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The Mitsubishi FTO is a front wheeled drive coupé with a front engine. FTO stands for Fresh Touring Origination.
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★★★★☆

“So much fun (and car) for so little money !”

Written on: 08/10/2013

Why buy an old Japanese Coupe, considering the potential minefield of problems associated? The first thing that would usually come to mind. Considering the current low purchase price of these (which must surely go up, as their "classic" status matures), you are buying into a rare, Sporty, Individual, surprisingly economical and practical, 2 door Coupe. There IS a back seat, that can seat 2 adults, or child seats. Plus there IS a decent boot, which recently I was able to drop 2 suitcases… Read Full Review

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“Mitsubishi FTO GPX”

Written on: 03/10/2013

I bought my Mitsubishi FTO GPX at the beginning of the year (2013) as a first car, and in all honesty, never want to see it go. The reasons? 1. Looks. The car is about the best looking car that I've ever seen. Sleek and sporty, especially seeing as mine is lowered a tad with aftermarket rims and I do have more plans for it. If you're looking for a fun project and a real head turner, then look no further then one of these babies. 2. Rare. There are not many FTO's cruising around, which just… Read Full Review

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“Mitsubishi fto gr uuuummm.”

Written on: 09/09/2013 by darryl.ashley (1 review written)

I have owned the GR for 3 months now, and still wake up and cant wait to go out in the car, to look at its fantastic and to sit in is so comfortable. I really couldn't tell you anything bad about it, Yes it drinks more fuel than my Nissan primera but thats what I expected but its only about 4 miles less, the cars themselves are that rare that this was one main factor into my purchasing one. Love the whole idea that it thinks for you if you read into the ECU, for its time this car was well… Read Full Review

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“Loved my FTO GR Tiptronic.”

Written on: 05/04/2013 by DeggersUK (2 reviews written)

Imported on of these myself in Burgandy. Loved the car full of all mod-cons such as electric windows, climate control. Tiptronic gearbox is fantastic, never let me down or played up. Despite its quirky look (i think it was designed with a fish in mind lol) a head turner and can me mistaken for a Jag as it approaches. Nose is very similar. Rare as well. One of the best cars I've driven. Brakes could do with improving although I cant blame driving up the backside of somebody on the car really :)… Read Full Review

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“An expensive privilege”

Written on: 29/03/2013 by lee atkinson (3 reviews written)

For so little money you can pick up this real head turner which is becomming more and more rare on uk roads . Unfortunatly if you want a cheap economical car to run ,this isnt it average mpg is 25-33 . But what you get is great stylish looks, beautiful handling, electric windows , A/c ,Power steering electric wing mirrors etc .I am currently driving the rare gs model which is an auto ,If you speak to the owners club which is really useful for power and economy the manual is more benificial… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“an excellent car ”

Written on: 15/03/2013

I like every thing about the car except the noise of the rear wheel that i could not repair from any mechanic… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Really nice”

Written on: 17/11/2012

After reading a lot of reviews, i decided to buy mivec version, also tiptronic, 31/12/1994 non cat, I know its not as fast as mechanic gearbox, but I like it, I like everything in her, most I like a sound, feels like old american muscle car. Only down side is rust, even I have sealed bottom it still gets a rust. But i stil very happy about that car. 5 stars… Read Full Review

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“Sold my beloved Caterham 7 and bought a 1999 GPX...”

Written on: 18/03/2011

Sold my beloved Caterham 7 and bought a 1999 GPX manual as a cheap, practical second car (toy). I absolutely love it. The power curve above 3000 rpm is beautiful, then at 5500 it becomes quite astonishing. It can be driven placidly around town with no fuss, but is a beast when the MIVEC is on song. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I think that the FTO is a work of art, from any angle. The kids love it, my wife loves it, even the mother in law likes it! Fuel consumption is… Read Full Review

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“I have owned my FTO GPX Mivec 24valve in Steel Silver...”

Written on: 23/11/2010 by ShotTheDot (9 reviews written)

I have owned my FTO GPX Mivec 24valve in Steel Silver for 1 year now and im more in love with the car than i thought i ever could be.The car came to me with thousands of pounds worth of upgrades and very sensible mods like strut braces,full genuine leather upholstery,silicone blue engine and coolant hoses etc,chrome ind pipe,fuse box cover and lowered with c/overs,big brakes and grooved and vented discs etc,all not too boyracerish if you know what i mean.I dont mind saying that i spent £2550… Read Full Review

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Crudehope's Response to ShotTheDot's Review

Written on: 02/10/2012

Great to see other people enjoying their Mitsi FTOs. I have had mine since 2001 & never had a problem. I have just had all the knocks & dents taken care of & replaced the wheels with some 16' Oz alloys. I plan on buying some 40Mil lowering springs to lose the annoying wheel arch gap! I have a Mongoose with air induction but will not spend any more money as I love her as she is.

