2005 Mitsubishi Outlander Reinforced Safety with Matched Performance Parts and Accessories

The Outlander is built on a rigid unibody chassis and benefits from Mitsubishi’s extensive experience in international rallies and raids. The Outlander benefits from such body-strengthening techniques as MASH seam welding and what Mitsubishi calls its RISE design (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution). Much of this technology was developed from the company’s winning efforts in the Paris-Dakar raid as well as its involvement in the World Rally Championship with the Lance

It has four doors and a roomy cargo area that’s easily accessible. Like other small crossover sport utilities, the Mitsubishi Outlander offers elevated seating for better visibility.

Mitsubishi’s 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is rated at 160 horsepower, matching the output of the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Mitsubishi tuned the Outlander’s engine to deliver the bulk of its torque at lower engine speeds. Mitsubishi’s MIVEC electronic variable-valve setup helps the engine to operate at peak power and efficiency throughout the rev range.

The 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander is available in three models: LS, XLS, and Limited. All come with the 160-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Most models come standard with an automatic, but the base models come with a five-speed manual. Each is available with front-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD).

The LS trim includes air conditioning; cruise control; power windows and locks; power folding rearview mirrors; a height-adjustable steering wheel; height-adjustable driver’s seat; a 140-watt, four-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system. It also has an analog clock; center console with storage; two 12-volt accessory outlets; 60/40 split, folding and reclining back seat; intermittent windshield and rear window wipers, and 16-inch steel wheels. A cargo cover, floor mats, keyless entry, and roof rails come standard on the AWD model and are optional on the 2WD model

XLS trim adds a rear spoiler, premium cloth seat fabric, extra speakers, whiteface gauges and clock, a leather steering wheel and shift knob, see-through headrests, a tubular roof rack and alloy wheels. Options for XLS 2WD include a Sun & Sound package with a 210-watt Infinity audio system with six-CD changer and sunroof.

The new Limited and Limited AWD have heated leather seats, front side airbags, heated outside mirrors, and body-colored fender flares and air dams.

Safety equipment includes three-point seatbelts for all five seating positions. Both front seats feature seatbelt pretensioner and force-limiter technology, which can help reduce injuries in an accident. Also standard are: child safety seat anchors. Anti-lock brakes are optional on the XLS and Limited models; ABS helps the driver maintain control of the car in an emergency braking situation.

Parts and accessories for Mitsubishi are available at Parts Train. All you have to do is go to http://www.partstrain.com/ShopByVehicle/MITSUBISHI and choose which ones are compatible for your needs. The advantage of using Mitsubishi parts and accessories is that these are especially designed to work well with all Mitsubishi cars and therefore you have ensured performance and maximized workability out of these parts and accessories.

Partstrain also offers car parts, which are continuously being improved upon to ensure quality service and performance.

Dealers Of Toyota Go With AutoSoft

More and more dealers are shifting to Toyota Motors. And the solutions to the mounting need are fast computers to ensure excellent connectivity. Several dealers use the dealer management system (DMS) to manually enter the data into the factory’s online interface.

However, majority of dealers and many other makes that have direct DMS integration are saying that its simplicity and affordability make the transactions with the vernacular, a no-brainer.

Cliff Wheeler, principal at Wheeler Toyota, Grants Pass says, “If I could get Toyota integration I would go from completely satisfied to extremely satisfied with my DMS, but it already delivers more capabilities and more reporting than anyone can use. We might have one additional employee because we don’t have this integration, but this system is still much less expensive than other systems.”

In regard to the affordability aspect, Craig Marr, fixed operations director and IT administrator for Chuck Patterson Auto World, a Chico, CA store dualed with Dodge-Jeep and Mazda says, “We save $9,000 a month by not using one of the Big 2.”

Chuck Spadafora dealer principal at Colonial Toyota, Indiana, PA says, “We can so easily look up invoices and histories, service and parts – even special orders – which makes up for the lack of integration with Toyota’s Dealer Daily. The system’s overall convenience makes up for the time we take to manually enter data into Dealer Daily.”

Some of the dealers asked Toyota Motor Sales USA why they never integrated with the AutoSoft DMS. According to Kim Hudson of Hudson Toyota Chrysler, Madisonville, KY, “They don’t really give me answer.”

On the other side of it, Toyota made a statement through its spokesperson. The company said “I was unable to get the information you requested. Evidently, it’s not something that is given out to the public and is considered proprietary.”

Many dealers favor AutoSoft integration to have speedy transactions regarding sales of Toyota parts and vehicles. Moreover, they are looking forward to achieve such integration in the near future.

Cool Toyota Accessories For Your Vehicle

Toyota parts and Toyota accessories are world renowned for their quality, reliability, and innovation. While Toyotas already come equipped with a wide range of excellent features, many drivers desire even more gadgets, storage solutions, and other cool accessories.

If you’ve been thinking about what accessories you should purchase for your Toyota, I’ve created a list of some of our favorite cool Toyota accessories for your vehicle. This is just a few of the many great Toyota accessories designed for every make and model. Just like Toyotas themselves, Toyota accessories are reliable and designed to perfection. Check out my list right now and use it to get started filling your Toyota full of high quality accessories.

Remote Engine Starter

The remote engine starter is one of the coolest accessories available for newer Toyota models. Integrated into your existing Toyota keyless entry remote, the engine starter starts your engine as easily as you normally open your car door. It will also turn on your heater, your air conditioning, or even your defroster before you even get into the car.

This means that you will no longer have to enter into a blisteringly hot or freezing cold car and endure the harsh temperature as your vehicle slowly becomes more comfortable. With the remote engine starter, you can make your car a comfortable temperature and fully ready to drive before you even open the front door.

Roof Racks

If you’re into the outdoors, you can’t go wrong with roof racks available for larger Toyota vehicles. Specially designed for either skis or bikes, a roof rack makes transporting your equipment safe and easy. This is a must for anyone who regularly goes skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, BMX racing, or similar activities.

Shift Knobs

If you drive a manual transmission, it’s nice to have a shift knob that looks and feels great. From racing inspired carbon fiber titanium finish knobs to sporty black leather knobs, there are shift knobs with a color and feel to meet your tastes. This is a great way to express your individuality and customize your driving experience. Some knobs are also available for automatic transmissions.

Satellite Radio Receiver Kit

Upgrading to satellite radio is a lot like going from an old dial up internet connection to a blazing fast cable internet connection. The satellite radio receiver kit looks great on your Toyota and gives you all of the best satellite radio channels. The radio is integrated into the head unit of your car and is a great way to make your commutes more enjoyable. While there is an additional subscription fee involved, I can tell you from experience that once you start enjoying satellite radio, you will never want to go back to regular radio stations again.

There are many more excellent Toyota parts and Toyota accessories to choose from and you are sure to find a few that perfectly suit your needs. Even if you already enjoy your Toyota driving experience, and I bet you do, adding those last few accessories changes an average Toyota driving experience into a great one.