1999 Mitsubishi Magna TH Solara from Australia and New Zealand - Comments

17th Sep 2010, 18:32

I have just recently purchased a TH Solara about three months ago from my sister who has been a Magna driver for almost 10 years. I love it; awesome response and handling, spacey and comfortable...

Apart from the common faults of idle and brakes (which you get used to), it is fun to drive and was insanely affordable.

I was interested in the car since I had seen my sister's '98 that she had about 3 years ago take a whooping (never serviced for years, hit three adult kangaroos, was excessively driven on dirt/4wd/corrugated roads, had just shy of 400,000 KMs on the clock and was punished daily by 2 little kids LOL)... Three years on and that machine is still kicking over first click and doesn't miss a beat... Also great on general wear and tear.. Recommended for someone that is after a good reliable car...

5th Oct 2010, 20:43

Hi everyone, I have had my 99 Magna Sports for a long time now and it is a fantastic car.

It does idle a bit low, the brakes are a bit small but I have upgraded my discs to slotted and it brakes really well when it needs to.

Has anyone had the problem with the indicators where they can make a loud buzzing noise?

If so how do you fix this problem??

Thanks,

Glen.

1st Dec 2010, 22:56

Hi, am looking at a 1999 Magna. Has 260,000km on it.

The owner says that it has been used to drive from a certain town, to another (on a road which I know is sealed and well mended).

I'm just wondering if that would be a bit much on the odometer.

One comment mentioned their sister's '98 had over 400,000km on the odometer.

Just wondering if there are more like that, 1999 Magnas with high kilometres, but still run wonderfully?

10th Mar 2011, 01:15

I do not think the kilometres are an issue with the Magna. I have a 1999 Executive Magna and it has 245000 kms on it. I always get the oil and oil filter changed every 5000 kms and I have never had any mechanical problems with it.

My only concern with it at the moment is my mechanic told me I need to get an engine bolt for it soon and I think I might need new shockies, but considering the age of the car, that is to be expected.

26th Apr 2011, 03:40

Yes, I have a TH LS for a few years now, never had a problem with it, however just recently it's been running a bit roughly, and I have been using a lot of fuel additives to fix it.

Then I got an oil leak somewhere, so I added stop leak, as I had to get it registered, then the battery died two days ago, and I had to get a jump start from a friend. Now it's running extra rough and it wants to stall in gear. I replaced the battery, I think it must have something to do with the computer.

Anyways, if anybody knows what might be the problem, I would be forever grateful. I was about to trick it up a little too, I don't want lose my favourite car, thanks.

20th May 2011, 07:53

Hi everyone. I bought a 2000 TH Magna Sports in 2005. It had 59k's on the clock. Since then I have never had a thing go wrong with it. Just the usual services. I get really good economy. Around 10 to 11 litres per 100k's. Not bad for an 11 year old V6.

The car starts first time every time. I've been thinking of upgrading for a while, but can't find anything that's worth it considering there is nothing wrong with the car. Very smooth and comfortable still. So cheap to run and own. Very underrated. Been a great car.

31st Aug 2011, 01:51

Have had a 2001 TJ for 4 years now, bought with 80k k's on the clock, and now with about 130k k's.

Smooth, powerful and overall better put together than comparable big V6's (Falcons, Commodores). Replaced an engine mount at 100k k's, and regular service keeps her running smooth.

No issues at all.. could probably run for another twenty years with this car.

2nd Jan 2012, 02:06

Regarding the 99 Mitsubishi Solara sedan.

Does anyone know how to reset the pin number for the sound system?

Once the battery is disconnected, the pin needs resetting, but as we have purchased it secondhand, we don't know what it is.

Thank you.

14th Mar 2012, 08:15

Hi. In regards to your stereo reset; it's on a card in the owners manual, which is a tear out for safekeeping. If you don't have it, you will have to contact a Mitsubishi dealer.

Cheers, James.

28th Oct 2012, 00:29

Hi all, I have a TH Magna 2000, the best car I have ever owned, and I've owned a few. I've had it for about 5 years, had 88,000 on the clock then, and it now has 220,000.

Never missed a beat, serviced myself using Penrite oils and Ryco filters, $30 spark plugs, get some use out of those.

Has had one timing belt change, still excellent condition. My tranny has lost third gear, but I just go from 2nd to 4th; no problem for the old girl. Oh, it's a manual by the way.

Take care all. By the way, I still tow with it, and it's been from Perth to Brisbane and back twice. What a car.

4th Mar 2014, 18:23

Here it is 2014. I have a 1999 TH Solara. Wish this car had been available in my younger years. Had the Ford and Holden, but for reliability you can't beat my Solara. Nothing seems to stop these cars. (except stupidity). At 15 years of age, this car still runs like a dream, without the expense of replacing everything. GOOD ONE Mitsubishi.

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