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    I remember it like it was... last week! The Fancy Metro is my first Mitsu.

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    But I once had a summer job cleaning up used cars traded in at the local Chrysler dealer, and I nearly bought a late 70's Dodge Colt from them. Best feature: it had the cool dual range "twin stick" manual transmission.

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    ^ I remember it was yellow, just like this one, and even had the same wheels.

    Alas, I didn't get it. Don't remember why not. I was into fixing up VW Rabbits back then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    I remember it like it was... last week! The Fancy Metro is my first Mitsu.

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    But I once had a summer job cleaning up used cars traded in at the local Chrysler dealer, and I nearly bought a late 70's Dodge Colt from them. Best feature: it had the cool dual range "twin stick" manual transmission.

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    ^ I remember it was yellow, just like this one, and even had the same wheels.

    Alas, I didn't get it. Don't remember why not. I was into fixing up VW Rabbits back then.
    I like that design. Feel like Dodge stole from it when designing the Omni Charger 2.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicPunk View Post
    I like that design. Feel like Dodge stole from it when designing the Omni Charger 2.2

    For sure!

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    Mine was an '88 or '89 Sigma (or Galant Sigma). I found it for sale on the side of the road near my parents' house sometime in the mid-1990s. A guy I knew in high school had one, and the car always intrigued me. I believe it was a few hundred bucks because it had a bad torque converter. The car sold so poorly here it is hard to even find a decent pic of one on the internet!



    This was Mitsubishi's first attempt at a luxury car here in the States. It would be succeeded by the Diamante, which sold much better. I remember it being very well-made, and was fascinated by how "space age" it seemed inside. Like the cockpit of a fighter jet!



    I don't think I even fixed the torque converter before trading it in on something else. But hey, it was my first!



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