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Mitsubishi Magna Review, For Sale, Models, Specs & News in Australia

Mitsubishi’s rival to the likes of the Camry never reached the consistent production and sales highs of the Toyota sedan, but the model was a popular mainstay for the brand in Australia between the mid-’80s and 2000s.

While early models were primarily powered by inline four-cylinder petrol engines, the 3.0- and 3.5-litre V6 available in later models became more popular.

It was replaced by the much less successful 380 sedan in the mid-2000s after three generations.

The line-up currently starts at $2,995 for the Magna ES and ranges through to $7,990 for the range-topping Magna ES.

Mitsubishi Magna Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mitsubishi Magna here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why is my 2004 Mitsubishi Magna using so much fuel?

    Perhaps part of the reason for the car's high fuel consumption is your statement that it goes like the clappers. Drive it like that and fuel consumption can spiral. That's especially so of this model which, with its all-wheel-drive, had quite a bit more driveline friction than the front-wheel-drive Magnas.

    However, 20 litres per 100km on the highway suggests there's something else contributing, so an electronic scan of the car should throw up problems like a blocked catalytic converter, stretched timing chains, or a lock-up torque converter that isn't locking up. Don't forget the basics such as tyre pressures, binding brakes and even the condition of the fuel system including the pump, filter and injectors. One or more fuel injectors which are worn and prone to dribbling when they should be shut off can easily cause fuel consumption to spike.

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  • The rear wheels of my 2004 Mitsubishi Magna make a continuous noise with signs of tyre scuffing inside of tyre

    Find a new tyre guy. There's clearly something wrong with your car and it needs to be fixed before it's driven any farther. Early Magnas had no provision for altering the rear wheel alignment, but by the time your car rolled off the line, Mitsubishi had changed the design of the rear axle to allow for some wheel alignment adjustment. This is a good place to start.

    But really, if you can hear the tyres physically scrubbing while you drive, then you potentially have a bigger problem. And it could be related to a recall that Mitsubishi issued back in 2004. It appears that a bad batch of raw materials meant that the stamped lower control arm on the rear suspension of some Magnas was prone to early failure. The problem became apparent when the arm actually split (at either end) allowing the wheel alignment to become way out of whack. If that's happened to your car, it would explain the symptoms, but also means that it's dangerous to drive at all. At the very least it won't steer properly or predictably and that makes it a danger to other road users.

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  • My Mitsubishi Magna wagon, keeps missing and I am wanting to diagnose the problem...

    Before you even start replacing bits and pieces on a hunch, have the car electronically scanned. That will often tell you precisely what’s wrong with the car, and you can go from there, replacing only the non-functioning parts rather than a heap of components that are still working fine.

    Beyond that, start with the basics. The most likely cause of an intermittent miss like the one you’ve described is a problem with the ignition system. Sometimes, something as simple as a change of spark plugs will fix the problem, and that’s especially so because that electronic scan we were talking about often won’t detect a dead spark plug.

    From there, work your way through to the ignition leads and coils (a coil with a small crack in its plastic body can lead to a miss like this one). If all that checks out, you then need to start looking at the fuel delivery in terms of filters and pump pressure. This is all first-principle stuff for mechanics, but a modern car’s onboard diagnostics are so good, that a scan is definitely the first place to start.

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  • Mitsubishi Magna 2002: How much is my car worth?

    A 2002 Magna in decent condition is around the $2000 to $3000 mark, Karen. So depending on what’s wrong with your car, the value in 'poor condition' could be as little as a few hundred dollars. If we’re talking major panel damage, flaking paint, rust and a car that needs new brakes or suspension, you could be looking at the vehicle’s scrap value which would be between $150 and $250 at current rates.

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Mitsubishi Magna Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mitsubishi Magna varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $2,860 and going to $6,600 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2005 Sedan 3.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,860 $6,600
2005 Wagon 3.5L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $3,190 $6,600
2004 Sedan 3.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,860 $7,150
2004 Wagon 3.5L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $3,080 $6,600
2003 Sedan 3.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,640 $6,710
2003 Wagon 3.5L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $2,970 $6,490
2002 Wagon 3.0L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $2,640 $5,500
2002 Sedan 3.0L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $2,640 $6,490
2001 Wagon 3.0L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $2,640 $5,390
2001 Sedan 3.0L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $2,640 $5,610
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Mitsubishi Magna Wheel Size

The Mitsubishi Magna has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x65 R15 for Sedan in 2005 with a wheel size that spans from 15x6 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2005 Sedan 205x65 R15 15x6 inches 205x65 R15 15x6 inches
2005 Wagon 205x65 R15 15x6 inches 205x65 R15 15x6 inches
2004 Wagon 205x65 R15 15x6 inches 205x65 R15 15x6 inches
2004 Sedan 215x60 R16 16x6 inches 215x60 R16 16x6 inches
2003 Sedan 205x65 R15 15x6 inches 205x65 R15 15x6 inches
2003 Wagon 205x65 R15 15x6 inches 205x65 R15 15x6 inches
2002 Sedan 205x65 R15 15x6 inches 205x65 R15 15x6 inches
2002 Wagon 205x65 R15 15x6 inches 205x65 R15 15x6 inches
2001 Sedan 205x65 R15 15x6 inches 205x65 R15 15x6 inches
2001 Wagon 205x65 R15 15x6 inches 205x65 R15 15x6 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi Magna Wheel Sizes

Mitsubishi Magna Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mitsubishi Magna Sedan and Wagon vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2005 Sedan 1435x1785x4860 mm 156 mm
2005 Wagon 1497x1785x4846 mm 165 mm
2004 Sedan 1435x1785x4860 mm 156 mm
2004 Wagon 1497x1785x4846 mm 165 mm
2003 Sedan 1435x1785x4808 mm 165 mm
2003 Wagon 1482x1785x4832 mm 165 mm
2002 Sedan 1435x1785x4808 mm 165 mm
2002 Wagon 1482x1785x4832 mm 165 mm
2001 Sedan 1435x1785x4808 mm 165 mm
2001 Wagon 1482x1785x4832 mm 165 mm
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Mitsubishi Magna Towing Capacity

The Mitsubishi Magna has maximum towing capacity of 1500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2005 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2005 Wagon 1500kg 1500kg
2004 Sedan 0kg 1500kg
2004 Wagon 1500kg 1500kg
2003 Sedan 0kg 1500kg
2003 Wagon 1500kg 1500kg
2002 Sedan 0kg 1500kg
2002 Wagon 1500kg 1500kg
2001 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2001 Wagon 1500kg 1500kg
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Mitsubishi Magna Fuel Consumption

The Mitsubishi Magna is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and LPG fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 9L/100km for Sedan /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2005 Sedan 9L/100km 3.5L ULP 5 SP MAN
2005 Sedan 11.8L/100km 3.5L LPG 4 SP AUTO
2005 Wagon 9.6L/100km 3.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO
2004 Sedan 9L/100km 3.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO
2004 Sedan 11.8L/100km 3.5L LPG 4 SP AUTO
2004 Wagon 9.6L/100km 3.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO
2003 Sedan 8.5L/100km 3.5L ULP 5 SP MAN
2003 Sedan 11.8L/100km 3.5L LPG 4 SP AUTO
2003 Wagon 8.9L/100km 3.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO
2002 Sedan 7.7L/100km 3.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2002 Wagon 8.8L/100km 3.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO
2001 Sedan 7.7L/100km 3.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2001 Wagon 8.8L/100km 3.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mitsubishi Magna Pricing and Specs for 2005