2003 MITSUBISHI MONTERO XL

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104,916 Miles
29,805
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 104916
Color: RED
Transmission: AUTOMATIC
Engine Type: 3.8L 6
Drive Train: 4X4
Fuel: GAS
Location: RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA
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ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, WHEN THE FUEL TANK IS FULL AND THE VEHICLE IS PARKED FACING FORWARD ON AN UPWARD SLOPE, THE FUEL TANK LEVELING VALVE MAY NOT MAINTAIN PROPER SEALING IN THE EVENT THE FUEL EXPANDS FROM A RISE IN THE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE.


Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 94 reviews

Love my Montero!

4
dgkobs on 08/07/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 13

However, do not bother repairing the rear A/C, if you have it. It will just fail again.

Only owner, now 160,000 and still going strong!

5
Brian on 02/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

May not be the "best looking" SUVs on the road, but definitely excellent in dependability. I bought mines new in 2003 only because of an end of the year savings, which absorbed the negative equity of my “lemon” trade in. I wanted a SUV but knew nothing about this particular make/model. I didn’t even know what it looked like until they walked me over to it. Initially I was not impressed. Although leather seats, I thought the interior was cheaply designed, and it was a little noisy at higher speeds. As stated, I bought, but thought I would most likely get rid of it around 3yrs/30k. However, here I still own it over 13 years later, and I wouldn’t get rid of my baby for nothing! The only repairs I made to her are changing the oxygen sensors multiple times, a minor adjustment to my four wheel drive, and engine oil seals. Granted, I have stayed on top of the scheduled maintenance. Unfortunately, Mitsubishi no longer makes this model. However, they should bring it back with interior, and body style upgrades. I would certainly buy another!

Great vehicle!

5
Martha Coyne on 10/28/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

Very Reliable, no major problems till 2015, and only 117,000 miles, loosing oil found out the rings went bad. Had to replace engine costing $$$$ With new engine runs great but now the drive train needs to be replaced. Took very good care of this Montero, not sure why this all happened. Not only that but had to replace alternator 3 times prior to finding out about the rings going bad. Drove the Montero from Washington to Mississippi, not one problem!

248,582 original miles and still going strong!!!

4.5
mjd11 on 09/15/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i bought my 2003 montero LTD in 2004 with 25,000 miles and since 200,000 + miles in the odometer and let me tell it has never let me stranded no where! only do the regular basic maintenance (oil, oil filter,air filter,battery,brakes, etc) and the off road capability one of the best off road vehicle you can buy.But where it falls short is in horseporwer is slugish when accelerating and the mpg i think can be improve im getting max and light footed on highway speed is 19.1.but overall is the most reliable (and i have had toyotas)and comfortable ,i would recommended it to everybody.

Best Bang for your recessionary buck

4.8
tilolite on 08/18/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the 03 Montero 20th Anniv used for a much less than similarly loaded or capable SUV. I already own a 98 Montero Sport with over 155k mi which is still running great. I expect the same or better from this one. I was attracted to Montero's rally heritage, bullet proof engine and that I grew up with them in the Caribbean where they are known as Pajero. Although 7 yrs old, this SUV still turns heads since it is fairly rare. It goes anywhere in style. It's reliable, comfortable and cheap to buy especially used leaving me with money for new mods. I have added wheel spacers for improve stability and look. Next I will add larger rims & tires, a cold air intake to increase HP and MPG.

Head Turner

5
Gino 3 on 11/18/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had a Montero Limited for 5 yrs and I love it. I actually preferred my montero over my Dad's Hummer H2 when he asked me which one I would prefer to have. I love the interior's quality and comfort. It does great off-roading with a rock solid frame. Has a good take off for an SUV of its size. Everywhere I go it always turns head and people are always asking what kinda of car it is and most even think it's an 08 or 09 model. Great sound system for being stock, I wish it would have the fourth generations 650 watt Rockford Fosgate system with a 10" sub with 12 speakers and 240hp MIVEC engine though, but it will do. I would never choose any other SUV over my Montero besides the H1 alpha.

