1985 Mitsubishi Magna GLX 2.6 Astron from Australia and New Zealand
TM Magna is sensible and affordable with suprisingly confident road handling
Replaced radiator at 60000 km.
The Voltage Regulator died and the car stopped dead at 58000 km and a long way from home.
The plastic center console is broken.
This is strange, but when the temperature selector (air vents) is on cold and you select first gear, you hear this weird clicking noise in the firewall.
Sometimes you need to double clutch to be able to select reverse.
Drivers seat belt stalk stuck while I was in it. I had to unscrew console then the stalk to get out.
Clutch reservoir cap seal rubber broke.
Windscreen seal needs replacing to reduce wind noise >90 km/h.
The paint work is excellent (super shiny) on this car considering it only gets washed a few times a year.
The 4 wheel disk brakes provide excellent stopping power at high and low speeds.
Powerful, quick and super smooth acceleration from 80 to 110 km/h.
At 110 - 150 km/h the car always feels stable and in control no matter what the road or conditions.
I believe one of this model's best assets is how well it drives at higher speeds.
Very comfortable, big seats for driver and passengers.
Economy is good for engine designed in 1980's. 100km / 12litres.
Impressive effort by Mitsubishi to reduce road / engine noise.
A very quiet ride.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th September, 2004