Talk:Mitsubishi Lancer (A70)
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US introduction date.
When I first read this article the introduction date was listed as September 1975. I changed it to Spring 1976, later edited by someone else to Jan 1976.
I have found no documentation of the intro date however there is agreement of a late introduction. I recgonize the rule against original research but offer the following:
1) I bought a 76 Arrow early summer 1976 in USA. 2) There was a review in one of the popular magazines stating the system to stop fuel supply in a roll over accident was overly sensitive and could be activated by hard cornering. The problem affected only the first 3000 cars. 3) My car had this problem.
So on that basis, and again understanding the rule against original research, I recommend not specifying a date for introduction, instead using something like the following:
- mid model year introduction during calendar year 1976
- introduced Spring 1976
- introduced early 1976
- I saw your edit and then decided to look it up in Flamang's Standard Catalog of Imported Cars, which clearly states January 1976 as the introduction date. I placed a reference to that effect next to the edit. And introduction date is not necessarily very closely related to when the cars make it out to dealers and such, so while yours may have been one of the first it wouldn't disprove the January intro date. 30,430 were sold in 1976, by the way, which would mean that yours was one of the first 10% brought in. I'm not sure which state you live in, but for a vehicle to take three or four months to find its way to a dealer and then be sold is not too unlikely. And yes, you are correct in assuming that this would constitute original research. ⊂| Mr.choppers |⊃ (talk) 19:44, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
- OK, I'm glad you have that book avaialble. Having that date is a lot better than estimating. I knew the orignal article stating Sept 75 wasna't correct.
- I lived in Indianapolis IN at the time. Port Of Entry for the car was Jacksonville, FL. Sold the owners packet, shop manual, and window sticker on eBay earlier this year.
- And you were absolutely right. While Original Research isn't allowed, personal knowledge is definitely the only method for catching errors such as that one. I'd ask more about your Arrow, but this isn't really a message board, so I'll hafta let it go... ⊂| Mr.choppers |⊃ (talk) 06:54, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
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