If this next car is leaving you confused..don’t fret…because if you weren’t a die-hard Gran Turismo video game fan or a JDM-savant, you might never have heard of the Mitsubishi FTO. The FTO was only built in right-hand-drive, so we never got them in North America, but the 2.0 liter MIVEC 24 valve V6 pushed 197 horsepower into the front wheels for a driving experience similar to the Eclipse. But the styling…oh, that was so much better in the FTO. ‘Tis a shame this one has the auto gearbox. Find this 1995 Mitsubishi FTO GPX offered for $10,990 in Burlington, WA via craigslist. Tip from JB1025.
From the seller:
1995 Mitsubishi FTO
cylinders: 6 cylinders
paint color: white
title status: clean
Stunning 1995 Mitsubishi FTO GPX 2.0L V6. Color: Scotia White with 77,288miles=12,4384km 2dr JDM.
Actual Japanese VIN: DE3A-0017230 clean Washington title in hand.
This is my personal car. I imported it from Japan. It runs and drives great. Mint condition apart from the window rail trim is cracking. Which is better than expected for a 25 year old car.
This is a lightweight car at 2600lbs. It has beautifully balanced handling, great 90’s looks and a beautiful racing-engine sound from the 2.0L V6 revving all the way to 8,000 rpm. This racing engine really sings thanks to Mitsubishi’s MIVEC variable valve timing system. The 6-spoke wheels fit well and give it a solid stance.
Engine runs great. Pulls hard. Doesn’t burn oil at all. The 6A12 2.0ltr Mivec is a great engine. Belts and oil have been changed. Transmission shifts well in either automatic or manual mode, in all 4 gears. There are no Check engine lights or any error codes. Could be a daily driver, since it is very reliable. I recommend adding some octane-booster to each new tank of premium gas, since the recommended fuel octane is 98 to 100.
Interior is in superb condition. No cracks in any trim or on the dash. Looks great. Small tear on the driver seat bolster. All other seats are in great condition. Aftermarket touchscreen radio unit installed by Japanese owner. Comes with approx 1200 hand picked Japanese songs saved in the memory from previous owner. There are also some interior lights that were added before I owned it. They actually allow you to see the window controls at night. Under-glow lights have been removed.
See a better way to drive something JDM?