The one factor that neither of us in the automotive media corps did not factor in was whether the Thai-assembled Mirage would hold up for more than 100,000 miles.
Translation: Japanese cars were thought of as cheap tin boxes that would never make it through a Minnesota winter. That was the mentality of the American consumer until the last couple of decades. It does help that several Japanese automakers set up shop building vehicles on our soil to change our collective minds.
It is that double-edged sword that entices us to import older Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions and Nissan Skyline GT-Rs. However, this importation business penalizes us with prices that are higher than market levels. Someone is profiting from our desire to get something we wanted badly some three decades before.
TweetA Victory & Reseda review of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Let’s say you want a small SUV and you in a neighborhood with high population density and a lack of parking space, your choices just opened up. That is usually the narrative when it comes to subcompact SUVs. They’re designed for “urban dwellers.” And, …
By now, you have heard a lot about the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. You heard that it is a great entry into the small SUV segment. You heard that its turbocharged performance is really good while returning solid fuel economy. You heard that it has a design that might suit everyone.
This is the challenge of Nissan as it announced its plan going forward from massive global financial losses and sales. This plan was announced by Nissan CEO Makato Uchida at their headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, as some of these measures and plans have been reported elsewhere in bits and pieces.
I know that you cringe over hybrid gas-electric driven automobiles. It is easy to blame Toyota and the popular acceptance of the Prius during its second generation. That particular vehicle was the darling of Hollywood at the time. How many of your favorite celebrities owned a second-generation Prius?