My family is looking for a larger car and I wanted to consider the Outlander instead of the newer SUVs.

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Hello everyone, need some advice for the community.

Any opinions on how viable buying a used Mitsubishi Outlander 2010 model would be?

Ever since I saw it for the first time, it’s been a car I have wanted to own. My family is looking for a larger car and I wanted to consider this instead of the newer SUVs.

I know there is an ASC on Pune, but how easy/difficult is it to source parts?

Would love to hear from owners or those who can help me connect with those who’ve had one in the past.

Here’s what BHPian vishy76 had to say on the matter:

Have you driven the Outlander firstly? I think you should first. It has happened many a times and often that I have loved a particular car a lot, ogled at it since time immemorial, only to drive it and realise it was nothing great. Classic never meet your hero situation.

Test drive a well kept example first. If you still like it, you will need to factor in longer wait times for parts along with the associated costs too. In the end, the Outlander was a premium D-segment SUV, keeping aside the fact that it was built by a company which was never able to commit to the Indian market.

I would recommend you consider more contemporary options. A few that come to my mind include a later model XUV500, an Innova (the Outlander is anyway a softroader. If you can overlook the Innova’s MPV image, it’s a great buy) and maybe the 2012 Toyota Fortuner (below average brakes and bumpy ride being the deal breakers here).

Used Outlanders are cheap for a reason. The 2.4 Mivec is nothing great in terms of fuel efficiency and it was built by a rather infamous brand in the Indian context as I mentioned before.

Here’s what BHPian cool_dube had to say on the matter:

Please stay away from a Mitsubishi, as great automobiles as they may be. Authorized after-sales support is non-existent in India, (original) parts are very expensive and procurement lead time is very high. These can be “hobby” cars at best, never recommended as primary/regular-usage cars.

Here’s what BHPian condor had to say on the matter:

Ford was much more established than Mitsubishi in India, and yet people think twice if they want a Ford today. A Mitsubishi car carried the bad reputation about spares availability even when at the time the company was in operation. Do you want to live with one now ?

The Outlander does look attractive from outside. A softroader that is not too big, not too small. And has some of the Pajero’s aura reflected on to it. But I would not consider one today.

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