What a ride

4.8
Dano on 09/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I just purchased a 2003 Montero XLS with 81,000 miles and it run like new. This truck has great power and passenger room. My kids love the big sun roof and I love the interior and exterior styling. I have always wanted this truck.

Fun to Drive Monty

4.6
Nick on 06/17/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I used to own a Honda Mini Van but wanted to upgrade to an SUV. With lots of research work, I kept coming back to Montero Limited. The Price/Feature combo sold me a 5k mile driven SUV for a huge discount. It's a dark midnight blue with black leather interior. It currently has 85k miles. Besides regular oil/filter changes, I performed a major scheduled maintenance at 60K. Flushed fluids thru dealer, changed front/rear axle oil and spark plugs (DIY). Changed front brake pads at 40k interval and rear brakes once so far. A very reliable truck/SUV with no problems at all as long as you use genuine parts and keep up with maintenance. Planning on driving it up to 300k miles.

120k+, It keeps going and...

4.9
Bryan Calnton on 11/22/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive a steep and curvy mountain every day. At first I was a bit disappointed in the handling. I replaced the tires from the dealer and WOW! What a difference. I end up passing motorcycles over the mountain. (Do not try that at home.) It handles very well for a SUV. The gas mileage for what I put it through is great 17 mpg. I am a contractor, one day I pulled a tandem dump truck out of a steep driveway on one of my job sites. Saved me a wrecker bill. It was in 2LLC slow going but it did the job. I am so proud to own this Montero. Edmunds.com take another Montero out for a test drive, I guarantee if you change the tires you will change your mind.

Awesome SUV!

4.8
hh 589 on 08/29/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I loved the build quality and interior at the time of purchase. A bit of remorse set in over the first year due to "road wildness" - read comments on the internet and found out I needed to change the "OEM" tires - changed to Michelin LTS and man what a difference - now I love everything about this vehicle - I now have 97,000 miles and have not had any major problems - agile , rock solid and extremely comfortable in and out , best visibility . My partner is on his third company car and I have still stayed in this one even though the company would buy me anything I want - nothing out there that interests me .

Still great after 100,000 miles

4.9
Wesley on 06/06/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's been five years and and 105,000 miles and I still love my '03 Montero LTD. If they still sold new ones in the US, I'd be buying another. But, I'll gladly hold on to this one for another 100,000 miles or so! I'm very impressed by this vehicle.

Excellent vehicle

4.3
Fred Reithel on 04/23/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We have owned three Montero's, two new, one bought as a lease return. Other than the SUV type of gas mileage they have been terrific vehicles, great comfort, quality build and enjoying to own. Mitsubishi makes fine product and we will consider the next generation of smaller Mitsu SUV's when the time comes. Buy used with confidence

Will miss Monteros

4.8
DWHOUSES on 03/12/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 4th Montero. I take them to about 150,000 miles & get another one. They are bulletproof, luxurious, reasonably economical (I get a solid 18 MPG) and distinctive looking. I will be ready for another in 2008 and am devasted that they aren't made any more. I can't think of any other SUV that provided the space, quality, comfort and style for anywhere near the price. Its a LandCruiser for 2/3rds the price.

Hands down, the best 4x4 for the money

4.6
Todd on 11/13/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought a 2003 20th Anniversary Ed. Love it! This thing will get you anywhere and in style too. At a time when luxury SUVs are everywhere, the Montero will still turn heads and boast serious off-road capabilities. All this at half or less than luxury SUV's above it's class.

Smoother than expected

4.9
dan p on 11/03/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Montero rides great and has performed excellent in all types of weather. On short trips and long, I have had zero problems with this vehicle. I have not done anything except routine maintanence tires oil changes wipers. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone. The Montero is rock solid. I wish I would have purchased it years sooner

Tough Comfortable Odd looking Suv

4.3
George on 08/16/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm really impressed with the off-road capablities of this vehicle, if not for somewhat low clearances, this truck could be unstoppable. I've taken it places my friends have feared to tread, (pathfinder) just in it's stock form. The gas mileage is unimpressive, though from its size it's expected. Plus it was so cheap I can afford to have fun with it.

