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    Rant... Mitsubishi and Chrysler...

    Many ignorant people keep trying to claim (pre 90's) Mitsubishi's were designed by Chrysler, who owned a massive (sarcasm) 15% of Mitsu in the 70's and 80's. More prevalent are those who state that a Starion is a Chrysler. Even though it's based off of a 70's designed Galant Lambada, which was the successor to the Galant GTO (designed in the 60's). Looking at Chrysler design in the 70's and 80's, there's clearly no way they had a hand in design of a Starion.

    To say that Chrysler had anything to do with a Starion is embarrassing.

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    I believe they did.

    they took a tin can usually constipated, kicked out to fatter if it meant square lines I could do in the backyard...

    it only took japan 30 years to do the same.

    there is a frustration looking at those cars. I like it.

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    Re: Rant... Mitsubishi and Chrysler...

    I call the Dodge Daytona the wannabe Starion lol.

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    Re: Rant... Mitsubishi and Chrysler...

    Most people don't know or care who the parent companies are. Personally...I'd just learn to deal with this utterly insignificant little thing, or just politely correct them in discussion.

    Also...LOL "to say that chrysler had anything to do with a starion is embarassing" - why? You didn't design it. You have absolutely zero intellectual capital tied up in the genesis of that car.

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    Re: Rant... Mitsubishi and Chrysler...

    i want a starquest...

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    Re: Rant... Mitsubishi and Chrysler...

    Incidentally, I have a book full of 70s car ads, among them an ad for the (1976?) Plymouth Arrow. The ad makes several statements along the lines of "WE built the Arrow to be..." or "WE designed the Silent Shaft engine...", with "we" meaning Plymouth in this case. Nowhere in the ad, in any sort of small print, did Chrysler disclose or mention their ties to Mitsubishi. The confusion you mention is understandable, since Chrysler basically lied about these cars from the beginning.

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    Re: Rant... Mitsubishi and Chrysler...

    Quote Originally Posted by seventhskyline
    Also...LOL "to say that chrysler had anything to do with a starion is embarassing" - why? You didn't design it. You have absolutely zero intellectual capital tied up in the genesis of that car.
    Embarrassing for Mitsu. ...LOL. Duh.

    EDIT: Actually, embarrassing for me because I would never buy a Chrysler product and relegate myself into that category of "Those who intentionally bought from Chrysler."

    Embarrassing as well as those who make that statement, AND say to me "you obviously know nothing about the history of the car". Which is why this rant was posted.

    Don't worry, I'm not going to go on a Skyline-50-wins-"debate" with anyone. I'll try to interject some knowledge in their path of ignorance, but if they don't want to know, then they don't want to.

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    Re: Rant... Mitsubishi and Chrysler...

    Quote Originally Posted by Komeuppance
    Don't worry, I'm not going to go on a Skyline-50-wins-"debate" with anyone.


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    Re: Rant... Mitsubishi and Chrysler...

    Cam, you can read the fine print in this 1978 Plymouth Arrow ad that "Plymouth Arrow is made for Chrysler Corporation by Mitsubishi Motor Corporation in Japan."

    :mrgreen:

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    on my wagon

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