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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-04-2019, 07:51 PM
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I guess we just have to be glad that what Mitsubishi gave us, on what are entry-to-mid level cars aren't anywhere as bad as what Lexus guys have to deal with. Even on Lexus product sold in 2019, the infotainment system feels 5+ years behind
My EC is far from entry level, it's the top of the range with a price to match $42,000AU
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Mine is at the 30K Euro mark ($47kAU) and that does not include AWD and leather.
We cant even get the heated steering wheel, bug shield and a list of many other options other places can get.
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Their is also a bloke selling a set on ebay Australia https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Black-St...53.m1438.l2649
Hi to all,

New to the forum. My 2019 EC Exceed is due for delivery this week and I have been stockpiling some accessotries in readiness. I bought these struts of eBay and they came with two bolts and washers for the bottom connection (see pics).

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/For-Mits...72.m2749.l2648

They're from China but 40% cheaper than the ones listed by oldsalt. The pics of the location are a little clearer as well but as oldsalt found there was no instructions in these either.

I'll get more involved once I have the car delivered. Also picked the red but I'm in NSW here in Australia. It's replacing a MY16 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed. Cheers for now...
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Hey, welcome again. Not sure if you're only interested in cosmetic pieces. But I did notice you mentioned you've had Mitsus for a while now. And since you're in AU - why not have a talk with Dave @ RPW about his thoughts on the Cross.

I trust that guy and his shop with anything Mitsu, and he does have a ton of R&D done on Mitsubishis dating back to the 90s.

Here's what he has by way of ASXs and Outlanders. Mind you, the CVT in the Cross is pretty much the same POS as that in the ASX - only newer. Internals are pretty much the same crap it's been since they started rolling them out in 2010.

https://www.rpw.com.au/power-package...-6d019785-8e78
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One thing that I am starting to ...hate ..is the kind of Black piano finishing of some some of the molding inside the car, you can get them all scratched just by looking to them ...very disapointing
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There are covers that go over most of the piano black trim, I have some, they fit well, are not really noticeable and protect the original trim.

https://www.aliexpress.com/w/wholesa...20190527200259
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Hey thanks Ill take a close look at it :-)
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I fitted my Hood struts/dampers in around ten minutes. If you install them you'll know they're right if they are in a straight line from hood to fender. If they are at an angle then you need to swap them over. Not a hard install really. The hardest part is cutting the sound dampening pads to allow the dampers to move freely. I got on a sewing machine with my covers to sew some black bias binding to the cut edge as the insulation inside the pads tends to spill out everywhere. Looks more professional as well. You'll need a thick needle on the sewing machine and a heavy thread plus thin down the insulation at the edge to make the sewing thickness less...

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Mine is at the 30K Euro mark ($47kAU) and that does not include AWD and leather.
We cant even get the heated steering wheel, bug shield and a list of many other options other places can get.
I hear you. During my research before buying the EC I checked Mitsubishi's websites around the world for views of the car. Seems every geo has different names for their model range of the EC and vastly different levels of availability of interior and exterior trim. Even the brochure in Australia has pictures of the lights either side of the high level stop light on the spoiler being illuminated (even shown in the banner of this site) however I can only find a reference to these lights in the US version of the Owners Manual. Everywhere else the local Mitsubishi model doesn't have the functionality. It would be interesting to see if there component is installed but either not wired or disabled in the CAN bus.

Also things like lower bumper trims which are available in the USA are not even available elsewhere. The front lower bumper of the USA model is also different along the bottom painted edge with a small indentation to allow the front trim to sit flush to the corners of the bodywork. Hence the reason I didn't buy this trim to fit it to mine like I did on the tail of my EC. These trims are on the accessories list of the USA web site.

Seems like the local importers are keeping some of these refinements to add to their later releases like the MY20 model. Here in Australia the accessory items sold by Mitsubishi are minimal and, speaking to the dealer rep on the day of delivery, most dealers are sourcing accessories like the bonnet protector sold in the USA for fitment to clients vehicles as many buyers here want it. She rolled out a booklet with what was available but the prices were well over what I paid on eBay or AliExpress and from my experience the trim pieces are an excellent fit and finish...
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I guess we just have to be glad that what Mitsubishi gave us, on what are entry-to-mid level cars aren't anywhere as bad as what Lexus guys have to deal with. Even on Lexus product sold in 2019, the infotainment system feels 5+ years behind
With my EC purchase I moved from a MY16 Pajero/Montero Exceed model and there is a noticeable difference between the CarPlay of there Pajero and the EC. The EC CarPlay has more defined selection highlights because of the touchpad integration of the EC. Much better as feedback and nicer on the eye. With the display being so far away from the driving position the touchpad is a very workable solution. I can't imagine reaching out that far all the time to get access to the touchscreen. Gorilla Arm would be a major problem ...
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