Great SUV!! Best Exterior Design!

4.6
John G on 07/06/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Montero XLS! Unbeatable exterior design and its attractive and practical on the inside too. Engine is powerful for a 3.8L V6 and the self-select 4WD has 4 settings for different driving conditions. Very comfortable and solid ride. Awesome sounds system and 3rd row seat. Good value versus the competition. I chose the Montero over the Pilot and 4Runner because of its styling, true 4WD feature and overall quality and value for money.

Built for ME!

4.6
mdp on 06/20/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV is the most fun auto I've ever owned! I love the interior styling and comfort. People ask me about it all the time. I tell them I'd rather have this than spend 80k for a few more bells and whistles on a Lexus, it's just as nice inside! It has plenty of pep and I have hauled trailers full of stuff.

Good bang for the buck

4.5
dcmooreesq on 04/20/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought my 2003 Montero used (driven 1 year), so took advantage of a great price cut. Was in virtually new condition. Well put together, workmanship is very good. Runs great. V6 has adequate power for me, I don't tow. Fuel economy is okay for an SUV. Very reliable and roomy. I rarely go offroad, but this thing is one of the more capable stock 4x4s. Handles snow and dirt just fine. The Infinity radio system is okay. Controls and gauges are well laid out. For what I paid, I'm very happy. Too bad Mitsu has decided to stop selling the Monty in the US.

Off-road champ that goes to the Opera

4.6
East bay area owner on 08/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mitsubishi Montero is an awesome off-road vehicle! I went to Hollister Hills SVRA and owned it! It beat all of the other trucks out there. I washed it up and went to San Francisco to blend in with all the snobby folks out there.

Mitsubishi Monterto 2003

4.6
David Michielin on 03/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2003 Mitsubishi Montero drives well. My wife finds the vehicle very easy to drive and park. I particularly like its turning radius, it should be a police chase car. I'm also very impressed with torque the engine puts out, but it does come at a price for fuel. The vehicle is still relatively new and I hope I can get better mileage on a tank of gas. The seats for the 6th and 7th passengers at the back are relatively cramped for an adult but fine for my 7 and 10 year olds and their friends.The sunroof is large, which is great in the summer time.

What a blast

5
val on 02/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We checked out all the SUV's on the market. We were tired of seeing the same ones on the road, so we checked out the Mitsubushi Montero. At first we didn't like the full size, but fell in love with it after we drove it. My husband is long waisted. The Montero has tons of headroom and legroom in the front and back. The back door opens and closes like a car door - we'll never hassle with a hatch opening again. Our friends & family are sold on it as well. The back seats fold down for lots of storage. The 3rd row seat is handy for kids. Its gas mileage is decent. It is not cavernous like the Chevrolet Trailblazer though. It has good visibility. It is better looking than the "dog" Durango, but not as expensive as the Toyota Land Cruiser. One bad thing about this truck is that we have spent thousands of dollars on regular maintenance. We'll consider that next time.

Well Worth the Purchase

5
Jules on 02/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We had previously had the Mitsubishi Montero Limited as a rental (twice). When the long-legged teenage boys didn't complain about leg room and say "are we there yet" while driving in it, I knew it was the next vehicle for me. In 2003, I purchased the 20th Anniversary Edition and have not regretted it. I get better gas mileage than the sticker that was on it said I would. My co-workers love to have me drive for lunches as they have so much room. Due to my lower back problems, many of the SUV's were too bouncy for me. I've never had a problem with the Montero - even on 1,800 mile trips.

Better Than the Rest

4.8
Greg Sampson on 12/13/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've driven my Montero for over 33,000 miles now and love it as much as the day I bought it. The exterior styling is attractive and the interior is just plain beautiful with high quality materials and design layout. It will haul a ton of gear with the back seats down and go almost anywhere. I am pleased with the acceleration, braking, handling and fuel economy (about 21 mpg on long trips). Check it on Edmunds.com against the other 2003 competition, like the Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango, Chevy (any of their SUVs), Nissan Pathfinder and even Toyota 4Runner. None rate higher in customer satisfaction. It is just an overall better vehicle. I have never had a problem with it.

