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A good buy.. depending on what you're going to use it for. by John from Iowa on 06/14/2010. Trim: 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 4WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Nice, small, multi-purpose vehicle with plenty of cargo room for it's size. Has a peppy, strong, and trouble-free 3.0L V6 that handles trailers with little issue. Stylish and fairly comfortable inside. Handles like a sports car and makes turns on a dime -- perfect for any tight parking lot! The dropping bumper/tailgate feature is very unique and useful when moving larger items. Love the keyless start and touch-sensitive entry system. Lots of room in the back seat and even third-row seating. Dash-lighting is really nice and easy on the eyes at night.
Cons: #1 Gripe: Interior is shoddy. Plastics are very soft and scuff easily. I use my CUV for quite a bit of utility and the cargo area is starting to look rather rough. Most of the plastic "slider" rails have popped off already since they were just very sparingly glued on there to begin with. Busted airbag mount in steering wheel and ABS sensor went bad in under 10k miles. Wheel wells did not hold up well against the elements (flimsy plastic) are a bit tore up from the winter.. looks like the larger XLS rims with stock tires scrubbed a bit. Front-end is prone to misalignment. Heavy torque-steer is dangerous in the winter or on went roads.
Overall review: Never been a huge Mitsubishi fan; however, after reading reviews on this vehicle I decided it was a good buy and I figured I'd give the underdog a chance. Overall, despite the cons, it still was a pretty good buy at the time. Would not recommend it if you plan on doing a lot of utility-related stuff such as moving items, have dogs, etc. As I said, the plastic in the interior is extremely soft and flimsy. I had to have the front end realigned with 19k miles on it -- Never had a vehicle go out of alignment as often as this thing does. Would I buy again? Probably not.. but that is just because it wasn't right for my needs. I do tow with it (Class IV hitch) and it does that amazingly well for it's size. It is fun to drive and easy on the gas mileage. I trust it to get me from point A to B with no issues. Will probably hold onto it for a while as it did have a great warranty and with zero percent financing.
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The most efficient SUV (crossover) during winter conditions in Minnesota by SpeedDemon in chilly Minnesota on 12/26/2008. Trim: 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 4WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Fun to drive. Awesome performance. Engine is very responsive when needed. Rockford Sound Systems. Heated Leather Seat during Winter. The 4 wheel drive capabilities are impressing mostly when combining them with the Sporttronic paddle shifters on the steering wheel column
Cons: The side mirrors get foggy during winter.
Overall review: Awesome vehicle . The aggressive design and exterior make it a great vehicle. I will argue that is underestimated when I was looking to buy a new car I looked at Toyota and the sales people treated me really bad. I went to a Mitsubishi dealer and the customer service was really bad
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GAS MILEAGE IS FABULOUS by Valerie, Tallahassee, Florida on 08/05/2008. Trim: 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Absolutely love it. Gas Mileage is amazing. I am getting 27 MPG in city! LOVING IT! just got it one week ago.
Cons: Nothing yet.
Overall review: Very impressed. Went from a HONDA CRV to Outlander. Didnt expect to love it as much as the CRV... very impressed. The warranty is unbelievable.
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Exceptionally Fun & Stylish Mommy Vehicle by Marla - Las Vegas, NV on 07/08/2008. Trim: 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 2WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Favorite thing is the seats on the "SE." Leather backs and sides. Inside part of the bolsters lined with soft suede. High end classy sports cloth on the seating surfaces. Black on beige interior gives car a near-luxury appearance. FAST key. Vast amounts of storage and drink holders make extremely kid friendly! Two glove boxes, with top one being a "cooler box." Split tailgate and longer length than other compact crossovers means I can easily load in two adult size bicycles. Paddle Shifters on steering wheel. Stability control. 5 year warranty gives peace of mind for long term ownership. Ave. 26 mpg. Was able to get for $600 under invoice @ $21,500. Great price for great value and great car!
Cons: No A/C in back or memory seat functionality.
Overall review: What an incredibly wonderful crossover this is! Gives me a little chuckle every time I drive knowing I discovered this well kept secret. Hardly any are on the road. Makes me feel like I'm driving something special and unique. Spent a lot of time checking out the "top" crossovers. Having spent the last 12 years driving sports sedans, started with the Mazda CX-7 - seats were uncomfortable and covered with chintzy fabric and it just had an overall cheap feel. Moved on to Saturn VUE. Cushy feel, liked it, but lacked sporty, fun feeling and doesn't come with a sun roof option which is mandatory. Next was the VW Tiguan which was wonderful. However, being brand new, is selling for MSRP, making it about $7K more than the Outie. Honda CR-V was outstanding, but lacked a "fun" factor. Toyota RAV-4 - boring. Looking for a crossover with strong reliability, high mpg, that's stylish, fun, and comfortable ... and equipped almost like a near luxury vehicle at half the price? The Outie's your answer!
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good start needs improvement by An MSN Autos Consumer on 11/17/2009. Trim: 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 4WD, Owned 1 year.
Pros: cheap to buy with the options the selectable awd major plus big interior
Cons: interior finish scratches too easliy never should have put low profiles on this CUV hard ride lots on road noise more sound proofing needed can hear the engine too often
Overall review: needs bigger engine and small tires
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