1983 Mitsubishi Cordia 1600 1.6 leaded N/A


JDM masterpiece


Rear windscreen wipers does not work.

Original radio needs restoration.

Some paint spots.

Rear bumper, hood and headlights not fitted properly.

Aircon controls faceplate wrong size.

Hard to shift into reverse.

Original interior rear view mirror needs replacing.

Tears in the driver's seat.

Engine temperature dial not working, and finally the JDM style rear view mirrors are utter crap as I can't see anything with it.

General Comments:

Amazing car to drive; it always gets rid of the stress in my head.

The power is not great, but it makes up for it by having a slightly lighter than Hachi-Roku weight (ae86).

Cool Japanese design and handles very well (better then an EG Civic hatchback), and would be an amazing first car.

It cost me 10000 RM (2500 dollars in USD). It was a good deal as all the major rust problems were solved and it had a cool paint job.

It developed a paint spot issue when I parked it in my apartment, and as said, its worst problem is the crap rear view mirrors which are bullet styled and quite JDM. It's cool, but it serves no purpose.

It was a lemon, but it was a better deal because there was a rusted shell of one costing 2000 ringgits more.

I highly recommend it as a starting JDM car, and it's skyrocketing in value. The 8 speed is very unique, but I don't have the skill and guts to fully utilise all 10 gears (sounds crazy right?). But since parts are rare and the car is rare, you will be working a lot on it, but it's worth it, and if you have the skill, you will be better than Shingo Shoji from Initial D in this beast of an FF car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2016