Top2004 Mitsubishi Magna TL ES Silver Sports Automatic Sedan
- 217660 km
- 6 cyl
2004 Mitsubishi Magna TL ES Silver Sports Automatic Sedan
LPG: 15.6 litres per 100km (due to cheap cost of LPG)
3.5L V6: 11.5 to 13.0 litres per 100km
= Highly economical.
= Good economy.
= Average fuel use.
= Heavy consumption.
The youngest Mitsubishi Magna is now a teenager, so the general rule is to treat Magnas on a case-by-case basis.
That said, there are a few things to look at starting with the service history.
Essentially, the Magna V6 in these later versions needed an oil change and a new oil filter every 10,000km.
Ignoring this was bad practice as old oil soon caused wear in the engine.
The first sign is noisy lifters - a ticking sound when you start the engine - and if it's present, the damage has already started to occur.
A puff of blue smoke on higher-mileage Magnas is usually caused by wear in the valve-stem seals and keeping an eye on the level on the dipstick becomes critical at that point.
The frameless windows were noisy when the car was near new. Time and kilometres won't have improved that.