2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2003 Mitsubishi Outlander AWD from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance15786 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Passat

Faults:

So, far none. My wife drives the car and she only complains about not enough power when accelerating and overtaking vehicles on road.

When we purchased the vehicle, we used the low grade fuel, but after using the high grade fuel, we noticed that it last longer and the vehicle it self liked the high grade fuel.

General Comments:

Well, I decided to get this car for my wife because of it's looks and size. I did not want a big vehicle for her, but I my error, I should had asked her first. But she is happy with the car.

So far, no repairs yet. We have owned it for 1 year. oh, just one recall, but I can't remember what it was.

So far, a good vehicle, it drives great.

And I drive the Volkswagen Passat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th March, 2004

7th Nov 2004, 15:03

Update Info on Vehicle:

Well, it looks like every site which I have visited has the same problem. The vehicle pulls to the right. I had an alignment done, but it still pulls to the right. I'm taking it back to the dealer to get it fix.

2nd, the two fans in the engine are always on. I told this to the dealer and they told me that this was normal when using the air conditioning and the defrost.

Well the problem is still there. The fans turn on as the car is started. Since the two fans are one it feels like I'm driving a plan.

I also noticed that two houses dealing to the radiator seem to be sucked in, as if there was to air leaving the houses. When I take it back to the dealer I'll mention this. I think this might be the caused of the fans turning on.

28th Mar 2006, 15:57

An awd outlander (or vehicle in general) will not give you that "punch" as a fwd outlander will.

22nd Jul 2008, 09:02

Well I can't believe that my Outlander is at 48,000 miles, and I am hearing a squeaky noise when I get out of the vehicle, and when the suspension rides, it sounds like an old door that needs to be oiled, much like as I would call it squeaky granny.

When I called Mitsubishi and they told me well your factory warranty is expired, damn that sucks.

Mitsubishi needs to cut the bull nonsense and fix their faulty problem. I don't need to be riding around with a fairly new vehicle looking nice with a loud squeak that sound like a damn old door coming from my suspension.

And oh man. when I stop and drive away it really start crying like this..."aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrr" I don't like that Mitsubishi and if you don't like it, I'm right here, your vehicles are no damn good.

2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired28 miles
Most recent distance2600 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Eclipse

Summary:

Excellent deal for the money!!

Faults:

No problems.

General Comments:

This car desperately needs a 6 cyl. engine, but the 4 cyl gets around.

Not that great of gas mileage around town.

Holds up VERY well in front end collision... very surprised!!

Tires are EXPENSIVE to replace when keeping the same make as those it comes with, about $130 each.

Good family ride, VERY ROOMY interior, an 8ft ladder fits inside with no problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2004

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 6 reviews