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Mitsubishi 3000GT During it's production run, and after, the 3000GT was a pure sports car offering forced induction and all wheel drive, as well as smooth aerodynamic styling.

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Old 02-21-2011, 01:57 PM
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Default How good is the 3000GT??

For those who own one how reliable is the car? as well as handling and speed? Is it worth getting?? any problems with these cars?? and is working on them a pain if anything happens?

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Old 03-17-2011, 01:27 PM
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I have owned a '94 3000GT for 9 years. I love it! No serious mechanical proplems to 180000 miles and counting except replacement of the valve guide seals to eliminate smoke after idle for a few minutes. Working on this car is not like working on a Dodge Demon, Slant-6 but with decent documentation - It make you feel good to work on these '90s high-tech' engines. (Advice - Don't let your buddies borrow it!)
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:13 AM
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lol thanks for the comment and advise,
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Old 07-03-2018, 03:59 PM
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Thumbs up Dubbed the "Poor mans Ferrari"

I have a 1999 3000 GT SL, and I love it. Since I lowered it 2" in the front and 1.5"in the rear it handles more like a $100K Corvette. It handled pretty good before, but on real tight turns you would get some body roll and the occasional lifting of the rear tire on the other side. Unless you get a VR4 model you won't be winning any street races unless you get boosted or have a NOS system installed and put her fat *** on a diet getting her GVW much lower than the standard 4200 lbs. Like any car on the road they can be problematic if you don't service them regularly and do any repairs needed. The only real problem I had so far was it would die randomly while driving as if the key had been shut off. I traced the problem back to a spade connection in the fuse block that controlled ignition / ECU. After I replaced that it's been 100 % reliable. The hardest part of working on therm for me has been replacing the timing belt, rear spark plugs, and anything on the front of the engine like serpentine belt etc. Mainly because the front of engine is damn near touching the inside of the fender wells and sub frame. But you can't go wrong if you get one since they're becoming more scarce and will be worth more to collectors as time goes on.
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