Today, in the "OK, guess it must be worth that to somebody" department, we note that a California car dealer has an eBay listing for a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, still brand new and never titled, with nine miles on the odometer. Just another day on eBay, right, and just another car that didn't sell, was hoarded, or somehow forgotten in a barn? Not exactly. The top bid as of Wednesday morning was $100,100.
The Evo was a popular car (for a Mitsubishi) in its day, in a cult-of-personality way. And though its run ended with the 2015 model year, a quick inventory search shows there are still around 30 of them sitting brand-new on dealer lots, including the #0001-of-1,600 Lancer Evolution Final Edition, a $70,000 MSRP limited-edition car in Rally Red that a Brooklyn dealer is trying to move for $87,888. Most of the remainders are listed in the $30,000s, however.
When Honda started its auction two days ago for the very first 2017 Civic Type R for charity in the US, we knew it was going to go for quite a bit more than the car's presumed $34,775 base price. However, we weren't expecting the price to jump as high as it had within the first two days of the auction. As of this writing, this first Civic Type R has a bid for a stunning $200,000.
Aside from that being an odd auction strategy, to put in an enormous bid with nearly a week left on the clock, that's a lot of money for a Civic, even one as rare and special as this one. That $200,000 could also buy you a Porsche 911 Turbo S (not this one, though), a Lamborghini Huracán, an Audi R8, a Bentley Continental GT, a McLaren 570, well, you get the gist. Or, if you really had your heart set on Honda, you could buy a new NSX and a new Civic Type R. And you could get both in the color you want.
GERO, Gifu Prefecture--Pitching its naturally carbonated spring as a major selling point, a small "onsen" hot spring resort here is trying to reverse a steep decline in tourist numbers with the promise of "beautiful skin."
The unusual tourism promotion was initiated in a group effort by "okami-san" (landladies) of local ryokan in a Hidaosaka onsengo hot spring resort here.
Mitsubishi Electric has been fined $13.4 million by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice after pleading guilty to three counts of rigging bids.
In 2009, Canada’s Competition Bureau discovered that Mitsubishi had entered into illegal agreements with a competing Japanese car parts manufacturer in an attempted to determine who would win calls for bids issued by Honda and Ford for the supply of alternators and the supply of ignition coils for General Motors, Auto News reports.