The Cordia was originally designed as an economy car, and followed the trend of adding a sports model to increase popularity. Sure, it probably didn't work so well for Mitsubishi, now that this car has been assigned to obscurity. Some of these Cordias were sold with the 2x4 Super Shift manual, which was essentially a 4-speed manual with a 2 speed axle. This example has a traditional 5-speed manual however.
In the US, the Cordia was one of the first Mitsubishis to be sold as Mitsubishis, instead of Chryslers and Plymouths, along with the Starion, and the even rarer Tredia - a sedan version of the Cordia. The Tredia could also be optioned with the turbo engine, and the Super Shift gearbox, making it perhaps the single strangest sedan of the 1980s.
Michael is a teenager who's been obsessed with cars since he was able to talk, but has no ability in mechanics whatsoever. His daily driver is a manual transmission Nissan Maxima - the Australian Infiniti I30.