2004 Mitsubishi Magna AWD 3.5 V6 from Australia and New Zealand
Good value, handling, performance, comfort make this an easy car to live with - especially in AWD
Front brake rotors warped and needed replacing at 55,000 k.
Otherwise this has been a reliable car.
A very honest reliable family car - not huge, but not small - that packs a punch if you stomp your right foot!
The cabin is a pleasant place to be with standard climate control air conditioning, CD player, power windows etc.
The rear air con vents for back seat passengers is a good feature too.
This car handles very well, and is more than capable on twisty roads - it's no sports car, but an admirable compromise between budget family car and performance sports sedan.
The safety features of ABS, ALL WHEEL DRIVE, front and side air bags and seat belt pre tensioners, coupled with ride, handling, comfort and price make this worth consideration if you're looking for a medium sized, well appointed budget family car.
One thing to note, that if you buy a Magna, don't expect great resale $$. Put simply, this is not due to quality, but when Mitsubishi couldn't sell them all straight away when new, they discounted them BIG TIME, and this has affected values ever since.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd March, 2010