Great SUV

4.8
Pacebomber on 07/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought a while back, needed to upgrade to something with a 3rd seat, my Isuzu Trooper just couldn't fit everyone. After looking at may domestic and foreign SUVs the Montero won hands down. Edmunds needs to lighten up on the lack of power, it does everything I need it to do. If you have a really heavy whatever to tow then you might want a V8, but I'm guessing all the V8 owners are rethinking things with the gas prices the way they are.

Best kept secret

4.6
Limited Owner on 07/25/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Before you buy an SUV you should drive the Mitsubishi Montero Limited. Big dealer discounts make this vehicle a bargain. Lots of style and attitude, plus a responsive drive train.

2003 Montero Limited

4.9
the potts on 07/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We are so pleased with this vehicle, had to share the experience for future buyers contemplating the Montero. Jeep Cherokee and Infiniti's were our comparison vehicles before finding the Montero. Once we drove the Montero, the others paled in comparison both in price and style. Third row seating is a super feature and used more than we would have expected. No lack of power and the shift of gears in auto mode is remarkably smooth.

2003 Ltd 20th Anniversary Montero

5
Mainer on 03/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased our 2003 Ltd 20th Anniversary Montero used and absolutely love it. We live in Maine and it dealt with the 100+ inches of snow we got this winter beautifully. I can't believe the "experts" only rate it at a 5.6. It has a lot power and drives and looks great. It is always being favorably commented on by others. We test drove Envoys, Trailblazers, etc. and they couldn't compare to the room and build quality of the Montero. It has a ton of cargo room and the third row seating option is great for short distance dinner trips with 2 other couples. We couldn't be more pleased with our Montero and for 10-15K less than our friend's Lexus, it's a steal. Even the Lexus owner agrees!

Monty Number 3

4.9
Winston on 02/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is funny how Montero owners tend to be fanatics about their trucks. It is also strange when reading complaints from "experts." Anyway, I love this truck. Not too big, not too small, Beautifull Interior, awesome stereo. Enough power for me. True truck but still has a great ride because of unibody construction and 4 wheel independant construction. Overpriced when new, unless you get a big discount. Funny thing, like the other reviewer I have '95 which has been incredibley reliable and is a big reason why I purchased a new one.

2003 Monty (bought used)

4.9
markt on 12/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

recently purchased used 03 monty ltd and love it. looked at all and kept coming back (i also own a 95 monty). you should know that the land cruiser, range rover, and monty were made to be suv's. all others are built on truck (sequoia, yukon, explorer) or van chasis (pilot, highlander). if you want a true suv and cash left over, consider the montero, its tough but still drives like a "true" suv should. outstanding 4 wheel drive system--have 4 settings to choose from and can drive in 2wd until i need 4wd. this saves fuel comsumption. don't know why the "experts" are down on the monty, has plenty of power and is very reliable (only tires, brakes, etc., on my 95).

Full Monty

4.8
bhall on 09/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Recently bought a 2003 Monty, dark blue, with 4300 miles after shopping around with Honda, Volvo, etc. It's weird to me how the "expert" reviews pan this truck, while most owners seem to really love it. Haven't had mine for long, but so far I like everything about it. It's comfortable, roomy, great sunroof, killer A/C, nice appointments, but it's also rugged. This is one where the "experts" criteria just doesn't necessarily jive with the experience of owning this truck. You get a lot for your money with the Monty.

Just Bought

2.6
Muchtonice on 09/11/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought my Montero Sport in 7/04. The ONLY thing that I don't like is the braking. Whenever I brake from a fairly fast rate of speed the brakes vibrate. Does anybody else have that problem?

