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4.75 out of 5 stars

3000GT VR4

3000GT/VR4, 08/16/2010
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

I really enjoy this car. I had a 3000GT in college, gave it to my brother and now 5 years later I purchased another. I really enjoy just about everything about the car. If able ensure you have records of all the maintenance done to the vehicle. It seems as if you can't fix anything on this vehicle for less than $1,000 unless you can do it yourself (engine has to be pulled to do almost anything). That said, if you can find a good one with paperwork showing the 60K and 120K (if required) go for it! Something to look out for is for 2nd gear synchro's tend to wear out. Fixable, but again about $1,200. Who ever said that they can fix one for under that did it themselves or never owned one.

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4.63 out of 5 stars

1996 VR4 - a superb GT car

Douglas Barton, 11/02/2002
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD
1 of 2 people found this review helpful

They stopped making this car - too bad! High performance, luxury, sexy styling in a two door coupe (today performance cars are either 4-door sedans, tiny roadsters or underpowered coupes like the Monte Carlo)...also VERY reliable. What's wrong with todays consumer - in my youth 4-door cars were for "dorks".

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4.75 out of 5 stars

One awesome car!

Dave McD., 11/08/2005
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD
0 of 0 people found this review helpful

My 1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT is my second car on this platform. First was a 1992 Dodge Stealth base model. It was the handling characteristics that sold me on these machines. The second, my current car, is the VR4. If anyone doubts how well these cars handle and perform, drive the "Tail of the Dragon" (US Route 129), between Maryville, TN and Robbinsville, NC. Just one time, and you will be hooked!

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4.63 out of 5 stars

They don't make cars like this anymore!

zman, 08/01/2005
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD
0 of 0 people found this review helpful

As the title says, you just can't buy a new car today with the level of comfort, luxury, performance, and style as the 3000GT. This is my fourth 3S platform car (3 Stealths, now a 3000GT). The first was a non-turbo 1991 SOHC model followed by three Twin-Turbo versions (1992,1991,1996). I sold my last one to buy a Porsche 911, but I just couldn't stay away from these great Mitsus! My only complaint is that the headroom is a little low with the power sunroof option. My previous Stealths were all hardtop or glass roof and had more room for my 6'2" self. Just gotta slouch a little now and keep my hair trimmed short ;)

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5 out of 5 stars

Best GT Car I've Owned

ASb, 12/01/2021
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD
0 of 0 people found this review helpful

This car is not a sports car, it's a grand touring vehicle. It's meant to go very fast on straight lines in all elements. I'll start with the acceleration. Stock the 1994 and up TT models do 0-60 in 4.8-4.9s and the quarter mile in 13.4-13.6@102-105mph is very impressive even now. Many owners, myself included, have run 13.2/13.3s with just a K&N air filter. It makes the Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo seem somewhat lacking in speed. The boost is very strong and pulls until redline. I didn't mod mine besides the K&N but the potential is definitely there. Handling is very good for a heavy car, but it can't be thrown around like the slower Z32 TT. It nose dives. Brakes are amazing. Interior is luxurious and modern. Not much to say about it really. Some tall drivers may think they can't fit but I'm 6"3 and I owned my VR4 for 4 years. Wish I hadn't sold it! OK

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