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They say music feeds the soul. For that reason, we should be grateful that there are so many great upcoming concerts in Saint Cloud to look forward to. Be sure to put these performances on your calendar and look forward to some inspiring, danceable entertainment this early spring.

The Oak Ridge Boys

The legendary Oak Ridge Boys return to the Paramount Center for the Arts on March 3-5th. This American country and gospel quartet has been around for over half a century and they’ve lasted this long for a reason. You’ll be serenaded with a mix of tunes that’s sure to please. Tickets are $27-34.

Mill Creek Irish

Get in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day with Mill Creek Irish. You’ll be out of your seat and dancing with this acclaimed local group as they put bow to fiddle and lips to tin whistle to bring you traditional Irish jigs and their modern counterparts. Catch this show on March 10th at Bo Diddley’s Pub & Deli. Tickets are $12.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

On April 11th you’ll have a chance to hear some legendary big band music when the Glenn Miller Orchestra rolls through town. Tap your foot or hone in on your swing dancing skills as the orchestra plays classic tunes like “In the Mood” or “Moonlight Serenade” in honor of the famous musician. The performance takes place at the Paramount and tickets are $18.

Concerts in Saint Cloud

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a tried and true option for those shopping for a crossover. Crafted with elegant design and filled with cool features, the Outlander Sport has always offered a lot of bang to the buck. Early this February, this crossover was made even more appealing by the debut of the new 2017 Outlander Sport Limited Edition—LE for short. The Outlander Sport LE was revealed at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show and stays true to the Mitsubishi standards by offering lots of value for an affordable price tag.

The 2017 Outlander Sport LE is the second highest trim level, following the base model. This sophisticated crossover will turn heads with its modern design. An alloy fuel door matches the 18-inch alloy wheels. The alloy touches are complemented by black painted door mirrors, plus notable lighting like HID headlamps and fog lamps.

The inside of the Outlander Sport LE has its own stylish touches. Red stitching on the steering wheel, brake lever and shift knob plus aluminum pedals make the roomy interior pop. There’s extra comfort in the heated seats. Handy technology includes a rearview camera plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for advanced smartphone integration during every drive. The 2017 Outlander Sport LE offers all of this, plus the same reliable performance to be expected in a Mitsubishi, making it an irresistible choice.

Outlander Sport Limited Edition

Spring Cleaning

As the weather warms, it can only mean one thing: spring cleaning. This time of year is perfect for washing away dirt and debris, giving your car a fresh, clean look. We’ve put together a list of five spring cleaning tips for your car.

According to Fox News, slush, salt, and cold temperatures can be especially harmful on your car, leading to corrosion. One important area to clean that you don’t normally see is the underbody. Salt from the road can coat the bottom of your car, doing serious damage. Check your local car wash to see if they have an undercarriage power wash. If not, simply spray it off with a hose.

Next, clean the exterior paint and the interior fabric or leather. Make sure to scrub the hard to reach places, like the bottoms of doors, window channels, and around the wheel wells. Also, get a steam cleaner if possible to remove any salt that may have been tracked to the interior.

After this is done, replace your wiper blades. Winter can be especially harsh on your wipers, making the spring the perfect time to get a new pair. You might also consider applying RainX or other treatments that may have worn off.

Don’t forget to check your tires! Tire pressure increases for every 10-degree rise in temperature. Make sure tires are at the proper psi (pressure per square inch) rating. You may also check for uneven wear, cracking, or low tread. Warmer weather is a great time to consider new tires.

Finally, top off your fluids. Make sure wiper fluid is at proper levels, and also check oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze/coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and any other systems you might have. This is also a great time of year to change your oil, giving your car a fresh start for warmer weather.

And if you want to get a good clean detail on your vehicle, stop by Don Robinson Mitsubishi for a great detailing job by our Detail Department!

