Re: Mitsubishi Verada 2000 onwards - Personal opinions!
I will lend my advise, as i used to work for a Japanese car parts importing place.
The statement that the parts will get scarce later on is rubbish, as the Magnas/Verada's were sold in the USA as well and there are that many in Aust that parts will not dry up.
Comparing a 90 (TR/KR, TS/KS) with a 2000 plus magna is like comparing a 1979 XD Falcon 500 with a Ford TS50.
The differences between the two are huge.
The problems with the 90 magnas, was everything...but mostly the engine,gearbox, and CV shafts.
The problems are far less with the proposed 2000+ magna you are looking to buy.
The engines are 10 times better (V6's we are talking about), but the gearboxes still have the same problems eventually, especially the gearbox computer which go very very often. ($300-$400) to fix.
The electrics are far superior in the late models, which was a huge problem with the 90's models.
I would get a V6 2000+ model, but only if it has been treated above average (the body will tell you this), check the gear changes in the auto though, and make sure they are very very smooth, if not stay away, run don't walk.
For the money you are going to spend on a good condition magna or verada, a little bit more can get you a nice TS50.....(just joking)