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Pros: reliability and gas mileage for a mid size suv
Advice: buy it!!!!Everyone complains about the 91 octane thing, but when you do the math, that is how they make it possible to get such great gas mileage out of a mid size suv with great interior space. Plus the vehicle will last a heck of alot longer because the higher octane rating burns cleaner. This vehicle is a breath of fresh air, I don't know why domestic manufacturers can't produce anything that even slightly mesures up.
Cons: runs on 91 octane
Advice: beware it runs on 91 octaneI am struggling with whether I should buy this vehicle or not. The vehicle is an '05' with a 3.8 liter engine. this vehicle looks great and performed well, but can any one tell me why in 2005 any manufacturer would build an SUV that runs on 91 octane(or higher). I want the truck but unwilling to pay the extra money for gas. The performance will suffer if I use 87 octane, this is a shame.
Pros: Ride Quality and Comfort
Cons: would like 5 speed auto (not 4)
Advice: Highly recommend this vehicle, drive the Rav4 and CR-V first then drive the Outlander last.The Outlander handles very nicely for day to day activities and commutting. There is some body lean while doing fast cornering, but the tires and suspension do their job adequately (I'm planning to buy an aftermarket strut bar to give more stability while cornering). In the city it can coast for what seems forever once at a certain speed, say 60km with your foot off the accelerator. I would rate braking as very good, but not excellent, the brake pedal feels a little soft for a car of this weight. That being said, I've never had any problems doing fast braking this car comes standard with ABS. On the highway, road noise is only slight from the tires at speeds 110-120 Kph with virtually no wind noise. I have taken it up to 160Kph and felt secure and the handling/steering was still tight and responded like it should with it's full time AWD. Again it's no sports car, but I felt the performance of this car was as good or better then it's competitors. Smooth! This car drives comparable to the older Lexus RX300 series, I driven an RX300 several times and the ride quality is very similar! If you have a chance to test drive the Outlander, you'll 'feel' what I'm talking about.
Pros: The Look and stereo, and the heated seats for minesota weather
Advice: drive them all in the same class before making decisionAfter driving the Vue,Highlander,Tribute, We fell in love with the Outlander. Very comfortable and lots of zip for highway driving and the gas is avg. 25-29 mpg and that is at higher speeds like 70-80. We could not be any happier. Even has heated seats and a awesome stereo system. And for under 22k.
Pros: Solid ride and handling
Advice: Don't believe the 'premium fuel' requirement - do your research and run regular - you'll never notice the difference and it's fine for the engine.You have to drive one to understand what a great vehicle this is. Compared it to Pilot, Highlander, and the Acura MDX. The Endeavor blows them away. Roominess, power, quiet, looks - it's got it all. Plus an unbeatable warranty. And for thousands less than the others!
Pros: Power, AWD, Space, Looks, Dash,
Cons: Gas mileage, air vents leak when off, rear window hard to see out
Advice: Buy it great deal for $$$$$Drives like a car with the power of an SUV.
Cons: All of the above
Advice: Do alot of research... there are better models out therei have had my 2004 endeavor since 10/04... it is not a reliable car. It has been in the shop 5 different times! 1 recall....2 times for the radiator... replace lash adjusters....2 times tire pressure sensor....2 times hydrolic trunk lift... this is my second Mitusbishi car (I previously had an 02 Galant, which I loved) and I will not buy a 3rd!