Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:34 am
The "low temperature" chime. Every time it goes off (for the first time in a while), I'm like "Ack! What's wrong with the car?" before I realize "Oh, it's cold outside. Thanks, I knew that.""
Doesn't bother me. I find that feature slightly useful. It goes off IIRR at 37 degrees Fahrenheit. It's not just saying "it's cold out there.
What it's trying to tell you is that at that temperature or near it is the greatest chance of encountering so called black ice. Black ice is often unexpected because it can occur just about freezing and when the rest of the road is totally ice free. You come around a turn onto black ice and all your techniques and antilock brakes are almost useless.... you are almost certainly going to go off the road on that scenario unless you spot the black ice and get the card down REAL slow before hitting it. I know. When I was 16 I totaled a car on black ice.
Do when it goes off I think.... "OK... watch for ice... especially black ice."
My least favorite feature is that Mitsubishi has virtually abandoned me... nearest service is 192 miles away... and with the market depreciation of this be an orphan now, if I got in any accident that ran up more than a few thousand dollars in damage my insurer would total the car and give me about $5000.... not enough to make a dent into getting an equivalent replacement.
In terms of mechanical least favorite features.... Humm? Having to reach around the steering wheel any time I want to chance the display LCD from outside temperature to range remaining (or any of it's other alternate displays) is a PITA. Also lament that they didn't put a heated seat on the passenger side (mine is 2012.... I think they added heated passenger seat by 2014.) I do understand why the put bigger tires on the rear, but having different front tires makes it impossible to do true tire rotations.
That said, it has many small features I do like.