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Charger
01-10-2005, 12:58 PM
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sono81
01-10-2005, 01:03 PM
i like it. The interior is very simple, tough. And that silver bar doesn´t look like chrome, what I think it would be better

Outlander
01-10-2005, 01:30 PM
Well done Mitsu, this is a really nice looking product. It makes the Dakota look really bland lets hope its just what the doctor ordered. I think this will be a strong seller if it is priced right.

-Peter-
01-10-2005, 01:34 PM
yes, very nice. I like it too<p>Lights and wheel-arches has lot of endeavor design-elements. But I think it looks better with body-colored bar in the front

RS
01-10-2005, 01:37 PM
looks too much like a Dakota.

megadethmartyr
01-10-2005, 02:22 PM
Dear Honda:<br>If you're going to make a truck, make a real truck. Cheers.<br> -Mitsubishi-

1966_GTO_
01-10-2005, 02:28 PM
The front end is pretty ugly IMO, but the rest is not bad. Mitsubishi should not be making pickup trucks.

SV
01-10-2005, 02:30 PM
looks very good, like the eclipse. IMO they did a good job differentiating it from the dakota. the interior looks OK, but i wish they had used a different steering wheel than the dakota's. overall, though, mitsubishi did a good job with this one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

bolita
01-10-2005, 02:53 PM
I would like to see a side by side comparison (pix) with the Dakota to see the differences...<p>Pretty good in not being a simple rebadged unit!

Krypton
01-10-2005, 02:59 PM
Looks pretty good but looks better with the color coordinated bumpers

Andre
01-11-2005, 07:52 AM
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1966_GTO_
01-11-2005, 09:59 AM
I don't see enought similarity to complain. That's like pointing out how the Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon look alike, and they are a lot closer than this.

Dodger
01-11-2005, 11:23 AM
I think the Chevy/GMC thing is different, all their products look the same. This is a very sad rendition of a truck. The interior is almost identicle to the Dakota and the exterior is a Dakota with smoother lines. If Mitsu is going to spend the money to make a truck, they should at least make it a little more distinctive. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

Andre
01-11-2005, 05:48 PM
odd, I see this as the right amount of change. the dash layout is the same, but design is different. perhaps a more "Mitsu-like" steering wheel is in order, but this is a "cheap fix" for Mitsu, and considering how many changes there are, it diversifies itself from the Dakota more than I figured a cheap fix would.

chemical
01-12-2005, 11:44 AM
I agree. I think that the majority of people (that do not know the relationship between the vehicles) would not be able to link them. There are too many models with the "buldged hood and step down fenders" to easily recognize that they are siblings.

jro4566
01-12-2005, 12:13 PM
So Mitsubishi can change the vents yet not the steering wheel nor "ladder-type" rear headrests? Kinda pathetic if you ask me...

syclone
01-13-2005, 05:44 PM
what's wrong with the steering wheel? if it aint broke dont fix it.

anonms
01-13-2005, 07:20 PM
Mitsubishi sells a SUV in Taiwan (and probably other ASEAN markets) that I forgot the name to. If the Raider had the grille (which looks like a jumbo Lancer grille) from that SUV, the Raider's front end would look a lot better IMO.

knicks125
09-13-2005, 07:34 PM
Is this going to be on sale soon? The website says to sign up for more information so I am assuming it's still not available yet.<p>Anyway, this morning on my way to work, I saw a silver Raider. Spotted right away since there are no other pickups with three diamonds - looked really good. Didn't get a chance to look at the plates but most likely a dealer car.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

mitsupwr
09-15-2005, 11:01 AM
it will be in dealers the end of september.

