1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.1 from North America
One butt kicking head turner, but buy a VR-4!
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.
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
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.