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    Re: Mitsubishi in America: Slow Fade-out Ahead?

    Maybe had Mitsubishi used the same strategy as Subaru, being a niche player instead of going full rival against "Toyonissda", I wonder if things could had been different?

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    Re: Mitsubishi in America: Slow Fade-out Ahead?

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    The original 1990’s Pajero Turbo was great for its time
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    Re: Mitsubishi in America: Slow Fade-out Ahead?

    I had a serious hankerin' for a Dodge or Mitsu wagon in the mid-90s. Mitsu Expo, Dodge and Plymouth Colt IIRC, about the same size and shape as the Civic wagon. I was running a lot at the time and one of those would have made a great runner/bicycle transporter. Couldn't make the deal, was trying to unload my SHO at the time. Oh vell.

    No, not Colt. Eagle Summit, Plymouth Colt Vista, Mitsu Expo LRV.
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    Re: Mitsubishi in America: Slow Fade-out Ahead?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
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    THey go back as far as the early 80s.......
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    Re: Mitsubishi in America: Slow Fade-out Ahead?

    When they shut down their only US production facility in Illinois, that pretty much signaled the end was near. They can't stay alive selling ancient vehicles forever. Their entry in the U.S.' most competitive vehicle segment (compact crossovers) is from 2010.

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    Re: Mitsubishi in America: Slow Fade-out Ahead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    I had a serious hankerin' for a Dodge or Mitsu wagon in the mid-90s. Mitsu Expo, Dodge and Plymouth Colt IIRC, about the same size and shape as the Civic wagon. I was running a lot at the time and one of those would have made a great runner/bicycle transporter. Couldn't make the deal, was trying to unload my SHO at the time. Oh vell.

    No, not Colt. Eagle Summit, Plymouth Colt Vista, Mitsu Expo LRV.
    when I was young and looking for a "affordable" READ VERY CHEAP a jeep dealer was VERY DESPERATE to unload one of them in puke green - the worst colour I have seen a NEW car offered in EVER they were near 1/2 off and would repaint it any colour I wanted IF I would take it - bought a YJ totally stripped no back seat OR carpet

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    Re: Mitsubishi in America: Slow Fade-out Ahead?

    Quote Originally Posted by DequindreToo View Post
    When they shut down their only US production facility in Illinois, that pretty much signaled the end was near. They can't stay alive selling ancient vehicles forever. Their entry in the U.S.' most competitive vehicle segment (compact crossovers) is from 2010.
    OTOH, they could advertise their stuff as "Pre-Antique Sale! Get 'em While We Got 'em! Just another 15 years until you're eligible for Antique plates!"
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    Re: Mitsubishi in America: Slow Fade-out Ahead?

    Small bump here, but Mitsubishi decided to exit UK and European car markets. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/3...uropean-market

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    Re: Mitsubishi in America: Slow Fade-out Ahead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stéphane Dumas View Post
    Small bump here, but Mitsubishi decided to exit UK and European car markets. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/3...uropean-market
    It'll be a slow withdrawal - existing models will remain on sale in Europe until their certification ends - no new models will be introduced - the UK importer is actively looking for other brands, MG has already been in discussion with them and Great Wall may do as well.

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    Re: Mitsubishi in America: Slow Fade-out Ahead?

    While they're still here, they're hard to beat if you just want a cheap newer car.
    Example... a loaded used '19 Eclipse Cross can be had for less than $15K. A baser one isn't even in the teens.

    They're capable of losing more than half of MSRP in a year. Still has 4 years of warranty left.
    The Mitsus I had were runners that rarely broke.
    They're meh as cars, but the top went down on my Eclipse and I could drive it year round, which I did for many years.
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    Re: Mitsubishi in America: Slow Fade-out Ahead?

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    It'll be a slow withdrawal - existing models will remain on sale in Europe until their certification ends - no new models will be introduced - the UK importer is actively looking for other brands, MG has already been in discussion with them and Great Wall may do as well.
    Might as well bring Wuling

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    Re: Mitsubishi in America: Slow Fade-out Ahead?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Might as well bring Wuling
    Seems to be just microvans and MPVs - not really what the UK market needs.

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