Last post on May 23, 2008 at 3:43 PM
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Mitsubishi Outlander, SUV
#86 of 95 Re: Hopeful Upgrades [smily157]
Sep 20, 2007 (7:05 pm)
I hooked up a rear view camera into my MMCS for less than $50, it comes on when I put it in reverse and has the alignment grid. The factory one costs $500 in Japan.
The Bluetooth problem must be your phone, mine works flawlessly with my Razr.
#87 of 95 My Outlander Wish List
Jan 27, 2008 (4:44 pm)
- a compass
- a higher center console (i'm only 5' 4" and it's pretty much useless)
- a slightly larger gas tank (just 2 or 3 more gallons would do)
- AN AVG MPG THAT DOESN'T RESET AFTER 4 HOURS OF BEING IDLE
(this one really, really bugs me (pardon the pun)) wish they would fix this!
#88 of 95 Re: My Outlander Wish List [kathydob]
Jan 28, 2008 (2:28 pm)
I agree with your wish list, except the console doesn't bother me. A little more deluxe interior would be nice, also, though it's comfortable and functional.
#89 of 95 RE: What do you like to see on the next Outlander?
Jan 28, 2008 (2:47 pm)
Better quality interior materials. Much of the door panels, and window pilliars are made of a hard, and hollow plastic, which causes a lot of creaks, and rattles over minor imperfections in the road. So better padding, and softer materials is something I would like to see.
Have the vehicle lock the doors automatically when driving a certain speed, or placed into drive. Why do they have the option to have all of the doors unlock when placed into park, but not lock when driving away is beyond me.
Fix the heater problems when vehicle is idling. The heater shouldn't go down in temperature when I'm at stop light, it should stay the same as if I were driving.
Give us the option to change the FAST key options with certain key presses, rather than have us go to the dealership.
Feb 09, 2008 (12:15 pm)
Any car that stickers for more than $30,000 (XLS with all the toys) should have illuminated vanity mirrors.
Nicer and more scratch resistant interior plastic is sorely needed.
Move the emergency flasher switch so that it doesn't get activated when working the navigation/music server softkeys.
Lose the third row seat (or make it a dealer-installed option) in the XLS.
17" wheel option for the XLS (I live in pothole country; 18'' wheels with low-profile tires are a sure bet for a bent rim).
Better graphics for the information display would go a long way to improving its usefulness.
Upgrade the feel of the HVAC controls; right now they feel like they belong on a Chevy Aveo.
Move the seat-heat switches to where they are more accessible when wearing bulky winter coats.
Make an effective front stone guard avilable (just like on the Endeavor). The current ones don't work for us who live in states and provinces where they use real rocks as anti-skid treatment.
Offer a turbo-diesel motor and a real manual shift transmission. As nice as the 6-speed automatic is, a stick (with a clutch) would be a real fuel-saver.
The vehicle has a rock-solid feel, but it also has the weight of a rock. It needs to lose weight.
May 23, 2008 (12:13 pm)
I would like an abs mild hybrid system like the Saturn Vue with the v6.
That would really boost the mpg without too much extra cost.
#94 of 95 Re: Hopeful Upgrades [smily157]
May 23, 2008 (12:21 pm)
You can reprogram the mpg meter to not reset on it own.
It comes pragramed to reset itself after 4 hours of non use.
#95 of 95 Re: Hopeful Upgrades [jjc335]
May 23, 2008 (3:43 pm)
Besides the annoying mileage computer resetting itself the ability to actually read the radio in daylight would be good (duh!!!) . Also the ability to zero your next oil change (keeps jumping up in miles, not reset) Maybe this and the mileage computer could be a re-flash available for current owners. The radio dial I realize is hopeless for a current model fix.