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Pick of the Day: A JDM van ready for off-road adventure

1993 Mitsubishi Delica Starwagon is a 3-row 4x4


JDM — Japanese Domestic Market — vehicles have become very popular within the car-collecting community, especially with those who grew up with the Fast ’n Furious movie franchise. The Pick of the Day is a JDM vehicle that may not be fast or furious, but it certainly will turn heads at any car show, import or domestic.

The Pick of the Day is a 1993 Mitsubishi Delica P35W Starwagon, (click on the link to view the advertisement), but unlike your typical import van, this one has is 4×4 complete with body-protecting brush bars.

The Offroad Express-edition van, being advertised on by a dealer in Cleveland, Tennessee, has its steering wheel on the right side of the passenger compartment, standard issue for JDM vehicles, and is powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine.

The advertisement includes a link to a half-hour detailed walk-around video. In the text of the ad, the dealership notes that the van has air conditioning, 4×4 high and low gearing, cruise control, automatic transmission, power brakes and steering, and rides on BFGoodrich all-terrain tires.

It also has three rows of seats, featuring “rearrangeable seating which makes a bed, recliner, or has passenger(s) facing each other or facing forward. There also are privacy curtains. The front seats have adjustable lumbar and the steering column tilts for driver comfort.

The van has power windows in front and pop-open windows at the rear, Bluetooth audio, dual USB charging ports, and front and rear climate controls. 

Mitsubishi launched the Delica van/recreation vehicle in the late 1960s, the model name reportedly a contraction for “delivery car.” The third-generation Delica was produced from 1986 through 1993 with what Mitsubishi called “soft cube” styling and with enhanced safety features. 

The van on offer shows 102,800 miles and the ad details recent service. 

The dealership is asking $19,500 for this unusual JDM vehicle. 

To view this listing on, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. I would not drive my family around in this death trap. $20K and over a 100K miles to boot? Is this vehicle supposed to appreciate in value?


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