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As far as the mechanicals go, do some research on whatever the "big" Mitsubishi is over there. Here it's the Magna. That 3.5 V6 power-unit (engine/trans) is a Mitsubishi design via Hyundai. Not sure if it's made by Kia/Hyundai under license or just bought straight from Mitsu., but that will give you a good indicator. Under our conditions, barring faults like the infamous 2.5 V6 engine-liner problem, I'd be expecting a minimum of 200 000 km (120 000 miles) from the motor & 100 000 to 200 000 km from the Auto Trans, depending on use. Here our local Taxi-Drivers expect 250 000 km from 4.0 litre 6 cyl motors, the same from Autos & 500 000 km from a Diff. Good kuck!
I hope the new 3.8 is a Mitsubishi as they are giving a 10 year warranty on it over here,so it must be a decent sort of motor.Just hope Kia don't muck around with it,though i doubt they would give 10 yrs on it.
Originally posted by len1266@Mar 1 2006, 08:17 PM I hope the new 3.8 is a Mitsubishi as they are giving a 10 year warranty on it over here,so it must be a decent sort of motor.Just hope Kia don't muck around with it,though i doubt they would give 10 yrs on it.
Oh, I dunno. When I started driving 26 years ago 100 000 miles was considered excellent mileage for the then OHV/Carby engines. My last Hiace (OHC/Carby/LPG) went 428 000 km (256 000 miles) on it's first motor, but it was a Toyota!
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