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MPG Is Top When Buying a New Car

Even though we’ve seen a drop in gas prices around Pittsburgh and Western PA over the past couple of months, new car buyers still want fuel-efficient cars, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 Avoider Study. This study, which monitors the reasons consumers buy or do not buy vehicles, claims MPG is the top factor in new vehicle purchases for the fourth year in a row.

Consumers are “going to own these vehicles for many, many years. They want [mileage] to remain low during their ownership period,” research director Jon Osborn told Automotive News.

To reach these findings, the 12th annual Avoider Study surveyed almost 30,000 new car owners. Among buyers of compact, small, and midsize cars, 14 percent said that gas mileage was the most influential reason for choosing the vehicle they ended up purchasing. Similarly, 16 percent of shoppers rejected a vehicle in favor of a more fuel-efficient model.

And with an outstanding line of fuel-efficient cars, Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi is the place in Western PA to buy a new car. From the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage with an impressive, best-in-class 43 MPG to the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer with a cool 34 MPG, these cars will save you tons at the pump. If you’re looking for a larger vehicle, don’t forget about the Mitsubishi Outlander with an outstanding 31 MPG and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with a sweet 30 MPG.

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No matter what you need, we can help you at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, just off Route 30 in North Huntingdon!


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Ways to Save: Mitsubishi’s VIP Purchase Program

Most companies offer their employees a competitive benefits package, including insurance, vacation time, 401K savings, and more. Some companies may even offer discounts and perks at outside businesses, including gym memberships and percentages off your mobile phone plan. But what about up to $2,500 off a new car?

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With the new Mitsubishi VIP Purchase Program, this too-good-to-be-true scenario can be a reality. Administered by Mitsubishi in an effort to express its gratitude for the automaker’s corporate partners, the VIP Purchase Program extends significant discounts on a wide range of Mitsubishi models, including the Outlander Sport, Outlander, Mirage, and Lancer, to full-time employees and retirees of business all throughout the Western PA area.

With employees of more than 700 companies currently eligible for VIP Purchase, simply click the link here to review the list of companies that qualify. You can always speak with your current employer’s HR rep or give us a call at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi at (866) 465-2969.


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Why You Should Buy the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

The Mitsubishi Mirage is so striking in its appearance that it’s almost unreal—hence, its namesake. But if you aren’t familiar with this vehicle by now, then listen up. Here are just a few reasons why you should buy the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage.

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  1. Exciting, Eye-Catching Colors

Plasma purple, kiwi green, sapphire blue—colors upon colors upon colors! This candy-coated delight on wheels offers a diverse selection of color choices, sure to satisfy even the pickiest of car shoppers. With the Mirage, drivers have the chance to choose a paint color that best suits them. And the best part? The 2015 Mirage looks great no matter what color it embodies!

  1. It’s Environmental-Friendly

The Mirage is known as one of the most fuel efficient non-hybrid vehicles in the world, and the 2015 edition is no exception. In 2014, the Mirage was named by Forbes as one of the 12 Greenest Cars, a huge accomplish in a world now in the heat of battle against global warming.

The 2015 Mirage boasts an impressive 40 MPG combined, so you’ll never have to worry about the vehicle guzzling gallons of gas and costing you more money!

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  1. Great Powertrain Warranty

If you’re looking for a vehicle with a great warranty that keeps your best interests in mind, look no more. The 2015 Mirage boasts a reliable 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

Also included is a 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable New Vehicle Basic Limited Warranty, 7-year/100,000-mile Anti-Corrosion/Perforation Limited Warranty, and 5-year/unlimited miles Roadside Assistance. And of course, this is on top of Jim Shorkey’s exclusive Warranty Forever program, at no additional cost for you.

  1. Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

The 2015 Mirage brings innovation to its overall performance with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The CVT replaces traditional gears with a belt system that streamlines shifting for smoother driving and better fuel economy. It also shifts into neutral when you hit the brakes.

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Mitsubishi: Making North Huntingdon Roads Safer One Car at a Time

Whether driving in snow gives you heart palpitations or you get nervous behind the wheel when the rain is beating down, then chances are only the safest vehicles on the road make your “Potential New Car” List.

