Reading the Mirage VIN

How to read the VIN
This is for 1993-2002 Mirages/Colts/Summits
Item Available Options
1. Country J: Japan
2. Make A: Mitsubishi
3. Vehicle Type 3: Passenger Car
4. Safety equipment A: Driver and Passenger air bags
  C: Automatic Seat Belt
  E: Driver air bag, passenger automatic seat belt
5. Line A & Y: Mirage
6. Price Class 1: Economy
  2: Low
  3: Medium
  4: High
7. Body 1: 2-Door Coupe
  6: 4-Door Sedan
8. Engine A: 1.5L SOHC-MFI-12 valve (2 intake valves and 1 exhaust valve per cylinder
  C: 1.8L SOHC-MFI-16 valve (2 intake valves and 2 exhaust valves per cylinder
9. Check Digits 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,X (Check digit is a single number or letter used to verify VIN accuracy)
10. Model Year P: 1993
  R: 1994
  S: 1995
  T: 1996
  V: 1997
  W: 1998
  X: 1999
  Y: 2000
  Z: 2001
11. Production Plant U: Mizushima Plant
12. Serial Number 000001 to 999999

If your Model Code ends in "7M", then you have a California Emissions car.

A "2M" means you have an non-California emissions car. An example of the Model Code is: CA2ADNSEL2M