Magna. A Magnificent Car
The only problem was the Climate Control. It was not working, so only the fan was going bringing the air straight in from outside. The car was still under warranty at the time, so this would have been fixed free-of-charge if I had not decided to spend up on a brand new in-dash computerized Climate Control.
The electric windows needed servicing about a month after I bought it.
Other than that, absolutely nothing has gone wrong with the car.
I thought that there was a problem with the brakes because they were screeching, but apparently I wasn't using them properly.
Beautiful car, I previously drove a 1998 BMW and amazingly the Magna was better in performance, handling and comfort.
The first thing you notice as soon as you touch the accelerator is the engine pull at you. I live in a town where the limit is 50kmh everywhere, I found that the engine is so powerful, I didn't realize that I was easily doing over that too often.
The brakes are also powerful, Only a tap into roundabouts and the "push-pull" trick to slow down.
Nice big car with lots of leg room front and especially back. The seats are also very comfortable. I like the idea of the back head rests too.
When I bought the car, The aerial was broken off, so I had this replaced with an electric one and a new CD player. I bought the CD player to replace the cassette/radio because when the dealer had sold the car brand new, they had not written down the security code for the Stereo, this really bugged me. The stereo also, had Only 2 speakers on the top of the dash, I bought two for the back.
The speed alarm is a quite good feature, especially because of the 50kmh limit in town.
The security system is really good, and the remote keyless entry has a boot unlock button on it, which I find very handy. Although, the door locks are quite noisy when it is locked, The newer Magnas do not have door locks inside, as do most new cars.
The lighting on the inside is poor, Very dim. Although the headlamps are quite powerful and very good at night.
Very comfortable, Powerful and all over really good car.
I have bought the brand new Ford BA Falcon Fairmont just recently, and I can easliy say, the Magna is almost as good as the brand new Ford.
The 1995 Mitsubishi Magna V6 Elite is definately in my list of really good cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th January, 2003