10k: Fat Cat: 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 5-spd

The Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 was the pinnacle of Japanese sportscar madness back in the mid 1990s.  It had room for four, a twin turbocharged V6 up front, power going to all four wheels, active rear-wheel steering, active aerodynamics and a profile wider than Kim Kardashian in Hammer pants.  When new, the 3000GT VR4 came with a price tag that would make even the biggest trust fund baby think twice, or at least wait 20 years for the prices to settle down.  Find this 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 for sale in Mount Joy, PA currently bidding for $7,850 reserve-not-met with a few hours to go on ebay.

The 3000GT has its fair share of fanboys and detractors, but everyone will at least agree that the prices haven’t been Fast & Furioused to silly values like the Mk IV Supra.  Additionally, the stock & clean examples do command a premium over highly modified examples — and this once looks cool and blue.

The transverse mounted V6 under the hood displaces 3.0 liters and puts out 300 horsepower and 306 ft-lbs of torque thanks to twin Garrett turbochargers and intercoolers.  Performance from a standstill will be enthusiastic due to the all-wheel-drive system, but once underway the 3800 lbs of curb weight slows the VR-4 down considerably.  You will be dusted by modern lightweights like the Mazdaspeed3 in every performance catagory except ’90s nostalgia, so break out your MC Hammer mix tape and win in the only competition you can…coolness…

The 3000 GT VR-4 will give you the full supercar experience, difficult ingress/egress, laid back seating, driver centric gauges, just without the supercar performance….besides, you’ll spend most of your time driving in traffic and your license can’t take any more points anyway, so just slow down and enjoy the ride.

The lack of rear-view cameras and park assist systems make make you park on top of the lines sometimes, but back in the ’90s everyone made white lines disappear, so don’t fret.  See a better 3800 lb time machine? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com