Last post on May 03, 2013 at 11:38 AM
You are in the Mitsubishi Outlander
What is this discussion about?
Mitsubishi Outlander, SUV
#14 of 59 Re: 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander 2nd row seats [20vcq]
Nov 27, 2007 (10:13 pm)
20vcq - while away for the week how did you find the road noise? I'm pretty much down to the Outlander and the Santa Fe. I tested the SF yesterday and found it to be very quite whereas I thought the Outlander was a bit noisier (but I have not taken either on the freeway and it is hard to tell by driving on city roads). And by road noise I mean compared to other SUV's. It seems my 2003 4Runner is comparible to the Outlander, which is acceptable but not great.
#15 of 59 Re: 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander 2nd row seats [bobj14]
Nov 27, 2007 (11:43 pm)
Yeah - the Santa Fe was quieter than the Mitsu by a good margin. But the dynamics of the Santa fe suspension left us wanting. Heavy lean - dive on hard breaking and the seats' lack of support - neither my wife or I could get comfortable in the non adjustable passenger seat for more than 1/2 hr - after than we were shifting form cheek to cheek. In the driver seat I found myself driving with my elbow on my knee in boredom just like the Higlander and the other little one.
We hadn't even considered a Mitsu when we started to look as we didn't even know they sold them in BC. (two years ago on Vancouver Island). I was familiar with the Evo and its rep.
We compared the Subaru and would rate the handling of the Subaru as a little better but two things got in its way - one the lack of space dictated by the old platform and secondly I wont wear a Tilly Hat for anyone even under a giant sun roof!
The Subaru dynamic all wheel drive like the Audi Quattro system is far superior to the Mitsui on demand sort of system if that is a major factor for you. A difference you wont notice unless you drive at nine tenths in very wet conditions or on very sandy roads.
No the Mitsu is a great value and way better than anything Toyota can offer in the price range even with a little higher road noise. By the way as to that - I have always run 4 studded snow tires on my Audis and have a set of 16's all set for the Outlander - talk about noise test! But then maybe that is the reason for the Fosgate booming sound system!? For a little background - my other cars are Audi Quattros since 1984 and still keep my '90 Audi Coupe in the garage. That is my comparison baseline.
#16 of 59 Re: 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander 2nd row seats [dodo2]
Nov 28, 2007 (4:50 am)
Thank you very much mate. I think now I can proceed with my research on finding the best selling price from dealer in my area.
#17 of 59 2008 outlander or 2007 Outlander
Nov 28, 2007 (5:20 am)
How can I find out that my dealer is not offering me a 2007 Outlander instead of a 2008 Outlander? Can I identify something in the car itself that is telling me this is 2008 model? or Shall I trust in the dealer words?
#18 of 59 Is it a good deal?
Nov 28, 2007 (5:24 am)
After a lot of conversation with a dealer I was given a price of $27,300 (Invoice $27,130) for a 2008 Outlander with P5 and P2 packages included. The dealer said this: “May I ask you where you coming from? So I can punch in the right sales tax % for you, and give you the total sells price” I live in Menlo Park (CA) area so why is the dealer asking me this type of question? I remember asking the dealer to confirm that it will not be any hidden costs when I will travel to the dealership to make the deal. The dealer just kept silent. Is the price reasonable or I could bargain for $500 price drop?
#19 of 59 Re: 2008 outlander or 2007 Outlander [batman47]
Nov 28, 2007 (9:19 am)
The door panels will tell you if it's a 2007 or 2008 model. The upper door panels in the 2008 models (all trims), have the same texture/pattern as the upper dashboard where the 2007 models have plain/mate plastic upper door panels.
#20 of 59 Re: 2008 outlander or 2007 Outlander [dodo2]
Nov 28, 2007 (10:25 am)
In addition to the door panels, the most obvious thing is the key fob. The 2007 key fob is shaped like a card (just flat and rectangular), while the 2008 key fob is like a candy bar (thicker and skinnier). The photo of the key fob on Mitsubishi website is from the 2007 model.
Also FYI, I live in Sunnyvale, CA and I went to Capitol Mitsubishi in San Jose to purchase my 2008 XLS with all three packages. I paid $100 UNDER invoice. So I think you can bargain a little more.
#21 of 59 Re: 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander 2nd row seats [20vcq]
Nov 28, 2007 (10:25 am)
I live just outside Vancouver, BC. The Subaru dealership is to far away to consider any of their vehicles as it would be to much bother for maintenance. Which year Santa Fe did you test, I ask because of your comment regarding the non adjustable passenger seat? I am looking at the 2008 Limited AWD which has 4 way power passenger seat. In my short test drive I found the drivers seat comfortable. From other forums it appears they improved in many areas with the new design in 2007.
I am not a hard driver so I haven't noticed a lean while cornering. However, I will try to check that out as it could be a problem while travelling to go skiing.
Also, which year Outlander do you have?
I started out looking at the Outlander and the Santa Fe was a late contender for me. Each have their advantages over the other but I think, for my type/style of driving, that I would be happy with either one. The main reason I am leaning towards the SF is I am not that confident in the Mitsubishi dealership. Their knowledge is not the best and their place of business is quite run down so I worry that they may go out of business. If that happened it would be another long drive for maintenance.
#22 of 59 Re: Is it a good deal? [batman47]
Nov 28, 2007 (10:31 am)
I would say that any price can be negotiated. If they want your business they will "do their best" to get it - but that is negotiating - how bad does the buyer want the product? I would recommend getting the most you can afford - if possible the full leather etc. There must be more than one dealer in your service area eh? Try them off against each other and take no b.s. Hidden charges? The closer will of course try and upsell to the extended warranty, undercoating and other useless crap and the answer is simple "no" no" No" - give me the car and let me the hell out of here"
#23 of 59 Re: 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander 2nd row seats [bobj14]
Nov 28, 2007 (10:32 am)
2007 Hundai and I bought the 2007 XLS Outlander.