Impressions on hopping into the Mitsi from the 86:

  • Mmmm, nice seats. Squishy.
  • Nice to have decent visibility again - big airy glasshouse. Except I can’t see anything behind me because of all those headrests and the spare.
  • Shit, I just about hit something in the parking lot because I couldn’t wind off lock fast enough - haven’t Mitsubishi realised that with power steering you don’t need 100 turns lock to lock?
  • Man, the ride’s terrible. Wallow, wallow, wallow, BANG, wallow.
  • Jeez, that’s a lot of tire noise. Offroad tires suck.
  • That V6 really feels like it’s working for its living - there’s a lot of mass in this puppy.
  • HOW much gas did I just put in it? And HOW far since the last tank?
  • Look, a corner. This’ll be amusing (giggle)

Impressions on hopping into the 86 from the Mitsi

  • Mmmm, nice seats. Snuggly.
  • Wow, things less than 20 feet from me actually DO exist. Except if they’re in my rear quarter behind those stupid C pillars..
  • Shit, I just about drove off the road because I twitched my finger - haven’t Toyota realised people actually drive these things in real life?
  • Man, the ride’s terrible. Thud, thud, thud, BANG, thud.
  • Jeez, that’s a lot of road noise. Wish there was some sound insulation.
  • That little boxer feels like it’s working for its living - where’s the torque when you need it?
  • That’s too cheap to be a full tank, isn’t it?
  • Look, a corner. This’ll be amusing (maniacal giggle)

..So basically they’re pretty much identical, from the drivers perspective. Except the Mitsi drinks more.

<edited to say: WTF Kinja? When are you people going to sort out photo orientation?>