Earlier this week I visited Northstar Motor Group Redcliffe to pick up a Mitsubishi Outlander 2012 to drive and review.
I had a tutorial about all the great features. Then it was time to say good bye and take the vehicle on the road. Hmm, I couldn't get the car into drive. I politely asked if there was a trick. Yes, big trick. You must use the key and start the car. This was not my finest moment, but in my defence this was not mentioned in the tutorial. Also the week before I had been at the Mueller College Fete and the dodgem cars started and stopped by themselves.
Does it look cool? No, but the really cool kids don't get their street cred from a vehicle. They are born with it.
Is it good value for money? Yes, I had I had no idea of the price of this vehicle and I was surprised that it starts from $28,990 drive away. I honestly thought it would be a lot higher. It also has an amazing warranty, 10 year/160,000km Power Train warranty, 5 year/130,000km New Vehicle warranty and a 5 year Perforation Corrosion warranty with capped priced servicing for 4 years. This is an amazing package.
Is this a family car? Yes. This is the size I would buy for my family of four. I might even upgrade to the 7 seater to give us the extra seats if we need them. We aren't campers or 4 wheel drivers but we could do it if we wanted to. Regular campers might choose something bigger and tougher.
What did the children think?
Miss 6 "Good, can we get a red one next time'
Miss 8 "I like the seats, they are comfy'
The little monkeys were very comfortable and their only complaint was that I wouldn't let them eat in the car.
Any other points of interest? I thought the coin cup/lipgloss holder was really handy. I like to have places to put things. I did feel it was lacking a few drink holders, but how many drinks do I really need at one time? Probably just one. Also, that with one touch of a button, the second row tumbles away to create bigger boot space. I also like that the bottom part of the boot door can fold down too.
Some facts: Price from $28,990 driveway 4 doors and 5 seats (you can upgrade to 7 seats)
Engine - 2.4L
Fuel consumption - from 9.0km per litre
Conclusion: This car drove well and would tick all my boxes for a neat family car at a great price. Great driving, braking, comfort and safety.
218 Anzac Avenue Kippa-Ring