By Jeanne Haussler on
2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
I was absolutely pleased with the purchase of my 2008 Outlander. Drove it home from the dealer approx. 150 miles & it was love at first sight. Then I drove it in the slush & snow. AWD was great, but then I washed the car & looked at the paint. The design of the body causes chips & sandblasting to take effect on the bottom half of the vehicle. 940 miles & my red mitsu looks bad. Put on mud flaps, but didn't stop the effect. Everytime I drive in bad weather I cringe because more paint is being stripped. Mitsubishi is aware, but has not come up with any solution. Gas mileage is good as promised. Only drive it in Fla.
Leather heated seats are nice. Love the overall appearance of the vehicle. Sporty & functional
Make a set of running boards to keep the paint from chipping.