Me - Yea, except your engine is weak and can't take even 10 lb of boost without severe mods...wanna race my 1990 Eclipse?
Idiot - Sure..*light turns green*....oh my, those are some nice tail lights, I wish I could catch up.
The humble mitsubishi (so-called because of the symbol on the front of the tablets which emulated the marque of the popular car-maker) was copied widely almost as soon as it hit the streets, in much the same way as were Doves a decade earlier, resulting in a similar damaging effect on the 'brand'. It also spawned a semi-legal side-industry in badges, t-shirts, mouse-mats and other consumables.
--Badge sold on Camden Market in the early 2000's. Above the slogan was the Mitsubishi logo.
"I just spend all week daytdreamin' at me desk. What will it be next week? Snowballs, Doves, Mitsubishis..."
The winningest rallycar in the world, the Mitsubishi 4g63t powered Evolution series I-VIII
The Galant Vr-4 (awd, aws, also 4g63t powered)
The Mirage (Evo's nasty little brother)
Chicks dig the Mitsu's..
2. A Japanese company that makes electronics, cars, airplanes, ships, and even canned tuna.
3. A Japanese word commonly mispronounced by Americans. See karaoke, karate, and ninja
Mitsubishi is pronounced Me-Tsu-Be-She, and not Mit-sub-be-she. Stupid Americans.
Originally, during the Japanese occupation in Korea during 1900 until the A-Bomb over hiroshima, Mitsubushi brought in millions of Korean women, children, as well as men, as laborers who were put into factories which had ill conditions. These myriad of Koreans were treated as slaves.
Mitsubishi also used to make and still are today, Japan's military aircraft producer. the company logo of Mitsubishi, the three diamonds, is actually a representant of the propellers of aircraft produced during WW2( Just like Benz and BMW logo!). Mitsubishi still makes jetfighters for Japan Defense Force.
Mitsubushi faced many scandals and predicaments during its time. Mitsubishi is said to be backed by right-wing Japanese radicals. Apparently, some key members were affliated with the Yakuza syndicate during the 1900-1940s.
Today, Mitsubishi makes cars, electronics, and pretty much everything. However, they still fail to pay compensation, like the Japanese government, to the millions of Koreans who worked as slaves under not only Mitsubishi, but many other major Japanese corporations today.
Mitsubishi cars are losing ground in todays automarket(even Hyundai and Kia's are doing better), largely because of its poor afterserivce, as well as crappy warranty policies. However, notable Mitsubishi cars are the Eclipse generation, and the EVO. One of the best World Rally Championship cars. Still the overall quality of Mitsubishi is somewhat faltering.
Some people are even claiming Mitsubishi to be near extinction. Who knows? Only the future will tell. But note this,
"He who builds on the people, builds on mud."
Mitsubishi EVO VIII kicks ass!