Mitsubishi Legnum Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1996 Mitsubishi Legnum 25ST 2.5L V6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5L V6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 kilometres
Most recent distance93000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Skyline

Summary:

Great power and practicality for a family wagon

Faults:

Very little has gone wrong as it has been serviced every 6 months, thus extending its life. Needed a new thermostat and recently new brake pads.

General Comments:

This car has a fantastic amount of room - I have shifted timber, freezers and furniture in it.

For a 2.5L V6 it accelerates very well, but could do with a suspension upgrade to improve handling and perhaps better brakes if your budget allows.

Interior is tasteful and practical.

Exterior looks good, but the factory alloys need to be changed to really set it off.

My car is red, but beware of this color oxidizing (as mine has begun to).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2005

1999 Mitsubishi Legnum 24 GDI 2.4 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4 petrol Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres

Summary:

Heavy tank of average reliability and poor perfomance

Faults:

-Car shudders at intermittent periods, usually at 60-80km/h

-Air con not working when purchased (but fixed myself at later date)

General Comments:

The only real positives for this car is the decent boot space, corner handling, and exterior looks, however this is where the good points end.

The fuel economy was abysmal, I'm not going to do the maths, but a 60ltr tank got me about 300ks. This may not have been a problem if this car was a rocket ship, but it was not. Either I had a dud car or the 2.4ltr engine is just not up to pulling a reasonably large vehicle with 4WD around, as it was slower than most 1.6ltr engined vehicles I have driven.

The shudder which developed in the rear of the car at low speeds was a concern and the main reason I disposed of the car, it sounded like it was either some sort of 4WD failure or automatic transmission issue, regardless it would have been expensive to fix.

The steering was also reasonably heavy.

Bought a Turbo Airtrek as a replacement which uses less gas and is 3 times as fast. Don't buy a Legnum unless its offered to you dirt cheap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2005

3rd Sep 2005, 12:39

You obviously didn't shop around and TEST DRIVE before buying your Legnum.

I've got the 2.5 V6 model and It's very quick off the mark and performs well with heaps of grunt.

9th Sep 2005, 07:43

But what about the fuel economy of your 2.5 v6 version? Is it the twin turbo model? Probably still abysmal fuel economy if that's the case.

1998 Mitsubishi Legnum VR4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance13000 miles
Previous carLand Rover Freelander

Summary:

A high performance sports car with the room of a family estate

Faults:

The gear change is slow when cold, and the 5000 mile service is needed.

The only thing that has gone wrong with the car in the 8 months of owning it so far is the wiper blades needing replacement!

General Comments:

The car is very quick with excellent traction. Wet roads can be a bit more hazardous though.

The active Y.A.W. works very well with little or no wheel spin, even when driving it hard.

The dash lights up when the key is turned, which looks very nice and classy.

Being an estate, there is plenty of boot space, also lots of leg room in the front and back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2003

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 11 reviews