Any comments about Mitsubishi cars?

  1. We're picking up a new Mitsubishi Lancer 2003 today (11/18/02). Mitsubishi has a deal where you don't have to pay any interest and payment until February 2004!

    . . . oh, and the car runs good!

    It's a relatively new model Mitsubishi car, so even the Comsumer Report (on-line) thingy doesn't have too much information on this car. I car most about safety and reliability. Don't car too much about power and how much time it takes to go from 0 to 60.

    I'm also concerned about rust and body stuff. We tend to keep our cars until die. I hope to keep this car for about 7 to 10 years.

    Any comment are welcomed!

    Thanks ahead of time.

    Ted
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   Tookie
    We are now onto our second magna - made by mitsubishi here - we have been very happy with the both of them - this one is coming up 3 years old - no troubles with them at all - you could do a search of the australian sites but l guess they are not going to be quite the same. - but we are very happy with ours.
    Tookie
  4. by   Ted
    Originally posted by Sandra m. Took
    We are now onto our second magna - made by mitsubishi here - we have been very happy with the both of them - this one is coming up 3 years old - no troubles with them at all - you could do a search of the australian sites but l guess they are not going to be quite the same. - but we are very happy with ours.
    Tookie
    Thanks for the rapid reply!

    So far, so good! Any more comments!

    Cheers to the "Down Under"!

    Ted
  5. by   Jenny P
    Ted, in our area (Mn.), there seems to be a fair number of Mitsubishis that are 6-10 years old that have pretty decent looking bodies yet. I've never owned one, but we nearly bought a used one a few years ago when we bought a second car when the kids were driving. Ended up getting a Geo Prizm for a better deal; but the Mitsubishi seems to be a good car-- for a foreigner!
  6. by   Ted
    Originally posted by Jenny P
    Ted, in our area (Mn.), there seems to be a fair number of Mitsubishis that are 6-10 years old that have pretty decent looking bodies yet. I've never owned one, but we nearly bought a used one a few years ago when we bought a second car when the kids were driving. Ended up getting a Geo Prizm for a better deal; but the Mitsubishi seems to be a good car-- for a foreigner!
    So far I like what I'm reading! 6 to 10 years old Mitsubishis is a good thing.

    Ted
  7. by   2ndCareerRN
    Ted,
    We have a 1988 dodge colt (made by mitsubishi) that refuses to die. Also works great in the snow.

    bob
  8. by   Lausana
    My grandma faithfully leases Galants--she loves them, she's on her 3rd one now. She gets a new one every 3 yrs so I'm not sure on long term performance but she's never had to do anything to them besides preventative maintenance

    Enjoy your new car
  9. by   NurseDennie
    I've never actually had a mitsu, but I've had friends with them. One of them was considering trading her sedan, and was asking a mechanic about it. He told her he'd never seen one actually die of natural causes. I thought that was pretty good.

    And that Miata is the CUTEST car on the road!!!

    I've heard about that interest deal. Not to question your decision, but when I thought about it, I couldn't see ME starting to make payments on a 2-year old car. I hardly ever get a brand-new car anyway, but I might be getting sick of it after 2 years. Also, *I* (obviously this is just me) would be nervous/unhappy about owing more for a car than it's worth. But that's just me. I prefer not owning at all, but that's hardly practical, quite often.

    Love

    Dennie
  10. by   Ted
    Originally posted by NurseDennie
    I've never actually had a mitsu, but I've had friends with them. One of them was considering trading her sedan, and was asking a mechanic about it. He told her he'd never seen one actually die of natural causes. I thought that was pretty good.

    And that Miata is the CUTEST car on the road!!!

    I've heard about that interest deal. Not to question your decision, but when I thought about it, I couldn't see ME starting to make payments on a 2-year old car. I hardly ever get a brand-new car anyway, but I might be getting sick of it after 2 years. Also, *I* (obviously this is just me) would be nervous/unhappy about owing more for a car than it's worth. But that's just me. I prefer not owning at all, but that's hardly practical, quite often.

    Love

    Dennie
    Hi Dennie

    I have debts that would make your head spin! :chuckle

    We tend to keep our cars/trucks/vans until they die and/or rust away. With this in mind, I don't really care about the resale value of our vehicle (sp?). We're looking at the "no payments/no interest until 2004" like this: we were planning on purchasing a new(er) car when our one Saturn car loan was up a year from now. Instead, with this deal, we can have our Saturn and Mitsubishi too. You're correct about the "owning a car that's worth less than the loan" thingy, though. Especially with regard to insurance coverage if we should ever be in an accident a couple of years from now. We're probably going to start payments sooner. . . but at least we have the option of waiting.

    Cheers! and thanks for all of the encouraging posts to this thread. I'm psyched!

    Varroooooom. . . .

    Ted
    Last edit by Ted on Nov 18, '02
  11. by   NurseDennie
    Soooooooo?

    What color are you getting?

    Love

    Dennie
  12. by   sjoe
    Try www.cartalk.com and see if these guys have tested one yet.
  13. by   NurseDennie
    Oooooops!! Sjoe has let me know that the cute car is a Mazda and not a Mitsubishi. I'm just a bit confused!

    But I Know that my friend had a Mitsu - got good service and was happy with it. She didn't have any problems with it, but traded it in on a minivan because she's a strings teacher and needed a minivan!!

    Love

    Dennie
  14. by   kristi915
    3 words

    VERY NICE CARS!!!!!!!!

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