2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Consumer Review: Handles all weather
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander - Consumer Review

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XLS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Handles all weather
By molly on

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

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I have driven my Outlander all over the country, in Massachusetts snowstorms, New Mexico's wind storms, Pennsylvania's pelting rain, and Arizona's searing heat, and it has never let me down. It handles really, really well in the snow. I have not had to do anything other than routine maintenance. The original battery lasted for 7 years, and the paint still looks great. It has a few idiosyncrasies: It makes a strange chirping sound in cool, humid climates (in San Francisco, in particular). As others have noted, it's not the peppiest. It drags on steep hills (like the big one in Camarillo, CA, on the 101 southbound), and I have to stick to the slow lane. All in all, I've been very pleased.

Best Features

The exterior paint and style. Handling in snowy conditions.

Worst Features

Needs some horses in the engine and more comfortable seats.
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