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#303 of 341 One reason Mitsubishi isn't doing better...
Sep 17, 2010 (3:59 am)
is because American car buyers keep buying Ford F-150's and Chevy Equinox and Ford Fusion's. And continue to. Turcks are true appliances to drive. Come on, that's not really driving. My '08 Lancer GTS binds to turns and takes them on and makes mincement out of them. These guys are really star carmakers. They're great!
I bought a 1999 Kia Sephia and a 2001 Kia Sportage and now own a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. Now I'm looking at the new Toyota FT-86 4-door sedan in development. I look at that car and the new baby Outlander and the proposed 2013 Lancer GTS Hybrid for my next new car.
But Mitsubishi is sound as a pound. I really respect the Mitsubishi organization overall and they are really competent carmakers. 10 year and 100,000 mile Warranty on the powertrain, 5-year and 60,000 mile bumper to bumper Warranty. Really hard to beat those Warranties.
The more I drive my '08 Lancer GTS the more I think I'll just stay in the Mitsubishi family and get a baby Outlander or another new Lancer GTS next. I love this car and I put this car's bodystyle and that of the '65 Ford Mustang together as my favorite car bodystyles of all time.
#304 of 341 Re: One reason Mitsubishi isn't doing better... [iluvmysephia1]
Sep 17, 2010 (8:38 am)
Thank you all who have responded so quickly. Your positive comments make me feel much more comfortable going into the Mitsubishi dealer tomorrow. I'm pretty sure I will be purchasing the Outlander ES with a confident mind-set.
#305 of 341 Re: One reason Mitsubishi isn't doing better... [westernone]
Sep 17, 2010 (11:00 pm)
Mind you my 2007 is an LS model V6 4X4 with 6 speed auto. (I needed good towing power in winter hauling a snowmobile trailer with 2 sleds)
The ES wasn't around back then so I've never driven one (not sure what I'd think of the CVT tranny).
#306 of 341 Re: One reason Mitsubishi isn't doing better... [comem47]
Sep 18, 2010 (6:59 am)
I imagine you'd get used to the CVT. I rented an Altima for a week, at first the CVT was a little different, by the end of the week I didn't even notice it.
#307 of 341 Re: One reason Mitsubishi isn't doing better... [westernone]
Sep 29, 2010 (2:25 pm)
Sorry for being late to respond; I haven't been in the forums for a few weeks.
I've a '10 Outlander GT that I bought as a replacement for a '99 Galant LS. Both cars are V6s but the Galant had 195HP and of course the Outie has 230. The Outlander V6 runs fine on mid-grade gas so if you opt for a V6 version you don't have to burn premium all the time.
My Galant was getting 23-24MPG overall and after 9800 miles I'm getting 21.3 in the Outlander. I wanted it to be a little better but considering it's a taller, heavier vehicle with AWD I'm not disappointed at all.
For me, moving from a Galant to an Outlander was pretty easy.
If you don't need quite the size and a 4 cylinder engine is OK with you, you might also consider the Outlander Sport that's being released in October/November. You can check it out at http://www.outlandersport.com. It is a little smaller but is supposed to get 31MPG highway and will be less expensive than the regular Outlander. It looks like a shorter Outlander but there are dozens if not hundreds of differences.
BTW, I did make it to Factory MOD (http://www.mitsubishicars.com/MMNA/jsp/owners-site/owners-day.do) a couple of weeks back. Had a good time & won a pair of Rockford Fosgate Punch Plugs (http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/products/product_categories.asp?cat_id=299). Truly amazing bass response for ear buds.
#308 of 341 Re: One reason Mitsubishi isn't doing better... [fushigi]
Sep 29, 2010 (3:06 pm)
Thanks for the heads up on the Sport, If I didn't read about it first I'd have to winder if someone slipped some drugs in my drink upon first seeing one !!! (what's wrong with this picture?) ;-P I dunno, lopping the end off the standard one (and the major loss in space) isn't worth the extra mpg to me. Of course no flap fold tailgate either.
#309 of 341 Re: One reason Mitsubishi isn't doing better... [comem47]
Sep 29, 2010 (6:12 pm)
Some of that lopped off length is in the front since the Sport only offers a 4 cyl engine. Cargo space is smaller, but it's not that bad. The front fenders, BTW, are made of recycled plastic. Like Saturns of old they have give & shouldn't be subject to door dings.
I agree on the loss of the split tailgate, though.
My wife drives an '01 Elantra so it's getting up there in age. Right now she's considering the Lancer & the new Cruze as replacements. I'll drag her to the dealer to drive the Sport as well.
#310 of 341 10K mile update
Oct 06, 2010 (7:25 pm)
Tonight my '10 GT rolled through the 10K mile mark. To date, I'm averaging 21.3 MPG in mixed driving on mid-grade gas (89 octane w/10% Ethanol). I've done one oil change & tire rotation and will likely do the next in December when I celebrate the first anniversary of ownership. As I drive less than 15K miles/year I'll generally be doing time-based maintenance v. mileage-based.
There have been no problems, no recalls, no concerns.
It's still a pleasure to drive. There's room for whatever we need to carry, be it people or cargo. The nav system has been easy to use and helpful a number of times. Even when I know where I'm going I'll sometimes set it up just for the time & distance remaining. Or use the map with no destination plugged in to keep abreast of traffic issues. As I rarely need voice prompts I've muted them.
The Rockford-Fosgate stereo continues to impress. We have over 80 CDs ripped to the hard drive & have set up numerous playlists for managing them. The music we have in there ranges across genres from Mozart to country (ex: Martina McBride) to classic rock (ex: Journey) to modern rock (ex: Nickelback) to J-pop (ex: Namie Amuro). For America's Got Talent fans I've got a Michal Grimm MP3 collection on a thumb drive I keep in the car.
(Side note: I attended Mitsu's Owner's Day last month & won a pair of RF Punch Plugs ear buds. If you want ear buds with honestly good bass response, check 'em out.)
I've set the touch screen's color scheme to blue from the default of red; the blue is definitely easier on the eyes. I also switched the keyboard to QWERTY.
#311 of 341 Side rails roof rack and outside door handles
Nov 11, 2010 (11:58 am)
i just bought the 2010 SE AWC in cool silver color. Really nice car, i am loving it.
I just found out that for some models, most likely the XLS, comes with the SILVER color side rails roof rack (only the rails, NOT the cross bar), and with the SILVER/CHROME outside door handles.
My roof rails are in black color and all four door handles are the same painted car body color which is the cool silver. (the two front doors has the black lock button)
I am wondering what models ships with these parts, and what are their OEM part numbers? What previous year parts are compactable with the 2010? I am very interested to have these parts on my car, but can't find it ....anyone here has any clues, catalogs? Truly appreciated. ps. I am in America.
#312 of 341 Re: Side rails roof rack and outside door handles [fiestataz]
Nov 11, 2010 (5:46 pm)
If you are looking for cross rail kit you may order from any Mitsubishi dealer ($319 - ROOF RACK CROSSBARS AERO BAR). Just provide your car VIN number to the part department. The cross rail kit is adjustable to any outlander roof size. I bought one for my previous 2008 XLS Outlander. Instructions are relatively easy to follow. Would you have any problem for installation you may copy installation brochure (pdf file) from Thule web page. Have an assistant to fit your cross rail evenly on the top and a meter I also bought a roof box from Thule (Yakima stuff are also good)