Well. I got this car a little while ago, really nice looking and very fast. I have to admit I was taken. Yes, I never should have bought this junk.
American cars are complete crap from DSM to Ford, they all suck. So most of you say this car is foreign... LOOK UNDER THE HOOD, IT SAYS MITSUBISHI!!! LOL, you guys crack me up. Mitsubishi is not foreign. It's American, hate to burst your bubble. SOME parts... a very minimal amount were manufactured in Japan, but probably in a junk yard :) Hence - DSM, Diamond Star Motor corp. <-----AMERICAN, no they don't own a Japanese car company, it's American.
The funny thing is that people still try and trick themselves by thinking it's foreign :/ I feel bad for ya, don't worry I got suckered too! The car does have very nice speed, but terrible handling. Doesn't even compare to the all trac but I won't get into that one :) I'm sure maybe these cars can run well if you don't drive them to the max all the time. But my friend tried that - nope you wish, car still broke.
I thought I was going to get a little upgrade from a CRX Si to this. WRONG, man I'd get a CRX any day over this car.
So, you ask. But sir what has gone wrong with your car? Oh yes plenty :) Clutch, timing belt snapped at 40k, piston ring popped off for some unknown reason and gashed up the cylinder pretty badly. Yup, that calls for a whole new engine :( Haven't had much problem with the turbo though.
Head gasket blew, valve cover leaks even with a new valve cover gasket.
Oil cap leaks, even with the new one.
Rotors seem to like to warp.
Oh and yes the paint blows chunks!
Sorry for rambling on but, I really hate this car, it's a complete peice of crap. I realy wish I had kept that 200,000 mile CRX, it ran a hell of a lot better.