2006 Mitsubishi Outlander GLS from South Africa


Definite no no


Passenger mirror would vibrate at 120km/h repaired under warranty.

Vehicle pulls to right repaired under warranty, but still pulls to right.

Terrible whining noise from engine I was told this is normal. is it?

Heavy on fuel.

General Comments:

The drive and performance of vehicle is OK.

The seats are soft and comfortable.

I enjoy the sunroof.

Engine is very noisy.

The whining noise from engine especially at low speeds is very irritating. I am seriously thinking of taking a loss and trading it.

I think overall it is over priced and not up to standard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th June, 2007

23rd Jul 2007, 18:45

Just in case the dealer is covering up something, I'd let an independent garage have a listen to the engine noise. That would reveal if you have anything to be concerned about.

2006 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4 MIVEC 4 cylinder from North America


The best bang for the buck SUV, hands down


Nothing at all.

General Comments:

The Outlander is a very well equipped cross over vehicle that has adequate power and handling and has exterior styling that definitely doesn't look like anything else out there. It has rugged, yet smooth, styling and the spare tire is stored inside the vehicle adding to a clean, finished look. Fit and finish is comparable to anything else in its price range. The seats are very supportive and comfortable, and the controls are easy to see and use. The styling of the instrument cluster seems a through-back to '70's muscle cars. There are only a few minor shortcomings with the interior worth mentioning. One is the lack of back lighting on the door mounted accessory switches and on the automatic gear selector (though there is a gear selector indicator in the instrument panel). The LS sound system performs and sounds well, but it lacks a MP3 player. Interior lighting could be a little brighter as well. At night, one wishes for a brighter cab light or floor illumination.

Handling is precise and stable, though there is a little body roll during hard cornering. The brakes are secure and the ABS helps bring the vehicle to a stop in a hurry. The 4 cylinder engine is quiet at highway speeds and is quite economical. Thus far I'm averaging about 24 mpg overall in both city and highway driving. Acceleration is hardly neck breaking, but the 4 cylinder does an adequate job of getting the vehicle up to highway speed. The "sportronic" manual shift selector is a fun feature as well. The Outlander isn't an off-road rally racer, but for getting around in snow and ice, or for a trip to the beach, it can't be beat.

Overall, I'm very happy with my Outlander, especially when I compare its price to that of the competition. At thousands less than its rivals and with an unbeatable warranty, I wonder why there aren't more of them on the streets.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2007

7th Jan 2007, 10:42

It's good to see someone happy with the purchase of a new vehicle. Best of luck! Please keep us updated.

24th Nov 2007, 14:17


I've now driven my Outlander for 12 months and 25,000 km and all is well. With the exception of oil changes, it hasn't required any servicing or repair at all. Gas mileage has improved a little since I purchased it, and everything still works as new. My only complaint, and it's a minor one, is that the interior plastics and trim seem to scratch easily. I would definitely recommend an Outlander to anyone wanting an inexpensive "on road" SUV. It's practical, rides well, and is great in snow.

6th Apr 2012, 10:41

I agree. I had a choice between a secondhand BMW X5 and an Outlander, both 2006 with similar mileage/spec. The BMW was £15k, the Outlander was £5k - no contest!

2006 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 2.0 from North America


I love It!!!


I have had this SUV since July 22nd and nothing has gone wrong at all. We drove it to Reno, NV and back and it still is running just like new. But like with every car if you keep the maintance up on it the car should last a very long time.

General Comments:

My husband and I were looking for a small SUV for us that would hold everybody, but not break the bank. We looked for about a month and were about ready to give up. One day my husband came home and asked me how long will it take you to get ready? I said get ready for what? He said to go get your new car. I couldn't believe it and he told me what it was and I was very surprised.

We got to the car lot were the car was and I fell in love with it before I even got to drive it. It is Black, fully loaded, nice rims and tires, 6 disk in dash changer, heated seats, cruise, sport auto is what its called I think. Were you having the option to have either the automatic or push it over to become a 4 speed.

I like the fact that it can get up and go in no time. Getting on the freeway is so much easier having a newer car with some get up and go.

It drives like no other SUV I test drove. It rides like a car, but is a small SUV.

I would recommend this to anybody that is looking for a fully loaded SUV with room for up to 3 kids or people.

I also like the fact that the back seat can recline to an extent. So if my daughter wants her seat laying back she can and when my son gets older if he wants his different he can do that without having a big argument over it.

I would give this car ****

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2006