2005 Mitsubishi Outlander Reviews

2005 Mitsubishi Outlander GLS 2.4 Gasoline from Honduras

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 Gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired500 kilometres
Most recent distance14000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Montero Io (Pinini)

Summary:

Thirsty, but great family car

Faults:

Suspension is normally great, but wears out fast.

As with all Mitsubishi, paint quality is so so.

The fuel economy is low: around 19-22 mpg.

Service in Honduras is limited to one dealer who has a bad reputation on client friendliness and level of client satisfaction. They're one of the two most important reason I'd think twice to buy another Mitsubishi (the other is fuel economy).

There is one specific problem with the automatic transmission: when parking you first have to put in neutral, pull up the emergency brake, release the foot brake and then you can put the transmission in Park. Otherwise, especially on slopes, the transmission will get stuck and you have to exercise excessive pull to get it out of Park again.

General Comments:

Smooth drive, good traction and a powerful engine.

Has a good height, although the bad road conditions in the country could do with a more sturdy suspension.

Has great extras, lights are turned off when leaving the car, intelligent interval wipers.

The transmission is great, I love the triptronic, where you can manually change shifts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th October, 2007

2005 Mitsubishi Outlander Limited 2.4L - MIVEC from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4L - MIVEC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired9 kilometres
Most recent distance4500 kilometres
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

Meets or exceeds all my expectations

Faults:

Paint flawed from factory needed partial repaint.

Paint seems weak, stone chips prevelant, even on rear of vehicle.

General Comments:

This one is a real good looker. Not boxy like some.

Luxury car like highway ride.

Luxury car like interior appointment.

Dealer supplied tires are general use and not very good in Canadian snow winter.

Mits dealers up here are very anxious to sell and are willing to wheel and deal to get your business.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2005

22nd Sep 2005, 11:48

I'm well satisfied with my Outlander. The last gas loadup produced 25.5 MPG WOW! And some speeds were in the seventies.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews