2008 Mitsubishi Raider Features

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Features

A pretty basic roster of standard and optional features marks the pretty basic 2008 Mitsubishi Raider.

“The Mitsubishi Raider lineup has been downsized for 2008. The Durocross and SE trim levels have been dropped, and the 4.7-liter V8 is no longer available,” explains Edmunds about the Mitsubishi Raider’s new strategy for the 2008 model year. There is just one model, LS, and three trim levels: one Extended Cab model and two Double Cab models. Utilitarian Extended Cabs, starting at just over $20,000, feature a six-speed manual transmission, 16-inch steel wheels, 40/20/40-split cloth bench seat, air conditioning, and an AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with four speakers. The Double Cab gets a four-speed automatic transmission; power mirrors, locks, and windows; 60/40-split rear fold-down seatbacks; a tilt steering wheel; cruise control; fog lamps; and a sliding rear window. The third model is the Double Cab four-wheel drive, in which another $3,000 is added to the Double Cab’s bottom line of around $26,000.

Bluetooth and Sirius radio notwithstanding, the 2008 Mitsubishi Raider represents a rather basic approach to transportation.

“Options are largely grouped into packages,” explains Edmunds. Opting for the Extended Cab's Power and Convenience Package nets most of the Double Cab's additional features. The Exterior Appearance Package, available on Double Cabs, adds a sliding rear window, special wheels, and interior trim. The Extra Value Package comes with a bed liner, side rails, and mud guards. Some of these options can be added individually.

MyRide.com makes note of a few advanced technology features, including “hands-free Bluetooth cell-phone communications system and Sirius satellite radio.” They also state “Mitsubishi will pay the satellite radio subscription for the first six months, allowing customers to sample the service before committing for a longer term.”

Edmunds points out that “Mitsubishi provides a five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, which trumps Dodge's three-year/36,000-mile comprehensive coverage but not its lifetime powertrain warranty.”

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