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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander



  • piastpiast Posts: 269
    I've heard early next year.
  • toomanyfumestoomanyfumes S.E. Wisconsin Posts: 1,007
    A 4 cyl. with a 5 or 6 speed manual would be cool for the ES. These vehicles aren't light, though. I wonder how it will do with the 4 and CVT. If the tranny keeps it at a higher RPM most of the time that could get old.
    2012 Mustang Premium, 2013 Lincoln MKX Elite, 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander.
  • I think RAV4 is even heavier, but available with 4 cyl.

    The 4 cyl Outlander could be perfect for an intensive Chicago city driving, where my V6 gives me only about 15 mpg.
  • Hi dzmitry

    So did you get your 2008 prices? Is it really lower?

  • Is there any chance they are bringing the diesel engine to the US?
  • dzmitrydzmitry Posts: 20
    No :( :( :(
    Dealer still waiting...No price,no car for me yet....
  • dzmitrydzmitry Posts: 20
    Finally I've got the price 30.493 CAD for 2008LS with Convenience Package :D price went up from 29,843.00$ for 2007 model.I gonna get mine after loooong weekend for 2007 price no payment for paperwork $335. Saved almost one grand.
    Not bad for five weeks waiting. :-)
  • dodo2dodo2 Posts: 496
    Do you know what's new for the 2008 model? You should get at least something for the $650 price increase.
  • No kidding. With the currency rates the way they are, you'd think the price would go down a bit, not up.
  • dzmitrydzmitry Posts: 20
    As far as I know, NOTHING new for my car :mad: :mad: :mad:
  • dzmitrydzmitry Posts: 20
    My car arrived to Vancouver port sept 19th,it was first 2008 shipment...they still holding it,what a stupid waste of time and money!!!
  • The Mitsu UK site reports temperature controlled glovebox on 2008 Outlander. Sounds like mini-fridge!
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    I guess it's more like cooler/warmer. Whatever blows to your cabin, that's what the glovebox gets.
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    Again, don't get your expectations too high on the 08 Outlanders for US and CA. Don't start comparing them with the EU and UK versions, because these variants are priced much higher than their US counterparts. So don't expect that we'll get that soft touch paint, rain sensing wipers etc, because it's hard to squeeze in all those features in a vehicle priced so competitively. But of course, we can only hope for the best. I just hope we get to have more choices for the accessories. The standards features though, IMO, will not change much for the US market in 08.
  • Yes European Outie is much more expensive (because of taxes) but it's not better equipped:

    16" wheels on some models, 4 cylinder engines only, cruise control and side airbags are not standard on all models, sportronic auto transmission is not available and most of them come only with manual tranny, no tire pressure sensors, no Xenons, and only 3-year warranty even on powertrain.

    page 29:

    It's not much fun you can get for 20-25K British pounds, which is 40-50K USD! More socialism means more taxes.
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    But they will get the soft touch paint, rain sensing wipers in the 08 model. They already have the dash sunglass holder, headlights spray, switch for 2nd row seat fold-down (no need to wrestle it down :)), side door garnish, etc. All those little things which we didn't get over this side of the world.
  • Still Americans get much better deal. For $30K we get loaded Outlander with:
    V6, better transmission, satellite radio, Xenons, tire pressure sensors, 10y warranty.

    Europeans get it loaded for $50K with: some "soft touch paint", rain sensing wipers, headlights spray, side door garnish and a sunglass holder.

    I'd say, that europeans look ripped off paying so much for 4cyl engine, 3y warranty and some sunglass holders.

    Interesting also to note, that on average europeans have lower wages and higher gasoline prices.
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    I guess we're still lucky here in the US. This country is a big market for vehicles. So Mitsubishi had to make tough decisions on which features to include, and yet price it competitively against the already popular models in this segment like the cr-v and rav-4. Plus, their finances were on the rocks last year so they have to earn profit from this new model, which they did. Yeah, I actually like how Mitsubishi chose which options to leave out to keep the price low. Actually I won't pay extra $$ for rain sensing wipers and sunglass holders or side garnish. However, I hope Mitsubishi starts to import more OEM accessories here in the US.
  • dodo2dodo2 Posts: 496
    While I wouldn't pay for the rain sensing wipers (I have them in my Mazda3 and I can live without them), I would pay few more $$$ for the auto lights. The cargo remote 2nd row release and sunglasses holder would be a nice touch too as well as the soft touch paint. Oh, and I would like the wiper blades deicer for the Canadian winter.
    However, I can do just fine with the current equipment level.
  • dzmitrydzmitry Posts: 20
    Finally, tomorrow I will pick it up from dealership :)
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    Snap some pics for us please :) Congrats on your new ride.
  • dzmitrydzmitry Posts: 20
    I've got it :) :)
    They still don't know financing rate for 2008,so I I just put down payment, next week I will finish all paperwork...It was only one extra future:new FAST-key very small size,like Toyota's remote(I have 2-nd car Matrix XR) and no cargo cover.
    I will post some pics tomorrow?I'm very tired and happy :)
  • Just smaller key fob? Tha's all, are u sure?
    Congrats, and enjoy...

    Can u post a picture of that big paper label they attach to the side window of a new cars? You know, the one which lists all the options and pricing.
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    I think that's just a US thing, but I could be wrong.
  • Oh, you might be right. I did not realize he is in Canada.
  • dzmitrydzmitry Posts: 20
    Absolutely...I asked dealer, and I checked by myself only small FAST key and no cargo cover...And I don't have that big paper label,dealer just got my car from custom in Vancouver port yesterday.They received 7 Outlanders, mostly XLS(Prise was about 35500CAD,I don't remember exactly :( :( )Mine is LS 4WD Convenience Package colour - Deep Blue Metallic...
  • does anyone know how the MPG compare from the AWD model to 2WD only model (when the AWD system is set to 2WD)

    Im not sure if i really need it, as i will probably leave all wheel drive off 90% of the time, but if fuel economy is not effected when in 2 wheel mode i will definitely choose the AWD
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    Not much difference. In fact, if you drive in a stop-n-go route most of the time, you wouldn't see any difference at all. The difference in economy can easily be offset by weather and traffic conditions that it will be hard to tell if you get better mileage in 2wd mode. The real mileage difference would be with a 2WD. 4WD trims have a 2WD mode but this isn't as efficient as the full-time 2WD models. But difference isn't that huge, maybe 1-2 mpgs better than the 4WD models. For me, 4WD is the way to go, especially now that it's almost winter in 3mos time.
  • dodo2dodo2 Posts: 496
    I see body-colored door handles. The 07 LS has black door handles.
  • dzmitrydzmitry Posts: 20
    Yes.Looks cool :),and I like colour of my car. Was waiting for it for 5 weeks...
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