1984 Mitsubishi Lancer Fiore 1200 EL 1.2L 4G16 I4 (gasoline)
Abused second hand dog - a horrible introduction to Singapore motoring
Needed a new clutch.
Needed various bits of new plastic where the heat of Singapore had damaged the trim.
Massively underpowered manual car. 1,198 cc 4G16 I4 (gasoline).
This could not cope with expressways. 3rd, 4th or 5th gears - had no impact on fact that engine had no power.
Air con was pathetic on short journeys and also long journeys. It just did not cool.
I think the engine power was too low - plus probably I did not know how to top up the air con gas - or even know that could have been a problem.
It was a sad vehicle with grey cloth seats. Some 6 years old when I bought it from an junior office colleague in this new country.
Water intruded into the boot in heavy rain.
I felt relieved when I traded it in for a pristine 1972 VW Beetle - also 1200cc but no air con.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd January, 2017