just my 2 cents,
members of my family have had a few mitsu motors, ie a caravan, eagle talon.
all of them have had engine and trany problems.
its not like they hot rod them. one is my mother and the other is dad.
So i am not sure about the reliability of the mitsu motors, and you have to have seen a few smoking tail pipes on talons especially, if you havent noticed you may now.