Bring Back The 1980s With The Chrysler Conquest TSI

If the funky synthesizers and some weird guy staring at you aren't enough to make you want to hop in a time machine back to 1987, we don't blame you. However if you can look past the strange music and 80s style of this amusing vintage dealer promo, you'll see the 1987 Chrysler Conquest TSI. » 2/18/12 2:00pm 2/18/12 2:00pm

For The Well-Dressed Judge: Turbo Cimarron Cowboy Hat!

I've been wanting to do a Stupid Murilee Junkyard Project™ with a Dodge Conquest TURBO seat belt for quite some time, and now I've found a junked Conquest! Combine the TURBO belt with a Cadillac Cimarron seat emblem and… win! » 3/27/10 4:00pm 3/27/10 4:00pm

Dodge Conquest: Because You Can't Repeat the Word TURBO Too Many Times!

What came after the Malaise Era? The Turbo Era, of course! In 1986, when your car had a turbocharger under the hood, you wanted the world to know it. This was the philosophy behind the Starion/Conquest. » 3/27/10 3:00pm 3/27/10 3:00pm

1987 Mitsubishi Starion

You have no idea, dear readers, how long I hunted- perhaps stalked is the more accurate term- this Mitsubishi. Starions are very rare these days, I wanted to shoot one in Alameda for this series, and here was this primered-out specimen living just a few blocks from my house (on the same block, in fact, as the '87… » 4/03/08 9:00am 4/03/08 9:00am

PCH, 80s Japanese Muscle Edition: AE86 or Starion?

I know it's been a while since our last Choose Your Eternity matchup (in which, incidentally, the Hayubasa-powered Honda 600 just barely edged out the Duramax-powered '47 Ford, for which I apologize; the cruel overlords at the salt mine my tech-writing job shipped me out to New York for a 4-day weekend of PowerPoint… » 1/14/08 5:30pm 1/14/08 5:30pm


Every now and again we have to revisit the reasons sinking endless hours and buckets of coinstar trappings into our rides somehow worth the effort. Last week we motored down to Torrance from Montrose in the mighty Starion for some wrenching, a late cobb salad down at the Hof's Hut, and to pick up a turbo heat shield… » 10/29/07 2:30pm 10/29/07 2:30pm

1000 Dollars Cash Back on Chrysler Conquest TSI

Rolling in an import was easier than ever in the during the eighties thanks to your local Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge dealer. A Dodge Colt would have been the more economical choice, with the D-50 pickup winning in utility. We're not quite sure if the Colt Vista mini space wagon would have swept the durability contest,… » 8/15/07 3:00pm 8/15/07 3:00pm

Starion Bar-B-Que in Motion

Not so long ago we rolled down to the KDM Starion Bar-B-Que for some Carne Asada and turbo goodness. While we snapped stills, mini DV cameras spun to capture the event. One Mitchell Spacone spent hours and a toasted motherboard getting this together, splicing in some stills courtesy of the Jalopnik in the process.… » 8/07/07 3:45pm 8/07/07 3:45pm

Mitsubishi Owner's Day

The third annual gathering of Mitsubishis and the people that drive them will take place tomorrow, July 14th at MMUSA HQ in Cypress, California. Rumor has it that a genuine Group A Starion will be among the machines rolled out from the museum to celebrate triple-diamond racing heritage. As much as we would have liked… » 7/13/07 1:30pm 7/13/07 1:30pm

523 Horsepower Starion Bar-B-Que

The coolest thing about owning any automobile is almost instant membership in the club of the car. The less ubiquitous the machine, the more esoteric the club. In the case of the Mitsubishi Starion, aka Chrysler Conquest, a membership of peers is required just to keep the twentysomething year old StarQuests rolling.… » 6/16/07 3:00pm 6/16/07 3:00pm

Unfortunate Metal Potential! Starquest Madness!

Okay, here's another rad vid with an unfortunate soundtrack. There are no good engine sounds, so unless you're a fan of generic nü-metal, pick a rollicking tune of your choice that clocks in around four minutes, cue it up and mash play on this vid and the genuine rock article at the same time. You may just achieve… » 5/29/07 11:15pm 5/29/07 11:15pm

The Renault Scnic Conquest: An MPV With Off-Roading Style?

Although the "Conquest" version of Renault's little Sc nic MPV was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, we're just getting our first chance to take a gawk at this little people mover. It's what Renault's calling a "car designed with leisure pursuits and the great outdoors in mind. Its bold styling resembles that of an… » 5/03/07 10:41am 5/03/07 10:41am

Half-Price Day Junkyard Day

Uttering the phrase half price anywhere near the word junkyard sends a couple of the Jalops driving with toolbox toward the self-service junkyard like so many moths to a streetlight on a summer night. One of the larger self-service yards in California had a statewide half price sale a while back and we were there in… » 3/29/07 2:30pm 3/29/07 2:30pm

Marque Makeover: 1957 Daimler Conquest Roadster

Occasionally, while meandering the byways of the interwebotubes, you find something rare and beautiful that makes you rethink an entire marque. Prior to this find, my perception of Britain's' oldest carmaker, Daimler (unlike at DCX, where the pronunciation of Chrysler is silent, here it's nonexistent) and its… » 1/30/07 11:05am 1/30/07 11:05am

Dateline Dearborn, MI: Import Center

While in Detroit half-trying to locate the Ham Center we found instead the Chrysler Import Center. This well lit sign reminds us to not forget about Chrysler's long-term relationship with formerly beloved Mitsibishi. Right after this memory was served we found Miller's, and were served cheeseburgers. Another reminder… » 1/09/07 2:33pm 1/09/07 2:33pm

SUPER AGING-TOYOTA POTENTIAL! Mitsu-2.6 Turbo Corolla on eBay!

Oh crap...Bumbeck just shot this one over, and might we say that it's a doozy? Somebody yanked the motor out of a Dodge Conquest and dropped it in a '74 Corolla, added hood pins and mags, and well, voila, sans culottes, this shit is simply the business. Go forth and bid. And then take us for a ride. » 11/09/06 2:30am 11/09/06 2:30am

Hoon of the Day: Look Out Honey, 'Cause He's Using (Turbo) Technology

There are few things we love more than Mitsubishi Starions and the Stooges. One comes from Japan. The others come from Michigan (except, of course, for Watt, who reps Pedro harder than anyone else). Together, we suppose, if they decided to rock it Voltron-style, with Iggy forming the head, they would become the… » 8/16/06 4:30pm 8/16/06 4:30pm

SUPER POTENTIAL! Shilling for the Starion, Japanese-Style

We love the Mighty Starion, and are actively campaigning to have Mitsu save their endangered US hides by bringing the marque back to these shores. And may we remind you why the Starion was so badass by posting this 1982 JDM ad for the Junichiro-to-the-Conquest's-Hank Hill, featuring the car with fender-mount… » 6/25/06 7:50pm 6/25/06 7:50pm

Ahoy! StarQuest Bonus! Redux! Whatever! The Gullwing Starion!

Too late for yesterday's blockbuster Maximum StarQuest Day bonanza, Bumbeck tipped us off to an example of one of the rarest of the Starion/Conquest breed: the vaunted Gullwing! Originally conceived for a Japanese cop show nobody seems to know anything about called simply, Gorilla, Mitsu created four of the cars back… » 12/21/05 9:26am 12/21/05 9:26am