1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT from North America
Keep up with V-8 Mustangs no problem
Other than the normal wear and tear like, timing belts, clutch, brakes, and one pulley that goes out about every 40000 miles. That's it!!!
I love this car!!! I'm going to keep it for a couple of more years, but I want somthing with more room. If it was practical I would keep it forever.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th October, 2002
In regard to the first comment, I do not believe that the reviewer had a VR4. Your comment seems to be out of left field. Just an observation.
Ha ha, These cars can keep up because Mustangs are slow when they have a 4.6L V8 that puts out 260hp. Compare that to a 3000gt 3.0L DOHC 24v V6 that's rated at 222hp. Mitsubishi is simply more efficient and more reliable.
Most people judge a cars speed capabilities by looking at the horsepower. I don't own a VR4 nor have I ever ridden in one. But I do know that the VR4 engine puts out less horsepower than a V8 mustang. However, this means nothing because the Mustang weighs substantially more than the VR4. This, in turn, translates to more Horsepower per ton for the VR4 compared to the Mustang which makes for better acceleration and top speed as well as cornering. In short, (despite the marketing for the VR4) the VR4 is simply a better performance car...Oh, and I think it looks WAY better than any mustang made in the last 30 years.
Check the 0-60 times on the 3000GT... 8.5 seconds? The Mustang 5.0 was 6.2 and the '99 and up cars are less than 6. So how does your car keep up with cars over 2 seconds quicker to 60?
The 3000 GT was well known for its hefty weight which made it slow unless you had the VR4. Even the VR4 could have been faster had they shed some of the tremendous weight it had. These were cool cars in their day, though, although I never liked how small they were inside given they were so big on the outside.