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don't buy this brand
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By chris ghengeaua
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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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i've owned two (both V6 models...bought brand new from their dealers..2016 and 2017). reliability is horrible...i though "made in japan" is the way to go....but to my surprise it's been very bad. Components failing, assembly issues, poor design. I lost the brakes while driving ...pretty scary. ABS pump was leaking and took air into the brake system....brakes got soft out of nowhere. Brake fluid leaked all over the engine bay and sub frame....peeled off all the paint. Took alot to get brakes fixed but all paint damage was ignored. Mirror broke, interior parts started squeaking and rattling (no offroad driving). All doors started getting stuck or misaligned. Too many issues to describe. Based on my experience dealing with Mitsu USA, the company has such a small foot print in the states that they don't quite have the financial resources to back up their flashy warranties (10 years)....they don't have the financial backing of a big company with large funds...and that comes through in all the dealings a customer would have with them....from the sale staff, to financing to service and warranty claims....to the quality of the product itself. At all steps , you feel like you're dealing with a mom/pop business....very low grade....as if the company can't afford any better. As far as warranty and repairs,if it is not a minor issue, they do not even what to hear about it. So between a subpar product and crappy service, one should look else where. I live in a large city and the local dealer has one service rep and one mechanic. Imagine having to have major repairs done there. i wanted something different than the usual honda and toyota....but i found out first hand why this brand is almost disappearing from this market....their products are not in the same league as the ones from the other more famous manufacturers. I was ridiculed when i chose this car by friends and coworkers.....now i can't argue for it anymore. I wanted reliability...i did not get it...not even close. Other details on this car: in city driving, i was never able to average above 15 mpgs (on either v6 cars) ...driving with EXTREME light acceleration. I used regular gas (87) after testing the car for a few months with premium....no difference in acceleration or fuel economy (or any improvement in engine harshness). I believe under a heavier foot, the car would burn gas even more. Winter times (miami) with ac off , fuel economy 15 or worse. Cruising on highway....19.5 to 20 mpg average (with or without cruise control). I've had one car for 15000 miles and the other one currently has 2500 miles....neither has ever seen average fuel economy better than 20 mpg....EVER....regardless of gas used, eco mode or not, ac on or not. i've had oil changed on average every 3000 miles (every time i was in the shop with issues)....did not make a difference on fuel economy. V6 is very slow unless...you shift gears manually and almost floor it....than is pretty fast and sounds much better than any 4 cyl. Transmission is tuned for fuel economy...and engine is low in torque. This combines for dangerously slow vehicle. All this at sea level...i can't even imagine a customer up in the mountains. No vents in rear seats is a huge issue in south florida....i've added ultra dark tints on windows to try and mitigate weak rear ac..but there is no substitute for actual . interior is quiet if you keep it under 80 mph.....large side mirrors get noisy at high speed. Suspension is very floaty....80 mph cruise on a highway that is less than perfect is very scary...car bounces and shifts weight around making it difficult to keep in lane..at speed car requires your full attention...tall , narrow and floaty. Long highway drives are tiresome for that reason. Suspension set up is good in the city... soaks up bumps ok at low speed. Sound system is pretty great...more quantity than quality but for the price is pretty good. Sound system is what sold me the car (also good financing terms). Both V6 cars had a weird "hesitation" at idle when at a stop light....as if the engine was choking....though it was a defect with the car, but both of them did it , regularly. Idle at 600-700 rpms than followed by a sudden drop of a few hundread rpms...jolts the entire car...as if the engine stalled for a second. This was extremely frequent....in both cars...all the time. Engine would never stop so i learned to live with it. Did it just the same when running the recommended premium gas. there were lots of recalls with the car but that's with all brands nowadays...just an inconvenience having the car in the shop for days. From a technology point of view, the car is years behind the competition...engine performance, fuel economy, handling, active safety. Active safety in this car is just a marketing tool....they don't really work...just little trinkets added to an aging car...not really well integrated into the car's systems. Thirsty v6 under powered by 4 cyl standards .


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DO NOT PURCHASE THIS VEHICLE
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Eden Carroll
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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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Do not purchase unless you are looking to pay too much for cheap cheap quality! Where do I even begin...paint, door handles, seat material, windows and door and window seals all CHEAP. My dash stated making a noise as if something came loose in there two months after i purchased it. The vibration when tbe a/c is turned on is as bad as an old clunker fixing to die out on ou. I am the sole driver, not by any means hard on my vehicles (they are like my babies), and after 6 months i was ready to get rid of this one. I puchased it brand new with the stickers still on it. I am going on a year now of ownership and i can't wait to trade it in. However, the trade in value is the worst and for now i am stuck with it. Had i known what i was paying for ($27,388).....Don't say you weren't warned.


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Love my Outlander
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By New Mitsubishi
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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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I been a honda lover for years and had owend a eclipse spider convertable and loved it..On my research for an Suv i narrow it to my new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SE awd with sunroof and some more extra and it was exactly the size and price i wanted not small like the crv but not as big like the pilot . I have it since Oct 2017 and till today i love it . Very happy with everthing and gas is great for an suv... Definitely will recommend to give Mitsubishi a chance...


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So far a very good buy
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By John
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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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Smooth and quite ride. Gas mileage has be very good at this point. No complaints at this time. Bought as new and have owned it for four months and have 6000miles on it now.


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“Expert” reviews miss the point
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By JD
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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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Until a week ago I had never driven a Mistsubishi, let alone own one. After owning the 2017 Outlander SEL for a week, I think I’m a customer for life. Seriously, ignore the so called expert reviews. They point to things like acceleration and inadequacy of the engine and fuel economy. What they don’t realize is that most people aren’t using this car to drag race with. For the normal everyday family, this car can’t be beat. It’s whisper quiet, gets amazing fuel economy, and drives smoother than any car or suv I have ever owned. I don’t even know what side of the car the gas tank is on because I haven’t had to fill it up yet. It’s easily the best bang for your buck. It feels much more expensive than it is. It has awesome features like awd, Apple CarPlay, heated seats, etc. It’s also very nimble and fun to drive. I would recommend this car to anyone.


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