Best Vehicle I've ever Owned
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, 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.