Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tricked-out tall wagons

Tricked-out tall wagons - Subcompact CultureIf you've followed this blog for any time, you'll know I have a slight obsession with the Mitsubishi Expo LRV/Eagle Summit Wagon/Plymouth Colt Vista, and I owned a '92 Expo LRV. Turns out some people are indeed tricking them out. Case in point, these two vehicles above, ironically located in Portland (where I live); I happened to run a cross them on

There aren't a lot of suspension goodies for these cars (that I know of), but I did run across a guy who fitted EVO 9 bits to his tall Mitsu wagon. Regardless, I'm diggin' the duo above. A few more photos here.

Someday, I'll get another Expo LRV an would love to swap the 4G63T into it.


AccentPlanetDotOrg said...

I think the Tall B-Seg wagon is on a comeback, but with a higher belt line to meet modern safety regulations. Cross Polo, SX4, Fit, Colt, Crossman, Yaris 5 Door I think are the modern day equivalents.

Beleive it or not, one of the first cars I liked when I was a kid was the Old School Civic Wagon back in the days when it was a B-Seg with the D-engine Honda rode to the bank with from 1984-2005. It even had AWD too. It was produced from 1984-1991.

That was the car that made me a fan of subcompacts.

Note: the new K engine the Civic now uses is a complicated piece of machinery where you have to take the engine out to service spark plugs. Like an "Old GM" Cavilier this thing is.

Yeah, Honda has lost it.

Unknown said...

Nice read! I like the post.

Markpanic said...

The blue one was mine. Super cool little daily. You can lock the sliding door open all the time. What a 90s vehicle :)