2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: I Want INT
January 12, 2011
LOL. WTF. BBQ. Any of those would do just fine in describing what the Outlander GT's windshield wipers do when you drop them down a notch into AUTO mode. AUTO, however, would not be one of them. At first, they appear to be speed sensitive, or even rain sensitive, but those theories get tossed the second the wipers go momentarily insane while you're stopped at a traffic light and it's barely raining.
On my list, windshield wipers are one step above headlights as something that if you don't know when to use them, like when it's raining or when it gets dark, you need to sell your car and take the bus. But if they work, fine. At least they work. Imagine if your automatic headlights turned themselves on an off randomly during the night, occasionally fluttering their high beams - that's what the GT's wipers are like in this AUTO mode.
What was wrong with INT? It doesn't even have to be adjustable, just as long as the wipers work consistently and don't distract me. For the rest of the time in the GT, I alternated between LOW and HIGH, just like I have for the past 20 years of driving, and I did just fine.
Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 11,823 miles