What a blast

4.9
Tuxedo on 07/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We splurged and went for the 20th Anniversary Edition...loaded with all the good stuff. Not much more than the Sport and well worth it. We looked at the Sport, Limited and XLS but decided the 20th Anniverary was the way to go. Pretty good gas mileage. Quality build, good looking, comfy. Doesn't look like every other SUV on the road. Mitsubishi's been around forever so you can trust the brand. We love it!

love it!

4.9
NJ driver on 07/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Coming up on my first year aniversary of driving my Montero Limited, all I can say is I love it! After deciding to purchase a SUV over another car, I spent a great deal of time researching and test driving, it came down to the MB, Volvo and the Montero - value for money, Montero won hands down! taking into consideration the servicing, Montero is a lot less expensive to maintain, Its great reputation overseas and the fact that its not a "cookie cutter" SUV, truely makes it fun and unique to drive.

GOooo Monty

4.8
dukiedog on 06/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this monty is a joy to drive around town or long tours. We're looking forward to along trip off road. Fit, finish and pricing by Mitsubishi is superb.

montero

4.5
theodore on 03/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent service

Super!

5
Power X on 03/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

One of the best!

I love it!

5
Jaguar on 03/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I Just LOVE it!

Great Truck - Average Value

4.5
beaver_01186 on 03/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We honestly wouldn't have bought any other SUV. We drove Explorers, Expeditions, GM, Suzuki, Mopar, Nissan, etc. Very smooth ride, you hear the bumps but don't feel them. The best 4wd system out there. I love the true full-time 4wd and the ability to manually select what I want. The interior design is a little puzzling. Poor center console design, no storage, no place for cell phone, horrible cupholders. Resale and residual values are also sore spots.

my 20th ann. edition

4.9
mikie61 on 01/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

love it,love it,love it!! got it for $10,000 under sticker price of $39,800..always gets the looks since i put on the 20" wheels..young and old want to know what it is..

Solid SUV

4.8
REMITCHELL on 12/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased this SUV after 6 months of research. After test driving almost all equivelent SUVs I found this one to come out on top in all catagories with the exception of its underpowered motor. The interior is laid out nicely but I am not a big fan of wood grain interiors. That is a personal preference so if you like that sort of thing this SUV has plenty to offer. I highly endorse this vehicle to anyone.

greatest on earth

5
rubduk on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love my vechile

READ if you wanna know if this is ok

4.6
nycguy27 on 12/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first Mitsubishi product. I love it. Period. Mitsu is infamous for their garbage GALANT and shoddy ECLIPSE. Never had a tipsy moment (read Car and Driver not Consumer Report). The luxury appointments are good. If you like the style...need a 4 wheeler that can ride like a car.....and don't wanna blow your cash on depreciating assets....get this car. I will have this vehicle for countless miles....it's RELIABLE and made 100% in JAPAN - which for Mitsu is a good thing.

The SUV you can rely on, FOREVER!

5
Eric Jin on 12/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The exterior appearance of this SUV was the primory reason I bought. It really looks and drives tough. With all options loaded, this SUV can really perform. It has the largest sunroof amount all SUVs. The manul and automatic transmission combination makes driving more fun. Spare wheel attached on the back is the right way for a real SUV supposed to look like!

Excellent!!!

5
alan_irene on 12/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love my new MONTERO! its very fun to drive specially with it's very responsive sporttronic, I got everybody looking at my truck's very sophisticated looks! I looked even younger with it! I got the best value of my money and I never regret getting this! so many safety features and very classy interior! Whew! It's a very exciting car!!!

Perfect!!!!

5
jackoo on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded my 03 Corolla for this Vehicle because of their promo for nurses which availed me of the 0 APR, this has been my dream car eversince! I've been watching this vehicle slamming its competitors in the rallye drakar-paris race, Not everyone can have this kind of truck separated to the usual designs of most SUV's with it's musculine look and superb proven performance!!!!

