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    Outlander or Eclipse Cross?

    I know there are likely forums for these vehicles, but I'm asking you guys/gals. Anyone have any experience with either of these? I've test driven both, both have their pros and cons. Curious what anyone's experiences have been with reliability, drivability, etc.



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    I work at a busy auto/truck shop. We see a lot of Outlanders with wheel bearing problems. Replaced all 4 bearings on 2 different Outlanders in one year as an example. Also see a lot of ABS issues with them. No experience with the Cross yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet View Post
    I work at a busy auto/truck shop. We see a lot of Outlanders with wheel bearing problems. Replaced all 4 bearings on 2 different Outlanders in one year as an example. Also see a lot of ABS issues with them. No experience with the Cross yet.
    Thanks, Johnny M. The 2020 Outlander I test drove had a crooked steering wheel and sounded like a left front bearing going bad. Had been a rental, so rode hard and put up wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicPunk View Post
    Thanks, Johnny M. The 2020 Outlander I test drove had a crooked steering wheel and sounded like a left front bearing going bad. Had been a rental, so rode hard and put up wet.
    Unless it's the Outlander with the 3.0L V6 & 6-speed automatic transmission, I would have zero interest in it.

    Otherwise, my focus would be on the Toyota RAV4 & Mazda CX-5 with non-turbo engines and automatic transmissions. I'm not buying an SUV with a CVT while something else still exists. Everyone is free to think otherwise, however.

    The 2.4 L power train found in the older Honda CR-Vs & Elements were quite good. I wouldn't even look at the current one.

    If I could pick any SUV in mint condition, it would be a 2nd generation Honda CR-V AWD manual Sadly those don't really exist any more. I would pick that vehicle over anything offered in today's new market. Heck, that generation still had the folding table feature! I'm really not impressed with the current market.

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    Interestingly, the CX-5 model from 2013-2016 came with the manual transmission! Only for the base model of course but still. It nice to have on the SUV!

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    I'd personally skip an Outlander with a CVT. They are good at eating transmissions and also really hard to find replacement parts for that isn't dealer. Eclipse Cross will be the same.

    I agree with Mark... Rav4 or CR-V.
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    So the Mirage is the only reliable Mitsu model currently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicPunk View Post
    So the Mirage is the only reliable Mitsu model currently?
    It's the only one available without a Jatco CVT (manual transmission) so I'd say yes. Plus, the Jatco CVT in these cars is rated for cars with twice the power output so with servicing they'll live a long life.
    -Karl B. No Mirages currently...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicPunk View Post
    So the Mirage is the only reliable Mitsu model currently?
    Why are you so concerned. Just buy new and collect on your 10 year warranty
    please consider checking out my Mirage related youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c...IEViRFw/videos

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad View Post
    Why are you so concerned. Just buy new and collect on your 10 year warranty

    I never buy new. 2-3 years old is the sweet spot. And I've seen too many companies try to weasel out of warranty responsibility. I'd like to stay with the brand, but if one of their upscale (from Mirage) models isn't reliable, I'm out.



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