Long Term Update 5: 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

The Oulander MITSUBISHI GT is another value-minded crossover in the garage, this one with Evo-like personality and styling. It's also one of the very few vehicles on the market today with a tailgate that uses a flipdown bottom half-door, making it easy to load gear. But editors are not thrilled with the head unit.

Why can't Mitsubishi use knobs? The buttons that are there don't seem well organized. In addition, the iPod system is unpredictable; sometimes it isn't able to read the iPod, sometimes it takes 15-20 minutes to start playing music, and sometimes it works just fine after about a minute of "reading" -- but when you get back in the vehicle after it has been shut off, the system has to start reading all over again.
.hdr {color:#ffffff;font:bold 12px verdana,arial,helvetica;background-color:#343434;} .hdr1 {color:#000000;font:bold 09px verdana,arial,helvetica;background-color:#aba9a9;} .hdr2 {color:#000000;font:09px verdana,arial,helvetica;background-color:#dddddd;} .hdr3 {color:#000000;font:09px verdana,arial,helvetica;background-color:#FFFFFF;} 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander MITSUBISHI GT Months/mi in service 19,310/11 Avg econ/CO2 21.1 mpg/0.92 lb/mi Unresolved problems None Maintenance cost $255.65 (2-oil change, inspection, rotate tires, replace cabin air filter) Normal-wear cost $0


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