SatRad Fail! - 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Long-Term Road Test

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Long-Term Road Test

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE: SatRad Fail!

February 04, 2011

Outlander Sport-sat rad_01_web.jpg First quality time with the Outlander Sport. Aye. If Mitsubishi is counting on this car to reverse its ill fortune, start buying gold. I'm still processing my disappointment, but the first date did not go well. Had been driving at highway speeds, without music, for about 20 minutes. Reached over to select Sirius. Music, then a gap. Odd, but not uncommon. Then, again. What the..?

Music, cross under an overpass, gap. Sirius must have a four-second buffer, because almost without fail, four seconds after driving under a bridge or overpass, the music drops out for two, sometimes three seconds - just in time to pass under another signal impediment. Best guess is that the antenna is just not picking up the terrestrial repeaters. Have noticed this in the Outlander GT as well, but with nowhere near the consistency as in the Sportif.

Mitsu sat rad antenna = boo.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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