2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor
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Comfortable and Reliable Towing vehicle

by from Rochester, NY on August 18, 2010

Bought my fully loaded FWD Limited Endeavor w/ tow package in august of 2003. Now has 214,000 miles, yes, 214,000. It has been driven through new york winters, potholes, most of the time with an overl...
Bought my fully loaded FWD Limited Endeavor w/ tow package in august of 2003. Now has 214,000 miles, yes, 214,000. It has been driven through new york winters, potholes, most of the time with an overloaded trailer. had minor problems along the way including an ac leak in the passenger footwell, the radio was replaced under warranty, ac sensors went before 200000 miles which to me isnt a big deal and other minor things, but mechanically has been a complete gem considering the large amount of abuse i have put it thru including once towing a 6500 LB boat, and another time a small toyota celica from pennsylvania thru mountains. Made a family trip to South Carolina and back no issues. Seems to handle everything i throw at it without much trouble. Still sounds like new except in wintertime on coldstarts there is a loud rattle which ceases when the thing warms up. This vehicle is very easy to drive, drives like a car, very stylish, love the HUGE sunroof, heated seats are Toasty warm in winters and has good visibility and safety features. Blue gauges and silver center stack are, in my opinion, very modern and stylish and I would describe the interior as rugged and luxurious. Road noise on the highway can get annoying but I'm really nitpicking, turn on the excellent Infinity stereo. Gas mileage is decent but mitsubishi reccomends premium fuel. Regardless, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this car. Will buy another after this thing dies if it ever does! I also have a GMC envoy which needs a new transmission after only 72000 miles because it lacks a auxilary transmission cooler for towing. Mitsubishi makes a great product for a great value. Quality rivaling honda and toyota at a much more reasonable cost. As others have mentioned, its really a diamond in the rough.
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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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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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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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Endeavor

by from Massachusetts on April 21, 2009

I use to own a 2004 Endeavor bought brand new only got rid of it because the family grew, and it's great if your short or medium height but if your tall and you have your kids sitting behind you, forg...
I use to own a 2004 Endeavor bought brand new only got rid of it because the family grew, and it's great if your short or medium height but if your tall and you have your kids sitting behind you, forget it-Your not going to fit comfortably. Other than that great SUV that handles great on any weather condition AWD or 2WD snow or no snow. Plenty of cargo space (can fit 4' x 8' whole sheet of sheetrock or plywood in the back with seats folded down). Travel very well in it for hours at a time. Great pick up off a stop and for the price you can't go wrong. Never had a problem with mine only had to replace the battery after 5yrs of owning it.
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Great, Reliable and Fun to Drive

by from Baltimore, MD on December 31, 2010

I've had this car for 5 years and it's been the most fun and reliable car I've owned. Repairs have been minimal. It's excellent in the snow and rain. Comfortable on long trips. Excellent safety rating...
I've had this car for 5 years and it's been the most fun and reliable car I've owned. Repairs have been minimal. It's excellent in the snow and rain. Comfortable on long trips. Excellent safety ratings!
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Great SUV!!

by from Phoenix, AZ on October 4, 2007

I bought my Endeavor in May 2004. Great mileage, very peppy, stereo is wonderful and it looks good. Only complaint is the information center is hard to read during the day with the headlights on.
I bought my Endeavor in May 2004. Great mileage, very peppy, stereo is wonderful and it looks good. Only complaint is the information center is hard to read during the day with the headlights on.
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2004 Endeavor - Excellent SUV

by from Danville, VA on November 13, 2009

Excellent SUV for the Money - bought used with 70k miles, now 110k running like new, Recomended !!!!
Excellent SUV for the Money - bought used with 70k miles, now 110k running like new, Recomended !!!!
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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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love it love it love it

by from Kenosha Wi on May 22, 2007

Maybe I am biased...been driving a 99 Grand Am for the last few years. Disaster on wheels. But my 04 Endeavor is the highlight of my day. I love it. Everything. The dash, the sound system, the heated ...
Maybe I am biased...been driving a 99 Grand Am for the last few years. Disaster on wheels. But my 04 Endeavor is the highlight of my day. I love it. Everything. The dash, the sound system, the heated leather seats. THE RIDE. So smooth. Instant reaction when I hit the gas. Handles perfect. The vehicle being on a car base, makes such a huge difference. I was looking for a SUV for my family of 5. Looked at Trailblazer EXTs, looked at Grand Cherokees, looked at Explorers. Couldn't have found a better match than the Endeavor. No it doesn't have 3rd row seating which I was looking for. I don't need it. The rear seats are so roomy. 3 kids and a carseat. No problem. Glove box-HUGE, Console, HUGE. Rear storage, HUGE. It is so quiet, except when I am rocking to the Infinity sound sytem which ROCKS. I did a lot of research before purchasing this vehicle (learned my lesson with the Pontiac) and while the Editors slammed this vehicle, it was all on styling which I think they have poor subjectivity. Most cars, even brand new ones have plasticy cheap looking interiors. Not the Endeavor. It looks so sleek and modern. I have never driven a "luxury" vehicle, but I feel like I am now. I get comments from friends and coworkers on what a beautiful car I drive. The other great thing is I don't see 1500 of them on a 30 minute drive home. It is unfortunate that others have not found the diamond in the haystack as I have. I do not regret my decision one bit. Couldn't have made a better choice. Thank you Mitsubishi for finally putting an end to my transportation nightmares. I am now having very sweet dreams.
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