard of a car needing this much maintenance ever. Perhaps they should purchase a horse next time. You can always shoot the horse at the expense of a bullet.

1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance177000 miles
Previous carPontiac Fiero

Summary:

A polished lemon

Faults:

Transmission failed and was replaced around 20,000 miles.

Timing belt tensioner failed at 90,000 miles. (Required replacement of timing belt.)

Various leaks (oil, transmission) and other problems throughout the life of the car.

General Comments:

The car is comfortable to ride in and drives very nicely.

The mechanical aspects of the car have been an intermittent nightmare since I bought it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th October, 2002

20th Mar 2003, 22:41

I agree. I own a 1999 3000 gt. The car was my dream come true, until I drove off of the lot. I have replaced the rear shocks, every gasket in the engine (not an exaggeration; I mean literally), the glove box, the thermostat, the antennae mask, the EGR valve twice, both turn signal housings because of condensation (still gets water inside somehow), the transmission sometimes refuses to slip into gear, the paint job blows- getting hit by a pebble at 20 mph leaves chips which then rusts, bird crap leaves dimples in the clear coat, it's SLOOOOW as hell, My 1995 Dodge Avenger ES with 122000 miles blows it away. I have had this car for 6 mos and have spent almost 4 times as much as I have paid the bank for it. This thing looks good, But don't drive it. It will fall apart. I HATE THIS CAR, and will N-E-V-E-R buy another mesobitchy as long as I live. Oh, And the dealer refused to admit that they sold me a lemon.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 12 reviews