Cable-operated remote liftgate and gas-cap releases were standard. To own one of these cars you need to be a hands-on owner, willing to look for answers and do your own work on the car. The problem with the Pinto was not the tanks location, but the filler neck and the tank came together when impacted causing a spark. Mitsubishi Motors Division is ranked among the 10 largest automobile manufacturers in the world. It was, thanks to its price tag, never a big seller, even after it moved to the Chrysler marque.
Only the narrowbody was offered through the 1985. Manufactured in two body configurations; a and , the narrower style complied with taxing larger vehicles and engine displacement exceeding 2000cc. My Conquest topped over 140mph and 0-60 should be in the low 7's. The front seats were adjustable for lumbar, angle, knee support, position and featured variable-angle side-braces. The Starion is one of the first modern Japanese turbocharged performance automobiles with electronic fuel injection. Decades ago when I bought used non-runners and made them more or less run, my sales motto was that they were all rare cars which would only go up in value.
Introduced unique door mounted seat belts 5spd manual transmission only Transmision production change '82. This section is not intended to infringe on any publication rights, but to provide information to fellow enthusiasts of the Conquest and Starion References? Mitsubishi released the Starion in 1982 as a narrow-bodied, somewhat meek 2+2 sports coupe. My options were a 1986 S-10 Blazer or a 1987 Starion. I believe the fix may have been a cheap shield over that item. The engine itself was a pleasant surprise. The Conquest was neither new nor a Chrysler or Plymouth ; it was a modified Mitsubishi Starion two-door, four-seat hatchback. And if your concerns are more about having fun than a return on your investment, these are quite fun to drive with lots of tuning options.
So I asked my cousin if I could borrow his for a couple of weeks and managed to score points in it on the frozen michigan lakes. The normal tune-up—oil, plugs, caps, rotor, etc. The G54B is a heavy and quirky, with balance shafts, jet valves and all. I believe in 85 or 86 they had intercooled flatties. Spark becomes flame, flame becomes explosion.
However, it also needed timing chains. Several sources attribute the name to struggles by Japanese engineers to pronounce the word. It had a intercooled turbo and the interior was plush leather with many steering wheel mounted controls which was a big deal back then. The Starion was my brother in laws with turbo and I was able to take it for a day to test out. Many came with a and single channel, rear wheels only as standard features. Fixed the problems in an afternoon and drove it for two years - still my favorite car. There is way too much Mitsubishi in this car to make it viable fo anything but use as a coffee table.
LeBaron, Dodge 400, Reliant, and Aries. Also, in the 90s they were inexpensive enough to be easily acquired and hot rodded. The 1986 Chrysler Conquest — no longer a Plymouth — dropped to 145 horsepower and 185 lb-feet of torque, getting 19 mpg city, 24 highway with either transmission. Both engines featured computer-controlled and turbocharging. It came with 8-way adjustable shocks and other options. My expirience with it makes me really want a nice street version. The introduction of the widebody also split the car into two ranges: one a non-intercooled lower horsepower car using the narrow body style and a high-performance intercooled widebody.
Turns out, it was a combination of both. It was a great looking car and had excellent power! Seating was a 2+2 with rear seats unsuitable for large adults. The optional air conditioner measured temperature at both the ceiling and the floor, with a photosensor to compensate for sunlight. It came with full instrumentation, with an optional digital dashboard. Either way I love that 80s boxiness. The package can be retro fitted to earlier pre-widebody cars.
The Technica package included electronic gauges and ; either dashboard was oriented towards the driver. Dual balance shafts engine stabilizers in the block kept it smooth; a small turbocharger lowered lag. They actually did, well at least the cost of an engine and transmission. This is a decked out mitsubishi starion sold under the chrysler name. I was home from college at Christmas, the year was 1989, and I was looking for a car to take back to school from Seattle to Tucson.