2004 Mitsubishi Outlander Review from North America

2004 Mitsubishi Outlander LS

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous carSubaru Outback

Summary:

Definitely a great value for what you get

Faults:

The only thing I have had go wrong with the car is some rear control arm bushing. It just made the back end squeak. The dealers gave me no problem fixing it, and I have had no problems since.

General Comments:

I really didn't think I liked this car when I first bought it. I had never driven Mitsubishi before so I was an adjustment for me. Now that I have had it about 6 months I really do love it. It has great pick up, and I like that it doesn't feel like a big SUV or a Mini Van. The seats are very comfortable and I have had to do some traveling for work. The only thing is that the cargo area in the back is kind of squat so if you buy a big chair, its not going to fit in the back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th February, 2005

20th Jul 2006, 14:20

I am having lots of problems with that rear arm bushing, this will be my 5th time in for service, I want out of my lease. I have 12 months left and I want out of it...

Help!!!

Robin Boyles

12th Nov 2006, 18:46

I'm having similar problems with rear upper control arm bushing failing. 80000KM and I'm on my third set. Luckily they are not expensive or hard to replace. Aside from this manufacture (faux pas) my Outlander has been a great vehicle.

8th Aug 2008, 12:44

Great car in the snow if you have good snow tires. A little underpowered but still a great car. Can handle up to a foot of snow.

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review