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Mitsubishi i-MiEV Review : A NJ Electric Car Adventure

Remember Apple Computer’s “Think Different” advertising campaign, back in 1997? With photographs of Muhammad Ali, Jim Henson, the Dali Lama, and Albert Einstein, among others, Apple urged us to reconsider our computer purchases in a world dominated by computers running Microsoft’s DOS text-interface operating system. The idea of Apple, with the Macintosh, a computer running a graphic operating system, becoming the most dominant force in the industry was a huge leap of faith.

Steve Jobs may have passed on, but we’re in a similar place now, with regard to electric vehicles. Fifteen years later, we’re faced with far too many closed-minded Luddites, that refuse to see what’s roaring (quietly) down the highway.


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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

MPG-o-Matic 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review Summary: The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport aims to carve out a niche in the crowded small SUV and Crossover market, with good fuel economy, Evo-inspired styling, light weight, solid handling, and the best set of paddle shifters in the business. It falls short when it comes to sport, due to modest horsepower levels and CVT transmission. With a few tweaks, the Outlander Sport could achieve its full potential.

The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is powered by a 16-valve DOHC MIVTEC 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower (HP) and 145 foot pounds of torque. The inline four can be mated to either a five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic (CVT) transmission. While the Outlander Sport is available in either two-wheel- (2WD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD), a manual is not offered with the AWD verison.


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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Review

MPG-o-Matic 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Review Summary: The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander GT cuts a sporting line through the pack of three-row SUVs. You might be keen on the Outlander GT if you value handling over ground clearance and cargo versatility over a comfortable third row. The Outlander sits between the smaller (two-row) Outlander Sport and larger (three-row) Endeavor in Mitsubishi’s SUV line up.

The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander is offered in three trims: ES, SE, and GT. We tested a top-of-the-line “Super All Wheel Control” (S-AWC) Outlander GT equipped with Mitsubishi’s 3.0-liter MIVEC V6 engine and six-speed Sportronic automatic transmission with Idle Neutral Logic. Idle Neutral Logic automatically switches the transmission into neutral while stopped to conserve fuel.


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Battle Cross: Pro Rally Drivers + Steel Mill = Insanity

Just when you thought you’d seen every possible form of televised automotive entertainment, something new comes along. The new new is Battle Cross and the pilot episode airs this Thursday, November 17th on the SPEED Channel. Battle Cross answers the question: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive a pro rally car through an industrial setting, flat out?

ACP Racing's Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X rallycross car
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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring Review

MPG-o-Matic 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring Review Summary: The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring is positioned as the most-refined entry in the legendary EVO lineup, for those that enjoy spirited driving without generating too much attention. Outfitted with goodies including BBS wheels, Bilstein shocks, Eibach springs, Brembo brakes, and Recaro bucket seats, the EVO MR Touring uses top-shelf parts, while forgoing the decklid wing in favor of a discreet spoiler. The Evolution MR Touring goes head-to-head with the 2011 Subaru WRX STI sedan and little else.


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