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Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
9/14/14 11:12 a.m.

Highly pissed!!!!

Mitsubishi Triton Pickup

ryanty22
ryanty22 Dork
9/14/14 11:24 a.m.

Why just another fragile mitsu, should fit in nicely with the other lawn ornaments that company sells

Lancer007
Lancer007 HalfDork
9/14/14 11:25 a.m.

I was sad when they withdrew from the WRC and then closed down Ralliart, and this just goes to show that they keep making poor decisions. That looks like a bad ass truck.

Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
9/14/14 12:28 p.m.

given Mitsubishi motors is back with the Mitsubishi and no long the bastard step child of Chrysler or Mercedes, I am surprised at their continued lack of strategy.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
9/14/14 12:45 p.m.

All the brands have cool stuff they offer in AUS that they do not here.

I see that in the US, Mitsu is offering a 10 year warranty.
The flaw of the offer to me is that it is unlikely (in my opinion) for Mitsu to be still in the US for another 5 years.

JamesMcD
JamesMcD Dork
9/14/14 1:03 p.m.

I was just in a Mitsubishi dealership yesterday and they had a huge banner proclaiming "20 year, 200,000 mile warranty." I don't know if that was a dealer thing or from Mitsubishi corporate.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
9/14/14 1:45 p.m.

Might as well make it 50/500k. Same flaw

Brokeback
Brokeback Reader
9/14/14 3:19 p.m.

Isn't the Triton the name of Ford modular motors?

Mitsubishi dealers should really bring back these beasts:

e46potenza
e46potenza Reader
9/14/14 3:58 p.m.

Looks like a hilux. Of course so does pretty much every other small-ish truck coming out. I guess base your model on something that works

Mr_Clutch42
Mr_Clutch42 Dork
9/14/14 4:11 p.m.

Mitsubishi doesn't seem like they make pretty enough vehicles for people to want to buy them. It also doesn't help that car mags aren't finding that they are really good drives, either.

yupididit
yupididit New Reader
9/14/14 4:58 p.m.

The automobile is only a fraction of Mitsubishi income.

irish44j
irish44j PowerDork
9/14/14 4:59 p.m.

I'd love to see a midsize diesel. And if it came with a 10yr/100k warranty, I'd probably think seriously about buying a Mitsu, regardless of the reputation. Even if Mitsu were to fold in the US, the overall company won't fold and would have to compensate customers, I'd imagine.

I'm sure they'll give Toyota a run for its money in the market that caters to the Middle East and North African militia forces. Just think how sexy those things will look with rocket launchers and machineguns mounted in the beds!

ok, probably not.....

hell, even people without pickups want theirs to be a Hilux

e46potenza
e46potenza Reader
9/14/14 7:13 p.m.

We had a hilux as one of our unit's trucks and that thing was awesome. Those keys always disappeared first. Then the Silverado's, then the f150's. Then whoever was left got stuck in the Humvee lol

Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
9/14/14 7:40 p.m.
yupididit wrote: The automobile is only a fraction of Mitsubishi income.

Yup, they do the high speed trains, air conditioners, generators, push boat engines, elevators, circuitry, tvs, turbos, satellites, space station, fork trucks, ag equipment, etc.

ddavidv
ddavidv PowerDork
9/15/14 5:53 a.m.

I'll be surprised if Mitsubishi doesn't follow Suzuki out of here completely in the next five years.

Vigo
Vigo PowerDork
9/15/14 6:43 a.m.

I see a LOT of Mirages on the roads. I know a guy who paid 17k for one. With customers like that, who needs good product? The Mirage might turn the whole thing around.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid PowerDork
9/15/14 6:53 a.m.

Mitsubishi Motors - We're still operating only because our Electronics and Industrial divisions are making tons of money.

ScreaminE
ScreaminE HalfDork
9/15/14 7:27 a.m.
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: Mitsubishi Motors - We're still operating only because our Electronics and Industrial divisions are making tons of money.

Exactly. Honestly, I think they are waiting on the electric car movement to take over, and the capitalize. If memory serves me, they already have one fully electric car that is just as crappy as the rest of their current line up.

Derick Freese
Derick Freese UltraDork
9/15/14 8:08 a.m.

I seem to recall reading a story about them dropping the evo line and concentrating their efforts on fully electric cars a few years ago.

KyAllroad
KyAllroad Reader
9/15/14 8:11 a.m.

Only new car I ever bought was a Mitsubishi. Of course that was back in '91. And it was an Eclipse that needed monthly visits to the dealership for minor problems until the timing belt let go at 50K and munched the head.

Explains why I haven't bought new or Mitsu since.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
9/15/14 8:18 a.m.

I never forgave them for not selling the VR-4 Estate over here. And for the door falling off my wife's Mirage at 50,000 miles.

Klayfish
Klayfish UltraDork
9/15/14 8:26 a.m.
ScreaminE wrote:
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: Mitsubishi Motors - We're still operating only because our Electronics and Industrial divisions are making tons of money.

Exactly. Honestly, I think they are waiting on the electric car movement to take over, and the capitalize. If memory serves me, they already have one fully electric car that is just as crappy as the rest of their current line up.

Yes, they have the iMiev. It's not on par with the Leaf, Fit EV, etc... it's smaller, feels cheaper, has a much lower range. I checked them out before I got my Leaf.

Mitsubushi auto seems to be catering to a crowd that wouldn't be able to finance a new car otherwise, but want that new car smell. High interest rates for people with bad credit, selling their cars to those people at unreasonable prices, rolling other debt in.

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory SuperDork
9/15/14 9:20 a.m.

Let us not forget their high-quality tuna!

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How many empty tuna cans does it take to make a Lancer?

Matt B
Matt B SuperDork
9/15/14 9:21 a.m.

The Mirage always seemed like possibly one of the worst things you could name a small economy car.

"You mean it's not a real car, just looks like one?"

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
9/15/14 9:39 a.m.

Broken record..

Wish Nissan would bring the Patrol over here Wish Toyota would bring a real hilux Wish Toyota would bring a real LC-80-90-etc series Wish Ford would bring the double cab diesel ranger. Wish ..............................................................................................................................................

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