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How To Do Car Research The Right Way

Miami Lakes Car Research Comparison

Car research. Pretty fun stuff, right? No, okay, maybe not the most exhilarating practice on the planet, but when it comes to car buying, it’s better to do the research and know the facts. Don’t just walk out into a dealership, that’s a rookie move. Don’t just hop on the internet and search randomly about the car you like or cars you may think you like. Google magic can’t protect us from bias, opinions, and uncited information. That’s why you need to know how to research for a car and then make use of that research for an informed buy.

Auto Manufacturer Sites

Assuming you already have a car type in size (sedan, coupe, SUV, crossover, truck, or van) then this would be a good place to start. And if you don’t have one in mind, there’s always the ability to test drive. Regardless, when shopping for a car, the website for the brand of car you’re looking at will have the most information. Simply hop onto the sites of any of the seven manufacturers available at Miami Lakes Automall, be it MitsubishiCars.com or Kia.com or Dodge.com, and you can find all about any of their vehicles by clicking on it and going to the specs page or comparing models.

There, one can look at the different trims of a car model. A trim is basically a “level”, once called “series”, to differentiate between the quality of trims. For instance, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES 2.0 is the base, or low-end trim. Whereas the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT is the high-end. Luckily, if looking at this model, one doesn’t have to shoot for the high-end trim for some goodies. Mitsubishi Motors added a Limited Edition trim to the Outlander Sport, the only one to have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and it’s just a step up from the base trim in price.

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Miami Lakes Fuel Efficiency Myths

Myths About Fuel Efficiency Today

Miami Lakes Fuel Efficiency Myths

Mitsubishi Motors has placed their focus on crossovers for the time being, and aside from rumors that they may bring a truck back to the states, the lineup is down to three vehicles that aren’t a SUV or crossover. With the Lancer discontinued, the Mitsubishi Mirage and Mitsubishi Mirage G4 will be the only two sedans left in the Mitsubishi lineup after the 2017 model year. That being said, although the auto market is shifting towards crossovers, there’s still a good percentage of the demographic that prefers smaller cars with a low center of gravity and higher fuel efficiency. Of course, if in the market for a crossover, don’t let some of the rumors of fuel economy stop you – you may be surprised.

Over Time, a Vehicle Will Lose Its Fuel Efficiency

The Mitsubishi Mirage may be called the most fuel-efficient sedan on the market, with 37/43 mpg city/highway, and some may think “So what? In a couple years that number will drop anyway, so why not just get a crossover?” They would be wrong. According to the EPA, a vehicle’s fuel economy, even a vehicle that’s ten years old, doesn’t significantly decrease if the vehicle is properly maintained. So not only do Mitsubishi models maintain an excellent fuel economy over their lifetime, but because Mitsubishi also offers some of the best warranties in the industry, Mitsubishi vehicles are great for someone who wants to keep their vehicle for a long time.  

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Mitsubishi Fuso’s Plans for a Fully Electric Commercial Truck

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi 2017 Fuso Electric Trucks

Mitsubishi has a lot more going on these days now that they have started working with the Nissan family. Interestingly enough, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross that recently debuted didn’t have a single third-party hand in its design – it’s all Mitsubishi. So while Mitsubishi Motors may have a few tricks left in their passenger vehicle division, its other brands are also making some changes. Soon to come to the U.S. are Mitsubishi’s all-electric commercial trucks.

We discussed the many different brands and technologies developed by Mitsubishi last year, and one of those brands, Fuso, makes commercial trucks. Recently, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. announced an upcoming, limited-production line of fully electric trucks that will be made available in the U.S., Japan, and Europe by 2018. Known as the eCanter, it will be the first fully electric plug-in truck produced by a major truck manufacturer.

This isn’t the first time Mitsubishi is introducing an entirely new electric design. In fact, they’ve been researching electric technology since the ‘70s, so it’s nice to see them applying all of that research into a tangible product.

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Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept

New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT Concept Will Debut in Paris

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV ConceptFor the past few years, hybrids and electric cars have been popping up around the world from many different brands. Mitsubishi is high up there, with its Mitsubishi i-Miev and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (currently overseas).

If Mitsubishi Motors has shown us anything though, it’s that they tend to make a lot of noise when they’re onto something new. That’s why they are building some hype before the 2016 Paris Motor Show, where they’ll be showing off the eX concept, an all-electric SUV concept, and their new Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept, a new hybrid SUV.

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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer available at Miami Lakes Automall

2017 Sedan Comparison: Mitsubishi Lancer + Mazda3

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer available at Miami Lakes Automall

2017 models have already started hitting the streets and two popular sedans, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer and the 2017 Mazda3, are two mid-size sedans available to buyers. Both models have similarities and differences that make them ideal for different drivers. If you are looking for a reasonably priced sedan, these two cars may have come up in your research. Here are some key comparison points between the base trims of both models.

Trims +  Engine

The Lancer is available in four different trims and the Mazda3 is available in five trims. The base Lancer trim is the Lancer ES 2.0 and it has a 2.0-liter 148-horsepower MIVEC engine. The Mazda3’s base trim is the i Sport and with a 150-horsepower 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine, both engines are fairly similar in terms of power.

Styling

Both the Mazda3 and the Mitsubishi Lancer are four-door sedans, but there are many exterior and interior features that differ between the vehicles. Mitsubishi Lancer features include auto-off halogen headlights, fog lights, LED running lights, rear combination taillights, chrome upper and lower grille, and 16-inch two tone alloy wheels.

The Lancer also has some top of the notch interior and technology features like a 6.1-inch color LCD multi-information display, a high contrast speedometer, fabric seating, and much more.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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MPG and Tech in the New 2017 Mitsubishi Models

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While some brands have yet to release one new 2017 model year car, Mitsubishi has stayed ahead of the game and has released all of their 2017 models — and it’s not even October! Here’s a recap of the new 2017 Mitsubishi models — they are loaded with tech and we love it.

2017 Mitsubishi i-Miev

First to hit the market was the fully-electric 2017 Mitsubishi i-Miev. The i-Miev is the most affordable electric car in the United States and it has a miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) of 121 in the city. The i-Miev has a variety of battery charging options, including a public quick-charger port that gives the car an 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4

For the 2017 model year, the Mitsubishi Mirage lineup got a little bigger. In addition to the traditional hatchback Mirage, there is now an available Mirage G4, which is a four-door subcompact sedan. The Mirage G4 is at the top of its class in combined fuel efficiency and C02 emissions. To keep up with the ever evolving tech world, the Mirage G4 is equipped with smartphone integrations lie Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Read the rest of this entry >>

Used car shopping tips

Tips for Purchasing a Used Car

Used car shopping tips

 

Here a few tips that will help you when you are shopping for a used car.

 

  • Figure out your price range and top vehicle choices within that price range.

This is extremely important. Used cars are always less expensive than the car would cost new, however that doesn’t always mean they are cheap. You need to make sure you match cars you want with prices you are willing to pay to avoid frustration when searching for the perfect used car for you.

  • Locate the used cars of your choice in your area.

This can be done one of two ways. First, you can search online via websites of local car dealers, or you can find a used car lot and speak to a salesman in person. This all depends on your preferences as a shopper. Read the rest of this entry >>

4 Mitsubishi Tire Care Tips

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Your vehicle’s tires are some of your car’s most important components. Tire condition can affect everything from how your vehicle handles on slick surfaces to your Mitsubishi’s fuel economy. As such, proper tire care can make a big difference in whether your vehicle performs well. Luckily, you don’t need to be in a NASCAR pit crew to do proper care. Here are several simple steps for you to follow.

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