Emissions

4
Toni Macchiarolo on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Since we have purchased this vehicle and spent almost 40,000.00 we have a a fowl "egg-like" smell. After numerous tests they are now telling us it is from the fuel and the emission on the truck - and their is nothing they can do - no recalls nothing! It is horrible smelling! Very unhappy with Mitsubishi! Do not buy a Montero, they are happening with the '04's also!

merry christmas

5
blkdog on 12/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I reasearched suv's for ayear or so. I always came back to the montero. In terms of price and size, and style, and the stares you get this is the best suv on the planet. who cares about going fast. The v-6 is adequate for me to get from point a to b.all the large suv are expensive compared to what i got on the limited. you dont need any props with the monty. it is already packaged. would buy another one. signed enough research! just do it

Love my SUV its the best

5
La Verne Martin on 12/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love it..its the best of the best but under rated.

Excellent choice

4.9
Sirgideon on 12/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our first Mitsubishi. Previously owned 3 Subaru Outbacks. Loved the Outbacks, but they were just to small with grandchildren starting to arrive. We have taken the Montero on 2 road trips in excess of 1500 miles each. Have no complaints. It has done everything we have asked it to do. I have been a reader of Consumer Reports for quite a while, but am starting to question their "poor" rating on this vehicle. We have driven this in snow, rain and ice and have always felt very secure. We have used the 3rd row seat several times and have found it to be very useful.

Best SUV yet!

4.9
Clara on 11/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 2nd Montero Limited and will keep buying as long as they are made! The comfortable, quiet ride, great turning radius, and dependability are wonderful. Don't believe any negative reviews. Great cargo space and seats 7 people very comfortably. The quality is better than you will find in any upscale SUV.

Car-lotta for Fun and Value

4.9
El Greco on 11/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great all-around SUV,esp.off-road.I've owned Pajeros/Monteros since '84 in Saudi,China,Europe and USA.They're indestructible,provided you follow mfctr's maintenance schedule.I still have my '95 LS,and a new'03 Ltd.The new one has a better engine/overall performance/comfort.However,it also has a useless side-board,puny horn,and,as the old one,not-exactly- useful 3rd row seats(at least they can disappear!).

Frustrated but totally in love

4.6
ddplumley on 11/18/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't get my Montero up my driveway (about 15 degree incline) in snowy or icy or slushy conditions, and that's why I bought it in the first place! At first, I thought the problem was the inferior all-seasons that it was sold with, so this year, I bought super-rugged Mastercraft Courser C/Ts, and my Mitsu STILL can't climb my drive (yes, we have already our first snow storm). No one can figure out why - someone please help me if you can. I'm disappointed, as the 2002 Dodge Ram climbs my drive with no problem using worn summer manufacturer tires.

The best from what I could find/afford

4.8
LeoSp on 11/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I pick Montero Ltd, after previous accident where I was rear-ended my back was to sensative and not too many SUV's seats would make me comfortable. I sat and test drove many SUV's in mid-/high- 30K's range and none of them could make comfortable a 6'2" man. The only one that I like was a Toyota Landcruiser those seat were perfect but price of $58K quickly spook me away. Mitsubishi delear was extremely sweet and I was able to get a loaded Montero Ltd with prefer package for $31K. Plus I got an execelent value on my trade-off. It is approximatelly 2 months since I own my Montero and I am completely satisfied.

montero

5
coral on 11/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great handling, great look, great interior comfort

dd

5
Robert Ostean on 11/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the truck..would def buy another.. have never even come close to tipping this thing over and if it had a problem with tipping, i wouldve experienced already.....

You can not find a better full size SUV

4.6
charlesferman on 11/04/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove many other SUV during the three month period. But the montero was leader of the group with standard 4wheel drive system that come with every montero and you can beat the independent four wheel that grip the road and the montero ride very good off road and on the highway

montero limited 2002

4.8
micheal on 11/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

very nice van, i really enjoy it it build is very sporty lookin i get very nice compliment

Love It!!!!!!!!!

4.9
KellyY on 11/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My friend has a 2001 and absolutely loves it. I have been on the sandy beaches and off road camping with her and our children, ithandles great in any situation.

