I’m struggling to think of a relevant metaphor for this but I can’t. There’s no parallel for someone so thoroughly, lovingly, painstakingly clean something so unseen and unappreciated as the engine bay of a 1990s Mitsubishi hatchback.
This summer, I’m going to help put the hybrid powertrain from a hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander into an ancient 1917 Mitsubishi Model A. And by “help,” I mean stand in a corner and try not to hurt myself while the craftsmen at West Coast Customs cut and weld and create, and Mitsubishi writes checks to make it all happen.
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I felt like I’d been mostly thinking of American cars for these Meh Car Mondays, so this time I wanted to find something not produced here in our proud meh-motorworks. And I think I found a good candidate today: a car with a good history that managed to end its career not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with the…
Mitsubishi vs. Subaru was one of the greatest automotive rivalries in history, both in the World Rally Championship and with their hero cars for the road, the Subaru Impreza WRX STi and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Thankfully, some teams such as Italy’s PIMA Racing drift team appreciate both cars.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to read before I make you come over and fix my sad, neglected Porsche.
I can tell when my Mitsubishi Lancer is out of alignment. It’s like The Princess and the Pea: I use this car every day. If anything is off, I know. My alignment is borked right now, and ugh. It’s the one thing that takes my car from zero to hero. What have you done to your car that made it exponentially better?
“This is a Mitsubishi! Obviously, this has got rally pedigree! It’s channeling its inner Evo.” This is exactly the excuse I use before doing something monumentally dumb in my Lancer, too. CarThrottle has its smaller European cousin and an off-road course, and of course it catches some sweet air.
Lately, I’ve noticed a faint high-pitched squeak at low speeds coming from my beloved companion in life: my daily-driver, a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. I hear it loud and clear, like a piercing shriek from the world’s smallest Dino-Roar. But no one else seems to hear it. I’m not crazy, I swear. There’s definitely a…
Abandon all faith, ye who read this post. The Mitsubishi Eclipse name is, in fact, returning—as a crossover called the Eclipse Cross, per Automotive News. It’s an Eclipse I wish was a mirage, but not a Mirage, because for the love of all things holy, don’t do this to the Mirage nameplate, too.
Much as they try, it is impossible to kill the Mitsubishi Lancer. Everyone’s favorite long-in-the-tooth economy compact lives on after all, but only in China and Taiwan as a new Outlander-nosed refresh called the “Grand Lancer.”
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I am told that after a driver samples the immense personal luxury of the Mitsubishi Galant Lambda Super Touring, no other car will do.
Here we see the mythical beast known as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 in its natural habitat: off paved surfaces, and sideways. Note the large wing and vortex generators on the back of this rare animal. Marvel at the great volume of snow it is able to kick up as it all-wheel-drifts. Rejoice, and smile.