1972 Dodge Colt - my family's first Mitsubishi

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1972 Dodge Colt - my family's first Mitsubishi

Post by mitsuman » Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:19 pm

This is the only photo I have of the 1972 Dodge Colt which my parents
purchased new from Stew Hansen's Dodge City in Des Moines.
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Being six years old or so when it was purchased, I have no recollection of the car.
They didn't keep it very long, maybe a year or two.
My father has never had much good to say about this car,
though I can't pin him down on exactly why he derides it.
Fit and finish? Squeaks and rattles? The 2-speed Borg Warner A/T?
I don't know. I'm mystified that he went on to buy a new '78 sedan,
then a slightly used '78 coupe, then a 1984 hatchback.
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Re: 1972 Dodge Colt - my family's first Mitsubishi

Post by mitsuman » Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:19 pm

Just this past year my father rediscovered the window sticker in his files.
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Re: 1972 Dodge Colt - my family's first Mitsubishi

Post by mitsuman » Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:45 pm

Any thoughts on why the port of entry for this car from Japan
was Saint John's, New Brunswick instead of the West coast?
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Re: 1972 Dodge Colt - my family's first Mitsubishi

Post by Raptorreed » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:29 pm

Probably the ship took the western route. Stay relatively near land for resupply, port stops, in case of emergencies vs crossing the pacific.
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