2008 Mitsubishi Outlander Consumer Reviews

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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander
4.8
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There is no car I would rather own!

by from Washington DC on February 6, 2011

I am a car enthusiast and am usually planning my next dream vehicle purchase before the new car smell has worn off my current car. The Outlander has changed all that! I leased this vehicle on a four y...
I am a car enthusiast and am usually planning my next dream vehicle purchase before the new car smell has worn off my current car. The Outlander has changed all that! I leased this vehicle on a four year lease and have owned the car for a little more than 3 years. This car has been an absolute dream. I own the AWD XLS with every option except the in-dash navigation. I love that this car has unique features not offered by any of it's peers. The fold-down rear hatch is fantastic for loading groceries or bikes and outdoor equipment into the back, the 650 watt Rockford Fosgate sound system rivals many after-market options I've put in previous cars. There are a multitude of storage and drink holders and the car overall is very comfortable. I currently have 40,000 miles and have had no maintenance issues. When a non-Mitsubishi dealership cross-threaded my oil filter leading to low-oil, I called Mitsubishi who promptly towed my vehicle 200+ miles to the nearest dealership in Montana. They changed the oil (again) and I never saw a bill. Mitsubishi's warranty really is amazing! I now live in Washington DC after towing a 3500lb Uhaul across the country with no complaints from my over-loaded Outlander and love driving this car on the beltway or bumpy DC roads. It's transmission shifts are smooth and accelerates off the line is as good or better than even the more powerful RAV4, for thousands less, with more features. I really cannot recommend this vehicle highly enough. My only complaint, and this is minor, is that the faux stainless steel interior accents chip easily and some of the door and dash trims are hard plastic where high quality materials might have been used. Buy this vehicle if you want value for your money and a fast, fun car for everything from mountain driving to cross-country roadtrips, to city commuting. I LOVE this car and I won't be trading it in for a new lease, it's a keeper!
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best vehicle for money, features, and reliability

by from virginia on September 1, 2008

I’ve owned the vehicle for 8 months now and it’s been amazing. I put around 14K on it with no problems what so ever. The vehicle is comfortable, handles well and turns back with good gas mileage. The ...
I’ve owned the vehicle for 8 months now and it’s been amazing. I put around 14K on it with no problems what so ever. The vehicle is comfortable, handles well and turns back with good gas mileage. The only thing that I don’t really like is the quality of materials they use, but other than that the vehicle is amazing. Before buying it, I looked at the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV-4; but when it came down to money, options, and warranty Mitsubishi was the best in its class.
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sweet vehicle

by from long Island, NY on October 29, 2008

I checked out all the other vehicles including the honda, toyota, hundai etc. None of them can beat the overall package that the outlander has . It has looks, power,handling,comfort, fuel economy, fun...
I checked out all the other vehicles including the honda, toyota, hundai etc. None of them can beat the overall package that the outlander has . It has looks, power,handling,comfort, fuel economy, function, and the price is low for what youre getting. The 650 watt sound system rocks ! Buy this vehicle ,you won't reget it.
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Looks GREAT and drives even better!

by from Essex Junction, VT on July 4, 2008

I have owned this car for about a month and have no complaints. It has a smooth powertrain and great power. It drives alot like a car and is quite sporty. The dealership has been great in all aspects....
I have owned this car for about a month and have no complaints. It has a smooth powertrain and great power. It drives alot like a car and is quite sporty. The dealership has been great in all aspects. I have the XLS V-6 model with the sun and sound package as well as the luxury. Everything in the car is very well laid out and easy to use. It is a great car for safety and reliability on all trims and would highly recommend the Outlander to anyone looking for a great suv.
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Great Car

by from vermont on April 15, 2010

I have owned my 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS for about 2 years now. I drive about 20,000 miles a year in all types of conditions. The 4WD systems works great, its comfortable, and has a TON of Gadget...
I have owned my 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS for about 2 years now. I drive about 20,000 miles a year in all types of conditions. The 4WD systems works great, its comfortable, and has a TON of Gadgets for what MSRP is booked for. I have never had a problem with anything. If there was a problem it wouldn't be a problem with the super warranty that you get. The shiftronic transmission is a favorite especially the paddle shifters. It tows anything up to 3500 pounds, you can fit up to 7 people if you option it that way. It just has so many good surprises, so if you are in the market for a great midside crossover be sure to check this out you will love it.
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Best Vehicle I've ever Owned

