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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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20 reader reviews for Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4.
  • 2.0 Di-D Elegance 5dr

    Adrian Jones , Hertfordshire . Date: 02/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I was looking for spacious family transport with diesel economy and had been weighing up a Passat estate and Volvo estate when I came across a review of the Outlander. I ended up with a pre-registered Elegance in metallic blue with beige leather.

    I would agree with most of the reviews above. The engine lacks guts low down but it is not a big problem. Neither is it as vocal as some of the reviews would have you believe. Once under way it is fine and pick up on the motorway is great.

    I am not a fan of the standard satnav which is not very intuitive and has taken us on some odd routes but the stereo is good and it records to the hard disk as it plays CDs.

    I have no idea how it goes off road nor any intention to find out. As versatile all weather family transport however it is excellent. It has a huge boot (which can be expanded by sliding the rear bench), the third row is fine for small children in car seats, the split tailgate is a great place to sit whilst removing wellies and being that bit higher than a saloon it is much easier to reach in to strap the kids in. I like the way it looks and find it enjoyable to drive. I also get 40mpg on most journeys and around 36mpg on a (very) fast motorway run.

    I would recommend the Outlander but would say that in top spec pre-owned / pre-registered makes more sense than paying the full new price.

  • 2.0 DI-D Warrior (Leather) 5dr

    JIm MCCulloch Date: 14/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I replaced my Audi A4 Avant 1.9 TDi with the Warrier Spec in Red and Black leather. The car looks superb and the engine performance with the vw engine and 6 sp box is much better than some of the write ups suggest. Fuel consumption is around 38 - 40 mpg where the audi was 44 - 46 mpg The 6/7th seats are nothing more than an emergency spare set and if you have a dog in the boot then forget it for more than 5 up since its a double seating bench arrangement unlike the LR Discovery where you can operate the 6th single seat in the boot plus dog. Low split tailgate is great for shopping with the top opening for car parks and the lower gate elswhere for getting the dogs in easily. Spec - the bluetooth phone kit and mp3 cd player is excellent and tinted glass is great to hide the kids and give some screening for the dog on a sunny day. (all are standard spec) Not brilliant for any serious use off road as the bumpers overhangs are too low. Also there is no low ratio box but when compared price wise with similarly priced base model freelander the Mitsubishi is miles better value and the reliability is streets ahead.

    Highly recommended and looks great unlike the odd looking citroen and seriously ugly front end of the Peuegot versions.

  • 2.0 DI-D Warrior (Leather) 5dr

    Michael Gordon , Hampshire . Date: 07/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I leased an Warrior 2.0 Di-D in silver for six months, mostly for business use, and was sad to see it go, but unfortunately due to mileage constraints this had to happen.

    The driving experience was superb, as were the running costs. My family loved the vehicle and we managed to cram loads of camping gear in the loadspace while not compromising the handling and fuel efficiency of the willing 2.0 VW engine.

    Clarkson wasn't too complimentary about the performance of this model, but once it gets underway, it's no different to most cars on the road. One thing to note is that if you want to take a gap in the traffic, switch it to 4x4 mode, otherwise the front wheels tend to spin loads and the ESP warning goes a bit tilt.

    Interior plastic trim is disappointing given the cost and status of the vehicle, and the handsfree bluetooth system, while being a novel feature, made conversations over 40mph practically impossible due to road and wind noise. The most comical chat was with the Mitsubishi dealer service dapartment when they couldn't make out what I was saying because of too much background noise.

    All in all, it certainly has presence on the road, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking at the SUV market.

  • 2.0 Di-D Elegance 5dr

    Alan Dawson , Somerset . Date: 18/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I took delivery of an Elegance three months ago, and would agree with pretty much all the positives and negatives stated before.

    The privacy glass and parking sensors are extras that I purchased and are much needed, perhaps they should be standard?

    More than that, though, it has proven practical, it drives really well for a SUV and I'm getting close to 40mpg. Realistically it is a good five seater not a seven seater.

    The only down point so far is the reception on the radio, which for a modern car is pathetic. This was been pointed out to my local dealer, in Yeovil, within one week of purchase and who so far seems reluctant to solve this problem. This is the second car from the same dealer with this problem.

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