1984 Mitsubishi Sigma Reviews

1984 Mitsubishi Sigma Galant Turbo 2.0 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 kilometres
Most recent distance300000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

Boy-racers dream

Faults:

Turbo broke making car slower.

Rust.

Blown head gasket at 135K.

Japanese sludge-oil crapped up the sink holes.

Brakes.

Suspension.

Power-Steering rack.

Air-con.

Murphy's Law.

General Comments:

This was my dad's car. He would write a review for it but then it would be a novel.

For the Export this particular model would be the 1985 New Shape square and wedge body of the front-wheel-drive Galant or Sigma or Magna, depending on which country it went to.

In this case the Sigma Galant Turbo fwd was built side-by-side with old-reliable until that one got discontinued.

For the the first few few years this was an excellent motor as a family car and also a head turner as the turbo gave the car a much needed boost when overtaking.

Dad used the car on holidays when family came over from Holland. The suspension received the heavier duty L200 springs jacking the rear of the car up and making it look like a hot-rod.

One problem was that the rust came in the pillars and also the edge of the rear fenders. That was an on-going battle.

As a mechanic Dad would do all the work himself in his spare time. With all these spare Mitsubishi's around (pet project Galant, my Chariot and Mum's Galant) he still had ample choice to go to work unheeded. The Turbo broke and the car ended up at home for an overhaul when it reached approx 250K. Not a bad run for a Turbo driven car. Dad bought a non-turbo 2.0L '86er for a $100 bargain price and proceeded to swap most of the non-turbo parts in a bit to convert it to a standard non-turbo car. The mechanical genius that he is he succeeded and the car drove its remaining years as a standard Galant with power-steering and Air-conditioning.

Sadly Dad's pride and joy (borrowed money from Gran) had too much rust in it that would require panel replacement. He sold it on to a young apprentice mechanic who would modify it further and restore it to its former glory.

Ironically its still driving around. It now sports 17" chrome mags low-profile tires. It appears rust-free. Its still white and Dad's red racing stripes still adorn the car. It has a new rego plate. And all the windows are tinted. The car looks absolutely mean. I noticed an inter-cooler mounted just behind the fascia of the car so the young mechanic had reincarnated the car into a boy-racers dream.

I'll better stop here else this will become a novel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2008

1984 Mitsubishi Sigma Super Saloon 2 Litre from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2 Litre Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired183000 kilometres
Most recent distance206000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Sigma

Summary:

A great bargain

Faults:

I had to replace the radiator as it began leaking. I bought a second hand one for $20.00 NZ. I sold the old one for scrap for $10.00 NZ.

General Comments:

I bought the car for $200.00 NZ. It has run faultlessly apart from replacing the radiator.

It has been a really good bargain. I have done normal maintenance; oil changes, filters, tyres.

It is a very basic mechanically; parts are easy to get and reasonably cheap.

It was the last of the rear wheel drive Sigmas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th June, 2008

1984 Mitsubishi Sigma GK 2.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.6 Manual
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres

Summary:

Potentially a street racer

Faults:

I haven't driven it yet as I am still repairing/fixing it.

So far the chassis is rusted on the driver's side panel, around the handles, bonnet, and the bottom of driver's door.

Two holes in the exhaust.

Radiator overflow clips busted and there is a hole in the radiator.

The seats are slashed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th October, 2001

18th Jul 2006, 06:50

I have a 84 Sigma I bought about 2 and a half years ago. There is not a spot of rust on the vehicle, and I have never had a single engine problem with her.

I have replaced the radiator, as I saw some corrosion building up on it, but I expected that for a car of its age.

I have had the interior stripped, and left only the front seat in, and welded in a spare diff I had, and used the car as a drift toy. It had loads of power and never had a problem, but now it is completely restored to normal, and is my daily driver.

I believe that these cars are great cars, and if you get the right one, it may out live you!

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews