LOL That's too funny!! I read these posts last week and I too am confused. I going down to (I think) to buy a pearl white 1991 3000 GT SL tomorrow. Good shape. So I visit the posts again before I go and saw a recent post and got all excited for a positive sign. LOL Anyway, they're asking $2595. But it has 179,000 on it. I'm thinking by your posts, that this stuff has to have been already replaced by now right? I doubt I'll get a reply in time. I'll see how she feels tomorrow. Maybe I'll have some posts. Maybe not. 8')
I think that the Mitsubishi 3000GT is one of the greatest cars ever produced. I have 100k mikes on my car and no problems. My suggestion to the writer of comment on Feb. 17, buy one. They are amazing cars and are worth every cent. The man who wrote the review has no idea what he is talking about.
I got my 3000GT five years ago with 65k and the only problem I've gotten is that the main computer died with about 125k. It was about $2000 to fix it at a Mitsubishi dealer. Over all this car is great, its fast, good looking, and grils love it.
I have a pearl white Mitsubishi 3000GT SL. It is the greatest and most reliable car I have ever owned. I have a 5-speed with 100k miles. Even for the SL it is very fast. IT is one of the greatest buys on the market. Go for it! :)
I beat the hell out of my 3000 GT and it never broke a single thing. Some people are unlucky. The thing is that the 3000GT and Stealths are sports cars and can be expensive to run just like any other sports car. This is not an Eclipse or a Neon.
This is slightly off subject, but as far as I know, Mitsubishi use Getrag gearboxes in the 3000gt. Getrag are well known for building very tough gearboxes and damage to a gearbox may be from changing without clutch (or faulty clutch)
Or you could have gotten a bad 'box...
Have you ever had it checked out by other mechanics. May be the car had less problems and the dealer made huge profits out of your misery!! I don't think these engines or transmissions are so weak that they will die so early. Even if the previous owner thrashed it, it should not die!
Thanks for the honest review I'm sorry you had so much trouble with the car. I am thinking of buying a 1997 gto sr with 100,000kms its good to know roughly how much it'll cost to fix if things go wrong! The GTO I am looking at had a problem with the radiator where it burst water over the whole engine, which is now covered in minute rusty spots. The owner has assured me the car is now fine with no problems and it drove fine. Any thoughts on this? Thanks.
Ah, I am thinking about purchasing one as well. Look at it this way, not every motor is manufactured identical. There are different actual clearance / precision differences in grinding crankshafts, camshafts, and every internal. Factory mistakes do happen which will cut longevity of a vehicle. I've bought brand new starters which were faulty (not cheap ones). I've found rebuilt motors that get a rod knock at 30,000 miles after the rebuild (even though the oil was changed plenty, oil pump was fine). Precision isn't always precise. So don't feel bad. Maybe all of this breaking of your car will turn you into an avid mechanic and save a lot of money and waste a lot of time :)
I'm still going to buy a 3000GT, but I'll pick up a cheap one that needs a new transmission. I don't like motor issues.
I don't care what anyone says, my 3000GT SL has 236k on it, my motor went at 120k and replaced it myself, trans just went at 236k.
I beat my car like no other, and mine ran strong the whole time.
BTW, its for sale for $4,000. Having to make room for my 1992 Camaro and soon to be my new 3000GT VR4.
I have a 1991 3000 GT SL (original owner), and I can tell you that for the right person this is a very special car. I bought it new, and after 120k miles the transmission failed. The clutch has needed maintenance three times (bad master/slave cylinders), but this is a sports car, and an old one at that.
If you like cars, and you are willing to use it little and spend some money on maintenance, I would really recommend finding a VR4 in good condition right now, pamper it, put some money into it, and you will have a rare classic in just a few years.
I have a 92 3000GT SL. I bought it used for 1200 dollars with 170,500 miles.
I have no problems with it at all. I bought it from the original owner and he gave me all the repair receipts with the car and they were all maintenance such as alternator, battery, belts and oil changes and other fluid flushes.
Now I have 190,000 miles on it and it's still running strong. I would recommend to anyone able to buy one to do it. It's a great car.