thefreak
09-15-2005, 01:31 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1966_GTO_</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mitsubishi should not be making pickup trucks.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Why not? Mitsubishi and Toyota probably have the greatest truck heritage besides the Americans. The U.S. is probably the only market where their trucks have not been a big player in the market place but in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and Australia Mitsu trucks are always at the top of the sales charts. <p>Just curious as to why you would make that statement? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
09-24-2005, 09:15 AM
9/23/05:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>All-New 2006 Mitsubishi Raider Truck Goes On Sale Today</B> <br>"Best Backed" Mid-size Pickup Offers Distinctly Mitsubishi Styling Plus Power As Only Import Brand to Offer a V-8 Engine <br> <br>September 23, 2005 -- CYPRESS, CALIF -- <br>Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today announced the pricing of the all-new 2006 Raider mid-size truck. With a starting price of $19,180, the all-new Mitsubishi Raider pickup offers buyers an exciting new choice in the light truck market. Available in a combination of extended and double cab body styles, two- and four-wheel drive and equipped with six-passenger seating, the Raider will appeal to truck buyers and those looking for fresh alternatives to mid-size sedans and SUVs. Raiders will begin arriving in dealerships this weekend.<p>"The Raider is much more than the traditional utility-type truck seen in the mid-size class," says Dave Schembri, executive vice president of sales and marketing. "With the distinctly-Mitsubishi styling, exclusive DuroCross model and available Sirius(R) Satellite Radio, Bluetooth(TM) hands-free phone interface and a 508-watt high output audio system, this isn't a pickup, it's a pick me up!" <p>The Raider also is the only mid-size import nameplate to offer a potent V-8 engine that produces class-leading torque (290 lb-ft) and towing capacity (6,500 lb.). A 40 cubic foot cargo bed provides one of the largest payload capacities (1,700 lb.) in the mid-size truck segment. The Raider boasts a spacious interior with class-leading rear legroom.<p>Its dynamic look with an urban edge is highlighted by a sporty "one line" flush profile and curved full surfaces complemented by a distinctive hood, flared wheel arches and step-side style fenders that give the Raider a toned, muscular physique. A thin upper grille and thick lower bumper provide the Raider with an aggressive demeanor reminiscent of other Mitsubishi models. New-generation head lamps and tail lamps round out the Raider's standout design. <p>Raider's standout design is best represented by the DuroCross trim line which features rugged styling accented by a skid-plate style bumper, fog lights, black fender flares, side steps, a durable bedliner, 17" wheels with off-road tires, exhaust tip, sliding rear window and floormats.<p>Also available in LS and XLS trim lines, extended and double cab configurations and various combinations of two- and four-wheel drive, customers can easily match the Raider to their needs. A powerful 3.7-liter V-6 LS 2WD extended cab, with manual transmission, starts at $19,180, while the 4.7-liter V-8 DuroCross 2WD extended cab with automatic transmission begins at $25,440. The XLS double cab with V-8 and automatic begins at $30,675. A High Output Audio Package is available for $1,845 and provides a 508-watt premium audio system with AM/FM/six-disc CD with MP3, nine speakers and Sirius satellite radio with a six-month pre-paid subscription. Other XLS options include leather trimmed bucket seats and side and curtain airbags. <p>The Raider holds the "Best Backed" mid-size truck distinction with a five-year, 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper new vehicle warranty with roadside assistance that gives customers piece of mind whether using the truck for utility purposes or cruising the highway.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Official Pics: <A HREF="http://media.mitsubishicars.com/Photos?model=Raider&kw=&page=1" TARGET="_blank">http://media.mitsubishicars.co...age=1</A><p>2WD Pricing - <A HREF="http://media.mitsubishicars.com/detail?mid=MIT2005092352669&mime=ASC" TARGET="_blank">http://media.mitsubishicars.co...e=ASC</A><p>4WD/AWD Pricing - <A HREF="http://media.mitsubishicars.com/detail?mid=MIT2005092350916&mime=ASC" TARGET="_blank">http://media.mitsubishicars.co...e=ASC</A><p>Previous P/Rs: <A HREF="http://media.mitsubishicars.com/Releases?model=Raider&kw=&page=1" TARGET="_blank">http://media.mitsubishicars.co...age=1</A>

bucket
10-02-2005, 04:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>thefreak</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Why not? Mitsubishi and Toyota probably have the greatest truck heritage besides the Americans. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>this truck doesn't exactly scream "heritage" so much as "rebadge"

anonms
10-02-2005, 06:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bucket</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">this truck doesn't exactly scream "heritage" so much as "rebadge"</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah. Seriously. I see none of Mitsubishi's legendary heritage in the Raider.

Nodnarb
10-02-2005, 08:08 PM
And I would say that it is rather insulting to Nissan to not mention them when taliking about Asian marque truck heritage. If I recall correctly, were they not the first ones to ever build a small truck? Given it was called a Datsun then, but still.