Mazdax605
Mazdax605 PowerDork
1/28/21 9:06 a.m.

Looking for somebody to put some eyes on this:

 

Mitsubishi Chariot

 

Any help would be much appreciated. I can pay you for your time and fuel. 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/28/21 9:25 a.m.

Kinda makes me want to drive the 6 hours to check it out.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
1/28/21 9:28 a.m.

Wow, A Colt Vista wagon but w/ turbo awd!!!!

Mazdax605
Mazdax605 PowerDork
1/28/21 9:31 a.m.
John Welsh said:

Wow, A Colt Vista wagon but w/ turbo awd!!!!

Basically, yes I believe. I actually don't really know what it is. I was thinking RVR, but they don't have hinged doors, or 3rd row. You're probably right. Either way I like it. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
1/28/21 10:36 a.m.
Mazdax605 said:

Looking for somebody to put some eyes on this:

 

Mitsubishi Chariot

 

Any help would be much appreciated. I can pay you for your time and fuel. 

I'm just across the bay in Riverview.  Send me an email once you've arranged it with the owner.

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John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
1/28/21 10:49 a.m.

In reply to Mazdax605 :

What I posted is the Gen1 version fo the wagon.  What you're looking at is Gen2.  That Gen2 was sold here but in a dumbed down version.  It may have been a Eagle Brand product and Mitsu Dealers sold a version too.  

 

EDIT: Sold in the US as the Mitsubishi Expo from '92-'95

Yours has an interesting bubble roof over the driver.  Seems to be a fixed glass window ala Cutlass Vista Cruiser but over the front row rather than over the middle row. 

 

bmw88rider (Forum Supporter)
bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
1/28/21 11:34 a.m.

Yeah. I had that car only with a DIY conversion. It's a lot of fun. We got the 2.4L version and AWD. It took a weekend to swap in the 4G63. The T-Case and transmission is the same as the 1G DSM AWDs.

Mazdax605
Mazdax605 PowerDork
1/28/21 11:52 a.m.
bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) said:

Yeah. I had that car only with a DIY conversion. It's a lot of fun. We got the 2.4L version and AWD. It took a weekend to swap in the 4G63. The T-Case and transmission is the same as the 1G DSM AWDs.

Did you love it? 

bmw88rider (Forum Supporter)
bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
1/28/21 2:08 p.m.

It was fun for what it was. Great snow/ski/bike rig to take to the mountains. It put high 200s to the wheels with a big 16 and a good IC on it so it was entertaining in the straight line. If you wanted something for the whole fam or needed the cargo area, I'd get another.  I had the shorter version so it was a little lighter but I could still fit my bike and skis inside of it. 

bmw88rider (Forum Supporter)
bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
1/28/21 2:12 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/156730509212577/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined

 

I just noticed that this one is local if you wanted to roll your own. 

Mazdax605
Mazdax605 PowerDork
1/28/21 2:44 p.m.
bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) said:

It was fun for what it was. Great snow/ski/bike rig to take to the mountains. It put high 200s to the wheels with a big 16 and a good IC on it so it was entertaining in the straight line. If you wanted something for the whole fam or needed the cargo area, I'd get another.  I had the shorter version so it was a little lighter but I could still fit my bike and skis inside of it. 

I'm wondering if it'd be a fun replacement for my Toyota Sienna. 

bmw88rider (Forum Supporter)
bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
1/28/21 3:42 p.m.

IT's been a bit and really the choices at that point where a Full sized van (I had a 76 E150 before this car) or an early Chrysler minivan. So compared to those 2 it was a blast. Not sure how I'd compare it to a modern minivan as it's been years since I drove one. 

Mazdax605
Mazdax605 PowerDork
2/2/21 7:06 a.m.

Shout out to Mr_Asa for going by to check this out for me yesterday. I appreciate your time, and effort. GRM is the best. Hopefully I can return the favor someday.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
2/2/21 7:47 a.m.

I was happy to do it.  First time I've rode in a RHD car.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/2/21 11:23 a.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

Wacky, isn't it? 

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
2/2/21 11:25 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:

In reply to Mr_Asa :

Wacky, isn't it? 

It is. I've been in a few buses and taxis and the driver is sitting in the wrong place. 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
2/2/21 11:34 a.m.

I'm glad I didn't see this before now. I might have checked it out only to tell you it was terrible and then bought it myself. That's amazing.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
2/2/21 1:23 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

It definitely felt strange.  I can't imagine driving it, especially with the shifter on the left of me; that's more about my left hand being stupider than the average right hander's

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/2/21 2:55 p.m.

Ah my buddy had an expo with a fp hta68 on e85. That thing ripped and ripped with all kinds of grip. 

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