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Mitsubishi Outlander, SUV
#312 of 341 Re: Side rails roof rack and outside door handles [fiestataz]
Nov 11, 2010 (4:46 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)
#313 of 341 Re: Side rails roof rack and outside door handles [batman47]
Nov 11, 2010 (7:04 pm)
thanks. but i am not looking for the cross bars, they can be found from dealer and plenty of different types in the market. i am looking for the two SIDE RAILS in SILVER color.
#314 of 341 Re: Side rails roof rack and outside door handles [fiestataz]
Nov 12, 2010 (3:33 am)
The silver rail bar can also be order from a Mitsubishi dealer. It will cost a lot if you want to swap the black for a OEM silver one kit. When you bought your car you should ask the dealer to change the original black rail for silver one (at a cost).
The best option is to disassembly your original rail roof (black) and re-painted silver (The silver color code can be given for the dealer or buy a silver touch up paint where the code is imprinted on there). Took the rail roof to a reputable body shop and ask them to paint it silver and also after it was painted to install it on the roof. Reputable painters usually do a god job. I remember painting my silver Thule roof rail box to Rally Red and I was satisfied with the job.
I hope this will help
#315 of 341 fading side mirrors on 2010 outlander
Nov 30, 2010 (3:03 am)
i recently got my outlander and i noticed that my side mirrors are fading (i have a black outlander) am wondring if anyone have the same problems with mine. the delership that i bought the car from told me that the only thing they can do at the moment is to buff it... sad and disaapointed... any feedback?
#316 of 341 Re: fading side mirrors on 2010 outlander [gidz300]
Nov 30, 2010 (5:48 am)
You might try something like nu finish scratch doctor. It seems to brighten the finish while making light scratches disappear (if only for a while).
#317 of 341 Re: fading side mirrors on 2010 outlander [gidz300]
Dec 01, 2010 (1:21 pm)
I've had a black 2010 Outie since July. Paintwork is not great on this model and black does not show well without a good wax treatment. I spent a couple of days last summer applying Meguiar's 3 Part Deep Chrystal with excellent results. Owner's manual recommends waxing once or twice a year.
#318 of 341 fading side mirror
Dec 01, 2010 (1:36 pm)
i got mine september... how was your side mirror? was it fading? is it something that happened in the dealership or a manufacturer defect.. what do you think
#319 of 341 Severe or Regular Maintenance Schedule for 2010 Outlander
Dec 01, 2010 (2:43 pm)
Had some interesting interaction with Dealership and Customer Service concerning which maintenance schedule is appropriate for Canadian operations. The owner's manual is clear about recommending the "severe" schedule for all 2010 Outlanders being driven in Canada. Both the dealer and Customer Service suggested that to do otherwise could impact any power-train warranty claim regardless of how much or how little mileage is put on the vehicle. Their main concern seems to be effective warm up and lubrication of the die-cast aluminum MIVEC engine. My dealership is under contract to provides free oil and filter changes so I'm willing to go along with the "severe" 3 month or 6000 km (3750 mile) oil change schedule but I'll be adopting a "regular" 6 month/12000 km (7,500 mile) for all other maintenance requirements.
I average well under 10000 km per year which on most other manufacturers vehicles would only require oil changes at intervals of 6 months or more which must represent a significant competitive disadvantage for Mitsu in Canada.
#320 of 341 Re: fading side mirror [gidz300]
Dec 01, 2010 (2:49 pm)
No noticeable difference between mirror casings and bodywork on mine. Hard to tell why the mirrors would age differently, a good quality polish should help.
Dec 01, 2010 (3:29 pm)
especially when you consider that dealerships make the most money on after-the-sale-service than on anything else.
My 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS has about 64,400 miles on it and it hasn't had it's oil changed in about 7,600 miles, and I'm not worried. It truly is a great time to enjoy great cars. I will get mine changed in a few days, though.