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Car reviews - Mitsubishi - Magna - Ralliart sedan


24 Jun 2002

RALLIART Magna sets itself apart from other Mitsubishis in terms of security by its use of the Datadot vehicle security system. Otherwise, the basic security package remains the same: remote central locking is operated via a compact and tactile key fob that is separate to (not integrated with) the actual ignition key. Featuring large green and red buttons for unlock and lock respectively, plus a smaller boot release button, the remote key fob prompts no audible beep - just two indicator flashes for lock and a single, lengthy flash for unlock. Like its locally-built rivals, Magna features an anti-hijacking, two-stage unlocking system that unlocks only the driver's door first, but there is no automatic locking. There are twin overhead lights up front and courtesy lights for the front doors, plus a lockable glovebox and a power window time delay that allows their use for a period after turning the vehicle off. The interior light illuminates automatically when the vehicle is unlocked, but there is no lights-on function when the engine is switched off and, instead of an auto headlights off function, a warning chime alerts the driver to having left the headlights on. There is a window lock button on the driver's armrest, as well as child locks for the rear doors.

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First offered in a locally built vehicle by HSV, the Datadot security system has since been adopted by Ford for its T-Series vehicles, BMW for its M vehicles and Porsche

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