2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE: Dog Report 2
October 25, 2011
Yes, ended up taking our 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE for the road trip to 24 Hours of Lemons at Infineon Raceway this weekend, and not the Ford Explorer. And even though I already did a Dog Report on the Mitsu, I discovered a couple more things I wasn't crazy about. But first, I love the above photo of Mya in the car. Would you try and steal this car? Heh.
OK, well, once again, the issue about there not being any rear-seat vents came up during the 80-plus-degree days in Northern California. Since the only air Mya could get in the backseat was from the vents on the dash, we had the fan blowing high and the A/C making things colllld up front but comfortable in the back. I turned on my seat heater (naturally) and threw on a jacket to make it bearable.
Also, there aren't any overhead lights, or any lights, in the back so buckling Mya's harness in was slow going. Fortunately for me my dog has this uncanny knack of sitting right on the seatbelt fastener EVERY time we put her in the back. So I just try and push her stubborn 65-pound butt out of the way and click her in. But I'm sure not every dog has that seatbelt fastener-finding ability so no lights in the back could be an issue to those Outlander owners who have dogs.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor