2006 Mitsubishi Outlander 4 cylinder FWD
SAFE, reliable, good storage, good power -- very happy!
Moisture in running light initially, standard brake, tire, and oil maintenance.
THIS CAR SAVED OUR LIVES.
I've driven this car (we named her "Electra" because she was "Electric Blue") for 5 years.
The sunroof was noisy when the interior roofdoor was open and window closed, and general road-noise was a bit louder than we would have liked -- so much so that we'd have ringing in our ears after long car rides. Also, the front cigarette lighter metal holder detached but was easily repaired.
- Power -- My prior car was an Eclipse Spyder, Turbo, so I get what a powerful car feels like. My car before that was a Mercury Topaz -- so I get what an "underpowered" car is too. This Outlander was just perfect, and I never felt frustrated getting on a highway.
- Stereo -- Sounded great, and 5-disc changer! Bluetooth would have been nice...
- Storage -- I needed to carry lots of pro video gear to events, and this thing packed it all in wonderfully.
- SAFETY -- I was just involved in a high-speed (highway) roll-over accident where our car rolled probably at least twice before stopping, upside-down. My wife and the driver were pulled out of their windows (smashed open by EMT) and I was able to crawl out after mine was smashed. AND -- our worst injury (I think) was my wife's broken shoulder. *WE ALL LIVED* This car did everything it was supposed to -- air bags deployed, side arms held the weight of the car above them so we didn't get crushed -- windshield spider'd and we weren't doused with glass.
Although my prior Mitsubishi vehicles (two) had premature rusting which ultimately caused their demise, I didn't have that happen with this car, and she took care of us when we needed. Would definitely recommend this vehicle!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th May, 2015