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Pick of the Day: 1989 Mitsubishi Sigma

Sports sedan with less than 50,000 miles


A proper sports sedan would be perfect for me and my family. My son is having his latest growth spurt and has hit that height which makes riding in the back of a coupe an uncomfortable experience for rides over 20 minutes. I like having something fun as my daily driver, and my Mini Cooper fits the bill, but my son would like to stretch out on family trips.

For a lot of car aficionados the issue of sportiness versus practicality is ongoing. You want something fun to drive and aesthetically cool, but a sedan could have a drab vibe and possible implications that it’s boring to drive. There are exceptions to these notions.

The Pick of the Day is a 1989 Mitsubishi Sigma listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Kentwood, Michigan. The listing advises that the vehicle is at the client’s home, not at the showroom. (Click the link to view the listing)

“The car here was purchased from Wood Mitsubishi of Detroit MI in April of 1989,” the listing states. “Marketed as a sports sedan and built to compete with the sedans coming out of Europe at the time. Its angular body lines and futuristic interior are a true representation of the automotive design of the era.”

1989 Mitsubishi Sigma
1989 Mitsubishi Sigma

The 3.0-liter V6 engine produced a factory-rated 142 bhp at 5,000 rpm and 168 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm. This Sigma has a floor-shifted four-speed automatic transmission that sends the power to the front wheels.

This Sigma has an independent front suspension, three-link link rear suspension, and four-wheel power ventilated disc brakes. It’s finished in Summit White over a gray interior with velour front bucket seats. Amenities include air conditioning, AM/FM/MPX cassette stereo with six speakers, and power windows.

“Today at just 49772 original miles and a life of consistent care and maintenance, this Sigma remains completely original and in excellent, well kept condition,” the listing states. “The exterior paint shows excellent in all areas, the interior is near perfect with all the electronic displays in working order.”

1989 Mitsubishi Sigma

It’s a well documented Sigma and the sale includes the original window sticker, original bill of sale, original manuals with portfolio, some service history, and warranty book. This low mileage Sigma is a unique vehicle with parts readily available.

“These are interesting cars with noticeable French styling cues inside and out,” said Brad DeSantis, automotive specialist for AutoHunter. “Mechanical parts are easy to source as the V6 engine was used in everything from these cars to Mitsubishi Monteros and Hyundai Sonatas along with Chrysler minivans and LeBarons over the course of 30 years. Alternative and even oddball collector cars are hot right now. This is certainly both of those things.”

This 1989 Mitsubishi Sigma is available for $8,900 and to view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


  1. Oddball is about right. Collector not so much as the price indicates. The “French” style is atrocious. In my opinion the best thing out of Mitsubishi was the Montero and a distant second the Eclipse. I remember seeing a lot of pickups with the letters “Muihi” deleted to indicate how happy their owners were of their rides.


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