1995 Mitsubishi Magna Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1995 Mitsubishi Magna TS GLX 2.6L Astron straight 4 cylinder from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.6L Astron straight 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carHyundai Sonata

Summary:

Ideal

Faults:

I don't know at what kms there have been no big problems.

Uses a lot of petrol.

Chugs a lot when idling due to a dirty carbie.

High temp build up (was treated with radiator treatment). Since then it has been fine.

General Comments:

Great car for someone who is buying their 1st car.

Not the fastest thing, but has a bit of torque in it.

Gets roughly 85kws, which compared to most cars is low, but it is a 1995 Magna after all, and only a 4 cylinder.

Power steering goes well. I haven't had to top up the power steering.

Goes well with oil; no leaks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st January, 2008

21st Oct 2008, 06:47

Not bad.

It's not a sports car, but it's a cheap shopper that always gets you there.

Fuel consumption should be better for a 4 cylinder.

Handles like a whale, but safe in the sense that you cannot push it too hard.

A manual would be nice as the auto trans causes the 4 cyl to rev a bit and lacks response.

But like I said it is reliable and easy to fix.

Nothing fancy, just a good, safe, family run about.

1995 Mitsubishi Magna TS basic/ GLX 2.6L 4 cylinder Carby from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.6L 4 cylinder Carby Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 kilometres
Most recent distance175000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Bluebird

Summary:

Good car, but get it serviced! and make sure it had it's 100000 service!

Faults:

Valve stem seals went at 160,000K like clockwork, this is apparently quite normal.

I have had to replace the Cat at 170000.

I had the carby rebuilt twice at 170000, not worth getting rebuilt they go again quickly less than 1000k for me, I had the problem fixed by getting one from the wreckers it worked straight away.

I had to get the automatic replaced at 165000, I DO NOT think that this was a fault of the auto as I had it serviced 1 Week before it died and had not previous issues, needless to say I will not be going back there.

Radiator hose and power steering elt snapped at 120,000 once again NOT CAR's fault, I later found out the car's last service was at 92,000 and it did not have a 100,000 service in which both of these would have been replaced.

General Comments:

Apart from the above it has been a good car. The car is not fast, but comfortable and has a cruise feel to it.

Well made, but make sure you get one that has been looked after... make sure you see proof of the 100,000 service!!!

I would buy another Magna.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2007

28th Feb 2008, 21:27

I see at your review that previously you have a Nissan Bluebird, and now a magna. Which car of these 2 that you would suggest to me to buy? a 1995 Nissan or 1995 Magna? I want to buy one from these 2 cars, but I'm confused as these 2 cars have a good comment from others' review..

1995 Mitsubishi Magna SE 3.0 V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 kilometres
Most recent distance84000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Faults:

Fan belt broke at around 60.000 kms.

General Comments:

Very smooth to drive.. I have had the car since 1996 and nothing major has seemed to go wrong with it... only very minor things such as handbrake adjustments and fan belt breaking after 70,000kms.

Although it is starting to burn quite a bit of fuel... and is costing me a fortune to get around, for example... I am only getting around 360kms to a tank! Although I am not too familiar with how much this car can take in terms of fuel capacity or how many litres are left until the fuel light appears, I still believe it is running rather un-economically. Does anyone else have this problem, and might you be able to give me an explanation or some useful tips?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2006

17th Sep 2006, 06:26

I agree with your review, I have recently acquired a Magna V6 SE Auto and its so smooth and quiet to drive I can't believe it, for a car built in 95 I'm very impressed with this car indeed. Is not all that fancy to look at now, but inside is still fine, power everything and the V6 still packs a punch!

I'm getting about 400kms to the tank.

12th Jun 2008, 02:09

I agree with the original comment. A nice smooth car, & SOLIDLY built & quite heavy. Drove really well & the auto box was the upgraded unit.

Mine was built DEC '05 with leather steering wheel & ABS brakes. What was not good was the fuel consumption, in fact it was horrendous around town at about 15.5 litres per 100K's. I took it back 3 times to the dealer under warranty, & despite an idle motor replacement, manually cleaned injectors & complete tune up plugs etc, no difference.

Out on the open road was a different story, With cruise control set to 110 km/hr on trips to Broken Hill, it was very easy to get 8.5 ~9.0 litres per 100 Km, which is pretty good for a car of that weight. It was a wagon too.

I eventually traded it in an a brand new 2004 TL ES wagon, which I love & has much better fuel economy around town. I am fitting LPG donut system in Aug 2008 as fuel hits $1.75 / litre.

3rd Aug 2009, 11:36

Yeh I've had my 1995 Mitsibishi Magna for a year now, and it's a trooper! My batteries lasted way past its used by date, and hasn't needed anything except a new starter motor... But I agree, fuel consumption is absolutely shocking! I travel about 5km's each way for work, and often that's all the driving I do on weekdays, and I still spend about $30-$40 on fuel.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 13 reviews