1986 Mitsubishi Tredia Turbo 1.8L turbo 4 cylinder
A virtually extinct gem
- Nothing except what is expected from a car this old. In other words, nothing out of the ordinary!
When I first bought this car, I was concerned it would turn out to be just another crappy economy car. I had intentions of using it as an errand-runner for a couple of years. However, when I discovered what a reliable and amazing car it was, I decided to keep it for "a bit longer." Now, 17 years later, the car is still sitting in my garage, along with my wife's 97 Toyota Camry and my 2000 Mitsubishi Diamante.
As far as the car is concerned, it is an extremely rare find (don't even bother trying to locate one used) and is virtually unheard of. Thus, I'm not surprised that I'm the first one to write a review for this car. This economy sedan came in four trim levels: base, L, LS and turbo. Base models came with a 2.0L 88 horsepower four cylinder, while turbos came with a 1.8L turbo four producing 116 horsepower. Current value is about $1300 in perfect condition.
For more info, go to epinions.com and search for "Mitsubishi Tredia".
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th June, 2003
Can I have a picture?
My parents owned a 1984 Turbo model, and it was the WORST car they have ever owned. The clutch assembly had a manufacturing defect that Mitsubishi refused to repair on multiple occasions, the transmission mounts had to be replaced within 48 hours of driving it off the lot, the turbocharger leaked and had to be replaced within 1100 miles after purchase (brand new, off the lot in 1984) and there were numerous other problems that Mitsubishi has since acknowledged. There was a buyback program, from what I have heard since then, but it ended in 1987.
This car, if you can find one or own one, needs loving care and replacement of the drivetrain and clutch assembly if you have one already. Good luck with it though - we left ours on the side of the highway halfway between Ohio and Texas on our last move in 1994.