1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL from North America - Comments

20th May 2003, 23:12

Why would a car dealer admit to selling a lemon?

26th Jan 2005, 23:12

Oh, I don't know. Maybe HONESTY. Or, from a mercenary perspective, just better customer relations.

19th Oct 2005, 22:36

To the first comment, if you got the car used and it was a lemon then why do you blame Mitsubishi, 3000GTs are nice cars, if it was treated poorly then that's the fault of its prior owner. If you got it new I have to wonder how you treated the car for it to fall apart like that. The 1990 Ford Taurus station-wagon in my driveway didn't have that many problems, not even close. If your car is a lemon it probably won't be very fast, but again that doesn't represent the quality of all 3000GTs, or Mitsubishi.

16th May 2006, 13:26

I think you should do your home work before you go out and buy a car. take it to a mechanic before you buy a car. 3000gts a great cars I've owned one for going on 2 years now and I have never had a problem. it has 100 thousand miles on it with the same timing belt same plugs and wires. all I've done is brakes. be disappointed!! Hundred thousand.

30th Oct 2006, 17:20

Hi, I just recently bought a Mitsubishi 3000GT. The car is truly a great car except I have a lot of exhaust smoke coming out and I'm losing water. It is steaming from the motor. It appears to be coming from under the intake manifold. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and could tell me what is going on with my car. I had my father look at it and his pretty smart with cars and he said that it might be the head gasket or the intake manifold gasket. I just wanted an answer for my problem so if anyone else out there has/had the same problem please write me back so I can get it fixed.

18th Apr 2007, 17:11

I own a 1994 3000gt SL. Finally had to replace the engine at 260,000 miles. I got the car from someone that abused the heck out of it. The trans was replaced when I first got it, I drove it for about 7000 miles and then the engine blew. It's a nice ride, and if my husband wasn't a mechanic, I couldn't afford to get it fixed. This is definitely not a poor mans car. I agree with who ever said don't buy one unless you can afford to fix it or know a thing or two about cars.

27th Feb 2009, 07:20

I own a 1990 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL, bought in 90 new, never driven in winter, still only has about 50k miles. However, in late 1996-earlier 97, the engine began slight tick, went to dealer, said needed new engine ($5k), they sent rep to Michigan said neglect (avg'd about 6k miles a year, changed oil at least 3 times a year & as stated earlier, never driven in winter), (wasn't there a report about Mitsubishi using bad/defective parts??) thought I saw a news report years ago...

Well if the rep would bend (if he would have offered some type on compromise, 50-50 maybe??), I probably would have went for it.. none offered so the car has been sitting since 1997. I start it up every now and then, may run to gas station, but that's about it. I know that I would never buy another product from them... Hey, know anyone interested in buying a car.. Got one for sale.. cheap..... ewf.

30th Jun 2009, 18:46

Hi, I have a 1994 3000GT SL with 140,000 on it, but it has 80k on motor, runs good till last week. It will start up fine, but just shuts off by itself and won't start for like 15 minutes. I don't know why it does that. Can anyone help me?

Ps someone told me to replace the timing belt every 70k, is that true???

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