First timer and new to forums of this variety.
I just want to share my 'brief' experience with my 2011 Mitsubishi RVR SE
I bought it this summer after an excrutiating 5 year ownership of the infamous Nissan x-trail (2006)
as you can see from the buying pattern,...I never have and NEVER will buy a NEW vehicle.
They are simply not worth the invested cash nor emotion when (and they all do...) fail to perform to our
expectations....otherwise i would want to go on a rage and kill car dealership employees everytime they failed...
think about it,...? there'd be no one left to serve the public...?....hmmmmm?
Anyhow, I couldn't bare to spend any more of my hard earned money on my x-trail and had a summer vacation road trip
coming up from Montreal to Gaspe, Quebec...it's about 900kms each way (almost 3K by the time you park in the driveway,...?
Or drive in the parkway...?
I'd gone on the 'Intertweeb' and Edmund had some great things to say about these cars....and we all know that Mitsubishi supplied engines to countless other car makers over the years before they decided to start their own....
I get the feeling,...(after my personal experiences with my RVR) that Mitsubishi were not allowed to put those famous, ground breaking engines into their own cars.....??? Why do I say this,....?>??? Because I still can't decide if I got a hampster on a treadmill wheel powered version, or a sewing machine engine version...???
THESE two idealismic engines don't belong in the kiddie park rides, let alone on our highways.
For the purpose of describing the RVR's AWD (affectionately known as NWDby me
I've had Subary Legacy AWD, Honda CR-V and the aforementioned Nissan X-Trail 2006 2.4, so I would like to think I have a
grasp of what 4 wheel drive 'should' be like, living in Canada after all....
I had to use the AWD / NWD this week after an 'average' snowfall = 6" of snow.......With the 'pathetically anemic' (and I use
the term loosely) CVT, I couldn't tell if it was on at all...?...!
I'm trying to come to terms with who, what, where, when & WHY the CVT was invented???????
My guess is that it was "BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY" and this is what was the end result.....
Similarly to how the Honda 'element' came to being...?
My guess is that it was "BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY" and this is what was the end result.....but I digress.
I've had this RVR since mid-August (w/96K) and I've had something every month, since...
Battery = bad luck, end of battery life
Tire pressure sensors.....?????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????
REALLY???? Who the H.E. double hockey sticks cares,....wants,....or needs this inept technological blunder????
This technology, and I use the term loosely.....was created for the 'NANNY', or maybe the 'hockey granny' AND IT DOESN'T EVEN WORK!!! Other than to piss off car owners to the point that it has become 'sport' to find remedies on Youtube....and there are some devilishly clever ones !!!!
I put -45F windshield washer in my fluid system, only to have the system freeze and become useless at -20....?
I'm now investigating a "SERVICE REQUIRED"check engine light that has come on recently and have decided that I wish I had my X-trail back....pardon me while I go and wash my mouth and brain out with soap!!!!!!! gahhhhhhg!
I was on a roadtrip across the border when my check engine icon illuminated, and kicked me of of cruise contrl...and would not let me do more than 80kph (50mph) I felt violated,...this vehicle was supposed to restore my faith in automotive transportation?
I have decided that I will trade this scrap heap in for a 2013 Kia Sorento,....that actually has power,.....with a 2.4 - 4cyl. AWD
engine, so I can let these poor mistreated squirrels go and be free.
For all the glory of the beautiful / muscular design of the RVR,....which is why I 'overlooked the CVT just to have a safe, problem-free vehicle...NOT !!!!!! I have owned it for 5 months, but can endure it no more.
FYI - Nissans are an even bigger investment miscalculation......They just plain suck!!
The biggest problem with trying to secure a decent, cost effective SUV with AWD is that they rape you at the cash!!!!
The Kia Sorento is FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS cheaper that the big 3 (those being - Toyota, Honda and Chevy 'Equinox'...
I know, wash my mouth out with soap,...once again!!
Mazda and Nissan no longer even belong in that conversation....and I will NEVER sink my cash into a North American vehicle....learned that lesson on 1983!
If anyone has a war story or some advice to share,....I AM nothing but EARS!!!
Thanks for lending me yours!!!
Happy Holidays to all!