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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander

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4 years and no issues
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By beachin2
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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Owned the Outlander now for 4 years and we love it ! We bought the LS and added leather. We run nothing but Mobil 1 in it and follow all maintenance schedules. Average 23mpg in the city and 25mpg on the highway running 70mph and loaded. Aside from a bit loud road noise we like everything else on the car. If Mitsubishi had added a bit more insulation this would be a perfect vehicle. We use this as our 2nd vehicle so it only has 35k miles so far.


Favorite Features

Like the sporty looks and performance. The V-6 was well worth the slight cost difference. Kids enjoy the reclining rear seats and we like having a 3rd row seat when needed.


Suggested Improvements

Even with a set of Michelins on it it still has road noise. Oh well, one day we'll add floor insulation to block the sound. Has a bit of torque steer under heavy acceleration.


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It's Different
4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By sshadel
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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Pros: looks nice, Fairly good Mileage Many cons: When excellerating from stop , can not do it smoothly. You have to push harder on the gas peddle and then the front wheel hop takes over and you are all over the road. Front wheels spin out all the time when starting from stop. Told this is normal with Outlander. I have gone thru 2 sets of tires now (Rotate every 6000 miles to try to save them), but 3rd set is needed and only have 70000 miles on Outlander. (Last SUV Santa Fe had 70000 miles on 1st set of tires). I canít let my 17 year old drive it because of the wheel hop. Also radio is nuts. You turn on and 5 to 10 seconds later it comes on. You go from AM to FM or Vice versa, it takes 5 to 10 secondes to change over. (Was also told that is normal). As you ease into a turn and begin to accelerate the steering wheel will not begin to return by itself you have to pull it back and sometimes jerk it back . (Also told this is normal) . Will have to get rid of shortly to get soemthing My 17 yr old can drive. He has no problem with our other cars just this one. (told it was normal)= Dealer


Favorite Features

Outside Styling


Suggested Improvements

Fix standard Radio issues and less plastic


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Great Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By nagilbaz
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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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We bought the Outlander in late 2007. The car has not had any problems so far despite the fact that it has been in major accident. I have read most of the reviews pointing to the fact that the interior has problems with the plastic parts and there is poor paint job, which is susceptible even to minor scratches and dents. Well it is absolutely true. Nevertheless, this is the great car and a great helper. We moved several times and overloaded it with furniture and other household items. It did well. Anyway the Outlander does not claim to be a luxurious SUV and saves you a lot of money over the time.


Favorite Features

I like driving with open windows to listen to the brutal sounds of its V6 engine. There is also CD changer for six CDs. I was disappointed with its hands-free system, however. B the way if you have kids, the upholstery will be ruined completely. It does not handle stains well. There are versions with leather seats. I would go with that.


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Bad Paint on Mitsubishi Outlander!
1 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By kathy
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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I have had this car for 2 years and can accurately review it now. I have several complaints. 1-The paint and body quality is terrible.It looks like I've been in a hail storm from the side. I have had cars for 6 years that didn't have as many dings and marks as this car does. It's a mess. 2-I have found there to be large blind spots on the bottom front windshield corners. I have, on many occasions, just missed pedestrians or cars coming from the opposite corner. The corner joining metal and the rear view mirrors create too large of a blind spot. 3-The interior being black on the red model. The other choice was light cream (on and SUV?). It is the hottest car I have ever been in.4-Gas mileage


Favorite Features

Radio controls on steering wheel. 6 cyl. had good pick-up. Fold down tailgate.


Suggested Improvements

Paint & body quality poor. Location of many things on interior, like gas cap release and mp3 port. Two choices for interior - cream and black. Cream demo was already very dirty so chose black - mistake - WAY too hot. Blind spot at front windshield corners by R- view mirrors. MPG disappointing. pricey


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Great Overall SUV
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By DriveALot
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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought my deep blue metallic with 3 miles on it, 2.5 years and 66,000 miles later this is absolutely a great vehicle. Seats do get a little uncomfortable after a bit of driving. Set the cruise and I get about 27 on highway and 19 around town, V6 front wheel drive, that's pretty good. I call it my Pack Mule, fold the rear seats forward and there's plenty of room to load everything from a set of bunk beds to a six foot ladder. Done all the preventative maintenance and it's never missed a beat


Favorite Features

Nav, bluetooth, fastkey and interior space for hauling


Suggested Improvements

Seats need a little more support, other than that an awesome vehicle


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