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2010 Mitsubishi Outlander

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  • fushigifushigi Posts: 1,232
    I was also disappointed about the 110V plug being dropped. I could envision my wife watching a Blueray movie on her laptop while I drove. Still, most portable things (including laptops with the right adapter) are 12V DC capable nowadays or, as you noted, there are the adapters although I really don't like them as none seem to be made with any real quality.

    The roof is only rated for 110 pounds on the non-GT models so I'm not sure how much utility is there even if you had the rack. Were I you I'd probably just buy a small trailer unless the trails you hit are too rough. We are getting ours set up for towing (wiring + hitch) as a just-in-case.

    Did you have the multi-communication system in your old Mitsu? It's new to me and I'm spending a lot of time getting familiar with it. I found my first CD that wasn't in the on-board GraceNote database (although it was in the online GN database). Not a big deal as it was a small run CD from a few years back. I manually entered the album & track info; that's kinda laborious especially since the on-screen keyboard is ABCDE instead of QWERTY.

    Enjoy your new ride! I know I am.
  • fushigifushigi Posts: 1,232
    My dealer is on facebook and just sent this link out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvHODKQNsyk
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,993
    What's the circular knob with the reddish ring on it on the console near the cupholders and hand brake about 18 seconds in?

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  • fushigifushigi Posts: 1,232
    That's the S-AWC/AWD mode selector - Tarmac, Snow, Lock. I've been using Snow a bit the past couple of days. The red is just the backlight; I think it's overdone in the video.
  • fushigifushigi Posts: 1,232
    For a better picture, go here, click on Performance (towards the bottom), then hover your mouse over the Super All-Wheel Control label by the rear tire. Although even there the red seems a little over-emphasized.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,993
    With the red, I was going to guess heated seats control, but I figured I'd be wrong. :shades:

    Thanks.

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  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    The MMCS (Navigation) of the 2008 needed time to get used to. My wife was the expert. She read thoroughly the manual and she usually manipulated it. I reckon that the 2010 will be very similar.

    I will appreciate it if you could write down all the printer material that you have received with your 2010 GT (e.g. owner’s manual, warranty, etc) to compare with those I will receive next week.
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    Is there need with the 2010 Outlander to buy special mud flaps (instead of the mud guards that come with the protection package) to protect the paint from the myriad of small stones thrown for the front tires under the front door paint? Is this part of the car already protected with transparent 3M plastic from factory? This paint sandy problem was a huge problem for previous owners of a Mitsubishi Outlander.
  • fushigifushigi Posts: 1,232
    Those are between the seats & the center console. :) Being of moderate "American Girth" it's easier to see the other seat's heater switch than my own. The switch is lit if on. Green for low, orange for high IIRC.

    And dang, I got used to having the heated seats fast. My Galant didn't have them so the seat would be a chiller. On the Outie, within a couple of minutes there's a nice warmth covering my thighs and lower back. Very nice on days like today (it was 2 above this morning).
  • fushigifushigi Posts: 1,232
    MMCS comes with an 11 chapter manual. The manual for the rest of the Outie is over an inch thick. The other stuff was the tire warranty docs, a warranty/maintenance manual, and a feature guide pamphlet.
  • fushigifushigi Posts: 1,232
    I read about the mud flap issue. I don't generally drive much on overly muddy or gravel roads so it may not matter to me. I don't think area was significantly redesigned, though, so extended flaps might be necessary for some. I'll take a wait-and-see stance for now.
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    Does your GT have that rubber (inserts) line on the car’s roof that runs parallel on both sides? The side rail roof rack on the XLS has these rubber lines and it is there where the side rails are fitted. Reading the Maintenance CD (Removal and Installation of the Side Rail Roof) in the Outlander the rubber gives way (equidistant little spaces) where bolts can be screwed and therefore the side rail roof can be fit on it.
  • fushigifushigi Posts: 1,232
    The rubber trim piece is there as it is on a lot of cars nowadays. I'll have to look for bolt holes. I have a hard time believing Mitsu would engineer a different roof panel just for the GT, but perhaps they have other reasons for disallowing a roof rack.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,993
    Very nice on days like today (it was 2 above this morning).

    That's about what it was here and I had mine on this morning when running errands. I wish my office chair had 'em. :-)

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  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    All the Australian 2010 Outlander comes with side rails roof rack + the sportier steering wheel (EVO Evolution). The Mazda CX-90 which is similar to the GT, with exception of the engine power and better third row of seats, it offers as an option “side rail roof rack” for the top of the range. Perhaps the Australian dollar is much better than our dollar or MMNA is taking us for a ride.
  • fushigifushigi Posts: 1,232
    Perhaps it was a styling cue Mitsu wanted to use to differentiate the GT from less expensive trims. Cheaper to delete something than add an effects kit or moldings.

    Maybe the Aussies are more demanding about on-roof storage.

    I like the steering wheel as it is. Nicely leather-wrapped; it's a good size and comfortable to grip.

    Given our economy, it could well be that the Aussie dollar is doing better than ours. :sick:
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,993
    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)

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,599
    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.
  • 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.

    http://s215240594.onlinehome.us/OUTLANDER_accessories.pdf
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    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.
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