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    I had an awd turbo cordia back home for a while, I loved that thing. Hard to get parts for though, it was very different to a normal fwd one.
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    I liked the Starion. And the turbo Sigma

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road_Warrior View Post
    I liked the Starion. And the turbo Sigma
    Do you guys know how the Starion got its name?
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    yer Starion was a ball terror in its time, sigma certainly got some cred due with that, made people forget how many Astron motors had constant valve stem seal issues and blown head gaskets baaaah

    A funny but serious tale about the car is how it got its name. Mitsubishi Japan intended to aim the car against the American Ford Mustang and it also should get a "strong horse" name, they wanted to call it Stallion. The car should be presented to the world first in USA too. Just before launch the Japanese called Mitsubishi America bosses: "We malket the cal as Stallion", the Americans sensed a Japanese pronounciation problem here and by the time the Japanese realised the misunderstanding all catalogues, advertising walls and banners were already printed. And so it became the Starion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flappist View Post
    Do you guys know how the Starion got its name?
    Meant to be Stallion isn't it?
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    Interesting car to drive, its all nothing then at 4500 RPM its everything its got, it just comes alive.

    It seems pretty rare on the ground, this is the first one I have seen and there are none for sale on carsales, not many made?

    Never seen a Starion before, but it sounds interesting.

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    Lol I've had a few starions too, one of the first mitsis to get the legendary 4g63 turbo motor. They're a slug compared to modern stuff but back in the day they were the shit.

    Decent suspension, massive vented discs all round, firm and supportive seats. One of mine was silver, and dumbasses used to think it was a delorean.

    Mate of mine in chch has build 1 of 1 awd turbo starion. Mitsubishi deny it exists lol. From what we worked out it was a prototype to test the driveline for the big gto that should have been crushed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Damo View Post
    I like this Roger Cordia bloke, lol
    Isn't he the dickhead that tried to tack weld extra vanes onto the compressor on his turbo and then wondered why it was so out of balance it shat itself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Damo View Post
    Wow, 4 members since 2012.
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