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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

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I it lots and bunches
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By T'cha-Mi'iko
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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My Outlander started as a rental unit but now has a home. I drive it in East Idaho in the deep snow drifts we get here and black ice conditions with no problems. On warmer days it zips along nicely on the freeway. On railroad crossings and bumpy back country roads it does rattle a bit, but the reviews mentioned that and it is not a problem. It tracked well when I stomped on the brakes to see how they did on an icy road-tracked straight ahead and continued ok when I let off the brakes. It does build up road slush in winter conditions in the wheel wells but it is easy to clean out when I stop. A great vehicle, looks good, rides nice. Looking forward to seeing how it does in the summer.


Best Features

I love the pockets and more pockets. Another one pops up in interesting places and I wonder what I can put in each one. Took me some time to get used to an automatic tranny, but now I could get spoiled with it.


Worst Features

Larger fuel tank with better mileage. Not too excited about the hidden spare tire. I looking for a roof rack to carry and extra tire on- I always like to have two spares, I'm a boonie rat.


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Good value
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By roger
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I purchased the 2003 Outlander AWD new and have only had oil changes, tires and a couple recalls since. It's been a very reliable, versatile and economical vehicle.


Best Features

Select shift and flat folding rear seats.


Worst Features

A few more hp which was added in later years.


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Pleasantly surprised in Hawaii
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By tballer1976
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This car was not first choice but it has been dependable for 5+ years! When on the mainland, it's been to New Mexico, Las Vegas, & throughout California with no problems. Driven through rain, fog, & desert too. It's great to have for long drives & the MPG is comparable to other SUVs of its type/year. The interior is well spaced, especially for back seat passengers, & the stock sound system is surprisingly good. A/C is still running great too. Only complaint is the front seat headrests. I feel like my head is jutted out too forward. Had to just turn my headrest the other way. Also, maintenance at Mitsubishi dealers can get quite pricey, but it is the dealer after all. Great car!


Best Features

Stock stereo, interior space, fold down rear seats


Worst Features

Change the headrests! They jut out too far forward.


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It all fell apart!
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By ahinde
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I really liked my 2003 outlander when I bought in in 2004, but soon after that I found it had many problems. Every summer water fills inside my air conditioner and causes it to short out causing a new blower motor to be replaced. This wasn't all covered by warranty and they could never figure out why it would do this. Also my entire suspension has been changed and only a year later it's already squeaking. Also our temp dial doesn't rotate freely anymore, the cable designed badly and has been replaced once already. There are also numerous issues with this model and Mitsubishi won't do recalls on. Overall I would not purchase another one!


Best Features

I liked the gas mileage before it was $5 bucks a gallon.


Worst Features

Stand behind what you make!


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Lemon,Lemon---oh no
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By Hate my Outlander!
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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My Outlander has been nothing but problems since I purchased it in 2004 BRAND NEW off the lot. Every year I had water rushing into the passenger side onto the floor. The shop attempted to fix it multiple times. Every time it would happen again until the my warranty ran out and they thought they could refuse to fix it! ha!! LEMON LAW!! Now I replaced the brakes on the front and guess what? I could not get the driver side brake to bleed!! Took it to a brake shop!! The master cylinder is out and I only have two brakes!! the part cost $374. My payment is $500/mo.


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