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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:58 pm 
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Hi to all,

First post though I've been lurking these forums for around six months contemplating a PHEV purchase. I currently own the older Outlander VRX from 2010 and have followed the update for the current model year. Was interested in the petrol or diesel versions but then heard of the PHEV update in Japan. I must admit it is frustrating waiting MMA to give any info on release dates for Australia. Given the slow sales of the current model they seem reluctant to allocate stock ahead of better selling geos. If the buying public who are in the market for a PHEV SUV are like me then the current model is too anaemic. My lease was up and I needed a new vehicle but I find the current PHEV and the previous petrol model plain and boring. The new model design has me interested. Very actually. But I not going to wait forever. I so hope we see the revitalized model before years end. If not, I may be moving to another marque or going with the diesel version though I don't want a seven seater. Thanks to all here for some great information. I'll keep my ear to the ground. Cheers...

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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:06 pm 
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Jaythree wrote:

Once or twice it has failed to put car into Drive even though i had brake pedal depressed - it just gave high pitched beep each time i tried.


Hi there,

I think I managed to stumble over this one, a couple of days after I first picked up the car.

I think that I had put the car into "accessory" mode (Press Start without putting your foot on the brake pedal) .

The solution was to turn the vehicle off and start again (from memory)

Andy

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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:00 am 
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Have now done 38000km in 9 months of my latest PHEV. So far have water in fog lights that will require removal of many under vehicle panels to get access to the lights to work out a fix. PHEV has a rattle at certain speeds in an area around the muffler. Maybe from a rock thrown up hitting a panel. Will have a visual inspection over the pits at the 45000km service to check some of the vulnerable exposed plumbing around the battery. Additional custom protection plates may be needed, for travels on our AUS roads. Will be looking at different tyre options as the factory fitted toyo's will not possibly see out the full year.

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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:41 am 
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Fog lights are accessible and can even be replaced from the outside. That is, if you are talking about the standard fog lights and not fog lights that you may have added (but I think your extra lights are even more on the outside and not even fog lights, right?)


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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:24 pm 
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So the fog light housings just push fit into the plastic bumper?

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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:18 pm 
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When you remove the "aluminum" rim, three screws are revealed.there is movies on the Internet on how to replace them. Will try to find it later.

Edit - Found it: http://youtu.be/TsXHUNTuDpI


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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:00 am 
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Another thing I need to consider if I am to buy one.

How is everyone going for fuel consumption when not in EV mode on the highway?

I need to know how it goes on long trips


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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:12 am 
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You could check out this thread

http://www.myoutlanderphev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1531

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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:54 pm 
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gwatpe wrote:


http://www.myoutlanderphev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1531&start=20


I have also just posted my Queensland road trip (tacked onto gwatpe's post) at the link above. Outlander performed well and averaged 8.2L/100km. Also spotted another PHEV Aspire in Longreach QLD! Crazy stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:14 pm 
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Can confirm that the driving on rough roads across the outback of AUS seems to have loosened the lamps in the fog light housings. The seals are a very soft compression fit. Removing the silver plastic shroud that is just clipped in made the job a lot easier. The dutch lady in the video in the snow, summed up the removal process quite well. No translation needed. Hardest part was making the plastic clip tool first. Will be looking into a DRL option.

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