2001 Mitsubishi Magna Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2001 Mitsubishi Magna Executive 3.5 V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 kilometres
Most recent distance44000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla


An under rated comfy and stylish car


Dash squeaks & rattles from the cabin.

Jerky, indecisive auto, which requires the battery to be disconnected frequently to reset the automatics computer to learning mode. I then have to drive gently to ensure the auto learns to change smoothly.

Terrible steering feel. Turning left is lighter than turning right. Not nice when cruising at freeway speeds.

Wheel alignments and balances only last a week before going out again. The car hasn't been in any accidents and I always avoid potholes.

Awful brakes. Continuously warping and I sometimes wonder whether I'll stop. Need new rotors and pads.

Front doors shut with a small car sounding 'clang' instead of a solid 'thump'. Doesn't give the impression of a solid car.

General Comments:

Nice step off acceleration.

Nice high speed ride. Very stable.

Comfy, spacious interior.

Dash is set far away from the driver giving a spacious feel.

I like the low seating position, as it feels safer.

Looks great for a 4 door sedan, especially the 'eagle' look nose and pillar-less door frames. Styling ages well.

Cheap to buy, but expect to lose at trade in time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st December, 2003

4th Jan 2004, 02:42

I think that Magna is awesome car... I don't know what you talking about mate.

6th Apr 2004, 07:43

Mate what year magna are you driving?? Your grandmothers? All the stupid comments you have just made has nothing to do with Magna. So get real and get a life.

15th Apr 2004, 22:06

I can't agree with any of the bad points you are stating here!!!

I have just bought my 2001 Magna with a lot higher mileage than what you have stated and I can't find any faults with my new car.

All I can say I love this car and would reccomend it to anybody.

2001 Mitsubishi Magna TJ EXC 3.5L turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.5L turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 kilometres
Most recent distance52000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Magna


11.6 seconds


The only thing I can say, is I brought all the problems on myself by adding the turbo, intercooler and muffler system, and ran out of money for brakes etc...

But no major problem, only the brakes at high speeds and the body roll.

General Comments:

Comfortable, and reaches 250km/h with no troubles, but not gain to go faster.

- Woodgrain dash.

- Lowered 3 inches.

- 18" wheels.

- Low profile tyres.

- Big system.

- Ralliart wing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2002

2nd Dec 2010, 07:30

Could I please have your turbo for my Magna when you are done? :)

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 4 reviews