Mitsibushi President, Tetsuro Aikawa:
I don’t believe we’ve ever featured ‘proper’ sports cars here on Used Car Face-Off, so for this Japanese segment, we’re focusing on the little cousins of some of the great Japanese legends. While not necessarily lacking in performance or power, these were the cars that were cast in the shadows of giants such as the…
Hat tip to Japanesenostagiccar.com for the “Made in the ‘80s sticker”. Looking good on the Garbage Montero.
Welcome to Ridiculous Rebadges, a series of articles in which I go through and examine the details and circumstances surrounding some of the more infamous and some of the more esoteric vehicular rebadges throughout automotive history.
What a difference a year and a half makes. In September 2014, this practically new 1991 Mitsubishi Minica Dangan ZZ-4 was going for $5,800. Now? $3,680. For a 30,000km example of the best kei car ever made.
After buying a run down truck,
I had the pleasure of meeting Phil this summer, who is the owner and caretaker of a special Eagle Talon. While DSMs have become known for drag racing over the years. It’s often unknown or forgotten that DSM cars where a force in SCCA competition during the ‘90s.
last one for the night (promise)
Some say Mitsubishi is doing pretty well right now. It’s got a great subcompact car that provides an alternative to people who don’t like the idea of a used Hyundai or where a very small car is practical. It’s got a three-row SUV that’s a better value than an Acura RDX, provided people know it exists. It’s…
Since the Garbage Montero appeared to run decently and the guy I was buying it from had been driving it around for the last month, I figured I’d just drive it the hour and a half home. No big deal right?
Just to be clear, THIS IS NOT MY GALANT VR4. This is the car that I helped convince @tsiss350 to buy, well to be clear he didn’t need much coaching. This car had major work done to it by the previous owner, who is a great guy and we’re totally friends with him. So it sucks when stuff like this happens. This gem of a…
The dream: cruising the vistas in a Montero.
“All of our sales have been entirely organic.”
UPDATE: New pictures below.
When you think of a 4x4 from Japan that’s renowned for longevity, capability, and reliability, you probably think of a Toyota. However, today on Used Car Face-Off, we have three five door 4x4s ranging from midsized to gigantic which may or may not dispel that belief. Of the three, which would be your personal choice?…