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#100 of 341 A case of Cokes, TP, oh, and an Outlander
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 10, 2009 (3:33 pm)
What's on your list today?
"Now through February 1st, 2010, members of Sam's Club are eligible for 0% financing, for up to 60 months, on the 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Lancer and Outlander and the 2010 Endeavor and Galant. This offer is in lieu of any cash offer that may be available.
There are also special lease rates on the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander."
Deal of the Week: Mitsubishi and Sam's Club 0% Financing Offer (Edmunds Daily)
Dec 10, 2009 (5:06 pm)
If I wanted a Mitz product, I would look for an ex rental or one a couple of years old.
People don't seem to know what they are, at least around here and as used cars, they can be a lot of car for the money because of steep depreciation.
#102 of 341 Re: Bought a GT [batman47]
Dec 10, 2009 (7:30 pm)
You should be able to order roof rack from a dealer. The Mitsu USA site does not list all accessories which could be ordered. When I bought my Outlander 3 year ago, my dealer said that backup camera, parking sensors, OEM wood trim,byke rack are available to order, though at that time these were not listed on site.
This is sample a Japanese catalog, but dealer should have less colorful one in English. This one should give us the idea. There is a picture of roof rack wich do not require roof rails. This is old 2009 catalog.
#103 of 341 Re: Bought a GT [chelentano]
Dec 10, 2009 (10:18 pm)
I have seen the Japanese catalogue and indeed I examined the cross roof rack for the Outlander without the two side rail roof rack. What worry me is that the 2010 Outlander GT may not have holes on the rubber lines where usually the side rail roof rack seat in the XLS. If there is not holes beneath of the rubber lines on the roof the 4-small towers of the Japanese accessory cannot be bolted and then the whole approach will fail.
This reasoning is also valid if two side rail roof racks are ordered from a dealer. The left and the right side rail roof rack installation will require at least 12 bolts, according to a quotation of a dealer. If the 2010 Outlander GT doesn’t have the holes beneath the rubber lines then the whole process fail.
Yakima and Thule provide equipment for two types of naked roof. One is called “raingutters” (where clamps grab raingutters) and the other is called “Q towers” (where clips clip into the door frame and the tower rest on the roof). These two approaches don’t use bolts and don’t need holes on the roof.
Jan 17, 2010 (10:22 am)
I just found out from multiple dealers here in the US, that although Mitsubishi’s website lets you build a 2010 Outlander GT in blue, white or brown with Beige interior, Japan does not make them. Nationwide, there are only GTs with black interior. And the XLS does not come with a sunroof, so if you want a 6 cyl. with sunroof now, you’re stuck with a black interior. Unless of course, they make them later in the year like they did the 2007 Red Outlanders.
My lease is up in October (July if I wanted another mitsu) but I may have to consider some other manufacturer. A beige interior is available for lesser models, but not the top of the line? Does that make sense? You would think top of the line means a pick of all the available options. I mean, it’s not like they are custom making a new interior, just installing one that is currently available on the XLS or SE. What could the costs be? They could even charge a premium for the color like a few other manufacturers do, but no. Wow, I think Mitsubishi has really outdone themselves this year to screw this up.
#105 of 341 Re: GT Option(less) [ny_outlander]
Jan 17, 2010 (12:49 pm)
Have you talked to a dealer about ordering one with the beige interior? You have enough lead time that the unit could be built & shipped in advance of your lease expiration.
I bought a '10 GT last month and so far have very few nits to pick. The black interior was not my first choice either, coming from a Galant with a beige interior. But I'm hoping the tinted windows are adequate to keep the seats from hating up too much in summer. If not, well, mine is garage-kept at home & I can get partial shade at work so it won't heat up all the time.
The other thought is that perhaps sales experience favors black interiors much like it favors automatics over manuals. I don't know.
#106 of 341 Re: GT Option(less) [fushigi]
Jan 17, 2010 (4:39 pm)
Wow, good luck with your new GT and I hope you're right. I'm sending off a letter to MMNA to see if that district sales manager was wrong and that a beige interior GT can be had. Man, and I was really getting excited. But that new brown color with a ??black?? interior instead of beige reminds me more of something else instead of chocolate cream mousse. I'm going for the blue myself. What's your, black or white?
How's the new GT? I was told, not that I believe it, that they added more sound deadening. Is it quieter than the previous years and do the doors sound less tinny when you slam them? (I kick the tires too, by the way). Less torque steer around slippery corners??
#107 of 341 Re: GT Option(less) [ny_outlander]
Jan 18, 2010 (11:26 am)
Mine is red; I put a profile pic on my CarSpace page.
I had only test-driven the '09 once back in July so I can't say for sure if it's quieter. But it's quiet to me. The 6 cyl is really smooth and there's very little wind noise. A little road noise now and again but nothing obtrusive. I don't think the doors sound tinny at all. There's a little noise freom the cargo area; I think it's the 3rd row seats not fully down, but I haven't bothered yet to isolate it.
I bough on December 5 and have already made use of the AWD (Chicago area snow storms), expanded cargo capacity (hauling lots of xmas presents & luggage to the airport), and increased seating (6 adults). With 1100 miles I'm getting about 20MPG overall on winter blend gas so fuel economy is about where I'd expect it to be, especially since I'm leaving the climate control on full auto and that runs the AC for defogging.
You might just want to call Mitsu 1-888-MITSU2010. It should net you a faster response than writing a letter.
Jan 18, 2010 (12:05 pm)
Thanks. I made the call and they have a case opened for my question. Should find out in a day or so.
#109 of 341 Re: GT Option(less) [fushigi]
Jan 23, 2010 (10:51 am)
I bought my 2010 Outlander GT the 14th of December. At the moment it has 3,500 miles. I traveled to Glen Canyon (Utah) where I had to cope with temperatures of -12 degree centigrade. It was so cold that I decided to head to Los Angeles to enjoy warmer weather. To my misfortune LA was flooded with torrential rains and snows and highways closed. My GPS direct me to the East of LA in order to reach the north of California and avoid the closed roads. I found myself in the middle of mountains with heavy rain first and after torrential snow, with boulders on the roads and some tarmac washed away by dirty water. I drove through these roads for more than 60 miles until reaching the highway, which was still covered in snow, that eventually brought me to San Francisco.
I did use the “snow” mode and together with my Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S tires the driven was more than impressive. Some parts of the road had more than 2’ of snow and the car never skidded or behaved unpredictably. The entire event was a rewarding experience indeed. The heated seats were great. The automatic screen wiper was great, and the xenon lights were great.
A couple of times I heard some short strange noises when the vehicle was brought to still when braking unexpectedly when in “snow” mode (automatic). It appears that the action of braking was faster than the automatic to down grade the gears to cope with the action of braking.
Although the stalk switch (steering lighting) has a scribble/icon to indicate that the facility of headlight (low beam) exist in the vehicle the dashboard doesn’t show any illuminated icon to show that the headlight (low beam) is indeed ON. The low beam is only obvious when the xenon light illuminates the road. The dashboard only show when activated the following 3-icons are visible: High beam indicator (blue), front fog light, and position indicator. The stalk switch has 4-icons scribbled on it.
I am also getting 20 miles per gallon. Road noises are similar to those reached in the Outlander XLS. The Outlander is perhaps above average road noise. However, when the engine is warm and still the engine noise hardly can be heard. I haven’t noticed any vibration.