1988 Mitsubishi V3000 Super Saloon from Australia and New Zealand
Reliable thirsty good-handling workhorse
Engaging overdrive button results in the transmission shifting to neutral gear.
Boot takes in water, requiring the drilling of two drain holes in the floor of the tyre well. Unfortunately the jack has completely rusted up as a result of the water leak, and is now unusable.
Smallish car with a 3 litre V6 that makes it fly!
This car handles brilliantly and always starts first time, even in subzero temperatures, which we had a few weeks back.
Very basic setup with three speed auto gearbox + overdrive, great brakes, although not ABS.
I let the kids use this car to knock about in. It just won't die!
My father had one of these in top-spec SEi form, and cruise control would have been good for this vehicle, but alas is absent.
Without overdrive, it's thirstier than my Lexus V8. Doesn't use any oil or water, and haven't had any servicing issues thus far.
If you can get a tidy one second hand, they are bulletproof.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th August, 2011
11th Mar 2012, 21:42
Owner update: Am about to sell this vehicle for $600. It's now done 218,000 km. Still has the loss of overdrive option, but otherwise is rock steady and reliable. I reckon it will do 300,000 before it dies.
13th Apr 2012, 03:45
Further owner's comment: Sold the car three weeks ago for $550, and have spotted the new owners heading down to Wellington.