2002 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

2002 Mitsubishi Outlander LX from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired28 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan


Not at all what I expected from a new car


Under the warranty the first oxygen sensor went bad. The check engine light came on. Dealer changed.

Under the warranty the heater fan was not blowing enough air. Dealer fixed same.

Under the warranty the speakers were sounding poor. Dealer tightened mounting screws.

At 38,000 miles, the second oxygen sensor went bad. The check engine light came on again. This time I had to purchase the sensor and have it installed. Seems Mitsubishi does not include the sensors in the emissions 50,000 mile warranty.

At 39,500 miles the check engine light has come on again. The 3rd spark plug is misfiring. Mechanic states needs to replace the spark plug wires.

General Comments:

The vehicle is comfortable to dive, even though I'm a big guy.

However with the problems I am having I am thinking of trading it in already.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th April, 2004

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review