I own a 97 Mitsu VR-4 so I'm familiar
with the platform but when I bought a
95 Spyder a year ago, all I can say is
wow! I've seen guys who drive Porsche,
Ferarri, & BMW turn their heads to take
a look at this thing. The retractable
top is memorizing and the styling is
over the top. People still ask if this
is a new car. Although the retail value
of these cars have declined over the
years, I believe that they will
eventually rise in value since there
are so few vehicles out there.
Retractable top, all wheel drive, all
wheel steering, & electronic control
suspension. It's the total package. You
can drive this car anywhere.
Like many VR-4s and Stealth twin
turbos, the tranmission is the weak
link. No too sure if that's attributed
to the design or driver since I haven't
had any problems with my 97. The driver
can feel the weight of this vehicle in
turns but it still sticks like glue to
This beauty gets attention wherever she
goes. This car is so fast and so fun,
wow. It's too bad more people won't
have an opportunity to drive one.
(Mitsubishi made so few.) But now, it's
rare and should hold (or increase in)
its value. Anybody know what this car
is really worth? Collectors should be
clammoring for one before they're
IMPOSSIBLE to find!
After owning a 1996 VR4 coupe for almost 3 years I decided it was time to
upgrade to the Spyder. This is by far the best car I have ever had the
pleasure of driving. Everywhere you go, heads turn, people dont know what
your driving, especially once they see the top in action. It is VERY rare to
see one of these cars on the road. Unfortunately I had to sell my Spyder a
few months ago, I plan on getting another one once finances allow me the
freedom. Buy one, you will not regret it
Retractable hardtop, All Wheel Drive, Twin Turbo V6, rarity
would be nice if car was lighter, but this car was built for cruising :) I still
managed to run a 13.1 in the quarter with my modified Spyder, not bad for a
4200 pound car
877 of these cars were produced. The
automatic hardtop was not available
since the 1960s' Ford Skyliner. 17-inch
tall, 8.5-inch wide chrome wheels and
high performance tires are mated with
an automatic/adjustable electronically
controlled supension(ECS). All wheel
drive(AWD) and all wheel steering(AWS)
only add to the already impressive
handling, despite the less-stiff
structural design of a convertible.
Computerized climate control completes
the cockpit. The driving feel is great,
but you can definately *feel* the road.
Imperfections in the road sometimes
causes the car to pull slightly.
Sports Car through and through
Twin Turbo = Head Rush
Turns heads like a Ferrari
Low 5 sec. 0-60
~14 sec. quarter mile
Take that Mr. Man!!
Convertible = 30 sec to open
Clutch may be too stiff for some.
1 inch headroom. I am 6 feet tall.
Coupe has even less.
Backseat for little kids only, if that.
Trunk holds maybe 2 briefcases,
Interior Noise = Loud at higher speeds
due to being a convertible.