Craigslist Crapwagon Outtake: Mitsubishi Galant VR-4

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
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While Doug and I are preparing our next installment of “ Derek and Doug’s Fantastic Crapwagons“, this gem came across my desk thanks to a sharp-eyed reader.

The car in question is a Mitsubishi Galant VR-4, a rare bird that was never ever sold here in Canada. The seller says it doesn’t have a drivetrain, but it’s only $800. If you’re lucky, you might be able to sell those godawful wheels and find a junked DSM powertrain from a wreckers and make a nice Lemons car.

Lacking any extra space, I can’t buy it, even though it’s tantalizingly close to me in Ann Arbor, MI. But someone should. I’d hate to see this thing go to the scrapyard.

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  • Tim_Turbo Tim_Turbo on Jun 27, 2013

    A friend of mine had one of these right after we started college. Fun car, and a perfect sleeper. Not many people knew what it was at the time and it was fun to challenge "fast" cars and smoke them.

  • Ryoku75 Ryoku75 on Jun 27, 2013

    I don't know why but I'd rather have one of these over the Evo X.

  • Alterboy21 Alterboy21 on Jun 27, 2013

    My first car was a GVR4 (#627) and it is still my favorite car. Ultimate sleeper and a hoot in the snow (the Galant was the WRC Champion before the EVO or WRX). Easily brought up to power with interchangeable parts with other DSM/EVO cars. A comfortable cruiser for 4 when not hustling.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jun 28, 2013

    So, my 90s Mitsubishi question for today: The Diamante was sold as the Sigma over in Europe - but we never got the AWD one because it was too close to this model? Not enough demand? Correct me if there's a Diamante VR-4 out there (rallywagon!).

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    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jun 28, 2013

      @DR1665 Thanks for all the info! Ahh the Legnum - bringing back old Gran Turismo on PS1 memories for me.