1989 Mitsubishi Magna GLX 2.6 EFI from Australia and New Zealand
Overall, a very well balanced, ever reliable vehicle
Hardly any faults.
Cylinder head died shortly after I got it (around 355,000kms on the original motor).
Paint gets weather damaged really easily.
Car runs beautifully if well maintained.
Very user friendly in terms of aftermarket modification eg. Stereo is easy to access, you don't have to pull apart the whole car to remove the engine. "Space age" features of the luxury models are easy to transplant into lower range models.
Interior retains its beauty, even today.
The 2.6 Litre Astron II engine gives most modern 6 cylinder vehicles a run for their money.
Adequately fuel efficient.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th December, 2011
In which way does it give a modern 6 a run for its money?? We have a TN Magna and 2 AU Falcons (sedan and ute). I can tell you that both the AUs beat the Magna, even in fuel economy, especially highway driving. 300kms of mainly highway driving, the Magna uses around 32 litres of fuel (its EFI 2.6L), whereas my AU sedan uses around 25 litres. The Utes about 29 litres.
The TN is a lovely car though to drive, and is looked after so it runs well. You can't compare performance with the AUs or the newer FGs and VZs, 380's and Aurion's. I have driven them all, and I know they are lot faster than a TN.