Well it’s time to toss that list in the trash, and simply drive to Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi on Route 30 in North Huntingdon because we have you covered.

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No matter the weather, the Mitsubishi-exclusive feature called S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) keeps your vehicle balanced, stable, and grounded at all times for increased safety. When you have a Mitsubishi vehicle with S-AWC, like an Outlander, Outlander Sport, or Lancer Evo, your vehicle provides enhanced traction rain or shine, sleet or snow; it doesn’t quit!

In addition to Mitsubishi’s S-AWC, when you drive an Outlander, you will be behind the wheel of one of the only vehicles in its segment with Active Front Differential, which is a new performance technology that splits the torque to enhance your vehicle’s effectiveness and efficiency even more. In fact, did you know that Mitsubishi’s Outlander and Outlander Sport line of SUVs was the “Most Awarded Family of AWD Vehicles to date?”

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So give us a call, and schedule your test drive today!

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What’s Going On at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi in North Huntingdon

Things are constantly changing around here at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi! We’re always trying to outdo ourselves and find new ways to save our customers time and money. With all of this change swirling around, it’s hard to keep up. But don’t worry, we’ll catch you up to speed in no time!

Check out our Mirage and Outlander Sport commercials this month:

 Plus, you want specials? We’ve got specials. Click here!

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Mitsubishi’s Fast Key Entry System: What It Is and How It Works

Mitsubishi Motors designs cars with the drivers of North Huntingdon and Pittsburgh in mind. Case and point: their Fast Key Entry System. Sounds great, but the heck is it? This ultra-convenient system lets you unlock your car, start the engine, and drive away without having to fumble in your pocket or purse for your keys. And when paired with available push-to-start technology, the convenience is unimaginably doubled. But how does it work? Inquiring minds want to know!

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To start, “Fast” as in “Fast Key” actually stands for Free-Hand-Advanced Security Transmitter, which pretty much covers the basics. When a transmitter (your key) comes within a certain distance of a receiver (built into your vehicle), then the locks disengage. Further, when paired with push-to-start technology, a person can simply push the start button without inserting a key into the ignition. But don’t fret if your Mitsubishi isn’t equipped with push-to-start technology. The Mitsubishi Fast Key Entry System will still allow you to press the ignition knob on the steering column to release the lock, and then twist it to start the engine. Much easier than trying to find your key in your purse or pocket; all you have to do is drive!

So the next time you’re admiring the blue skies on your way into work, and then running through the parking lot to your car in a rainstorm after work, just think: You should really get a Mitsubishi.

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Top 10 Reasons We’re Thankful for the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

It’s November, which means it’s almost Thanksgiving! In the spirit of the season, here are the top 10 reasons we’re thankful for the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

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1.) The 2015 Outlander Sport gets an impressive 25/32 miles per gallon, which is exponentially better than other gas-guzzling SUVs on the market.
2.) It’s always safety first when it comes to this vehicle, especially with the standard Mitsubishi’s FUSE Hands Free Link System, which allows occupants to control audio and smartphone functions using voice commands.
3.) And speaking of safety, the Outlander Sport has one of the top ratings in its class in the small overlap frontal crash test.
4.) Thicker front door glass and more rear body insulation reduce interior noise in the Outlander Sport’s cabin.
5.) A clean, simple dash layout makes it easy to access any control when you’re in the pilot’s seat.

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6.) Standard features include steering-wheel audio controls, remote keyless entry, alloy wheels, and a 140-watt sound system, making you feel like a king or queen sitting upon your throne.
7.) The Outlander Sport drives with a light, responsive feel—more like a compact sedan than a larger crossover—making it a no-brainer choice for those who want compactness and maneuverability, not all-out ruggedness.
8.) A nice, low cargo floor and easy-folding rear seatbacks (split 60/40) combine to provide cargo space and versatility that’s very impressive considering the compact exterior.
9.) An elevated seating position in the Outlander Sport offers top-notch outward visibility.
10.) The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport sets itself apart from other models in its class by shying away from sport-utility cues and instead taking a sportier tack—looking (and feeling) more like a tall hatch.

At Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, we’re so confident that you will be thankful for this vehicle too that we’re offering the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES for $18,997—that’s almost $3,000 off the MSRP! This sale won’t last long, so schedule your test drive today!

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The Mitsubishi Outlander: Named One of the Most Affordable Third-Row Vehicles

While the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport demands attention (and rightfully so), it’s not the only passenger-toting Mitsubishi vehicle that deserves a second glance. It’s cousin, the Mitsubishi Outlander, offers a smooth and sophisticated ride that is also fun to drive. Named one of the most affordable third-row vehicles by Kelley Blue Book, the Outlander won’t break your piggy bank either.

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We could go on for a while as to why we love this car, but admittedly, we are a little bias. Don’t just take our word for it though. Check out what other people are saying about this standout crossover SUV.

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“Starting at right around $22,000, the Mitsubishi Outlander is a sporty SUV that offers plenty of room for all your friends and family.”

“The Outlander is aptly named, loaded with features that make it a great choice for drivers that like to get off the beaten path. Standard features include hill-start assist, traction control and stability control, all to keep you safe and secure no matter where the path takes you.”

“If you’re looking to get the whole crew off the road for the day, the Outlander should be a prime candidate.”

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“If you’re just looking for a family wagon that sits SUV-upright and can haul five people, two little kids and some groceries in comfort, the Outlander ES or SE variants might be of interest.”

“The vehicle handles predictably, rides easily, cruises in reasonable quiet, and puts no undue burdens on anyone in the first two rows of seats.”

“Slide a high-torque gas-electric powertrain underneath an alloy Outlander body that’s been to the gym, dress up the interior with cool shapes, materials and toys, and roll it out the door at an everyday price, and watch our pulse rates climb. It could happen. Elsewhere in the world, Mitsubishi has just begun offering a plug-in hybrid Outlander that’s alleged to be the most efficient SUV on the planet.”

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Pittsburgh: Why the Mitsubishi Mirage Belongs on Your Shopping List

When other cars and SUVS are gulping gas, the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is merely sipping it. With the best gasoline-mileage rating in the US, this car is priced less than an average used car.

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The Mirage is rated by the federal government at 40 miles-per-gallon in combined city/highway travel. Specifically, the five-seat Mirage with good-sized cargo room of 17.2 cubic feet behind the seats earned a city rating of 37 mpg, while the highway rating is 44 mpg. These numbers are higher than the mileage ratings for many smaller-size cars that have just two seats, such as the Smart fortwo and the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

And the Mirage’s starting price won’t make a dent in your wallet either. It’s the third lowest-priced new car in the US market, with the lowest starting retail price in the $14,000s. In comparison with the Mirage retail prices, the average retail price of a used vehicle in the United States this year is more than $17,000.

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So shoppers looking at used cars for inexpensive transportation might want to add a new Mirage with electronic stability control, antilock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, frontal and side air bags, and a driver’s knee airbag to the shopping list.

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The Outlander Sport Led a Strong Mitsubishi Lineup for September

Mitsubishi Motors kept its outstanding sales pace through the month of September with sales totaling 5,558 vehicles—a remarkable 38.9 percent increase over the sales total from September 2013.

At Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, we are beyond excited to be a major player in these efforts. Without both our new and returning customers of North Huntingdon, Pittsburgh, and all of Western PA, we could never contribute to this goal. THANK YOU!

And maintaining its position as the best-selling vehicle in the Mitsubishi Motors varied product lineup, the American-made Outlander Sport sales totaled 2,351 vehicles – the best all-time September sales month for the stylish 5-passenger compact crossover/SUV. Outlander Sport sales are up 28.3 percent over the sales total from September 2013.

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Holding strong in second place is the highly fuel-efficient Mirage 5-door sub-compact with sales of 1,340 units. In its first year of sales, the Mirage has been the second best-selling Mitsubishi model every month for the last seven months (March through September).

“Thanks to our all-new Mitsubishi Mirage, the redesigned Outlander and the updated Outlander Sport, Mitsubishi Motors is continuing its positive sales momentum throughout 2014,” said MMNA Executive Vice President of Sales, Don Swearingen. “Our customers are responding very positively to these vehicles thanks to their excellent fuel efficiency, plentiful features and outstanding affordability.”

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