2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor
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Best Vehicle We've Owned

by from Warner Robins on July 16, 2017

We bought our 2004 Endeavor XLS new in Oct 2003 for my wife to take to work and for us to take on vacations. My wife drives about 23,000 miles per year. The Endeavor now has 325,000 miles (not a mispr...
We bought our 2004 Endeavor XLS new in Oct 2003 for my wife to take to work and for us to take on vacations. My wife drives about 23,000 miles per year. The Endeavor now has 325,000 miles (not a misprint) and runs great! I use Mobil 1 Synthetic every 6,000 miles. The paint is still vibrant after nearly 14 years. We believe it's time to replace the vehicle with a new one but will continue to drive the Endeavor a couple times each week. We had the issue with the A/C condensation leaking under the carpet on the driver's side due to a clogged drain line. I found a TSB on the A/C and fixed it for the cost of a foot of tubing and some glue but had to remove the seats and carpet to clean thoroughly. I also replaced the driver's side rear wheel bearing when we started hearing a dull thud on the highway. I replaced the alternator at 190,000 just because I was worried it might fail. A year ago, the six CD changer stopped ejecting disks but the four CDs stuck in the player work well. lol The large rear passenger side speaker's surrounding foam gave up and I had to disconnect the speaker because of cracking noises. Never changed out the speaker though. We got over 100,000 miles out of a set of Firestone Destination LE tires. A bit too far since rain had the wheels sliding. I don't like the fact the engine has a timing belt but lived with needing to change all components every 90,000 miles. The engine is very smooth and powerful. The seats are still the most comfortable of any vehicle we've owned. Next SUV will probably be the Highlander. We have been shopping for five months. Hard to find something my wife likes more than her Endeavor.
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Honestly the best car in the world

by from manhattan ny on January 6, 2017

I got this car in 2014 and fell inlove it was the best car I have ever owned in my life very comfortable amazing sound system lots of space looks and sounds great never ever broke down or stalled out ...
I got this car in 2014 and fell inlove it was the best car I have ever owned in my life very comfortable amazing sound system lots of space looks and sounds great never ever broke down or stalled out once you never hear of a car that works that flawless, it got me through a very rough time when i lost my job and house shorty after. It had 120,000 miles on it and I drove it without with ZERO maitnance til 214,194 miles I sadly had to sell it last month so I could rent a new house, itwas sold to a friend who still uses this car to this day. This car was 100% very very fast and powerful I drove this car everyday at least 6 times to my job interviews food shopping and meetings and doctor visits and so on Now for the no maitnace part I some how got away without changing a single thing on this car. It literally worked just fine without ever changing the oil (I just added a little more sometimes). I wasnt proud of this i just never thought to do maitnance at the time BUT hat just shows how dependable this car is!! I will definantly get another when I get lucky and get hired soon I miss this car so much
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2004 Endeavor

by from Hillsdale, Michigan on December 12, 2016

Bought new, so it's 12 years old now. Wish I could have had leather interior without the sunroof. Car inside is very noisy, I believe because of the sunroof. Slight rust along the rear wheel well. ...
Bought new, so it's 12 years old now. Wish I could have had leather interior without the sunroof. Car inside is very noisy, I believe because of the sunroof. Slight rust along the rear wheel well. I love the visability when driving. I love the ride - it's as smooth today as it was when I bought it. We've had the typical things go wrong, wheel bearing, brakes, light bulbs, wiper blade on the back is needing repair, tires. Highly recommend. Wish they had not stopped making them. At this rate if I buy a 2011 it's already 7 years old :(
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Original 2004 limited owner writing in 2016

by from Oakland hills, ca on June 26, 2016

I had intended to keep the car for ten years, but so far it's been 12 years. It was a great car and I had very few issues with it the entire time I had it. These were the only issues over the years: t...
I had intended to keep the car for ten years, but so far it's been 12 years. It was a great car and I had very few issues with it the entire time I had it. These were the only issues over the years: the heating system wasn't great, which wasn't an issue since I lived in Texas. The silver on the air vents and door handles flaked off, but I had them repainted and they were fine. The 'belts' in the windows went in every window ie had to be replaced. I had an issue with the air conditioner one year, but it turned out the line was clogged. Had it cleaned out and no further issues. Once the sun roof leaked; I had it fixed and was never an issue again. The good things: it was reliable, the heated seats were great, the leather seats were gorgeous, it was roomy and I felt it was a good value when I bought it. I paid something like 3500 -4500 under msrp. I think it still has a number of years to go, to be honest, but it's time to move on for me...
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor Limited, AWD

