Driving Stick, The Mitsubishi Mirage, and A Buy Here Pay Here Lot

Well hello there Oppo! Many of you scrolling through the sea of posts may have stumbled upon this heading and thought to yourself, "What the hell do these things have to do with each other?" Well you are in luck because I, the author, am here to elaborate. This is a summary of how I spent my afternoon yesterday. It… » 9/05/14 7:46pm 9/05/14 7:46pm

Marvelous Missed Opportunities: The Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

The other day, as my car and I sat at an intersection underneath a red light, marinading in a thick soup of late spring humidity, something unexpected appeared in the turning lane just to my left: a minty-fresh Mitsubishi Lancer draped in metallic silver paint and wearing a temporary tag in its rear window. » 5/30/14 3:23pm 5/30/14 3:23pm

Mitsubishi used to make a LOT of cool things

Yes, we know, Mitsubishi's lineup was awesome 20 years ago. Cars that had all four of their wheels contribute to steering and legitimate FWD budget rockets were awesome. The awesomeness wasn't even limited to the road. At one time Mitsubishi manufactured a whole bunch of awesome stuff - it was pretty much a household… » 5/11/14 10:12am 5/11/14 10:12am

Sittin Waitin Wishin: Mitsubishi i-MiEV

What's that? Did you say you wanted a Electric car that is super cramped? Also that you want it to have a French cousin? With a top speed of a snail that's drunk off absinthe? You want it to be hopelessly impractical in every single scenario you could possibly think of? Oh and on top of that you want it from a… » 4/23/14 6:19pm 4/23/14 6:19pm

Identity Crisis: Why Some Brands Live, and Others Die

I have gotten to the point where I almost feel bad for Mitsubishi. Every time I see one of their commercials I get the same feeling I get when I see one of those SPCA ads. It's as if the Lancer and Outlander are sitting there on the dealer lots lonely and unloved, on their window stickers it should read, "Please save… » 3/11/14 9:55am 3/11/14 9:55am