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2nd Worst Car I've Ever Owned
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By Seamus Train
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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Buying a 2011 model of this vehicle back in 2013 for $17k seemed like a good deal. I couldn't have been more wrong. The only car I've owned that was worse than this one was a 1986 Bimmer. I can't speak for the other trim versions, but the SE is complete garbage. The car had about 35k miles on it when we purchased it. It now has almost 200k and it's been a very painful journey getting this far. I'll start with the good points which aren't many: • it handles beautifully in the snow, • it has pretty good cargo space, • the third row seating is very handy, • attractive body design. Now for a list of all of the bad (repairs the car has needed within 5 years): • front wheel bearing needed to be replaced, • wiper motor died and had to be replaced, • climate control blower motor died and had to be replaced, • radio and bluetooth controls on steering wheel stopped working, • A/C has a persistent leak, • outer tie rod ends had to be replaced, • exhaust started to leak near the downpipe, • rear differential skips and causes the car to jerk badly at times when making a turn, • front end starts to vibrate and make a clanging noise at low RPMs at times, • one rear brake caliper seized and needed to be replaced, • vehicle staggers in traffic if the gas pedal is pushed down too quickly, • the car now burns through about a quart of oil a week and vibrates horrifically at red lights. Needless to say, we're ready to part ways with this vehicle now. Many people may say that you would expect problems going into 200k miles, but I have a 2007 Eclipse that has not had many of these problems and continues to be one of the best cars I've ever owned. It's also approaching the 200k mile mark. It still runs solid and seldomly gives me any problems. The 2011 Outlander SE has been the sole factor in my decision to part ways with Mitsubishi. At one time Mitsubishi made some of my favorite vehicles. It's a shame what the vehicle division of the company has become.


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Fraudulent fuel mpg claims
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By Jeff
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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I bought this car because I read it was the most fuel-efficient seven seater vehicle. I normally get 17-20 mpg. My biggest gripe is the poor design of fuel economy computer which automatically erases the average after car is turned off for 6 hour+.


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Fraudulent fuel mpg claims
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By Jeff
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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I bought this car because I read it was the most fuel-efficient seven seater vehicle. I normally get 17-20 mpg. My biggest gripe is the poor design of fuel economy computer which automatically erases the average after car is turned off for 6 hour+.


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BUYERS BEWARE!!!
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By matthew H
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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My wife and I purchased a brand new 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander, 2.4L automatic, with AWD. We bought it in 2012. Has been a good car until last week. 7/5/17 at 133k miles the transmission went completely out. Stranded wife and 2 kids on I-70. Towed it to a local transmission place. Come to find out this transmission is like finding a needle in a hay stack. Owner of transmission shop told me it is year specific, model specific, sub-model specific, engine specific, and drive train specific. He actually found 1 brand new transmission in his US wide search, but to buy it, have it shipped, and installed will cost us almost $10k....the vehicle is only worth around $7k. You do the math, plus we still owe money against it lol. Called Mitsubishi Corporate to give them my opinion of the matter. Nothing...sorry about your luck. Wow! I even said well i guess me, my wife, my children, my grandchildren, my family, and friends, and co-workers, and everyone I know on social media won't ever buy another Mitsubishi again, the guy from corporate said, sorry to lose your business. lol, i was like...mic-drop jaw open. Not once did Mitsubishi Corporate offer any assistance or try to help me find a replacement transmission, or offer any options for us to persue. Pretty sad to spend $31k on a vehicle that cant last the length of the loan to pay it off...plus we are paying it off in 3 months, 9 months earlier than the note.


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AWESOME SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By roj
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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I usually don't like to write reviews, but I see so many negative reviews about Outlander. I had the car for 5 years now, it has some flaws like road noise and little jerk while you breaking going over 80 miles per/h. Besides that, it is a great SUV, its a beast on snow.(believe me I battle test this on several snow storms in northeast) great handling and reliable. Well made SUV, don't let the reviews fool you, it's coming from an owner also I'm going to buy 2016 model.


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