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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 23/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 176 Ratings for the 2003 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    8.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

A Great Vehicle to drive

By on Friday, December 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 121,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Good Pickup, fun to drive, a special look"

Cons: "Old style dashboard but decent"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"A wonderful car. Surprisingly does a good off road with a tyre at 10-11 PSI on desert (Dubai) Very good response on gas A very fast gear change very stable, handles corner with ease. speeds of 160 km/h without a hitch."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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Outlander on offroad

Spunky- Great Handling 2003 Outlander

By on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Instant responsiveness"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love this automobile! Of all the cars I have driven; Ford, Chevrolet, Plymouth, Pontiac, BMW, this Mitsubishi is quick, responsive, and handles well in a pinch. It holds exactly 15 gallons of gasoline and gets about 19 miles to the gallon city driving and about 24 highway. If maintained according to schedule there should be no problems. I just had to say something because I cannot figure out why other reviewers would say it doesn't have power. My outlander has no hesitation at starts, stops, or acceleration on the open road."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Surprised the bejeezus out of me

By on Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 186,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Reliability, handling, gas mileage, value"

Cons: "Plastics, headlight coverings, weird dead pedal"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"The wife conspired with a friend to have us purchase this car many years ago, and though I was basically against the idea, it was too good a deal to pass up. Nine years later, I have to confess it has been a much better vehicle than I could have imagined. We've put 140,000 of the 186,000 miles on it and it has been a trouble-free, reliable, and occasionally even fun mode of transportation. Yes, the interior is spartan and filled with hard plastics, but it has been very durable. Yes, it has all the power of a sack of hamsters, but it handles corners very well for what it is, lending a feeling of sportiness that is appreciated by me anyway. Yes, if you're over 6 feet tall you'll probably run yourself into the corner of the lift gate a time or twelve, but you should probably be paying more attention. We've averaged around 26 mpg, even with horrible 10% ethanol gas, so that's not too shabby either. The analog clock is fun. Classy! The only minor gripe I have is the frequency of brake jobs, although this is probably the wife's fault, not any inherent weakness of the car. The bottom line is, this would be an excellent used purchase, as I suspect it will go many more miles without serious issue, and I intend to find out as it transitions from my wife's daily driver to mine. Great little crossover."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Very good and comfortable. No problems on the road

By on Friday, September 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 113,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Good shape, Very good A/C, great price"

Cons: "Fuel consumption not good only 14mpg"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Nice car. Comfortable,good quality. Fuel consumption: Not good only 14 mpg Suspension must be improved"

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Reliable and gets you from A to B

By on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Reliable, Good Value, Low Maintenance."

Cons: "Engine/Power, Gas Mileage, Handling"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Bought this a couple years back. It was clean with 75k miles when I got it and hit the 100k mark a couple weeks ago. It's very reliable and the only repairs we had to get done where the struts (which had never been replaced) and filters. That being said, if you expect a lot out of a car, this one isn't for you. I don't like the low amount of power it has and I have a bit of trouble getting it up to speed to get on the highway. I really wish it had a better engine, that would make it an all around good car."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Runs like a champ-

By on Friday, July 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 230,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliability"

Cons: "struts ac"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought my silver 2003 Outlander 9 years ago. I am a single mom of 2 kids so my vehicle maintenance hasn't been the most perfect but this vehicle has been so reliable. My struts have gone bad now and working to get those replaced so she squeaks while I drive. The only trouble I have ever had with this vehicle is with the tires. My front passenger side tire gets more wear on it that the other 3 in a faster time frame. I did have to have my AC fixed once, The knob to turn from heat to cool got jammed up and a family member tried to force it to turn from heat to cool and broke it and got stuck on heat."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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