by from Dover, PA on August 30, 2012

I've owned my 2008 Outlander LS since new, and just passed 60,000 miles. It has been by far the most reliable, trouble-free vehicle I've ever owned. Since new, I have only changed the oil regularly, a...
I've owned my 2008 Outlander LS since new, and just passed 60,000 miles. It has been by far the most reliable, trouble-free vehicle I've ever owned. Since new, I have only changed the oil regularly, and replaced the OEM tires at 36K miles. I estimate that I'll get around 80K on the brakes, I'm still running on the original pads & rotors. I have the 3.0 V-6, which gets around 26mpg on the highway, around 20 in town. It handles well, and the engine has plenty of power. The interior has good flexibility, and I really like the flip-down bumper/tailgate - really handy at the golf course or the store. My only negative is the plasticky, cheap dashboard and door panels, and the cloth upholstery, which is difficult to keep clean. But those are tolerable based on my overall experience. This vehicle doesn't get the press that a RAV4 or CRV gets, but it's a great, and probably lower-priced, alternative. It's a shame Mitsubishi can't get this kind of quality in their car lineup, they would be a serious contender if they did.
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"Best Car I've ever had!"

by from McAlester, OK on March 18, 2008

Well this is the first actual NeW car I've ever bought but i have to say that i love absolutely everything about this small suv. The gas mileage is great whether it's around town or on the highway. It...
Well this is the first actual NeW car I've ever bought but i have to say that i love absolutely everything about this small suv. The gas mileage is great whether it's around town or on the highway. Its very comfortable with me, my children, or my friends. You can fit up to 7 people in it and that is excellent! I have several dogs also and i got the cloth interior so far i have found nothing that can stain it! You must try this car. Just one test drive and you'll love it, I did!
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Great car!

by from Aiken, SC on September 16, 2012

I'm perplexed why the Outlander isn't more popular. According to Consumer Reports, it's extremely reliable, and I have found it to be fun to drive and quite sporty. You feel like you're driving a BMW ...
I'm perplexed why the Outlander isn't more popular. According to Consumer Reports, it's extremely reliable, and I have found it to be fun to drive and quite sporty. You feel like you're driving a BMW sports sedan with its pep and cornering ability. We plan to keep ours a long time.
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MY FOG LIGHTS FOG UP !

by from westchester ny on April 16, 2008

O.K. suv. Lots of room and 220hp power. Great 650 watt stereo. MPG is not very good, it sucks down gas. Don't get the fog lights they are defective, they build up condensation inside and Mitsubishi ad...
O.K. suv. Lots of room and 220hp power. Great 650 watt stereo. MPG is not very good, it sucks down gas. Don't get the fog lights they are defective, they build up condensation inside and Mitsubishi advises that's the way they are made therefore the warranty does not apply. I have owned it several months so reliability is unknown at this time. I gave it 3 stars for now. If the price of gas and a "real" warranty is an issue don't buy it. Since Mitsubishi refused to replace or refund the $4oo.oo dollar price I paid for the defective fog lights I am very doubtful they'll fix anything under it's so called" bumper to bumper warranty".
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Is the best value for money

by from Phoenix, AZ on July 3, 2008

After 2 months of online research, and numerous test drives, I chose the 2008 Outlander over the CR-V, RAV4, Hyundai SantaFe, Nissan Rogue, and Kia Spectra. Simply put the comfort, design, long list o...
After 2 months of online research, and numerous test drives, I chose the 2008 Outlander over the CR-V, RAV4, Hyundai SantaFe, Nissan Rogue, and Kia Spectra. Simply put the comfort, design, long list of standard features, and price, beat the others. The 5/60 10/100 warranty puts it at the top for coverage, equal with Hyundai's and Kia's, and the 20/25 MPG of the 2.4L 4cyl is appreciated at today's gas prices. Handling is on par with any of the other CUV/SUV's I test drove, and the front seats were the most comfortable of the lot. The 2.4L 4cyl is more than sufficent to take the hills on the climb from Phoenix to Flagstaff (elevation 7,000 ft.) While the interior will not win any WOW awards, it is pleasant and functional and the 3 front glove boxes are nice for storing all the things that somehow end up in the car. Last but not least is the standard multi-information display screen on the dash with 8 different screens to keep your pulse of what's going on with the vehicle. Do yourself a favor and check out the Outlander if you're in the market for this size class of crossovers.
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