1992 Mitsubishi Verada Review

1992 Mitsubishi Verada Ei 3.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired260000 kilometres
Most recent distance278000 kilometres

Summary:

A good car in it's day, but it's tiring quickly

Faults:

The left trans axle broke during a shift. This consequently warped the left wheel hub, which has been replaced twice, and was quite expensive.

The radiator burst, and this also proved to be very costly, even to have it reconditioned.

The engine consumes a lot of oil, and the car is very smoky.

The transmission is hesitant, for example it will take several seconds to decide what gear to use. This is also accompanied by loud thumps from the transmission.

The thermostat was broken, resulting in a permanently changed transmission shift pattern.

The valve guides are warped, resulting in smoke and loss of power. Extremely expensive to remedy.

General Comments:

This car is quite quick at speed, although it is quite sluggish from a standing start.

Overtaking is a long drawn out process.

The transmission feels strong, but is quite hesitant and will take it's time choosing gears.

The panels are showing their age, with scratches and dents.

The brakes are extremely strong, the car will stop very quickly.

Adding a K&N filter has smoothed acceleration considerably.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2005

31st May 2005, 21:46

You said:

'The panels are showing their age, with scratches and dents.'

Maybe if you looked after it scratches and dents would be avoided. Don't put this kind of comment down against the car when it's the owners fault.

11th Feb 2006, 09:50

Doesn't sound too bad for this sort of mileage TBH.

14th Aug 2007, 23:04

It's strange you say the car is tiring quickly when it is 15 years old...

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review