1999 Mitsubishi Magna Executive from Australia and New Zealand
Reliable, very good value for money
Heater core went at 200,000 km. Replacement will cost $1000.
Air conditioner pulley fell off after a service (bad service agent). The only time the car has let us down in 160,000 km.
Battery went at 90,000 km.
No other faults.
I bought the car at 2 years old with 40,000km on the clock.
The car is comfortable, fast, fuel efficient (9.5 l/100km av) and a good work horse.
It has been extremely reliable, but had a tendency to eat the left rear tyre (although nothing had been found to explain this).
The car was serviced according to the book and was rather expensive at each service. I will check my paperwork to tell you how much this came to.
We bought an extended warranty at 100,000km for $1400 (AUS) but never made a claim on it.
I would consider not buying another later Magna, only because the new nose is ugly.
I would not buy the Mitsubishi 380, because that is even uglier. God knows what they were thinking with that one.
The best car I have owned so far.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd July, 2006
I wholeheartedly agree with comment about the 380 - a hideous looking car, no wonder they were having problems selling them.
The latest model looks much more attractive, with the disappearance of the ridiculously oversized headlights and 'camel-nosed' effect!
A number of manufacturers seem to have fallen into this trap in recent times eg; latest Hilux, Rodeo, Suzuki Swift, etc, etc.