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This $247 Mitsubishi Beater Is Tougher Than Your Truck

GIF via CarThrottle

“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.

The heroes at CarThrottle took their intrepid $247 beater Mitsubishi Space Star on an off-road course meant for the Can-Am Maverick X3 off-roader.


America never got the Space Star, and somewhere, a bald eagle is shedding a single, poetic tear because we’re clearly missing out.

While the Space Star does ultimately “die,” I don’t think it’s from a truly terminal issue. Send us the rest of the crapcan, guys. We’d like a hoon, too.


(We wouldn’t mind hooning that Maverick X3, either.)

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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With some spacers on top of the springs to open a little daylight under the car, and a LSD and some knobby tires, that little rascal would probably do pretty well.

People keep thinking you have to have AWD or 4WD to take something off road, and really it makes a huge difference, but you can get very far afield, as this guy showed, with pretty mundane hardware.