2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE: Not Ideal for Lemons
August 12, 2011
Last weekend we had the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE for our road-trip car to the 24 Hours of Lemons race up at Thunderhill Raceway near Chico. (That's our blurry Lemon Miata in the center as viewed from the Outlander in the paddock.)
Past long-termers have been functional enough to serve as dressing room, punchline and race mule. But our Outlander was barely large enough to lug our race gear and weekend luggage as well as dog paraphernalia and dog. And when fetching additional race gas, we even had to resort to using a Subaru Brat for obvious reasons.
Of course, being a not-so-great Lemons transport can be said for a lot of our current long-termers but if our Outlander even had been fun to drive, had decent fuel economy or equipped with working Bluetooth, satellite radio and iPhone connector, that would have redeemed it a bit. As it was, bleh.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor