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#42 of 82 Re: 2009 US Outlander-Details [xcell]
Aug 07, 2008 (6:11 am)
Just to add to xcells post, the LS trim will be discontinued for 2009, there will be ES, SE, and XLS (XLS will be the only trim with a 6 cylinder engine, rest will use the 2.4l). Backup camera will be added to navigation system package. Also, ES/SE will be available in 5 or 7 seat configurations (basically all trims will be available with 3 rows). Supposed ship date is late September. Also, to those of you looking for Mitsubishi incentives and rebates, don't count on it especially on Japanese made models. Mitsubishi just discontinued the Graduation Rebate ($500) and it's plan is to cut back on all the other incentives as they basically are trying to get the resale value of Mitsubishi to go up (leasing purposes).
#43 of 82 Re: 2009 US Outlander-Details [blitzkrieg79]
Aug 07, 2008 (10:53 am)
Glad I bought my LS when I did. Didn't want the low profile rims, nor 3rd row seat and other base $ of an XLS, but needed the towing power of the 6 while still having the Sun and Sound package. Hopefully this lasts me the usual several years and we'll look again at their offerings.
#44 of 82 Re: 2009 US Outlander-Details [comem47]
Aug 07, 2008 (4:55 pm)
I'm glad I got the LS with S+S myself. I think the V6 six-speed auto is a great powertrain, always enough power and my mileage seems to get better as the miles add up.
#45 of 82 Re: 2009 US Outlander-Details [toomanyfumes]
Aug 08, 2008 (5:47 am)
Very happy with my fully loaded XLS. Wouldn't want any less.
#46 of 82 And... what about this??
Aug 27, 2008 (8:34 pm)
#47 of 82 Sorry... here`s the pic...
Aug 27, 2008 (8:39 pm)
Oct 04, 2008 (6:20 pm)
I am looking for a 2008 Outlander XLS, 4WD with Luxury, Sound & Sun, and Navigation packages. Itís a hard find in Southern California as Mitsubishi has cut back production and 2009s are coming out any day. I understand that the only discernable difference between the 2008 and 2009 is the option of the rear view camera as part of the navigation package. I can get a used 2008 Outie XLS 4WD with around 9K miles on it with the aforementioned packages for about $21K. Do you folks think thatís a good deal, or shall I wait for the 2009? The market for auto sales is pretty depressed, especially for less known brands like Mitsubishi. I can pay cash for the car. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
#50 of 82 Re: 2008 Vs. 2009 [cyrus1000]
Oct 07, 2008 (11:17 am)
I think if you're going to keep the car for 100,000 miles, it will be a great deal as long as the car has been well taken care of.. I have a 2007 xls 4wd V6 with 25,000 on the ticker and I've had no problems. I plan on keeeping it for 5 years and over 100k....
#51 of 82 Re: 2008 Vs. 2009 [solowalker]
Oct 07, 2008 (9:30 pm)
Thanks for the feedback, Solowalker. I agree. Mitsubishis are great cars with a great tradition which is little known in North America. Their SUVs are sought after in many parts of the world for their reliability and ability to drive through almost any conditions mother nature can conjure up. I have a 2001 Montero with 120K miles which has never been in the shop except for routine maintenance. It has safely driven my family and I through snow blizzards, flashfloods and 130 degree desert heat. It still drives like a new car. I'd still take it on a road trip through the Rockys during the winter over a brand new Range Rover which could break down on you any moment. It's a shame Monteros are not sold in North America anymore. I only hope that Outlanders continue the tradition.
p.s. Outlander is one of the few SUVs recommended by the Consumer Report.