1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT vr4 Twin turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Twin turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carFord Cobra/LX

Summary:

High performance car that is a bargain

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Great Car, handles very well, does well in the snow. Back seats are very small.

Gear shift takes a while to get use to.

Third and fifth gear are very close together.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2003

1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 3.0L Twin turbo (320 Horsepowe from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0L Twin turbo (320 Horsepowe Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired81000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Suburban

Summary:

A high performance must for people with limited cash

Faults:

I have had nothing go wrong with this car since I have had it.

General Comments:

This is a beautiful car that people stare at when you pass them. The acceleration is amazing and the handling is even better. This car will go zero to sixty in under five seconds. This car is all-wheel-drive and features an all-wheel-steering system. The cabin is very nice with an optional ten disc disc changer. The air-conditioning is the best I have ever seen. The back seat is really tight and not suitable for adults. This is the best car I have ever owned. It only cost me $17,000.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2002

16th Feb 2004, 19:24

Hi. I am very interested in the 3000gt, but am confused as to which model had the flap headlights (I really don't like the way the other kinds look.) Could you please tell me if yours is it? Thank you.

3rd Mar 2004, 12:12

The 1991-93 models had retractable, or "flap" headlights. Also, I believe they made 20 less horsepower in the VR-4 models and had a 5-speed transmission, whereas the 1994 and up models had a 6-speed.

1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT Twin Turbo 3.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi 3000GT

Summary:

Fast, attractive, makes a statement... I CAN!

Faults:

The active aero seems to be a problem on these cars; it seems to stick! It doesn't affect the car except in gimmick value!

The annoying thing is that it can be fixed by cleaning up the moving parts yourself in a few hours, or take it to UK dealers and they will try and stitch you up for a thousand quid!

Also, the gearbox is a bit notchy and needs some gentle care. This again seems a common fault with this motor.

General Comments:

Looks like a super-model, fast as fury, what else can I say...

This car is a must-have. It has a few niggles, but overall you just can't live without it! It's so good that I've made a web site for mine (www.3000GT.co.uk).

It's a shame the UK dealers didn't take a bit more pride in this motor, and not just try to rip the customer off for all they can!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2000

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 11 reviews