Last post on Jan 05, 2009 at 11:27 PM
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Mitsubishi Outlander, SUV
#14 of 23 Re: US market
Sep 02, 2007 (5:56 pm)
There was a very nice article about Mitsu in Wall Street Journal about 4 weeks ago. To my surprise, Mitsubishi has captured only 0.8% of the US market by 2007. They have a new CEO in the North American Market now, and he said they'd like to concentrate on making the new and existing customers very happy about owning a Mitsu, rather than on capturing 1.2% of the US Market.
I have gotten an '05 Mitsu Outlander about a half a year ago, and I am hoping to keep the Mitsu until at least 100K miles. Sure, the resale value was very low, but it's good for me!!!! I got it cheap! And I get the rest of the transferrable warranty. Heck, you don't get that with Subaru...
Sep 05, 2007 (9:42 am)
I really appreciate everyone's response to my question about Mitsubishi's long-term viability. It seems they're here for awhile, but probably not going to be huge and are satisfied to stay that way.
So I went to the dealer to see about an Outlander XLS with sun and sound and the other package that's required for s&s. The price, supposedly an 'employee' deal as we know a mechanic who works there, was 9% off MSRP. Some in our household are still not sold on the Outlander and its rough handling over bumpy pavement. I guess that's what 'sport' handling is. The price didn't excite us, so we're waiting for a low mileage used one or who knows. Does that price seem good?
#17 of 23 Re: thanks [prndldriver]
Sep 05, 2007 (9:54 am)
At this time of the year, you should be able to grab 07 XLS in the low $25K range (MSRP 28.8) in AWD form, with Sun/Sound and Luxury Pkgs. and low financing.
#18 of 23 Re: Mitsubishi long term viability [prndldriver]
Dec 31, 2007 (6:43 pm)
I'm a huge Mitsubishi car fan. I'm on numbers 2 and 3 now and thinking of getting a new Outlander. In the Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington area we now have 3 Mitsubishi dealers. Every dealership I have bought a vehicle from has went out of business. My first Mitsubishi was a 1997 Mirage LS Coupe, Bangkok blue. What a great car. I drove it 9 years with no problems at all. That dealer Gatewy Mitsubihi in Portland went under 2 months after I bought the Mirage. In 2004 I buy an Outlander XLS from Dick Hannah Mitsubishi in Vancouver, Washington where I live. The next year I bought my wife a black 2005 Eclipse GTS from the same dealer. February of 2006 Dick Hannah switches from Mitsubishi to Kia. More volume they said. Now, living in Vancouver, my closest dealer is now Rey Reece Volkswagen/Mitsubishi in Portland. They were OK, but just last month they dumped Mitsubishi for Hyundai. We do have a new Mitsubishi dealer in Vancouver now Pete Cann. I think I'm going to trade my 04 Outlander XLS on a new 2008 there. I just hope they can stay in business. It's getting hard to be a Mitsubishi loyalist here.
#19 of 23 Re: Mitsubishi long term viability [weim]
Jan 02, 2009 (11:07 pm)
I was just about to buy an Outlander and now find that there is only one dealership in the whole of the Portland area. This has made me have serious second thoughts with regards to keeping the warranty up. I think Mitsu's are great cars, but car owners need a support network. Vancouver, Salem and Beaverton have all closed their dealerships. I called Mitsubishi and they said they have lots of calls regarding the distance to their local dealers. Are people having problems getting servicing ect?
#20 of 23 Re: Mitsubishi long term viability [mrken30]
Jan 03, 2009 (6:01 pm)
I have no problem. We've got about 6 Mitsu dealerships, and keep getting service reminders mailing from my dealership.
#21 of 23 Re: Mitsubishi long term viability [chelentano]
Jan 04, 2009 (4:07 pm)
Where about are you? Anywhere near portland, OR area?
#22 of 23 Mitsuhishi is not only a motor company!
Jan 04, 2009 (8:43 pm)
Actually, Mitsubishi is more like a multi-industries corporation in the world, they build planes, trains, cars, home appliances, ships and ocean liners, bank and financial institution. I believe they will be around and will not go away. Their cars are very reliable but I am not sure if the paint of their cars seem like fading so bad after 5 years... it happened to my Tredia, Mirage, Colt, Expo and Diamante in the past 20 years. I am planning to buy the Outlander and hopefully the paint on it will be better!
#23 of 23 Re: Mitsubishi long term viability [mrken30]
Jan 05, 2009 (11:27 pm)