2016 Mitsubishi Model Lineup

Mitsubishi has been in the U.S. since 1982, and although there have been some rough patches; it appears that Mitsubishi is standing strong in the U.S.  Mitsubishi announced on December 26th, 2015 that the company has sold a total of Five Million Mitsubishi Cars in the U.S.  That’s an average of about 15,000 cars a year!

Since first appearing in the United States, Mitsubishi had brought many great vehicles to us including the Galant, Montero, and one of our personal favorites, the Mitsubishi Eclipse.  Also, we can’t forget the recently retired model the Lancer Evolution.  In addition to these great past models, Mitsubishi has great things to come for the brand including the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, a hybrid model, and other 2016 models currently available, such as the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, i-MiEV and Lancer.

In addition to selling over 5 Million cars, Mitsubishi has continually increased sales the last few months.  By the last few months, I mean the last 21 months of consecutive increases over the previous year.  It is clear that Mitsubishi is finding a permanent home in the U.S. and that the brand is attracting loyal followers that look forward to see what is next!

Here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we couldn’t be more excited to see what the next great thing for Mitsubishi is!  Until then, stop by and see our great stock of 2016 Mitsubishi models!

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage Pictured

As smartphones become increasingly important to our daily lives, choosing a vehicle sometimes means having to switch from your preferred platform. Other times it means passing on a vehicle that you really love. With the new 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage changes, you won’t have to do either!

As if the car wasn’t already versatile enough, it was just announced that the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage will feature both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto.  These features and much more will make the affordable small sedan more luxurious than ever before!

Both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto offer fantastic capability. Android Auto features a well-organized interface that allows for intuitive interaction. Apple CarPlay gives iPhone users that same super easy-to-use display they are used to.

The changes on the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage go way beyond the addition of Apple CarPlay. In particular, the Mirage is better looking than ever with the introduction of a new hood, grille and lighting system. There’s also an option for a Rockford-Fosgate audio system and no matter whether you’re an Apple or an Android person, the music coming through those speakers is going to sound amazing!

As we wait for the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage, stop by Don Robinson Mitsubishi today to see some of our other 2016 Mitsubishi models!

Don Robinson Like Campaign Results

Chad Robinson from Don Robinson Mitsubishi and Marit Ortega from the Tri-County Humane Society

Don Robinson pledged to donate $1 for every new page like to our Facebook page to the Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud, MN.  From July 15th to August 19th, we ran our campaign to raise money, and with the help of the Humane Society we were able to reach a lot of new fans!  After five weeks, we raised a total of $806 for the Humane Society!

This campaign was created because Don Robinson is a big dog-lover and wanted to give back to those who help take care of animals.  Spurred by this and his desire to help out man’s best friend, he sought out our local Humane Society to find a way to give back.  Thus our Like Campaign was formed as well as a lasting friendship with the people at our local shelter.

Don Robinson at Tri-County Humane Society

Don Robinson spending some time at the Tri-County Humane Society with Marit Ortega and the cutie Lucas.

Don commented on this campaign saying, “I am very fortunate to have found a place here in St. Cloud that makes the difference that the Tri-County Humane Society does.  When I first walked into the humane society, it was very clear to me the difference that these people make and the happiness they bring not only to families, but to the animals they care for as well.”

Because of the success of this campaign and the bond formed with the Humane Society, Don Robinson Mitsubishi wants to continue to help by finding great homes for the animals they care for.  Because of this, we will be featuring a “cutie of the week” every Friday on our Facebook page for our existing and new fans!  We hope this will continue to benefit the Humane Society and we are proud to continue to support our local shelter in this fun and rewarding way!  Be sure to stop by our Facebook page every week to see which “Cutie” we will be featuring!

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

The Mitsubishi Mirage has been an overwhelming success in the United States since its 2014 model, and the follow-up 2015 Mirage continued that trend. However, fans may have noticed that Mitsubishi seemed to be holding off on a 2016 model, making many believe that the Japanese carmaker has halted Mirage production—but think again.

It turns out that Mitsubishi has decided to skip the 2016 Mirage, because they are skipping straight to the 2017 model year. And you can bet that the next Mirage to hit dealerships will be the best yet.