by from Seattle, WA on April 27, 2015

Just purchased an 04 Endeavor Limited with 125k miles. Had my guy check it and it was in great shape. No rust. Wheels in great shape. Just awesome mechanically. Exterior was also very solid. Made sure...
Just purchased an 04 Endeavor Limited with 125k miles. Had my guy check it and it was in great shape. No rust. Wheels in great shape. Just awesome mechanically. Exterior was also very solid. Made sure the timing belt was new, along with all related pieces. The size is great for a tall guy (I'm 6'3"). I have plenty of leg room in front and back, and with the seats flattened out I can lay down fully stretched out in the boot. There are zero blind spots, range of vision is great. Rear view mirrors are nice and big too. The seats are ridiculously comfortable; contours to ya butt quite nicely. The all wheel drive cvt transmission is very responsive and surprisingly quick. It doesn't slip, very solid. Steering is better than pretty much all other SUV's I've driven. The ride is right on point. Very comfortable ride without sacrificing handling. So It's responsive, has plenty of get up and go, and turns on a dime. The interior design is great if you aren't looking at the paint on the stereo/ac unit. It's flaking off. Others have said the quality of the aesthetic components inside are cheap, and they aren't wrong. But if you can get past that, this is a great car. And, I will also say it's still better than any American car of the same genre. Inexpensive to maintain, runs AMAZINGLY well for its age (for any age really). I definitely do suggest it to anyone looking for a car with space and comfort without giving up on performance.
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Great riding automobile

by from boston on July 3, 2013

Have enjoyed driving an Endeavor since 2004. Great ride, handles well in all weather. Spacious interior and cargo space. Stereo system rocks. Wish they would continue producing this vehicle.
Have enjoyed driving an Endeavor since 2004. Great ride, handles well in all weather. Spacious interior and cargo space. Stereo system rocks. Wish they would continue producing this vehicle.
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Mostly Love It

by from Chicago, IL on September 19, 2011

I own a 2004 Endeavor XLS. I have had mostly no trouble with the vehicle except there is a known problem with the "sway bars" on the suspension system. Have been told by several garages that it is wel...
I own a 2004 Endeavor XLS. I have had mostly no trouble with the vehicle except there is a known problem with the "sway bars" on the suspension system. Have been told by several garages that it is well known to this type of vehicle and of course, they are a special order item and VERY EXPENSIVE. So beware for if/when yours go also, it also then wears down your breaks, calipers, tires, etc., until you replace them and then you are in for a HUGE bill also! I do love the vehicle though!
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Great SUV

by from Cedar Rapids, IA on August 19, 2011

We drove several of the Mid Size SUVs and found the Endeavor to be fit us the best. Nice features, comfortable ride. I was impressed with how it handled and acceleration with the V6. My wife is about ...
We drove several of the Mid Size SUVs and found the Endeavor to be fit us the best. Nice features, comfortable ride. I was impressed with how it handled and acceleration with the V6. My wife is about 5'4" tall loves the way it drives. She very comfortable in it as well as myself. I'm 6' and can strech my legs completely out. The Endeavor is VERY spacous for a Mid Size SUV.
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Best Ride for the money

by from on February 12, 2011

I have had this car for almost 8 years and have had no problems with it. The only issue I would even mention is it is not the quietest car on the road
I have had this car for almost 8 years and have had no problems with it. The only issue I would even mention is it is not the quietest car on the road
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MY SUV

by from Tinley Park, Il on January 27, 2011

Fun to drive and dependable ... slight rust problem rear wheel area. Overall great product... Gas mileage could be a little better in city
Fun to drive and dependable ... slight rust problem rear wheel area. Overall great product... Gas mileage could be a little better in city
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