1980 Mitsubishi Sigma Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1980 Mitsubishi Sigma GH 2.0 leaded from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 leaded Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired300000 kilometres
Most recent distance350000 kilometres

Summary:

Great speed and endurance

Faults:

Blown motor, flogging the hell out of it.

Gearbox died.

Tappets.

Blew the differential.

Exhaust holes.

New clutch needed.

Brakes are pretty bad, but easy to fix.

Speedometer out.

General Comments:

It is a good first car, great for bush bashing, not bad economy.

Good burn outs with a good get up and go for a two litre engine, picks up speed well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2001

1980 Mitsubishi Sigma GH 2.6 unleaded from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.6 unleaded Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance320000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Good little family car

Faults:

Replaced the gear box 3 times (bands are a major problem).

Head gasket and cylinder head reworked.

Starter motors.

Diff.

General Comments:

A bloody good car for the time I have owned it, it has got me everywhere I needed.

It is my second car and was very cheap.

Handling is great, needs a manual gearbox though as the autos seem to make the car rev high at high speeds.

Very thirsty on the fuel if you don't keep them well tuned, and they are able to run on Australia's unleaded fuel which makes it cheap these days.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2001

29th Jul 2002, 04:29

Can the GH Sigma actually run on unleaded fuel? I have just purchased a GH wagon (SE model) and am wondering about this possibility. Can anyone help?

1980 Mitsubishi Sigma GE 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired270000 kilometres
Most recent distance310000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

It just kept on going

Faults:

The sigma was a bit of a rust bucket.

One of the four cylinders stopped working, which meant that the car was only firing on three cylinders. Resulting in a LOT of smoke, especcially when first starting it up in the morning.

One of the windscreen wipers stopped working (luckily it was on the passenger side).

The alternator had to be replaced three times.

General Comments:

The Sigma was a good car. Despite only running on three cylinders, for about six months, the car always started in the morning (eventually) and kept on running. No matter what we did to the car, or how we treated it, it would not die.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2000

30th Jan 2001, 09:33

Have to agree with the statement about being unable to kill them. My cousin had one that was destined for the scrapheap, so he decided it wouldn't matter if he thrashed it a bit. After god knows how many burnouts he did revving the engine to about 7 grand it still went, with a few strange noises and a bit of smoke though.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 7 reviews