Last post on Feb 26, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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Mitsubishi Outlander, SUV
#4 of 13 american brand?
Oct 23, 2010 (8:19 am)
Many of us are just patriotic people that buy cars because they think they are helping American products. If there is an American product that equates the Outlander GT I will not have any doubts to buy an American product. Unfortunately this is not the case presently.
That is so true. american name but built in part or in whole from Canada and Mexico. Toyota and Honda are probably more american in terms of production compared to some so-called american makes and models. Mitsubishi, although a Japanese company, builds the Eclipse and the Endeavor and actually sell them locally and exports them from America to the world market. How's that for helping the american economy?
#5 of 13 premium or regular?
Feb 14, 2011 (6:07 pm)
I really like the outlander GT (6 cylinder) but the literature says "premium gas recommended". What does that mean? If I use regular gas what effect does it have on the vehicle?
#6 of 13 Re: premium or regular? [baroque1]
Feb 15, 2011 (3:26 pm)
It means you get slightly less horsepower and slightly worse fuel economy. Like, say 6 to 8 HP less & maybe .3-.4MPG worse. But as long as it doesn't say premium is required you won't cause any harm to the system if you don't use it. For instance, in a premium fuel required vehicle you might hear more pronounced engine knocking if running on regular. But the Mitsu engine won't do that.
I have a '10 Outlander GT with the same engine and I use midgrade (89 octane) most of the time. Can't say I've missed those couple of HP and I've averaged 21 MPG over 13K miles including last winter and this one (which means crappy winter-blend gas). So I'm still averaging 1 MPG better than EPA which says 20 overall for my car.
#7 of 13 Re: premium or regular? [baroque1]
Feb 24, 2011 (5:59 am)
I usually use 1/2 tank premium and 1/2 tank regular. I use a little notebook to remember what kind of petrol I added to the tank the previous time (1/2 of premium or regular)
#8 of 13 Re: premium or regular? [batman47]
Feb 24, 2011 (11:14 am)
I buy midgrade, which on average is about the same. Around here, regular/midgrade/premium is 87/89/92-93 octane. All varieties are E10; 10% ethanol and we get the cruddy winter blend gas.
Unless I've got an 80+ mile trip any given day, I'll run the tank down until the distance-to-empty range is 40, 30, or even "---" miles before filling up.
Using my cost tracker spreadsheet, gas is running 13-17 cents/mile.
#9 of 13 If anyone hasn't noticed the Mitsubishi...
Feb 25, 2011 (6:47 am)
CEO speeches the past year or so, Mitsubishi has absolutely no plans to pull out of the U.S. market. For one reason, the i-MiEV sales program is just getting started. Mitsubishi has invested a lot of money in to getting their new all-electric perfected and they want return on their investment!
Their i-MiEV is the all-electric car I would part dollars with first if I wanted to go that route. That's just one reason. Anyone else read about a Hybrid Lancer for 2013? Mitsubishi is planning on building one, and that goes back about 2 years when they announced that project. These people are enthusiasts, not just backyard automotive brawlers...they know the U.S. market still has potential for sales for them and they're not going to just turn around and walk away with their tails between their legs. Not even close, kimo-slobby's.
Keep your eyes and ears open for some really exciting stuff in the next couple a years from Mitsubishi.
#10 of 13 Re: premium or regular? [batman47]
Feb 25, 2011 (9:12 am)
My Lincoln LS calls for 91 Octane. Around here you can buy either mid-grade 89 or Premium 93. I run it down to half tank, fill with mid-grade, next time use premium.
#11 of 13 Re: If anyone hasn't noticed the Mitsubishi... [iluvmysephia1]
Feb 25, 2011 (12:27 pm)
In 2013 we will see the next gen Outlander, which is currently being shown in concept as the PX-MiEV. It's a Plug-in Hybrid, which can even double as a power generator if your on a camping trip or during power outage. The hybrid Evo is just speculation, but with the way things are going, it's not impossible. There is already an electric Lancer Evolution that they tested for rallying, see here: http://goo.gl/Jixvc
#12 of 13 Re: premium or regular? [toomanyfumes]
Feb 25, 2011 (1:17 pm)
I was in Missouri last month and a Shell station offered 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, and 92 octane. Strangest thing I've ever seen on a gas pump.
#13 of 13 Re: premium or regular? [fushigi]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Feb 26, 2011 (8:04 am)
A long time ago, Sunoco had the "custom-blended" pumps, where you could get anything from 86-94...
I don't think they do that, any more..