Mitsubishi 380.

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 19:25
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Hi all.
Thoughts on the mitsubishi 380 ? The company is relying heavily on the sales of this vechicle , and as yet are not up to what they expected. Had a drive of one today, very comfy powerlike you wouldn't believe, brakes excellent but the rear end style Yuck. design seems to be mitsys down fall . Except the Pag of course. My opinion only

Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 19:27

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 19:27
Too low to the ground and lacks a low range.
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 20:08

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 20:08
Doesn't come in diesel either.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 20:43

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 20:43
The rumour mill down here at Tonsley Park is running overtime!

Each day, there is a slightly different take on the same rumour, just the numbers are different.

I am not going to post the rumours.

It is looking a little rocky for MMA.

When I drove home yesterday, past the rear gate, I did see the new dual cab ute, which looks a bit like a Magna with an axe taken to it, and I wasn't impressed with that either...

I certainly do hope something good comes from this, it is an important part of South Australia's economy.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 02:53

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 02:53
quote "I certainly do hope something good comes from this, it is an important part of South Australia's economy." unquote
does that mean your buying one to support the local economy!!!!????
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Reply By: jon p qld - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 21:55

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 21:55
Seems a very good vehicle, the old magna's were very reliable with very few problems. The 380's seem well built, comfortable and good performance, cannot understand why they're not selling. Like you suggested the styling is not to everyones taste, It's similar to the american Gallant. Theres some very good deals going at the moment to try and sell them.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 08:59

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 08:59
You can't understand why they are not selling??? Same reason the other big sedans are strugglin...... the cost of petrol. Corollas on the other hand are selling like hotcakes.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 11:31

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 11:31
As I said (I was actually being serious)... it doesn't come in diesel. If it came witha nice modern common-rail diesel around the 2.5-3 litre mark it'd use (given the lighter weight) probably around 7.5L/100km in fuel.
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Reply By: 4runner - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:01

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:01
At first I was quiet taken with the 380, but after closer inspection it still had that Magna look about it. The interior appeared to be somewhat bland, and the worst feature of all was that neither my wife or I could see out the rear window when it came to reversing , an d neither of us are short by any means. As petrol costs continue to soar, few people will be able to afford to run these big V6 and V8 engined vehicles. Hence the change to common rail diesel and smaller four cylinder vehicles. I`ve got a V6 4Runner and that hardly gets used for running around town as the fuel gauge goes down faster than you can fill her up. But on long country trips its a very comfortable vehicle to drive and I get an average of 13 Litres per 100Kmh. And for the two of us its an ideal vehicle in terms of size - not to big, not to small, easy to park and easy to see out of.
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Reply By: camship - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 15:27

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 15:27
Sorry to post a negative thread, but...

Pretty good car by Aus standards I think, however if I was on the production line at MMA in SA I would be sending my resume to Toyota pretty quick smart.
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 17:10

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 17:10
Apparently they are trying to broker a deal to sell the 380 in Korea under Proton badge. I suspect if that falls through the future is very bleak for MMA
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Follow Up By: Axle - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 21:19

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 21:19
As stated above , hope something good evolves out of it, a lot of jobs on the line once AGAIN!!. Its annoying though when you see toyota fail with the avalon, and are now having another go with another large sedan design. Strong company, good marketing stratergies , weather a few storms i guess.
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Reply By: Froilan - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 23:58

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 23:58
Test drived the 380 in early Jan. Goes smooth and strong but was very disappointed with the build quality, specially where panels join. Sad to see MMA go and the folks running the show down there. But I'm afraid the writing's on the wall.

Compared to the Toyota...well no comparison really.
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