Time for Service - 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander Long Term Road Test

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: Time for Service

November 12, 2010


Yes, indeed, this "time for service" message came on during my recent road trip in our long-term 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander. And I'm going to come right out and admit to you that the light came on in Vegas -- only 300 miles into my 1,200-mile trip. My schedule was tight and I had no choice but to keep going.

Getting an oil change and tire rotation for the Outlander isn't exactly convenient now that I'm back in Southern California, either. The Santa Monica Mitsubishi dealership has closed down, leaving Glendale and Long Beach as the next closest dealers. Now, if you don't live in LA, driving 14 miles to Glendale might not seem like a big deal, but with the congestion here, it's not a great situation. Some of our editors live in Long Beach (30+ miles away), so we'll get this taken care of as soon as we can.

I understand that Mitsubishi dealers are more plentiful in areas where real estate isn't so astronomically expensive, as it is on the West Side of LA. But right now, the West Side is my home, so this would be a deal breaker if I was thinking of buying an Outlander (that was still under its factory warranty)... I don't want to be farther than 5 (at most 10) miles from a dealership. How about you?

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 8,514 miles

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