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#10 of 47 Re: Endeavor ALL Wheel Driveability [jeffer3]
May 01, 2007 (6:38 pm)
Jeffer , I can tell you my experience has been all positive. Our first Endeavor was the 2004 LS AWD, and we drove it to just over 40K before trading it in on a 2007 Endeavor SE-AWD. The 04 was our first ever AWD vehicle and mechanically it never gave us any reason to question its operation. I never hauled a trailer , nor did I ever take the Endeavor on any 'off-road' trails. But in the snow and on rain slic blacktop the vehicle was always sure footed and never left us worried that maybe we couldn't get to where we wanted to go. In the mountains and in high desert winds , the thing always seemed composed and sure footed.Even Driving at 90mph , it still felt like it was stable , and not out of breath. Our new '07 has only 600 miles on it now(2 weeks old) and it's as squeak and rattle free as our 04. I really missed the exterior door side trim of the 04,05,&06 model so we bought them and put them on the new 2007.Like wise we kept the Mud/snow rubber floor mats from our old Endeavor.Other than routine maintenance , the Endeavor never costs us a dime, and our 04 had a now meger sounding 24 month warranty! The 3.8L never misses a beat and the torque makes it strong off the line. No vehicle is perfect , but the Endeavor is a excellant blend of size and power.IMO. It rides better than a Tahoe, gets better mileage,and the cargo areas are very simular.Rear seat legroom is fantastic. Not even the Volvo XC90 V8 pulls harder off the line , and it was $21K more! We shopped the others over and over in 04 and again this year , but decided to stay with the Mitsubishi. I have driven Subies, and they too are sure footed in snow and rain, I looked at a Forester, but it seemed to small, and Subies styling sometimes is ,well, too different , for my tastes(B9 Tribeca,anyone?)But , I know they are good as well..Bill C.
#11 of 47 Re: Endeavor ALL Wheel Driveability [kodename]
May 01, 2007 (7:14 pm)
I'm curious to know more about how the AWD works. Is it what I call "reactive" like in the Pilot or Highlander. In other words, FWD until there is slippage, then applies some power to the rear. The new Outlander seemingly has a more responsive AWD system. But I think the Outlander may be a wee bit smaller then what I'm looking for. My Subaru unfortunately IS too small, as I found out a little too late. My left leg cannot get comfortable. Otherwise it rides and handles fairly decent.
#12 of 47 Re: Endeavor ALL Wheel Driveability [jeffer3]
May 05, 2007 (4:20 pm)
Jeffer, after a little research this is what I found printed in the 2004 Press Info binder: "All wheel drive Endeavors utilize a center differential equipped with a spider gear and viscous coupling arrangement to realize a full time 50/50 torque split,sharing power to all four wheels."
I believe this means power(torque) is availble equally to all the four wheels selectively at all times, and that no bias to front or rear is present at any time?
I hope this helps. As you probably know the sales brochure is big on the radio system and bare when it comes to under the skin spec.'s. That and most dealer sales staff know only whats in the brochure if even that:-)
I'm 6 foot, 215lbs, and long road trips in the Endeavor never leave me wishing for more interior room.Bill C.
#13 of 47 HELP!! Center Console Customization
Jun 04, 2007 (1:03 am)
Hey everyone, I am not super-familiar with customizations so I was hoping to possibly get some advice..
I have a 2004 Endeavor LTD
As everyone probably knows, the center console is crap because it is a one piece cover, which hiders the easiness to replace the audio receiver with something better or newer.
I have a couple of questions:
How much would it cost (generally speaking) to get a new center console cover molding so that I can utilize the 2-dins (I think) that are already being used behind it? I've seen some other pictures of other people that have done mods to their center console; howver, I am finding it hard to ask them. (I went to cardomain.com)
Where can I get a receiver that is SURE to fit? I already went to crutchfield to check out a few things and found some that supposedly fits; however, they also say: "Video receivers with flip-out monitors may not work in this vehicle because of the configuration of the factory dash."
Are there actually 2-dins that I can possibly fill?
How would the center display/clock be affected? I have the Limited version so that center console display is the upgraded version. I also have a 2004 Galant LS, which I was able to switch out the receiver. Will there be an "E Com" message like the Galant and cause problems with the other integrated controls like HVAC and such?
Also, if anyone has any advice, that would be GREATLY GREATLY appreciated!!!
#14 of 47 Engine knock noise?
Aug 14, 2007 (2:58 pm)
My 2004 XLS AWD is having a noise which sounds like engine knock.
It came from under floor at the speed of 40mph or faster, I fist doubted engine knock but seems nothing to do with the gas pedal position.
Does anyone have similar experience?
I use premium gas BTW.
#15 of 47 Living with an 07 Endeavor
Oct 09, 2007 (6:22 pm)
First , I wish this site could generate a few more posts! Not much happening either good or bad and no one wants to talk about it? I have a few observations reguarding my 07 Endeavor SE.I wonder if savings was the reason behind the omission of bag hooks in the cargo area and front seat backs? My 2004 LS had them the 07 SE don't. Also my 04 had large rubber blocks mounted on the inside of the rear hatch near the tail lamps , they are missing on the 2007.Lastly , leaving off the side trim did not improve the looks , in fact it had the oposite effect. (I had them installed after purchase) Sadly the hood still uses a prop rod to hold itself open as did the 04. Is there anyone who knows why this was done? The savings don't seem worth it, with Mitsu in the hole, was cutting $5.00 off the vehicle going to save the company?
Nov 03, 2007 (6:54 am)
Got a 2006 Endeavor LTD AWD. Drives great no probs yet. Does anyone know if Mitsu has a GPS module that can fit the console ? Seem to remember salesman saying something about an extra $200 or $2000 to install. I was to happy to drive away. I don't quite remember what he said.
btw: taking her for a run down to North Carolina in 2 weeks looking to see how she performs outside of New York city.
#17 of 47 Mitsubishi Audio system
Nov 30, 2007 (2:47 pm)
We recently bought a 2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor, largely on the recommendations on this forum. We are happy with most everything except the audio system. Has anyone swapped out the system and were you happy with the results. Any information will be much appreciated.
#18 of 47 Re: Internal GPS [travla413]
Dec 08, 2007 (11:39 am)
I was looking into the same thing (replacing the stock display with the larger GPS display). I can't get a straight answer out of the dealerships. We have four Mitsi dealerships here in Denver and I asked all four. Three said yes you could, and one said no. I called a Manufacturer line in Illinois and they told me 'no' you can't. So I don't know. My dealer told me I would need to purchse the middle console and a new housing for it - but they didn't know if the wiring would hook up to the existing connector. Nobody knows. Let me know if you've found anything out.
#19 of 47 Re: Internal GPS [shadowtrax]
Dec 08, 2007 (11:25 pm)
I got basically the same answers. One dealer said that the option is on 2007-8 models. Nobody knows for sure. However, I did purchase a Garmin Streetpilot 330 and it did the job from NYC to Charlotte , NC and back.. I'll still check into it.