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Mitsubishi Outlander

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  • regfootballregfootball Posts: 2,166
    agreed. bring on the grandis. the toyota wish is another similar vehicle but instead we get the big bloated Sienna.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    We should be able to find better ways of expressing our frustrations on a family friendly site! :-)

    tidester, host
  • tnel332tnel332 Posts: 23
    Heck, I was being as polite as possible....8)
    How on earth do these people expect to sell a car? I'll just go some place else.
    What have others paid, do you know?
    Thanks,
    tn
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    What have others paid, do you know?

    You've just asked them! Let's read what they have to say - c'mon gang, help out!

    tidester, host
  • pcs15394pcs15394 Posts: 27
    tnel332/Tidester - I paid 19950 for a Pearl White Outlander XLS with Sun & Sound package at the end of April in Central Florida. This was only after the dealer had attempted to get me to pay that price for an LS model with an after market installed Sunroof and base model stereo(I refused). The next day Dealer called back and wanted to work out a Deal. It did help that it happened to be the next to last day of the month. Hope this is of some help.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Thanks!

    tidester, host
  • pemleypemley Posts: 3
    I've seen this story all over the news and the internet. Everyone is using it as a way to show that small SUV's are not safe. All it really shows is vehicles are damaged more when stuck by a larger higher vehicle then a small light one and that side airbags prevent injuries. There is no mention as to how any cars have done with the new test standards. Just that small SUV's did worst then they did with the old standard crash barrier.

    Until all types of vehicles are tested on this same test, it's conclusions are meaningless and any attempt to use them is just hype.

    In my opinion anyhow.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    I think the media, in general, made it clear that the new tests did not yet include regular passenger vehicles. IMO, the results are far from meaningless. They verify what we have long suspected: being struck by a vehicle with a higher frontend is significantly more dangerous.

    I further expect that when the same testing is done on regular passenger vehicles we'll see even more disturbing results.

    These are the first tests that I am aware of that use realistic bumper/frontend heights to better reflect the growing population of larger vehicles on the highways.

    tidester, host
  • pcs15394pcs15394 Posts: 27
    I happened to catch the side impact testing on NBC's Dateline on Tuesday Night. After seeing the results it made me wish I had sprung for the Luxury package that supposedly includes the side airbags... Then again it made me wish I didn't have to spend an extra grand to get side impact airbags!!!!
  • phi77phi77 Posts: 3
    Hi did anybody noticed that the Outlander pulls to the right? I had mine in service they did alignment and some tension spring in the steering wheel but the car still goes right the dealer is telling me that this is normal but how can car arch to the right and that to be normal driving. Does anybody have any ideas how to go about this?

    p.s. normally my other car goes right or left when the road slopes a little but it goes in the straight line but this one does it even when the road slopes to the left and it does it in arches I can change lines every 50yards without touching steering wheel.
  • wheelz4wheelz4 Posts: 569
    http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/pw/04mitsu.htm

    Hopefully the new engine is more efficient as well. It will definitely make the Outlander more of a contender.
  • wheelz4wheelz4 Posts: 569
    Great review of the more powerful 160 hp 2004 Outlander in the National Post. It's not posted on their website yet but I'll post the link when it is. Basically, it now has decent power, is quieter, and has lower emissions and better fuel economy to boot.
  • rysterryster Posts: 471
    Does anyone have any information as to when the '04 models will be available in the United States? The Outlander is a very nice vehicle and I would prefer to wait for the larger engine than settle for an '03 model.

    Thanks!
  • charley9charley9 Posts: 48
    I had asked the area Mitsu dealer about when we might expect the 04 Outlander and he mumbled something about Oct- Nov?.....Don't think he really knew. I'll bet they arrive with the Sportback....If anyone knows any specifics I too would like to hear them. I am getting ready to get something new and the 04 Outlander is high on my list. I have had two Mitsu products since the late 80's and they were essentially bulletproof. I'm really tempted to go there again......
  • tnel332tnel332 Posts: 23
    Well I got my fully loaded Outlander today. I went to two dealerships. One was a bit of aggrevation (see my deleted post...oh you can't..hahaha) and quoted me a price that came to 311.00 per month. I had AWD and the ABS package (sun roof) picked out but they would have to go get it at another dealer and they wanted a thousand up front. I went to another dealer who also didn't have my vehicle in stock but they would get it on a handshake. Well I saw the color I wanted but it was fully loaded..leather, lux package, etc. To get rid of a stock item they gave me the car for the same price as the first dealer....naturally I took it and ran...or drove.. Keep y'all posted
    ..well anyone who reads these...hahah
  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    Congrats on your new car! What color did you get and is it AWD? How do you like it so far? What was the price you paid before taxes?
  • Picked up an XLS a couple days ago. It was between that and a Dakota truck, which were going like a fire sale with the deals they were doing at Dodge. I figured I'd do the responsible thing though and go for the Outlander... More dependable, better gas mileage, less money, blah blah blah. Even got a great deal...

    Huge mistake. It seemed fine for the test drive and the other times I sat in it. But, on my first long drive, I quickly became aware of the fact that I cannot be comfortable in this vehicle. I'm 6'2" without shoes. No matter what I do, it seems like my ankles are twisted. If I crank up the seat and tilt it back, my arms have to stick straight out to reach the wheel and my shoulders get sore, plus my head is so far up, I can't see lights well. The steering wheel also has to be all the way up, or it blocks the gauges, which makes the reach even worse. I've gone through many cars, and never made this much of a miscalculation. Can't really blame the car, it's actually fine otherwise. Funny thing is, I was most worried about the power, but that actually seems OK. I think the missing element is the ability for the seat bottom to tilt back, which my Explorer had. This allows the knees to be higher and the butt lower. I checked into custom seats and so on, but nothing looks promising yet. It's very hard changing stuff like that on cars now, what with all the airbag integration and everything. And I'm sure everyone can imagine the reaction of the dealership... "Sorry, wish we could help". So here I am in wonderful 'no cooling off period' California... The word SCREWED comes to mind. If there's any other pituitary cases out there with some ideas, it would be much appreciated.

    "Too Tall" Dave
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