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Rarity Among VR4's?


Number680
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143126 posted 10/04/13 03:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So I e-mailed Mitsubishi to try and find out if they kept a record of what each vehicle had from the factory. I assumed with only a small amount of vehicles sold they might have that information. I was told they don't have records of vehicles that old. I was mainly wondering which options were more rare to have.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143127 posted 10/04/13 03:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I know defently the NON sunroof vr4's are rare'er.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143132 posted 10/04/13 04:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
rarest seems to be the ones running and not with jackstands bending the frame rails and or trees growing through the sunroof.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143134 posted 10/04/13 04:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Please see link below which should help to answer your question.

Ryan Hertz's Galant VR-4 Page



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Number680
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143135 posted 10/04/13 04:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That helps quite a bit. I need to check what my trim code is when I get home.

I assume the variations of the car would have different color, sunroof, radio type, and interior material (leather or fabric). Are there any other variations offered?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143138 posted 10/04/13 04:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The only variations in the US market were color, sunroof, and stereo option AFAIK. All of them have leather interior, so you don't need to worry about that.



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Number680
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143139 posted 10/04/13 04:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mine has cloth interior. I guess it must have been re-upholstered at some point?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143149 posted 10/04/13 06:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The leather was probably trashed, so they probably got an interior out of a non vr4 galant

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143154 posted 10/04/13 06:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Number680:

Mine has cloth interior. I guess it must have been re-upholstered at some point?




damn...that sucks. i actually think the VR4 has my favorite interior out of any car under $100k in recent memory. Thats with a non flaking steering wheel of course.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143172 posted 10/04/13 10:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The unicorn I want to own is a KG hard top



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143176 posted 10/04/13 11:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yours were def reupholstered.
Here's some history in case you didn't know.
680/2000 history (click me)


-Shawn



---'92 GVR4 710/1000 (alive 8/2014)
---'16 Frontier Crew LongBox (DD)
---'92 Galant LS *gone*
---'92 Galant GSR *parted out*
---'93 Galant LS *gone*
---'93 Galant S *parted out*
---'92 Colt (63 swap) *sold*

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mitsu_girl_97
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143177 posted 10/04/13 11:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^^ You and me both. I want a KG period, but it'd be perfect non sunroof. I think my car used to be non... isn't there a different in the dome light placement for sunroof and non sunroof? And all the sunroofs were power, correct?

sorry, meant that at LIV4PSI. slow poster


Edited by mitsu_girl_97 (10/04/13 11:10 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143178 posted 10/04/13 11:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You are correct, the non-sunroof cars have the dome light in the center of the roof.
Cars with factory sunroofs (power ONLY) have the main domelight by the rearview mirror. The sunroof switches are also part of that assembly.

-Shawn



---'92 GVR4 710/1000 (alive 8/2014)
---'16 Frontier Crew LongBox (DD)
---'92 Galant LS *gone*
---'92 Galant GSR *parted out*
---'93 Galant LS *gone*
---'93 Galant S *parted out*
---'92 Colt (63 swap) *sold*

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143179 posted 10/04/13 11:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My car used to be non sunroof then. I didn't think GVR4's had manual sunroofs... thanks for answering.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143222 posted 10/05/13 10:59 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
A lot of the non sunroof cars had aftermarket sunroofs installed by the dealer as an option, but they're garbage quality.

I think at this point, the rarest GVR4's are the ones in good shape with zero rust.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143225 posted 10/05/13 11:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hers leaks unfortunately. I had the exact same sunroof her car has in one of my old dsm's. It leaked also.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143242 posted 10/05/13 02:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbowop:

A lot of the non sunroof cars had aftermarket sunroofs installed by the dealer as an option, but they're garbage quality.

I think at this point, the rarest GVR4's are the ones in good shape with zero rust. and can actually be driven around under their own power




There, fixed that for accuracy



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143249 posted 10/05/13 03:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Earlier in the year, we found out that there are less than a 1000 VR4s that had tags on them. So I bet there are less than 200 that can currently drive and are rust free




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Edited by LIV4PSI (10/05/13 03:26 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143250 posted 10/05/13 03:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mine is rust free and non-sunroof, but is belize green.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143252 posted 10/05/13 03:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mine is rust free . It ran up until a week ago, when I chose to remove the engine for a block swap. Has a factory sunroof, which I like.



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Edited by theevozero (10/05/13 03:37 PM)

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turbowop
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143257 posted 10/05/13 04:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I love my sunroof.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143348 posted 10/06/13 02:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Me too. Sunroof=win for driving around with no A/C in SoCal.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143376 posted 10/06/13 08:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting LIV4PSI:

Earlier in the year, we found out that there are less than a 1000 VR4s that had tags on them. So I bet there are less than 200 that can currently drive and are rust free






Wasn't that based on registrations? My car registration was expired since 6/2007 until recently, so mine wouldn't have been in that thousand, and was JSB but it is rust free. I'm guessing more of the thousand are drivers than you'd think. It's the other 2008 that are crushed/wrecked/jsb/etc.

Also, rare or not, I don't like the non-sunroof cars. Had a BG 91 with no sunroof; fail! KG + sunroof > *

Unless you're doing a factory correct resto, who gives a shit what the stereo option was as far as I'm concerned.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143389 posted 10/06/13 09:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Tags=registration. I agree that most of those 1000 are drivers and run, but I bet 4/5 have rust.

I bought 1501 because it was a hard top, but I think most people prefer the sunroof. I think the hardtop models look better, and I would rarely use the sunroof if I had it



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1143393 posted 10/06/13 09:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
The "hardtop" and sunroof models look the same to me. Except of course when the sunroof is angled open. About the only difference I see is the lack of headroom in the sunroof models, which I can then understand taller peoples wanting a car without it. And the extra weight that some people may not like. Otherwise, I don't really understand the difference in aesthetics I guess.



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