2000 Mitsubishi Magna VR-X 3.5 litre V6 from Australia and New Zealand
Great looks, great handling, cheap to run
Nothing has actually gone wrong. I do my own services every 5000kms, and outside of that and other general maintenance, nothing has ever had to be replaced or repaired while I've owned it.
At purchase the car did have suspension modifications to improve the handling, so can't say what the stock car is like, but my one has been an incredible car to drive.
I push my cars fairly hard and often through twisty roads, and the VRX has been brilliant. Power has been great, and it rarely lets me down.
Only trouble I've had is that the lifters in the engine make a tapping noise on cold start up, but I've read this is a common Magna issue and doesn't cause any actual damage. I highly recommend them to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th June, 2010
9th Jul 2012, 01:50
Hi, I have a 2000 3.5 Advance. My engine makes a tapping start as well. Any idea what could be causing it? You can contact me at kschanna (at) gmail.com
2nd Jul 2014, 11:44
Hi mate, if I could offer you some advice, take your rocker cover off, buy a new gasket, use a torque wrench to the right setting in your owner's manual, and that should fix your problem, as it will only get worse. Good luck.