2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor - LS AWD
Advice: You guys can't be wrong !Very smooth, very good transmission and very fast. Perfect SUV. Just drive 10 minutes and you will love it. Very strong, you fell this SUV like a tank, but easy to handling.
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor - XLS (2004.5 Production) AWD
Pros: The price was nice.
Advice: Buy it. You'll love it!Drives like a car!
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport - ES (EOP November 2002) 4x2
Pros: The sunroof
Cons: center console
Advice: Make sure you get the extended mile warrantyafter having the vehicle for 60,000 miles, I noticed the transmission starting to slip. It got worse and worse as time went by until the truck would not engage in reverse. It would sit idle for about 30 seconds then kick in to gear. The vehicle would shake so bad the engine would turn right off. This whole ordeal ended up costing me 2,474 dollars!(without a military discount). So far, I haven't had any other problems with the SUV.
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor - XLS FWD
Pros: Driveability (acceleration, handling, braking)
Cons: The premium fuel requirement
Advice: Try to find a year or two old Endeavor in good condition and save yourself some money!After comparing against several other vehicles (including Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Freestyle and Explorer, VW Touareg), I chose the Endeavor and have been very satisfied overall. The size is just right, both for passengers and cargo, the powertrain is peppy, the handling is responsive, and the ride is comfortable. The warranty coverage is great but so far has not been needed after two years and 48,000 miles. The styling is a little unusual both inside and out, but the control layout is very logical inside, and there are plenty of interior storage areas plus 3 12 volt outlets (one unswitched up front, one switched up front, plus a third unswitched in the cargo area. The audio system is the best factory system I have ever had the pleasure to use with a built-in 6 CD changer in the dash. Rear seats easily fold almost flat to carry long loads. Considering the price compared to the competition, I think the Endeavor is an excellent value. The only downside is that you must use 91 octane fuel, and if you don't your mileage and performance will suffer. However, I get around 18 mpg in town and 24 mpg highway, which is not all that bad for a SUV of this size.
2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor - SE AWD
Pros: Looks, comfort, ride
Cons: brakes, size of the dash, engine noise, placement of cup holders and audio controls, auto lights
Advice: For what you pay, you get a lot, but shop around more than I did.I previously drove a Montero Sport and was very impressed with it. After a three year lapse, I leased an Endevour this time. Although I am happy with the way it handles, its looks, and equipment, there are certain things I would most definitely like to see changed. The brakes require a good deal of force to stop. For power brakes I find this disconcerting. The top of the dash is ridiculously too large. I placed a large size pizza box on it quite comfortably. Perhaps if it were reduced by a foot, the entire vehicle could possibly be reduced by the same amount and it may improve gas mileage. The cup holders are placed in front of the gear shift level. I find this uncomfortable. If anything glaringly detracts from the looks of the vehicle it would be the roof rails. Many friends comment on the the roof rails resembling steam pipes. I have to agree. The engine is much too loud to suit me. The automatic lighting feature is much too complicated. The owners manual is confusing and does not help much in understanding this feature. I personally do not like the placement of the audio controls on the underside of the steering wheel. On the plus side: you get the feeling of being surrounded by glass. All around visibility from the inside is great and gives the impression of openness. The ride is comfortable even if the seats are a bit stiff.
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander - ES FWD
Pros: Love the tight handling and the style
Cons: Wish the standard ES came with styled wheels
Advice: Drive the competiton and your' be back to the OutlnaderWe were downsizing from a Grand Caravan and were looking for a SUV crossover which had room enuf for our two large dogs; had some zip; and was good on gas. After test driving the CRV, Rav 4, Forester and and a Highlander, we stumbled upon the Outlander. Talk about getting the most bang for you buck. The vehicle is plenty roomy, the fit and finish are typical Japenese high quality, the gas mileage is great, as is the handling. Looks and feels like a much more expensive SUV. The warranty is amonsgt the best in the business.
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander - ES FWD
Pros: the room it offers
Cons: the es doesn`t come with optional roof rails
Advice: review this vehichle.they will be impressedmy wife and i just purchased the 2007 mitsubishi outlander es (trimline) and love it.it`s extremely roomy for up to 5 people.we are really impressed with the room the backseat offers.the engine is strong and smooth.the 20 city and 27 hwy mileage is better than average for this class vehichle.wind noise is at a minimum.all and all we are impressed.after looking at and driving the 2007 cr-v and rav-4 we looked no further once we came acrossed the outlander.you get more bang for your buck and the vehichle body style is sleek.great vehichle for a family of up to four and sporty enough looking for everyone else.thumbs up from me,ed in columbia,s.c.