1993 Mitsubishi Verada KR XI V6 from Australia and New Zealand


A quality vehicle, and I'm reluctant to replace it


Central locking door actuators/rubber stops perished with silicone.

Air pump for suspension collapsed.

Headlining coming away in places.

Valve seal rubbers replaced at around 240000km. Cost $300.

Electric mirrors reluctant to move at times.

All other things are just general wear.

General Comments:

Most trouble-free car I have owned in my 62 years of driving.

Very comfortable.

Very little road noise.

Still does not use any oil.

Quite economical.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2014

26th Aug 2014, 03:40

We have a 2003 KJ Verada, which started going hay-wire when locking and unlocking. The mechanism would repeat lock - unlock several times, usually staying in the locked position, so the key was the only alternative. Have the whole driver's door actuator out and looking at replacing it, not knowing if it is the real problem.

26th Aug 2014, 19:53

Check the module that controls the central locking - it may have had moisture ingress or is just on its way out.

1993 Mitsubishi Verada KR XI 3.0 litre from Australia and New Zealand


A very well built vehicle, and generally trouble free


Valve stem seals replaced at 245000; cost $300.

Headlining showing signs of coming away.

Serviced door locking actuators as small rubber stops fitted internally had perished; replaced with blobs of silicone.

General Comments:

Quite economical, comfortable to drive.

Does not use any oil. Service it every 12 months with new spark plugs, oil change, radiator flush, and oil filter. Still has its original brake pads and light bulbs. Most trouble free vehicle that I have owned in my 60 years of driving.

Have just had the alternator and starter serviced as a precaution. Should a shock absorber need replacing, I am told that these are no longer available.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2011

6th Nov 2011, 20:42

Replacing shocks and front McPherson struts is straight forward and inexpensive on the Ei version. If you have the computer airbag actuated shocks on the Xi version, just reverse back to Ei config. McPhersons go after about 200-240K of standard sealed road usage. CV's also go about 250K, and again are inexpensive, while the car is already on the hoist. Watch the anti roll bar mounts, which will be worn out at this time, and will need replacing. The rest of the font end seems quite secure at this mileage; now to turn back from the trip to the moon and return home, another quarter of a million kms ahead! Not bad for 19 years of daily driving.

1993 Mitsubishi Verada ei 3.0 V6 from Australia and New Zealand


If you offered my a new 380 for my Verada I'd tell you where to get stuffed, I love my car


New trans at 190,000, re con engine at 230000 (due to water pump breaking on 800km trip, but heat gauge remained OK hence didn't notice I was frying my engine), re con alternator 115,000, re con alternator 240,000, new radiator 250,000, new idle motor 180,000.

General Comments:

Excellent workhorse has got me all over Oz.

I have added 2.5inch cat back sports system, pacemaker headers, k&n performance air filter (increased size of air intake).

For under $3000 these babies are a steal, I get 10kms per litre on petrol and 9kms per litre on gas. I seriously recommend a verada, they beat the pants of any 6 cylinder commodore or falcon (non turbo) for a few mods.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2006

31st Oct 2007, 23:34

Hey there, do you feel with the exhaust extractors and pod that the performance has increased? let us know. thanks.