Mitsubishi Verada 2003 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mitsubishi Verada 2003 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Used Mitsubishi Magna and Verada review: 1991-2005
These big Mitsubishi family cars have a well-deserved reputation for being smooth and refined and in its early days the Magna made Holden’s Commodore and Ford’s Falcon rather ordinary in the noise, ...Read More
A Question of stability
PROBABLY, in some circumstances. In a normal driving situation AWD would get the nod over two-wheel drive because of its better handling and grip. But stability control really comes into play in emergency situations, such as a sudden swerve to miss an object or an animal on the road. It's well documented that stability control reduces single car crashes, and that's likely to apply whether the car is two-wheel drive or AWD.
Verada a big winner
YOU are not alone. Many people say the Magna/Verada was a good car, but they had an image of it being boring. If Mitsubishi had somehow been able to race it against the Falcon or Commodore it might well have been able to change its reputation.
BOTH maker and retailer are actually correct. The Mitsubishi pressure takes into account ride comfort, handling, noise and tyre life and is usually a compromise. The tyre retailer gives you a recommendation for better life and handling, but the ride may be harsher and road noise higher. I'd be happy to follow the 32psi he recommends. I prefer to run pressures slightly higher than those recommended by makers. Use your own hand-held gauge. Go to your tyre retailer and check it against the gauges there. Forget about servo gauges.
A ROTTEN-EGG smell is usually caused by a malfunctioning catalytic converter. Your dealer should be able to detect this when he checks the emission system. I don't believe shopping around for petrol will overcome the problem. I would take the car back to your dealer and have the engine and emission systems checked for faults.
TRADE-practice laws allow you to have your car serviced anywhere without affecting your warranty, as long as the service agent is qualified. But if something breaks, you must convince the factory dealer the problem is covered by the warranty and wasn't a result of poor servicing. If you're happy to negotiate with the dealer/factory in the event of a problem, have your car serviced where it's most cost-effective.