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Buy Daniel’s car! Please!

Yes, I’m selling the old beast.

Car exterior - front

It’s a 1993 Mitsubishi Magna TR Executive sedan, dark grey, manual, 4 cylinder 2.6 litre, air-conditioned. Built in sunny Adelaide, it’s got about 215,000 kms on the clock. The tyres were replaced about 10,000kms ago.

Rego is until late October, though obviously a Roadworthy Certificate needs to be obtained — will probably arrange this next week.

No major dents or damage. Some paint is peeling, particularly on the roof and boot (a few Magnas of this age have this if they’ve been out in the rain). One hub cap is missing. Inside is comfortable, though a small tear on the back seat. Comfortably sits 5 people. A baby seat mounting bolt is fitted.

It’s got central locking, cassette/radio (but FM doesn’t work), power mirrors. It runs fine (though a little smoke on ignition when starting from cold). It’s had regular servicing and maintenance, mostly from a dealer (have the books), and is right up-to-date, including oil changes. The engine was fully re-conditioned about 5 1/2 years ago.

But it is getting to the age when from time to time it has mechanical issues. Overall it’s been very reliable, but each scheduled service seems to result in things being found that need preventative maintenance. So it would best suit someone who has more mechanical knowledge than me, and is able to do small repairs and oil changes etc themselves.

This model of car is very safe for its age — the TAC database says it gets 4 stars out of 5. If I were a car dealer I might describe it as good cheap motoring.

Drive/Glasses Guide info on this model: They say a vehicle of this type is worth $1800-2200, but make me an offer.

I’ll include the “PTUA – More trains = less traffic” sticker at NO EXTRA COST!!! (Or Trams or Buses if you prefer; a Trains one is on the bumper right now.)

Make me an offer! Email danielbowen at

Feel free to pass this web page to anybody who might be interested.

Update. Sale no go.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

8 replies on “Buy Daniel’s car! Please!”

My recently passed Grandmother drove a Magna virtually the same age, and had it from new. When she gave up driving late last year, it sold for about $3500. And It had only about 40000km on the clock (literally driven to church every sunday).

Be interested to see what you get for it Daniel. Try Drive or carpoint, I sold my car on those last year. has it valued between
$1,200 – $2,600
For Private Sale.

Whoever bought Nathan’s Grandmother’s(rest in peace) car got a fantastic bargain.

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