2004 Mitsubishi Magna ES V6 from Australia and New Zealand
Why not Magna
Nothing really so far.
This Magna is not bad for what they cost. But I would like to ask others who own the same models on why the resale of these cars are so low? I mean so far that I have driven, i have no complaints. Its got more than a standard Falcon or Commodore. And costs about a third less. How come? is it because its front wheel drive and Australians do not support a car of this nature? Or is it looks? Or maybe all of its models look a like? Still tho, its got electronic drivers seat, ABS, electric windows "all", Climate control, an alarm and immobiliser, cruise control and trip computer. All these would not on a car that would cost no less than $40 to $45 grand Falcon or Commodore. Where as you can get all this for $30 grand on the road at Mitsubishi. How come no one thinks about these things when buying the more expensive brands? Believe me when I say these Magnas are reliable. I do give its moneys worth on the road or highway when it comes for some show off. Its economy is better then most V6's.
I would love to hear some comments about the questions that I have raised.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th December, 2004
8th Dec 2004, 18:09
Reason why not many people buy them is due to the fact that Mitsubishi has kept recalls under the carpet. Also the ugly front end does not help.
Mitsubishi has always had dismal resales.
18th Dec 2004, 09:27
I would certainly put to poor resale down to the fact that the current Magna is exceedingly ugly. This is not a view shared only by myself, out of everyone I have talked to it about only one has actually liked the shape. I did actually like the previous model and considered the vrx or ralliart Magna for a second car. The new shape however is a different story, it wouldn't matter how far they reduced the price I could not bring myself to own something so hideous.
I would have thought that Mitsubishi would have taken notice of the lesson learned by Ford with its AU, but I guess it this was not the case.