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#144 of 225 Re: SE's are in Washington state [chelentano]
Feb 17, 2008 (10:34 pm)
Based on what the salesman said. I'm sure he would rather put me in an XLS than an SE, since his commission would be that much bigger. But he said that while pointing to the stickers, where the EPA numbers were indeed just one MPG better for the SE than the XLS. Keep in mind that these are the new, 2008, more realistic EPA estimates as well and that that UK sheet you linked may not use the new EPA system.
The UK version may also be tuned differently than the US version of the same engine. You can see on this specification sheet for an SE at a dealer in Illinois that the horsepower and torque numbers are slightly different than the UK sheet you linked to at 168 and 167 vs. 168 and 172.
Note also that the curb weight for the SE AWD is only 3549 while the curb weight for the LS AWD is 3675, and since that's an LS, that weight doesn't include either the third row seats or a moonroof. You might see a 1 MPG difference just from that much weight reduction alone.
#145 of 225 2008 Mitsu Outlander SE
Feb 29, 2008 (9:07 pm)
my delaer has offred me an outlander special edition (SE) for $22,250 with an ipod cord hooked up and run through the glove box or something or other.
Shouldn't the SUV come with an ipod dock? does it have a jack of any kind to plug in an ipod? i just find it amazing in this day and age for a car not to come with a docking jack...
anyway... I'm new to this - but I think the 22,250 seems reasonable but i just don't know. Feedback would be appreciated. also, anyione know about these cloth and leather seats....? no pics anywhere an i have yet to see the actual model...
#146 of 225 Re: 2008 Mitsu Outlander SE [damselfly2]
Feb 29, 2008 (11:26 pm)
I just bought a 2WD SE w/no options today for $21,400 + TTL. So if you are looking at the base SE you can do better.
The seats are nice, basically the seating areas are a heavy duty fabric that is currently found on the Lancer but no other Outlander models. The back of the seats, headrests, sides of the seats...etc. are leather.
You can buy your own ipod cord for $5. There is already an input jack to plug it in.
#147 of 225 Re: 2008 Mitsu Outlander SE [cooljw]
Mar 01, 2008 (2:17 am)
so you're saying the AWD is worth about a grand and let them keep them cord. so no lower than 22400?
#148 of 225 Re: 2008 Mitsu Outlander SE [damselfly2]
Mar 01, 2008 (9:17 am)
My price was $1,300 under invoice for the 2WD, yours is $1,450 under invoice for the AWD (the Edmunds invoice pricing is accurate). So that seems like a good price and I'd be surprised if they could go lower. Where are you located? I'm in SoCal.
Mar 01, 2008 (7:34 pm)
Does the SE version come with the moonroof standard?
#150 of 225 Re: moonroof? [chiefstinkytoe]
Mar 03, 2008 (8:17 am)
List of standard features on the SE:
Privacy glass on rear windows.
Heated side view mirrors (on 4WD version)
Chrome rocker panel trim
Chrome outside door handles
Color-keyed side mirrors and bumpers
Silver skid plate extension in front
Silver roof rails
Stainless steel exhaust tip
New high-contrast meters
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Sport cloth and leather combo seating surfaces
Power windows and locks
650-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system
AC outlet in center armrest
#151 of 225 6 speed auto
Mar 03, 2008 (4:14 pm)
Do any other owners feel that their 6 speed auto is acting more like a 4 speed?
(I have an LS AWD)
While towing my snowmobile trailer (1500 lbs loaded) the shifting seemed more frequent and harsher than I thought a 6 speed would have been (I would think almost seemless, or a least a far lower rev change on downshifts). I've never been able to detect that many shifts since new in normal driving (not towing)and really wonder if it isn't just a 4 speed!
#152 of 225 Re: 2008 Mitsu Outlander SE [cooljw]
Mar 03, 2008 (6:34 pm)
I'm in boston. thanks so much for the advise and comparison numbers... it's so hard to know if you're getting robbed or not. i feel pretty secure that my 'NY tenacity' paid off. it was a 3-day grueling stuggle to get them down in price. i was fortunate to have 2 dealers vying for my business.
i havent even SEEN the SE (shipping as we speak) but i'm comfortable with the difference in invoice for all the added goodies from the original ES i was looking at.
and yes to whomever (sorry) - this trim comes with the sunroof.
#153 of 225 Re: 2008 Mitsu Outlander SE [damselfly2]
Mar 03, 2008 (6:44 pm)
Look forward to hearing how you like the SE version. I am closely looking at that version too. Seems like you get a whole lot with that version. Yes, I know a 4cyl engine, but think I could accept that.