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★★★★☆

“My fto is a 96 GR (Non-MIVEC) tiptronic in passion red...”

Written on: 11/07/2010

My fto is a 96 GR (Non-MIVEC) tiptronic in passion red which I have owwned for 8 years. They come with elec windows/mirrors, power steering, digital air-con, fully adjustable seats (Incl. lumbar support) and steering column (Though if buying there are a lot of other mods/extra's available depending on what extra's the original japenes owner decided to pay for when bought new ... so choose carefully and be picky!).
It has two seats at the rear but if like me you like the drivers seat far back to… Read Full Review

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“I bought my FTO mivec after being a VR6 man for a long...”

Written on: 02/02/2010

I bought my FTO mivec after being a VR6 man for a long time i watched many videos on the car and read a lot of reviews , so i took one for a test drive and fell in love with it it hits 80 in 2nd gear and handles like no other front wheel drive car ive ever driven in fact a lot of ppl think when driving its rear wheel drive or four wheel as it handles that well. But as too the mr2 debate a turbo will be quiker ....but you can do a vr4 conversion if you want !!! then there a bit daft ..but theres… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Amazing car, I've owned variety of uncommon cars over...”

Written on: 03/10/2009

Amazing car, I've owned variety of uncommon cars over the years and some sensible ones too but my FTO facelift GX is awesome. Guaranteed to get plenty of looks, especially in white, lots of power, handling is superb and they're comfortable too, and the best thing, they're used as touring cars in Japan, what a talking point at a dinner party, oh the second best thing, they're too expensive for boy racers too insure, thank God, 10/10… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Really quick, especially when switching to 'manual'...”

Written on: 12/05/2009

Really quick, especially when switching to 'manual' selector on semi gearbox, good handling, reliable, and a real 'drivers' car. Mitsubishi FTO is a great car...almost as much fun as the 2.0 Starion's used to be… Read Full Review

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“I love my Mitsubishi FTO its great and i love burning...”

Written on: 05/05/2009

I love my Mitsubishi FTO its great and i love burning off my mate in his audi a4 ha ha ha jap all the way… Read Full Review

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“Hi, i always liked the look of Mitsi's FTO but never...”

Written on: 21/04/2009

Hi, i always liked the look of Mitsi's FTO but never had the bottle to go out and buy one. Several years ago i bought the WRX on the forecourt of the importers rather than the FTO cos the girlfriend didn't like the look of it! Then i became a MR2 convert and have driven toyota's mid engine maestro for several years now but due to the requirement for a back seat it was back to searching for something sporty, japanese, fun, affordable but with a back seat - the MR2 had to go lol - oh and it had… Read Full Review

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“The Mitsubishi FTO is a good car. You get good...”

Written on: 22/03/2009 by niko9817 (1 review written)

The Mitsubishi FTO is a good car. You get good quality for the price, good handling however is high on petrol so is pricey to get from a-b and insurance isnt cheap either. Reliable and powerful, good handling , comfortable… Read Full Review

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Shotthedot's Response to 449261_niko9817's Review

Written on: 27/03/2010

The car is pricey on fuel only if you have a tight budget and insurance the same.If you cannot afford a car like this you should stick to the 1.1 fiestas,clios etc.

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★★★★★

“Still looks good even though its 15 years old now,...”

Written on: 19/10/2008

Still looks good even though its 15 years old now, great performance and value for money with pretty much everything inc digital climate control as standard. Lovely smooth engine with a great exhaust note and handles like a dream. Great looks and performance for very little money… Read Full Review

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“I have owned a Mitsubishi FTO 1.8 gs base model a MR2...”

Written on: 26/06/2008

I have owned a Mitsubishi FTO 1.8 gs base model a MR2 g limited auto and a Subaru sport these cars are the only 3 cars that have been worth owning lovely to drive, although it didn ' t look the best for going round corners nothing compares to the Subaru, I have had a few other cars that were totally rubbish including Alfa Romeo 156 what a mess, I ' ll never buy a Alfa again, Honda Civic which had a really uncomfortable seat, Suzuki Baleno naff interior and exterior, I did have a new VW Passat… Read Full Review

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“Owned my Mitsubishi FTO 2.0 GPX Mivec now for 8 years....”

Written on: 13/06/2008 by agentblue7 (1 review written)

Owned my Mitsubishi FTO 2.0 GPX Mivec now for 8 years. Loved it every day I`ve had it and every day I've driven it. Looks can't be beaten and the sound of the mivec at 3000 rpm is simply awesome.
Buy a good one and it will never let you down.
When you buy one youll use the words love and smile a lot and the immortal words "theres nothing I can think of that could replace it".
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★★★★★

“Very satisfying to drive and I hope they would...”

Written on: 14/04/2008 by PI LACAY CG (1 review written)

Very satisfying to drive and I hope they would continue the fto series production. Got an Mitsubishi FTO gr passion red… Read Full Review

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