1986 Mitsubishi Sigma Reviews

1986 Mitsubishi Sigma GLX 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres

Summary:

One of a kind

Faults:

Great first car.

The only problem is it's hard 2 find performance parts for the engine. I currently have lowered springs, mags, tints, 2' exhaust system with 4.5' big bore muffler, 5 performance gauges, and have a VR4 engine ready 2 bolt in. Decided to make a one of a kind turbo Sigma.

General Comments:

Car handles pretty well; it's just a pain it's FWD.

The seats are very comfy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2007

1986 Mitsubishi Sigma GSR 2.0 turbo petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired259000 kilometres
Most recent distance289000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

Get one and look after it well

Faults:

Headlamp fell out.

Front seats have come loose.

Radiator mounts cracked.

Boot leaks.

Various engine oil leaks.

General Comments:

This is a nice fast cruiser, that can get up and haul.

The interior has stood up well, considering the mileage.

It wallows in the twisty bits, but cruises beautifully on the flats.

Reliability is amazing, no engine work until 275,000 k's, then only gaskets.

Since getting the car the performance has improved with every bit of attention I give it.

New plugs, filters, oil, high tension leads and gaskets put the "oomph" back into the old beast.

It is a bit expensive to run if pushed, and being taller than average it's hard to get the driving position right, but I'm doing my best to keep up with maintenence and keep it running for a few more k's before major work is needed

Still no smoke.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2001

10th Oct 2001, 01:18

Whoops, spoke too soon.

Gearbox has now developed a few strange habits, and reverse gear seems to be shredding itself..

Still, now 293,000 k's.

13th Apr 2004, 16:44

Sadly, the Sigma has departed my driveway.

At 330,000 k's it overheated, the head warped, and some other bits and pieces 'abandoned ship'. Never mind, as I sold it at a garage sale - The new owner re-powered it with a non-turbo engine out of a rusty sigma GL. It's STILL going strong!

22nd Apr 2004, 17:23

I have an 84 Sigma GSR still going strong at 295,000 k's.

I've driven it for 11 years and it has been a pleasure to drive. Only in the last six months I've had to spend approx $1000 for new valve stem seals, starter motor, one wheel bearing, minor repairs to the radiator, new thermostat and new front brake pads. The only thing is she's got a little bit of rust under the door handles. She's not cheap to run if you push her hard, but she'll eat the road when she's up and running. Look out here comes 350,000.

1986 Mitsubishi Sigma GN 2.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired235000 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres

Summary:

Efficient tidy runner

Faults:

Radiator is worn along the top.

Seat attachments are loose.

Rocker cover gasket is worn.

Paint on bonnet is scorched.

General Comments:

The car runs smooth but seems to miss every now and then.

It may be running rich and puffs smoke once started.

The rings must be worn, but overall still a reliable runner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2001

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