2005 Mitsubishi Outlander
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- great in accident
I loved this car!! I had a 2004 - I had it for a year, just got into a major accident. Going 40 mph hit someone who pulled out right in front of me. The car was totaled....I walked away fine. The entire front was smashed ...gone, but nothing in the "cabin" was touched. I am waitting for the insurance so I can hopefully buy another one....read morehide
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- Great little suv handles great and rides smooth as anything out there
I have had my Outlander for almost a year and have had no problems what so ever. It has been very enjoyable for long trips and has plenty of room for what I need. I would give it 5 stars across the board.
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- Very comforatable front seats, nice handling, excellent brakes
- Nothing speacial in the acceleration department
2005 XLS AWD with the sun and sound package. Drives like a car, but excellent road stability in adverse road conditions. Looks really nice. Stereo (Infinity 6 disc changer) is one of the best I've ever heard. Front seats are rock solid and comfortable. Plenty of room for a family with up to pree-teen kids....read morehide
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- Exciting body style, AWD, 23mpg, 210w sound system, sunroof, good safety ratings
- Only adequate power, no V6 option
This vehicle out-styles anything else in it's class, both inside and outside. The dark gray fender flares on the XLS add a distinguished two-tone look, and, combined with the privacy glass, sunroof and fog lights, gives the vehicle a more upscale look. Vented disc brakes on the alloy wheels also look great! The Outlander XLS blows away its competition when it comes to amenities. Other makers don't offer anything close to the 210w Infinity sound system in vehicles of the same class (although I wish you could select CDs using the 1-6 preset buttons, as opposed to paging up and down through them). The analog dashboard clock is retro and very cool (also illuminates). Everyone loves the vents!
Driving is a pleasure. MIVEC delivers on its promise as throttle is responsive at low RPMs. No hesitation when accelerating from a dead stop. The car has a lot of pep when not carrying much weight. Power is adequate at highway speeds but I wouldn't buy a 4-cylinder if your daily commute involves steady inclines and/or a full adult passenger load. Otherwise, it's a perfect commuter vehicle in all weather.
Add the ABS option to reduce your insurance premium and improve the resale value....read morehide
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- EVERYTHING THAT BUILT IN IT
iam from Sydney, i own this car for a couple of month and driven it FOR almost 3000km. THis car is the best SUV around. b4 i bought it i have time to check CR-v, and Rav-4, this two Suv are nothing compare to "Mitsubishi" SUV, Outlander is based On "EVO 7" :D how cool is that. lol
the mivec engine acceleration is Snappy with 10.5 0-100km/h . The ride handling is also excellent , i tried driving 55km/hour in 360 degree roundabout in the rain, the wheel spin , but the car balance it back when u hit the acceleratior and even thoght u can hear the wheel spin, but the car always balance and did not effect your driving.
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- Stability on the road in ALL weather. excellent fuel economy, and a very comfortable vehicle.
- The interior materials attract dirt / dust and can be hard to clean.
I went out looking for the biggest bang for the buck. I have been a Subaru owner since 1986 ('81,'83' GL, '88 Loyale, '90, '94 Legacy and all with 4WD). I started looking for a replacement for my '90 Legacy and the SUbaru's had gotten much more expensive. I was looking for a Car-based SUV like the Forester. However, even that was a little too small (but I didn't want a V6 guzzling Ford Escape or other larger SUV. I was scared of Mitsubishi because of the recent bad press and it's precarious financial position (and reports of possibly leaving the North American Market). I then did some research and found that the Mitsubishi groups (bank, etc.) had stepped in. Once I was done, I was convinced they would be around. I then took a test Drive of a 2004 Outlander XLS. I loved it so much, I bought it for my wife (as she demanded 4WD and good fuel economy). Now, it was 2 weeks later and I took the 2004 for a ride and quickly determined that I also needed one just like it. I went out and test drove the 2005 XLS AWD. I am a larger framed man, so I need seats that are both supportive and yet sturdy enough to handle me. The seats also have to be supportive enough for my wife who has a bad back. I found the Outlander fullfilled both of our needs regarding seating. No other SUV (to include the Lexus, Highlander, Escape, Forester, etc.) has the seat the outlander has that has stifled my wife's complaints about sitting in a vehicle. The Outlander is well equipped, has enough horsepower, and is as stable or moreso than my previous Legacy AWD wagon (and got better MPG to boot). I am averaging 24 mpg of stop and go driving. The warranty is excellent insurance and I didn't have to buy an extended warranty because of it. I have yet to use the warranty in 2 months, and everything just seems to work and work well. The Auto-stick is an excellent feature as is the MP3 enabled Infinity AM-FM/CD stereo. The vehicle sits high enough for there not needing to be any body contortions to get in or out of the vehicle. The reclining rear seatbacks are an excellent touch. I constantly get asked if the vehicle is a Lexus (given the quality of materials and styling). One complaint I would have is no Digital Compass/temp guage, nor a towing option for a small pop-up camper for example (this IS an SUV after all).
Otherwise, I am happy with this vehicle and I would tell Mitsubishi that they have caught lightning in a bottle with this vehicle (and if they advertised it more in the same events like Subaru does (and made a High Performance model much like the Evolution engine/suspension/transmission is to the Lancer), that they would have a real winner here in the States.
Needless to say, I am so enamoured with the Outlander XLS AWD that my wife has a 2004 and I have the 2005. I no longer own a Subaru for the first time in 19 years (my family is stunned) and I am hopeful that the Outlander will be in my future for a long time to come....read morehide
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- It's a simple and fun car to drive.
- not a single one
My wife and I just bought our outlander barely a month ago and have been enjoying it since. Just this week I accompanied a neighbor who only had a learner's permit in buying an equinox. As expected I was the one who drove it out of the dealer. I was envious when the sales agent was explaining all the features like onstar and everything. All that changed when I got behind the wheel. I don't know if the outlander being built around a car chasis had anything to do with it but I found our outlander more fun to drive. Yes, the equinox with all the bells and whistles and a v6 engine to boot but as I compared the torque the outlander shows you what it has the moment you step on the gas. The brakes on the outlander I feel are superior too. The outlander having four disc brakes. The equinox comes with discs up front and drums aft. Truly, the outlander gives me the "wake up and drive" experience. Try it out....read morehide
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- Great fuel economy, stylish, rides like a car
I've had my 2004 for almost a year now and have not had a single problem (other than a recall on the cooling fan last month, was in and out of dealer in 30 minutes). It has great fuel economy, which is something that was really important to me because I was not willing to give up size and AWD for these Minnesota winters.
I also think this is the most stylish of the smaller SUVs available. Not boxy or truck-y. It looks like Ford has a new one just like it, but I would suggest testing the Outlander out for sure. Rides like a car, has the perks of an SUV!...read morehide
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