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by FrancoPHEV
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Shocking MPG with towing
Replies: 6
Views: 5044

Re: Shocking MPG with towing

I have done lots of towing over the past 18 month, frequently with a fully laden but relatively low profile 2m trailer, and I do not find that there is much of an impact on MPG. However, and this is a big one, I have found that the MPG takes a huge hit as soon as I add my roof box. I guess that the ...
by FrancoPHEV
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: Travelling in Europe from Uk, headlight adjustment
Replies: 19
Views: 16231

Re: Travelling in Europe from Uk, headlight adjustment

Agreed that you don't need to use stick-on beam-flateners when crossing the Channel. However, after 18 months of being the scurge of oncoming traffic both UK and Continental motorways, my PHEV had its 2nd year service at a dealer in Angers yesterday and the dark-o'clock run home was a revelation. I ...
by FrancoPHEV
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2 issues- DAB radio is poor and Ipod playing songs not on it
Replies: 18
Views: 9432

Re: 2 issues- DAB radio is poor and Ipod playing songs not o

I can confirm from living in France and recent trips to Germany that MMCS copes perfectly with DAB+. I just found that I needed to refresh the station list from time to time. Also, 100% agreed that DAB coverage this side of the Channel is infinitely better than back in the UK.
by FrancoPHEV
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: HID lamps - driving in Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 5827

Re: HID lamps - driving in Europe

HIDs are 100% compatible without need for conversion or deflectors. I drive a RHD,UK purchased,PHEV in France. My one frustration with my UK dealer is that they insisted that the "continental pack" including LHD Headlights was necessary to make the vehicle road legal for registration in France. I ac...
by FrancoPHEV
Thu May 28, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: For mountains and motorways?
Replies: 10
Views: 6156

Re: For mountains and motorways?

Admittedly I am not yet using my PHEV in optimum mode yet, as I am in a phase of having to do numerous long hauls and am generally cruising at about 120kmh on Europe’s Autoroutes. My consumption is consistently between 11.6 and 12.4 km per L (36 mpg and near enough what Grigou reports for mountain d...
by FrancoPHEV
Thu May 28, 2015 6:02 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: TMC advice
Replies: 4
Views: 3083

Re: TMC advice

From my recent 2600km womble across France and Germany I can confirm that the TMC shows "events" across the displayed map area and not just on the planned route. Also, pleased to report 4 or 5 intstances where the TMV recognised a "changed traffic situation" and asked if I wanted to accept an altern...
by FrancoPHEV
Thu May 21, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: UNEXPECTED CHARGE POINTS - PLEASE ADD!!
Replies: 21
Views: 41617

Re: UNEXPECTED CHARGE POINTS - PLEASE ADD!!

Soest in Germany (near the Mohnesee). Delighted today to find three vacant charging bays in the main covered car park in central Soest. 4 hours parking for Eu 2.50 and free charge. This must be worth an extra petal. Added bonus was seeing my e-range show 58km as I drove away; German electricity must...
by FrancoPHEV
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Eurotunnel
Replies: 3
Views: 2522

Re: Eurotunnel

Ditto. Not a problem. I have suggested that they could provide charging points in the main waiting areas but they're are no plans yet. Perhaps we need to lobby them.
by FrancoPHEV
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Charging a UK car in France
Replies: 14
Views: 6176

Re: Charging a UK car in France

Not a problem. I do this weekly (which is as often as I need to charge at the moment). In my garage at home the Mitsu charge cable plugs into a UK 13A "mouth organ" where I have replaced the plug with a good quaity continental plug. Out and about, I have a much smaller version which is UK 3-pin rub...
by FrancoPHEV
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: sudden loss of all drive power on motorway
Replies: 40
Views: 13922

Re: sudden loss of all drive power on motorway

I had a similar experience last week when, after a steady run up from Paris to Caen at an average 115kmh, I was approaching a roundabout and it was as if the Phev decided to do it's own emergency stop: anchors down and ABS doing its stuff. Thank goodness there was nothing behind me. I still have ab...

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