I LOVE MY NEW MITSUBISHI

5
BILLY HAYES on 10/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS IS THE GREATEST VEHICLE ON THE PLANET

Great Purchase

4.9
babs62202 on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We test drove several SUVs (including: Mercedes, Volvo, the new VW) when we were looking for a new SUV. No other SUV maker had the options that Mitsubishi had. All were compareable on gas milage. But the Montero had the fold down 3rd row seats (they don't get in the way like the Mercedes), nice interior features (I love that the front row armrest adjusts to the driver and it looks better then Volvo), and 4wd standard. I wouldn't change my choice. Also I had a great dealership to work with.

understated

5
hanse on 09/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

good better best suv that ive driven ive read lots of con about this vehicle but its not true

Fun to Drive

4.3
Stephen R on 09/22/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This has been my first SUV's and after lookng at several this one suited my needs in terms of having a good amount of space and not spending the money for an Escalade or Navigator. It is a very comftorable ride and isn't as bad on gas as some other larger SUV's. I am a little dissapointed in the overall handling for highway driving and I think they could improve the 3rd row seating.

Love my Montero

4.5
Miko on 09/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When we were looking for a family vehicle we were testing Minivans and had decided to get a Honda however we fell in love with the Montero. I feel that this SUV rides more like a car than other SUV's we've tested ie: the Pilot, CR-V and Endeavor. If you have older kids this was a better fit. There is lots of room in the front and second seat. The third row seat meant for two additional passengers is really poorly designed, my ten year old has a hard time. It is really comfortable when we travel with the family. There is plenty of room for bags and luggage. Overall we really love this SUV.

Think Twice

3.4
Doug Lieberman on 09/05/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

This vehicle is nice but still needs work. Big Sunroof and nice color choices.

DO'S AND DON'TS

4.1
Dwayne Roberts on 09/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first full size Montero, two others before were sports. This vehicle is all around a nicer vehicle with better quality materials used in it. I have the 2003 and I can see it is clear that many poeople reviewing this car as Mitsubishi sales people. I guess you can't weed them out. Nice car but not the right one for me. Mitsubishi was also horrible to deal with through the whole. Had no care that I already had two previous. Never again will I deal with them.

2003 20th Annversary Special

4.9
PHOnos on 08/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had a 2001 LTD. Loved it. 55,000 miles and decided to trade for a new one with 0.0% financing. Hope this one is as reliable and as good off road as the 2001. The 2001 had LSD in the rear. Hope the new traction system works as well. I changed out the springs and shocks to ARB OMEs and the tires to BFG AT KOs in 265-75 x 16 Improved the handling but ride more like a truck.

Love my limited montero - great for moms

4.8
lxc on 08/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really appreciate that I can stow the rear seat under the floor and gain that cargo space And I love being able to expand seating capacity so easy. I totally disagree that the rear seat is useless My kids love it Lets face it Im not going to drive cross country with an adult back there but who would The seats flip very easily to get the kids in and out Its great on the highway and around town And its not so big that I need a flagger to get me into a parking space Its great for lugging the kids their stuff and friends around and looks great not the mother ship (aka minivan) and its not like driving a grayhound (Giant SUV)

Happy

5
LaBelle on 07/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When looking for an suv...we looked at many models...and after trying out several different makes...we were most happy with the over-all appearance and performance. I would buy another one tomorrow!

Very fun car

5
Hugo Ventura on 06/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think that this car is a very nice family car. If you are looking for a nice confortable suv which is fun to drive and is a nice family car then this is the car for you. From its infinity sound system to its leather seats(if you choose leather)it is one of the best suv's i have ever drivin.

Vehicle Rating

4.9
Cahill on 06/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Steering is my only complaint. Seems a little spongy on the highway.

montero the other luxury suv

4.6
maynardo on 05/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

One of the most comfortable suv to drive. Im talking long driving experience. Its reliable lots of leg,head and hips room.Youll be driving with your head up high.

