Last post on Jan 09, 2008 at 3:43 PM
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Mitsubishi Outlander, SUV
#576 of 585 Re: Outlander ES 2.4L [batman47]
Dec 31, 2007 (7:55 am)
The February Car and Driver has a comparison test of compact SUV's. They tested an ES with the 2.4 and the CVT. It finished behind the RAV4, CRV, and Nissan Rogue, and ahead of the Suzuki Vitara, Saturn VUE, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tuscon, and Jeep Liberty. They complained about the Interior quality, and engine noise and drivetrain. I would think the V6-Six speed auto would have done better.
A picture they show of the cargo area has one of the rear seats flipped and it looks like it flips forward the same as an '07 LS or XLS. The ES they show also has Sun and Sound, aluminum 18" wheels, and silver roof rails, door handles, and lower body accents.
#577 of 585 Re: Outlander ES 2.4L [batman47]
Dec 31, 2007 (11:59 pm)
The sliding second-row seat feature allowed the second row seats to slide forwards and backwards as the front seats would. The seats fold the same however like the XLS (which can slide forwards and backwards), they are simply incapable of moving.
#578 of 585 Re: Outlander ES 2.4L [toomanyfumes]
Jan 03, 2008 (11:16 am)
The Outlander 2007 2.4L (February, 2007) I think is not the same as the 2008 Outlander 2.4L which I think may have undergone some improvements (less engine noise and better interior quality). For the XLS the catalogue informs - one touch fold & tumble with recline. The new 2008 Outlander 2.4L will do only –one touch fold, will it not? Although the 2-row seats will fold flat it will not be at level with the rest of the cargo. If this is the situation it will be awful.
Jan 03, 2008 (11:24 am)
Many manufacturers (e.g. Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, and Subaru) give customers the option to buy/order a number of Repair/Shop manuals that I found very useful to use to diagnose problems in the car and make DIY maintenance. Would someone here have some experience in acquiring some of these manuals and give some information how to order them, e.g. Outlander Shop Manuals?
#580 of 585 Re: Shop Manuals [batman47]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 03, 2008 (2:08 pm)
I haven't checked for Outlander info, but sometimes you can find good stuff free online.
Online Repair Manuals
#581 of 585 Re: Another Question [ultrarad]
Jan 06, 2008 (7:41 am)
The only phone number found on Mitsu's website is a general info number: 1-888-MITSU2007.
If you can't find your desired vehicle in TX then maybe it's time for a road trip. Use the "Find a Dealer" link on mitsubishicars.com and do some research out of state. I'm sure any snowbelt state will have some in stock (here in metro NY there are plenty), but of course you'll have to absorb transportation costs for you or the vehicle.
Best bet for you would probably be CO, assuming you don't live in Brownsville.
#582 of 585 FINALLY - persistence really pays off...
Jan 07, 2008 (10:04 am)
I finally located a 2008 Outlander XLS AWD with the Sun&Sound, Luxury and Navigation packages - I gave the awesome saleswoman (Sarah Nugent at Laird Noller Automotive in Lawrence, Kansas) a downpayment and I'm going to pick up the car in a week or so. I was able to get a fairly rare car in Diamond White Pearl with the Black interior. She said there were only 5 in the country. We did all the dealing through the internet, email and a few phone calls. She's great and sold me the car cheaper than anyone else - right around $27,500 (Mitsu is giving a $1500 incentive on the Outlander for January, if anyone is on the fence about purchasing one)
I only have to drive 7 hours back from Kansas (roughly 550 miles) - so I get to break my car in varying speeds on the freeway. I hope this is okay.
I can't tell everyone how difficult it was to locate an AWD car in Texas - going to Kansas was a compromise, but, in the end, i'll be happy that I get the car EXACTLY the way I want it. Perhaps I'll even get to drive in a little bit of snow.
In the end, I went back and forth between a Mazda CX-7, an Acura RDX and the Outlander. She offered me a Mazda Grand Touring CX-7 for the same price as the Outlander, but the difference in price is in the gas and the crappy Mazda warranty. The Acura is way nicer on the inside, but the simplicity of the Outlander interior is kind of nice - not too much to complicate driving.
Anyway...just wanted to write and tell everyone that you CAN get a car the way you want - you just have to persevere and refuse those dealers/salespeople who are obviously crooked. Happy New Year!!
#583 of 585 Re: FINALLY - persistence really pays off... [ultrarad]
Jan 07, 2008 (12:42 pm)
Good luck with the new Outtie....I have an 07 xls 4wd and so far no problems at 16,000 mi.
was it 27,500 OUT THE DOOR?
how did you handle the state sales tax and registration being that you are from out of state...?
#584 of 585 New Outlander
Jan 08, 2008 (4:49 pm)
The total on the car in Kansas was right around 28K - I'll have to pay tax and licensing fees once I get the car back to Texas. I decided to go ahead and do this for two reasons:
1. I get to pick up the new car and drive it home - one dealer in Texas was trying to convince me that a car with 750 miles was a demo and STILL new - huh?!? It was the only AWD version in my area, as well.
2. In total I ended up being right around 30K - which is about $800 less that what I was going to pay in Texas - for the USED car. I can fly on a standby pass, so I'm going to fly to Kansas - in a week, or so - and drive my new baby home.
Congrats on your car - I'm hoping to put 150K miles on this puppy...
I only wish I could have purchased the car for 27,500 OTD - that would have been an UNREAL car buying experience.
Jan 09, 2008 (3:43 pm)
The Mitsu sales manager from Laird Noller just called me and told me that they can't sell me the car for the price quoted because there was NO rebate on 2008 models - I wanted to write everyone and let them know.
Now I have to decide what to do about purchasing the automobile.
Wish me luck!!