1984 Mitsubishi Cordia Reviews

1984 Mitsubishi Cordia gsr 1.8 turbo leaded from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo leaded Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 kilometres
Most recent distance94500 kilometres

Summary:

Bang for buck bargain

Faults:

Nothing to date.

General Comments:

Great car for the money. if you can get one with low kilometers on it and in reasonable condition then you can't go wrong. with some simple modifcations to the car it can be a potential traffic light eater.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2004

1984 Mitsubishi Cordia GSL 1.6 from Austria

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance117000 kilometres

Summary:

8 gears in exceptional design

Faults:

There was a lot of rust on the body and the chassis when I got it due to lack of appropriate care of its previous owner (my grandmother).

In the course of time the color (silver) started wearing off especially on the roof because of the sun damaging the clear coat.

Also, there was some loss of oil which almost disappeared after changing the cylinder head gasket.

Finally, the exhaust pipe was completely rusted and only the genuine parts solved the problem for more than 2 years. Non genuine parts are not recommendable though much cheaper.

General Comments:

The Cordia is the finest car I have ever come across. The fact that the Power Shift gearing mechanism allows you to use 8 forward and 2 backward gears really shows what an extraordinary car the Cordia is. This really helps the driver to either drive quite economically (about 10 liters of petrol per 100 km) or to experience real sports car feelings.

What I like best, is the uncommon design of the car. It looks so differently from all the other cars.

The way this car was built also enables an average hobbyist to do most of the necessary repairs and maintenance by himself.

Finally, I am really surprised about the reliability, since my Cordia has now turned 18 and is still running without any major problems. The rust needs constant removing, though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2002

1984 Mitsubishi Cordia GSL 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired900000 kilometres
Most recent distance1600000 kilometres

Summary:

An excellent first sports car

Faults:

Needed to replace the diff - slid into gutter. Lots of dents, all my fault. Starting to rust, but has been re-sprayed. Sticks in lower gear, before jumping to higher gear. Poor power. Air conditioner broken.

General Comments:

If driven manually using L, 2, and D, the car has decent power.

However, if using fully-automatic transmission, power is very low.

Good fuel consumption if driven normally, without hard acceleration.

Original Seats very comfortable.

Not much room in back seats, therefore is hard to access (2-Door).

Interior color a little "old-school"

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2002

3rd Sep 2003, 06:08

I have an AA non-turbo Cordia. It is automatic and has relatively poor power and acceleration. I was wondering if anyone could suggest some cheap mods to help.

Email: kugzs@hotmail.com.

1984 Mitsubishi Cordia AA GSR 1.8 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired273000 kilometres
Most recent distance276000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Cordia

Summary:

Cheap V8 Killer

Faults:

When I bought the car, about three months ago, it had a fair amount of rust, but a bit of work later (including a new hatch) and it was looking like new.

I also fitted the AC tail-lights and grille (off my 1986 GSL) as they give the car a better appearance (tail-lights are darker).

General Comments:

I must admit that the handling is very good, but nothing compared to the GSL. It could have something to do with the power steering in the GSR.

I haven't actually driven the GSR too hard yet, but, it does hammer.I'm a bit worried about damaging the turbo.

Very quick off the mark and on the highway, the Cordia turbo is fuel efficient and an all round good performance vehicle.

If you're looking at buying one... go for it. You won't regret it.

I only paid $600- for mine and it was worth every cent... and a bit more.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2002

1984 Mitsubishi Cordia GSR 2.0Lturbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0Lturbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired435600 kilometres
Most recent distance443600 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Cordia

Summary:

WRX of the 90's

Faults:

My car is a bit smokey under acceleration and this is the second engine in the car, it's about 120000kms.

Other than that I haven't had any problems.

General Comments:

My cordia goes extremely well it is fitted with a Japanese import motor 4G63 motor and are good upgrade if your old motor is on its way out.

The power increase over standard is surprising although I have bumped the boost up a bit which helped.

It is faiely comfortable and even feels sporty for an older car and is topped off well with turbo imprinted in the seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2002

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 10 reviews