interesting junkyard Mitsubishis has become more difficult during the last five years or so, as the Cordias, Tredias, and Sigmas have mostly disappeared, leaving endless fleet-spec 21st-century Galants and Outlanders plus the occasional weird Chryslerbishi. One of the few bright spots is the Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally Edition, an econo-commuter that looked quick but had a tough time catching Tercel EZs. Here’s one in a Phoenix self-service yard. Junkyard Find: this yellow ’02 and this yellow ’03, both in Denver. Those two were pretty straight, as was the lone OZ Rally Lancer we’ve seen racing in the 24 Hours of Lemons. OZ Racing wheels. Well, just one OZ Racing wheel, in fact. much slower than the Evo VII it resembled from a distance. Under the hood and driving only the front wheels, an efficient but uninspiring 120 horsepower engine. At least this car has the five-speed manual transmission. Like a Corolla, but cooler-looking and less reliable! Related … [Read more...] about Junkyard Find: 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally Edition
Find Reviews by Make: By Murilee Martin on March 14, 2011 other 80s hot-rod Mitsubishi in the wild?started out in obscurity, as Mitsubishi got off to a very slow start as it tried to branch out from its captive-import relationship with Chrysler. Related Posted in Down On The Junkyard, Nissan, Toyota Tagged as 1980s, 1987, 1987 Mitsubishi Cordia, Cordia, Denver, Down On The Junkyard, junkyard, Junkyard Find, Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Cordia, Turbo, Turbocharging Recommended 24 Comments on “Junkyard Find: What The Hell Is a Cordia Turbo?...” StaffContributorsTimothy Cain, Canada Matthew Guy, Canada Ronnie Schreiber, United States Bozi Tatarevic, United States Chris Tonn, United States Corey Lewis, United States Mark Baruth, United StatesModeratorsAdam Tonge, United States Corey Lewis, United States … [Read more...] about Junkyard Find: What The Hell Is a Cordia Turbo?
Find Reviews by Make: By Murilee Martin on November 9, 2012 J Bodies, which makes it a close cousin to the Cadillac Cimarron d’Oro.lot longer— than even the all-purpose Chrysler K platform. Sunfire owners, they kick old dudes out of the restroom when nature calls! Related 119 Comments on “Junkyard Find: 2004 Pontiac Sunfire...” StaffContributorsTimothy Cain, Canada Matthew Guy, Canada Ronnie Schreiber, United States Bozi Tatarevic, United States Chris Tonn, United States Corey Lewis, United States Mark Baruth, United StatesModeratorsAdam Tonge, United States Corey Lewis, United States … [Read more...] about Junkyard Find: 2004 Pontiac Sunfire
Every so often, I’ll be poking around in one of the self-service wrecking yards I frequent and I’ll come across a very nice older car, clearly babied by its original owner for just about its entire life. It will be a car whose resale value depreciated to insignificance decades ago, dooming it to a junkyard parking space the moment its owner trades it in. Today’s Junkyard Find is such a car. Cutlass Ciera, as well as the front-wheel-drive GM A-Body platform. The best-known A-Body was the Chevy Celebrity; these cars sold very well but their lackluster build quality didn’t do GM’s image any favors. Production of the Ciera continued long past that of the Celebrity, all the way through the 1996 model year. Malaise Era, so this car was treated very well. 3.0-liter version of the venerable Buick 90° V6 engine. The 3.0 was built for just a few years during the early 1980s; this one was rated at 110 horsepower. The base engine was the rough-running Iron Duke … [Read more...] about Junkyard Find: 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
Third-generation Camaros are so plentiful in wrecking yards (and on the street) that I don’t pay much attention to them unless I see something special. Say, Iron Duke power with an automatic transmission, resulting in the slowest Camaro of all time… or a lovingly customized example, covered with unique airbrush work, as we see in today’s Colorado Junkyard Find. hear the Slayer cranking out of the swap-meet Sparkomatic stereo, circa 1991. That’s metal. Also metal. 2.8-liter V6 there, the base engine in 1989 (the Iron Duke was discontinued as the F-Body’s base engine after the 1986 model year). It was a perfectly good engine, pretty reliable after a rocky start earlier in the decade, but it made just 135 horsepower. Related … [Read more...] about Junkyard Find: 1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS