2002 Mitsubishi Magna TJ 3.5 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
A true performance car that isn't a WRX, Commodore or Falcon
The Ralliart badge on the boot is starting to deteriorate.
Other than that, nothing has gone wrong with the car.
The rear wing is not very subtle, but kind of grows on you after a while.
The engine is outstanding and has ample amounts of torque and power.
Fuel economy is best in class.
It has the same power to weight ratio (manual) as a WRX and has the fastest top speed of any Australian six cylinder. Don't try this on the road!
Handling is also a strong point, especially fast, flowing corners. It maintains it's poise even when there are irregularities in the road surface.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th March, 2004
16th May 2004, 03:31
Yes, the Magna is a very nice vehicle. Fast, comfortable, composed, etc. BUT... You cannot realistically compare it to a WRX. Your assertion that it has a better power to weight than a WRX is incorrect.
Current WRX: 168kW & 1395kg = 8.03kg/kW
Current Magna VR-X: 163kW & 1532kg = 9.4kg/kW.
Yes, I know these are the current vehicles, but there is a significant difference in power to weight.