2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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Not enough power

by from Ennis TX on August 8, 2017

slow to respond in low gears. When it reaches travel speed it's a smooth ride. Motor is loud shifting up.
slow to respond in low gears. When it reaches travel speed it's a smooth ride. Motor is loud shifting up.
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Most reliable, economical car I've owned

by from Sacramento, CA on April 21, 2017

An excellent car for the money. I've kept up all maintenance and have never had a performance of mechanical issue. This car is a real blessing during the high fuel prices.
An excellent car for the money. I've kept up all maintenance and have never had a performance of mechanical issue. This car is a real blessing during the high fuel prices.
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Love my Outlander ES

by from Washougal, Wa on October 10, 2015

I love my 2012 Outlander. The first time I saw one I didn't like the design. One year later I looked again and found it was the white one I did not like. I bought a black one. I owned a 2000 Montero f...
I love my 2012 Outlander. The first time I saw one I didn't like the design. One year later I looked again and found it was the white one I did not like. I bought a black one. I owned a 2000 Montero for 10 years and was very pleased with the vehicle. I get lots of looks with my car. Most people ask what kind of car is it. I like that they are not super popular cars.. Performance is great. Love the paddle shifters. Comfortable for long trips. Telescoping steering wheel is amazing. Great gas mileage. Could have a little more leg room. I am 6' 1 but it works fine. Very reliable. Heated seats,bluetooth. Love, love the side headlights and the brightness of them. 45 degree angle make visibility amazing. Never have to use my high beams.
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Won't disappoint

by from on April 19, 2015

This car I have had it for three years. Bout it new. It does not disappoint. I have the 5 MT, and I love it. I remember trying the AT and did not like it. The car is very smooth to drive and so comfor...
This car I have had it for three years. Bout it new. It does not disappoint. I have the 5 MT, and I love it. I remember trying the AT and did not like it. The car is very smooth to drive and so comfortable. The back seats are great even though the cargo space is small. I always get compliment and I love the fuse system. Three years later and I'm still in love.
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Best Value for your money! Nice job Mitsubishi

by from PR on May 30, 2013

Try to find a better value for your money. You won't!!. This CUV is well executed for what it is. Only complain is that the motor noise insulation is poor, so you will hear the engine revving. The han...
Try to find a better value for your money. You won't!!. This CUV is well executed for what it is. Only complain is that the motor noise insulation is poor, so you will hear the engine revving. The handling is on the rigid side which I love. It has the roomiest back seats in its class. The MPG IS AWESOMEEEE. 32mpg all the time. It is a little under power but not on the highway. The cvt transmission is great in the highway. The engine has a timing chain instead of a timing belt so no 60k or 70k belt changing. This car is a little under power but I knew it and it is not unacceptable, it is normal for a 4cyl engine. Something I have not seen mentioned is that the front side fenders are plastic ( but a good quality plastic ) so is some idiot lean against them they will not damage them. The sales guy pushed them in and they returned back. I love this car more than the Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Rogue and Toyota Rav4. My first car was a 1984 Montero and my grandfather used it till recently. Mirages here last forever. You will no regret it if you buy this car.
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I Own Two...

by from Alabama on February 4, 2013

Did lots of research. Glad I did not listen to Negative Reviewers. I Own an Se and Es. Wonderful Cars delight to drive CVT, Paddle shifters, 4 Wheel abs, Disk brakes all around. Flat fold down Seats, ...
Did lots of research. Glad I did not listen to Negative Reviewers. I Own an Se and Es. Wonderful Cars delight to drive CVT, Paddle shifters, 4 Wheel abs, Disk brakes all around. Flat fold down Seats, USB, Bluetooth. CVT takes a little to get used to, you must give it gas, and not be shy. Gas mileage is Great avg 29 city 31 hwy. (I record and Check it) Roomy interior. Good acceleration, reasonable road and engine noise. The Paddle shifter is a blast, you can speed away from lights and traffic. And it looks neat lots of compliments. No mechanical issues at all...
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Another Great Mitsubishi

by from Marlborough, MA on December 29, 2012

I love this car! It is my 5th Mitsubishi, and it performs as well as all my others, with a little oomph! My only complaints are (1) the inside lights are only in the front-needs more towards the back...
I love this car! It is my 5th Mitsubishi, and it performs as well as all my others, with a little oomph! My only complaints are (1) the inside lights are only in the front-needs more towards the back/rear. (Not sure about 2013 model on that issue.; (2) I'd like to see some gurading on the doors for nicks/scratches, etc., but I guess they want to make the money offering that through the option packages.
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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport / RVR / ASX

by from Planet Earth on November 25, 2012

This is excellent toy for anybody. Good fuel consumption, space, features, paddle shifts and sunroof. One thing is unique that this car is cool when you touch the hood after running (no hot), minimize...
This is excellent toy for anybody. Good fuel consumption, space, features, paddle shifts and sunroof. One thing is unique that this car is cool when you touch the hood after running (no hot), minimize burned contact with the fingers. All 5 stars is almost no negative comment at all! Perfect! Robust. One of the reason i give 3 stars at value: The CVT version is 25% higher price than the MT 5 speed version. But, higher price means CVT and 6 speed MT, sunroof, keyless, bluetooth, and better seats. One of the reason i give 4 stars at interior design: No light for back seat. It is burden me when seek something in the 2nd row at night. One of the reason i give 3 stars at Performance: First, this madness engine code is 4B11, it means it is same with evo x. There is no turbo in RVR, so it is very dissapointing to see the power decrease 280hp to 147hp @ 6000rpm. Second, CVT was design to run smooth. Then I tried the MT 6 speed, yes acceleration good. But, when it reached 120 km/h the speed increasing heavily, it is like hard to reach 240. Maybe it is caused by the ECU limiter (need ECU replacement). Third, based on GT5 evo x and ix (4B11 and 4G63), these machines have different character, 4B11 higher torque but less in top speed (better fuel consumption too).
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NICE VEHICLE, BUT NEED SOME CHANGES

by from Greenwood,La. on November 1, 2012

My wife and I bought a 2012 outlander sport. We like the economy this vehicle has. The vehicle drives and rides well.One thing we don't like is that there is no overhead light to light up the back sea...
My wife and I bought a 2012 outlander sport. We like the economy this vehicle has. The vehicle drives and rides well.One thing we don't like is that there is no overhead light to light up the back seat. The front seat has a light over head. The back seat is dark at night without an over head light.We also don't like the red lights on the gear shift. It is hard to see at night when lit up.Other than the light over the back seat, mostly we ARE satified with this vehicle.
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Nice economy car

by from Dallas, TX on October 31, 2012

Nice economy car that gets decent gas mileage on regular gas. I like sitting up higher than in my Diamante, which is an excellent car. Handles surprisingly well. Brakes well. Excellent headlights. Lea...
Nice economy car that gets decent gas mileage on regular gas. I like sitting up higher than in my Diamante, which is an excellent car. Handles surprisingly well. Brakes well. Excellent headlights. Leather seats are comfortable and attractive. I like the keyless entry and bluetooth. Wish it had an operable sun roof and heated seats. Performance and gas mileage has improved as it gets "broken in" - over 5,000 miles now. Runs better on real gasoline than on ethanol. Convenient cargo space in back with the seats folded down.
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