1997 Mitsubishi FTO GPX 2.0 MIVEC petrol
Ahead of its time, great performance and handling
With the right set of tyres, this is a seriously fast car and handles like a proper sports car. The 2.0L MIVEC tuned engine is well built and has plenty of power. The Tiptronic gearbox works well and adapts to your style of driving.
The cabin is well designed with clear instruments and comfortable bucket seats.
The back seat can fit two adults comfortably for short distances, but I wouldn't want to be in there for too long.
Good examples are available still, so try to get an unmolested one; there are too many of these cars that have been customized and turned into eyesores.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th January, 2017
12th Jan 2017, 14:38
Good review, these are excellent cars, gained popularity after the Gran Turismo games on Playstation! As did most Japanese sports cars from the 90s.
Unfortunately though as you mentioned, trying to find an original one with no mods is very hard...
12th Jan 2017, 22:13
I loved the FTO in Gran Turismo! Sadly, I have no first-hand experience with the car, as it never made it to the USA. If enough avoid death by ham-fisted modification, maybe a few will be imported here in 2019.