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    New wheels

    Hi, well not exactly new, I`m looking to stop training my ford focus to be a 4x4 and getting one, my short list is a Outlander with 2.4 petrol engine . So what sort of a run have anyone had with there`s Mitsubishi's, thinking of 2007-10 , the one you can dial in 2 wheel drive for the wife to go shopping or when I go off road with my caravan 4x4 to get to that sweet spot. I know we are spoil for choice these days and most are pretty good but in the end it`s what`s in my wallet!. Cheers,

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    Mate has an Outlander but a diesel. Tows the race car amazingly well. Very economical, actually it surprised me a lot - towed race car from CHCH to Cromwell, girls drove it round Qtown for a day and then we drove it back to CHCH on 1 tank. And we didn't drive it like a nanna either. It's highly specced compared to other brands similar sized vehicles. I was impressed with it overall. Mrs really liked it too.
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    OK, I`m sold already, but will still look at petrol ones, I`v only had a ferge 135 diesel tractor and not sure about matinance , road tax on a diesel ones. What's the pros and cons.

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    service every 5k for longevity.road tax is a pain make sure the speedo reads true ie make sure the tyres are the right size.economy doesn't get much worse towing with a diesel.ideally you want 2wd option and free wheeling hubs for better round town economy.

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    Yeah they're pretty good. Keep the oil fresh in the petrol ones. They still suffer from noisey lifters like most mitsi motors, but that's not a worry really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    Yeah they're pretty good. Keep the oil fresh in the petrol ones. They still suffer from noisey lifters like most mitsi motors, but that's not a worry really.
    My evo was terrible, added some additive and they shut up for a while. I miss that crazy car
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    My evo was terrible, added some additive and they shut up for a while. I miss that crazy car
    Pro-ma (spelling?) oil additive is really really good for sorting this out.
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    outlander = CVT shit

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    Use enough gun

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    or...... if you can find one, buy a M42 Duster. This fine automobile has plenty of room for the whole family and the safety rating is impressive! I personally guarantee you will walk away from any head on collision. And speaking of safety..... your new 'Duster' is factory equipped with not one, but TWO road rage sticks (which, by the way just happen to be in the most versatile of all calibers ever made!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    My evo was terrible, added some additive and they shut up for a while. I miss that crazy car
    My legnum Vr4 was the same, noisy tappets. super fun though.
    As long as you look after them they go real well. Had that thing from 60k -320k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    My legnum Vr4 was the same, noisy tappets. super fun though.
    As long as you look after them they go real well. Had that thing from 60k -320k
    You had a VR4 last to 320k? Very impressive, most of them seemed to explode or fall apart a long way before that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    You had a VR4 last to 320k? Very impressive, most of them seemed to explode or fall apart a long way before that.
    Yup, sold it at that point and was still a mint runner.
    It did not have an easy life either but well looked after maintenance wise.

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    Well at the end I got the Outlander 07, 2.4 petrol with 2x/4x4 and lockup at the push of a knob, five seater and only done 100.00ks. It`s in good nick, has been under sealed, no rust, but I`m going to rust proof it with" lanotec" my homebrewed stuff and all I need is a two bar fitted so I can go bush with my caravan.
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    Oops, Dura tec HE is my ford focus engine, will be selling it soon.

 

 

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