Little information is known about the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage, besides that it’s slated to hit dealerships early next spring. Now that Mitsubishi has made their big announcement in skipping the 2016 model, perhaps more information is on the way.

We would have to guess that the 2017 Mirage will have some pretty big cosmetic changes, and like its predecessor – the 2015 Mirage – it will probably be one of the most fuel-efficient, non-hybrid, and non-electric vehicles on the market.  We at Don Robinson Mitsubishi can’t wait to see what improvements will be made on this already great vehicle!  Share with us your speculations about the upcoming 2017 model in the comments below!

Peaches

Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy a fresh, juicy, sweet peach. But, there is so much more you can do with a peach than simply eating it. Here are some delicious summer peach recipes you’ll have to try.

  • Ginger Peach Shortbread Cobbler. This simple dessert requires zero peeling and when topped with the shortbread cookies, looks simply divine.
  • Blackberry Peach Coffee Cake. This fruit-filled dessert will become a favorite at your next breakfast or brunch. The cinnamon streusel topping complements the tart fruit for a scrumptious combination.
  • Summertime Peach Ice Cream. If you have an ice cream maker at home, you definitely need to try this creamy, fruity, frozen treat.
  • Insalata con Peche. For something on the savory side, whip up this simple summer salad that combines peaches, prosciutto, mozzarella, and thyme.
  • Fresh Peach Gelees. This adult-only dessert will be a refreshing end to a summertime cocktail party. It uses white wine and vodka in place of water in this gelatin.

What is your favorite way to eat peaches in the summer? Share your favorite summer peach recipe with us in the comments below.  We would love to hear about even more great peach recipes to try!

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

When you need to transport a lot of people, you need a big vehicle. And, larger vehicles almost always cost more than their smaller counterparts. But, you don’t have to break the bank to get the right-sized vehicle. The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander was recently ranked number one in Cars.com’s list of the Most Affordable 3-Row Crossovers.

“We designed the 2016 Outlander to be an unmatched value in its segment, so it’s no surprise to us that it leads the way on the Cars.com list of most affordable 3-row crossovers,” said Don Swearingen, MMNA Executive Vice President. Swearingen goes on to say, “from its long list of features, to available advanced safety technologies and a new eye-catching design, the seven-passenger Outlander is a leader in value and reliability.”

The 2016 Outlander has a starting price of only $22,995. And, even if you bump up to the well-equipped SEL trim, it still only starts at $24,995. The new Outlander features over 100 engineering and design improvements over the previous model year, including its new stellar front end design.

When putting together its list of crossovers, Cars.com considered more than just price. It also weighed five years of fuel costs and the car’s residual value after five years. And, to be considered for the list, a vehicle has to come equipped with an automatic transmission, power driver’s seat, rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port.

The 2016 Outlander SEL has all of these features and more. And, making it even more of a value is the fact that it is backed by an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

If you are looking for a 3-row crossover that will still leave money in your pocket, then come take a look at the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander available today at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

Storm Clouds

Though winter may now officially be in the past, we are still not immune to icy weather in the form of hail. Hailstorms can be seriously dangerous and frequently occur with little to no warning. If you find yourself experiencing a hailstorm, here are some hail safety tips to keep you and your family safe

  • If given a warning, close your curtains and blinds to prevent injury from potential broken glass
  • If you are outside when the hail begins, seek shelter as soon as possible and try to stay away from windows
  • If you are driving, try to move your car under a bridge. If a bridge isn’t handy, it is best to pull over and crouch down in the back of your vehicle
  • Consider keeping a blanket in the back of your car. If there is hail strong enough to break any of your windows, you will need the blanket to shield you from the glass
  • Lastly – be vigilant. It is easy to avoid personal, physical harm by staying inside during a storm watch or warning

Hail can be dangerous and damaging for you and your vehicle, so stay safe and prepared for when hail may unexpected hit.  If you have any other hail safety tips, let us know in the comments at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.