I love this car. I drove Fiero's for year and while that was a fun car to drive this car is it's big nasty brother.
When I first got it 2 years ago it took me a few days to get use to the incredible power that this car has.
My car has over 250,000 miles on it and on my drive from SC to NY I hit a stretch of road that was basically 50 miles of open road with little to no traffic. I looked down and did not realize I was traveling over 100mph because the car was so smooth...Even with over 200,000 miles on it and doing 110mph the car wanted to just go faster....and I did LOL
The ride of the car while an little tough at slower speeds when you let this baby open up the car keeps getting smoother
never open the windows in the rain...the slant of the windows makes it seem like you have an open sunroof
I bought this car new in 1996 have put more than 352,000 miles on it still get 25 to 30 MPG no oil leaks or burning.Had no major problems just normal wear and tear. Best car ever built Mitsubishi need to bring it back.
Power handling and the way it looks like it moving even if standing still.
I use the car for commuting. Its 5M transmission and 222HP engine provide good performance. It definitely is not a dragster, but it is fast and sure-footed. It handles well under all weather conditions, including snow. I recently replaced the cloth seats with leather, the factory wheels with sport wheels, and the transmission. It has required some expense to keep it running and looking well, but it seems to have been worthwhile. People admire it everywhere I go, and I enjoy driving it. After all the miles, it still has no rattles--NONE.
It has a very short turning radius, and in the mountains "curves tend to disappear." The strong engine is a favorite feature. So far, I have had no major engine work, except timing belt/waterpump replacement (twice).
A bit less weight would improve its acceleration/performance. I don't know, however, whether less weight would adversely affect handling.