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#71 of 341 The 2010 Outlander GT doesn't have a Side Roof Rack Rail
Nov 18, 2009 (3:37 pm)
Today MMNA has officially disclosed its web page showing the 2010 Outlander and the Shopping Tools menu. However the informacion doesn’t means that the vehicle is available just now in the main Mitsubishi dealers in USA.
The 2010 Outlander GT doesn’t have a side roof rack rail although the accessories page suitable for this vehicle announces as accessories “Roof Rack Cross Aero Bar” at a price of $319. Without a side roof rack rail there is not a practical way to put on the roof rack cross aero bar. The price for a side roof rack rail is approximately $500 the pair.
#72 of 341 '10 Outlanders ARE here in Texas!
Nov 18, 2009 (5:53 pm)
Stopped by my local dealer tonight - they got in about 10 new Outlanders on Monday. Was getting dark so will head back tomorrow to check them out and take a test drive. I love that most of them have dark interiors, unlike RAV4s and CR-Vs...
BTW, in the San Antonio area......
#73 of 341 Bought a GT
Dec 08, 2009 (11:12 am)
For those who have been following, I bought a Rally Red Outlander GT on Saturday. It has the leather/navi package but not the rear entertainment. So if you have Outlander-specific questions, fire away and I'll do my best. Initial comments:
In the Outlander v. Forester thread there was a question about gas. Premium is recommended but not required. Confirmed on both the car & in the manual. I don't plan on using premium. I got it with a full tank so I can't say what the initial mileage is just yet. Judging by the instant MPG readout I think it'll do what I wanted - match my outgoing Galant V6 at around 24 around the Chicago suburbs.
The Bluetooth integration has been quite nice. It imported my phone's contact list (which is itself a unification of my personal, Facebook, and corporate contacts). Once done I was able to use Fuse (voice control) to call my wife. Call clarity was very clear and she later reported very little background noise on her end. There are multiple mic pickups in the roof so both front passengers are covered for hands free calling. My phone also streams Pandora internet radio and I was able to send that to the audio system via BT as well. Very nice and dead simple to set up.
I've been playing a few CDs & letting it auto-rip them to the internal HD. I didn't time it but it takes probably about 12-15 minutes to rip a disk (the rip status is on-screen). Under the climate control (at the base of the center stack) is a cubby big enough for literally over a dozen CD cases. Even more fit in the center console. So I put the stack to rip in the stack & move them to the console when done. The Gracenotes database and/or on-disc info has correctly identified everything I've put in it so far, including a few Japanese import CDs.
The touchscreen is responsive. But there needs to be a faster way to tune to FM stations that aren't assigned to buttons. I haven't tried the satellite radio yet nor have I tried playing anything from a USB connection (thumb drive, MP3 player, etc.)
The rear backup camera will definitely come in handy. I need to adjust my habits to looking at it instead of out the rear window (and, of course, in addition to the side windows & mirrors). It has lines showing where you're going and a cross-line that reflects about 18" from the car; enough room to fully open the hatch and a good indicator of scale. Cross-hatch indicators every couple of feet would probably make a nice addition.
The whole audio/multimedia system is so feature-rich there's a separate 11 chapter manual just for it. That's on top of the regular manual which is itself over an inch thick.
Fast key is definitely convenient but takes getting used to. For over 25 years I've had to pull out a key or a fob; it's an ingrained behavior I can now un-learn.
The navi is fine so far but, and I'm not 100% sure on this yet as I haven't spent enough time with it, seems to have a separate address book than the phone portion. Minor gripe: The position icon is an arrow pointing to where the car is on the map. But the arrow doesn't follow the car's direction; it's just pointing from the right side of your location instead of pointing along the route you're taking.
The LCD display between the speedometer & tach displays various info. So far I've mostly left it showing the gas & temp. That display includes distance-to-empty (accuracy of 10 miles) and has a meter showing instantaneous economy. The distance-to-empty adjusts based on how you're driving so it reflects real-world v. an estimate that a full tank = x miles.. Again I've just not had enough drive time to determine if that display or another will suit me better. I don't plan on constantly rotating through them.
Regular driving is effortless. The wheel and controls just fall right where you expect them to be. The suspension on the GT is tighter but not to the point of being rough. Call it composed. Conditions being what they are, I did try it in Snow mode yesterday and had absolutely no issues driving to work. Granted, it wasn't a bad snowfall but the minor roads were not plowed & were noticeably slick..
Seat comfort is good. The heated seats are fast on high and subtle but noticeable on low. With the front seat all the way back and with me sitting int he second row I've at least 2 inches of leg room between my knees & the back of the first row. As the second row also reclines I anticipate no complaints on those occasions when we haul more people. The third row will probably stay folded flat pretty much forever; I'd have not ordered it myself but it came standard.
I haven't had the opportunity to use the rain-sensing wipers yet. I did play with the manually adjustable headlights - you can raise or lower (lengthen or shorten their throw) with a dash knob. I'm keeping it relatively short so they don't blind the drivers in front of me.
Gripes? No Homelink. No sunglasses holder. They eliminated the 110V outlet. That's about it so far.
Other comments: I won't disclose purchase price but I did get a good finance rate. I put down enough that I did not need to consider gap insurance. WRT auto insurance it will cost about $70 more every 6 months than full coverage on my outgoing Galant (I had it on liability but remember the full coverage cost). I kept the Galant and will private-party sell it as the dealer low-balled the trade offer and wasn't too interested in raising it.
What else? I'm a mild driver so far. The manual does state a 300 mile break-in period so I won't thrash it (much) for a couple more weeks. The oil change interval is 7500 miles according to the OBC.
#74 of 341 Re: Bought a GT [fushigi]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 08, 2009 (11:50 am)
Congrats on the new ride!
I won't disclose purchase price
Can you at least give us a hint. Close to TMV or ?
#75 of 341 Re: Bought a GT [steve_]
Dec 08, 2009 (12:40 pm)
OK, here's some detail: I got within +/- $300 of TMV. After that:
-$500 owner loyalty rebate
+$144 license & title fee
+$151 doc fee
+ nearly $2400 in sales tax (I'm glad it's deductible this year)
3.9% for 60 months financing.
I own my cars for a long time so I didn't have any problem with a 60 month contract & the rate is good. Mitsu does offer 0% for 36 months but that payment, while affordable, would have left me uncomfortable. Better to eat a few bucks in interest and have a better cushion should unexpected expenses or a change in job status occur.
I should be able to (hope I can) sell my '99 Galant LS V6 for $2500-$3200 private party to offset the cost even more. For the mileage (152K) it's in very good shape. Clean title, no accidents, and I have all of the service records. Which reminds me, I need to go through and redact the receipts to remove some PII.
#76 of 341 Re: Bought a GT [fushigi]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 08, 2009 (12:50 pm)
Sweet - thanks!
#77 of 341 Re: Bought a GT [fushigi]
Dec 08, 2009 (9:36 pm)
>> My phone also streams Pandora internet radio and I was able to send that to the audio system via BT as well. Very nice and dead simple to set up.
streaming audio is cool. what kind of phone do you have?
#78 of 341 Re: Bought a GT [fushigi]
Dec 08, 2009 (9:37 pm)
>> OK, here's some detail: I got within +/- $300 of TMV
it worth every penny
Dec 09, 2009 (4:30 am)
congratulations on your 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV purchase. And great choice of color, too. I have grown to love the Rally Red paint on my '08 Lancer GTS.
#80 of 341 Re: Bought a GT [chelentano]
Dec 09, 2009 (4:30 am)
what kind of phone do you have?