Last post on Jul 25, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi, SUV
#12 of 41 Re: XLS to GT [leo67]
Jul 08, 2010 (4:33 pm)
IMO the sound you're hearing is a one-off; unique (or nearly so) to your car & not Outlanders in general. It seems every service department, regardless of make, wants to declare "it's normal" when they encounter something that's hard to diagnose.
So that we understand you .. did you compare the XLS to a GT or did you trade the XLS in on a GT?
#14 of 41 Re: XLS to GT [fushigi]
Jul 09, 2010 (12:46 pm)
Traded XLS for GT
like you said it prob is a one off ,, but I had 7 noises that both dealers told me it's "normal" (and I honestly don't think they really looked into it, they have gotten so lazy in past decade, that they just wait for TSB's to appear ) sorry 27K for a car that does nothing but annoy me is not acceptable
so another 2.5 K out of my pocket to get into the GT,, and for me even though it took me out of my price range was worth it... The GT is quiet as can be,, the 7 noises I was experiencing with the XLS is nowhere in this car,, except for the 3rd row seat..
#15 of 41 Re: XLS to GT [leo67]
Jul 09, 2010 (5:46 pm)
If your 3rd row seat is squeaking a little when folded flat, put a cargo mat on it to dampen the sounds. Putting 30+ pounds of weight will also do the trick; the weight will settle it just fine. But now that I've had my Outlander for a few months I don't notice it; I think it's stopped altogether.
#16 of 41 Re: XLS to GT [fushigi]
Jul 09, 2010 (8:13 pm)
you probably are so used to it that you don't notice it anymore,, but really it's not that bad,, (maybe cause I know what the source is) and yes I have the all weather rubber mat on order
#17 of 41 Re: XLS to GT [leo67]
Jul 09, 2010 (8:23 pm)
No, I'm pretty sure I'd still notice it. Squeaks & rattle get on my nerves pretty easily. And with the hot weather here in the midwest I've been going with the windows up so it wouldn't be drowned by wind noise. I even occasionally drive without the stereo on.
I've got the carpeted mat in there now. I probably should have opted for the rubber mat; I may yet order one for the future. I did get WeatherTechs for the front.
#18 of 41 Re: XLS to GT [fushigi]
Jul 12, 2010 (4:41 am)
you sound like my twin.. how did I get so anal with noises.. I know , I like my gear in top shape, this crap is not cheap!!
I robbed the factory rubber mats from the XLS..... It's the least they can do (LOL)
they have a small raised border to them like the WeatherTechs, so they should do a fair job in holding dirt, mud, snow, etc..
#19 of 41 Re: XLS to GT [leo67]
Jul 12, 2010 (3:03 pm)
My thing with the mats is I'd like them to extend forward to cover the floor when I have the 2nd row tumbled forward. After all, if I'm really hauling cargo & not people, shouldn't I be protecting the entire floor? Neither the factory mats nor the WeatherTechs have that option.
Yeah, I'd say we're pretty similar. I keep my cars in top condition. I hate scratches, door dings, random noises, having one or two little things that don't work, etc. If it breaks I fix it. How can you enjoy the ride when things don't just work all the time?
#20 of 41 Re: XLS to GT [fushigi]
Jul 12, 2010 (3:19 pm)
"Yeah, I'd say we're pretty similar. I keep my cars in top condition. I hate scratches, door dings, random noises, having one or two little things that don't work, etc. If it breaks I fix it. How can you enjoy the ride when things don't just work all the time?"
I like that idea about full floor coverage, get to the drawing board submit your design, make a ton of money.. of course i get a free one to field test
#21 of 41 Re: XLS to GT [fushigi]
Jul 15, 2010 (12:12 pm)
I bought for my XLS a cargo cover that do what you said would like to have. Go to the Mitsubishi Motor Japan and download the accessory catalogue. Copy the part number of the cargo cover and take it to your Mitsu dealer (local). He/she will get it for you at a price (imported from Japan). I have done this when I ordered a car cover for my GT. He got it for me and now my GT is covered with it in Peru antil my return to this country next year.