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Depression from a recent loss is no laughing matter. Do you feel like nothing even matters anymore because you’re a washed-up, has-been failure? Did your Mustang lose to someone’s garbage boosted Civic? Matt Farah is here to help. Try the revolutionary Mitsubishi Eclipse and turn that frown upside-down.
Are you the fine makers of a small, practical hatchback automobile? Do you feel the need to tack on a stubby little trunk for said car to appeal to the hatch-averse American market? Let me stop you right there, because nothing makes a car look more like a garbage penalty box like an obvious afterthought of a trunk.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle: This is it, the ultimate mass-appealmobile for the American market right now. Another sheep to be herded through traffic or the company’s best shot at a ride back to relevance? Maybe both.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is basically a tall Lancer hatchback, and if you can score one cheap enough, it might be worth a look. What do you need to know before you buy a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is a three-row crossover that everyone forgets even exists, but it actually offers outstanding value. What do you need to know before you buy a Mitsubishi Outlander? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
Today the world got to know the jet that’s critical to Japan’s indigenous fighter design future. Until now, photos have been far from detailed and only showed limited angles. With today’s official unveiling, the world has a clearer view of what to expect from the X-2.
After the MV Baltic Ace collided with a container ship in 2012 on its way from Belgium to Finland, in just 15 minutes the world lost 11 sailors, 1,417 Mitsubishis and an almost brand new ship—only to end up with the additional problem of cleaning up the seabed without spilling too much oil into the North Sea.
An amusingly modified Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution cools off with its hood up as the Spec Miata field grids up in the background.
While it’s true that I’m not much of a video gamer, I have clearly found the classic Super Famicom (Super NES) game for me: Kat’s Run Zen-Nippon K Car Senshuken. Not only is it named after me, and involves kei cars I want and/or have owned, but it even has a joke from my favorite anime in the opening segment!
Three-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton happens to be known in facial hair circles for his chinstrap. He’s also very quick. The Mitsubishi Mirage gets more power and a big honkin’ chinstrap across the front in its 2017 refresh. Coincidence? I think not. Clearly, this car must go on a race track.
[I don’t know why I like this picture of the 1980s Mitsubishi Space Wagon so much, but I do. Photo: Mitsubishi]
Yes, I put a frowny face emoticon in the headline. I apologize for nothing. I am deeply saddened by the current state of Mitsubishi in the U.S. market, as well as the fact that the legendary Lancer Evolution X has no successor in sight, despite wild reports to the contrary over the years. For those of you who would…
Mitsubishi Evo’s are real monsters, but only as long as you treat them well, as Regular Car Reviews found out somewhere above 4,000 rpm.
The ninth-generation Mitsubishi Galant wasn’t anything to write home about, yet the company had to keep it on the market all the way from 2004 to 2012. The mid-size Mitsubishi got canned without a successor, which is a shame mostly because their 2007 ZT was a quite promising concept.
I’ve been wanting to do some really lopsided comparison tests — something along the lines of a Lamborghini Aventador vs. a Mitsubishi Mirage. I didn’t quite get that, but I did manage something marginally more useful: what does an extra $15,000 get you between two family-hauling crossovers?
If you’re an automotive reporter or enthusiast, your gut is telling you that Mitsubishi is doomed and nearly every sign seems to confirm this. The reality is that Mitsubishi is too successful in the United States to kill. Let me repeat: Mitsubishi is too successful to kill.
Citing news reports in Japan, Automotive News says Mitsubishi is set to stop building cars in the U.S. soon. The company, which sells far fewer cars in the U.S. than their 1990s and early 2000s heyday, will reportedly close the Normal, Ill. plant they opened with then-partner Chrysler in 1988.