More than esctatic

4.8
dplumley on 05/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After testing about 10 SUVs (and no worthy candidates for purchase in sight), I was immediately hooked on the Montero Limited. After owning it for 5 months, I love it even more than the day I drove it off the lot! It drives as smooth and fun as it looks, and is also as tough and well engineered as it looks (tested this in a serious collision - I walked away without a scratch thanks to the excellent impact absorbtion design). I have no idea why reviews of this vehicle are poor. I already plan, in 12 years, to trade this one in for whatever Montero Limited exists at that time. I only hope the price is as good then as it is now!!!!

ML430 Vs Montero

4.9
rkuch on 04/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have both a Mercedes ML430 and the 2003 Montero. The interior of the Montero is just as nice, if not better than the Mercedes. I like the third row seating and wood trim on the Montero. The area of view is better in the Montero and it has much more interior room. A great buy for the money so far.

awesome vehicle

4.9
madsforu on 04/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the "Monte Boy" as my wife calls it for 3 full years, picked up the 2001 Limited edition, finished 50000 miles in every possible road condition, snow, desert, mountain, slush, u name it. It has been one great vehicle with no major repairs of problems so far, it stands out as far as looks go , the only thing I feel sad about it is it gets poor review from the so called Automobile experts but the customers always rate it as excellent!

Beter Gas Mileage

4.3
Wa1ne45 on 04/15/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a great vehicle. I would have like a GPS system and better gas mileage.

wow what a ride

5
miss salgado on 04/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I came in and though to my self "It looks like a tank" but when I got in it I though wow its a palace. I havent had it to long but I feel confertable in it and it feels like the truck ajusted to me not the other way around.

i like the montero

4.9
savannah1 on 04/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is my second montero ltd. i just turned in my 2001 - made some sense with the financing deals and i was eager to get the larger engine. the 3.8 is a big difference

Good Overall Value

4.6
joeb1966 on 03/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We originally were planning on purchasing a Suburban or Expedition. For thoroughness we decided to test drive a Montero. The refined styling, smooth performance and excellent visibility were instantly apparent. We have been pleased with our purchase. The Montero handles well in the ice/snow, has adequate power to get up to the Mountains for skiing and has good cargo capacity without being overly bulky like a Suburban. This vehicle feels like a Toyota Landcruiser for $25K less.

Trade for this SUV now!

4.4
Rolando Espejo on 02/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The interest rate is what drew us into purchasing this. 3.9% APR Simple Interest loan for 72 months! But it is an awesome SUV with off- roading heritage not other makes can claim. It is made in Japan so assembly is tops. Very solid. No annoying creaks from vibrating parts. Very handsome looking.

Montero

4.9
Dubb28 on 02/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I were initially loking at Tahoe, Expedition, Denali, Navigator. Tested the Limited fell in love. Mitsu sales/service outstanding. Got a fabolous deal on new '02. Features match the top of line SUV with a better price. Plenty of room, handles great, and can be taken everywhere from shopping, to the park, to off roading and camping to a night on town.

A Good Choice

4.5
corcione on 02/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Powerful and sturdy. The heavy weight and wide track keeps the vehical glued to the road. Rear spare tire sticks out further than the bumper, which makes it vulnerable to even a slow 5 to 10 MPH bumper bash. This vulnerability could cause major damage to the rear door even at slow speeds. Over all a great choice. However, all SUV's are over priced and that is the fault of customer demand. If customers were not willing to the pay big bucks, then prices would be lower.

My Fourth Montero

4.9
markatz on 02/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had 4 Monteros, the last one is a 2003 Limited. I have never had any work done except oil and filters. Two warranty recalls done while I waited. We drive on the road 6,000 miles yearly and leave our Cadillac CTS at home. A great road car.

Unique, Fun SUV

4.8
Beetle on 02/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 3rd Montero. Also owned an 89 and a 94. Quality and Confort are great. New larger 3.7 litre engine is a big improvement. This is a HEAVY vehicle you feel safe in. Had it for about 4 weeks - and i'm not disappointed. A quality built and unique looking SUV.

misubishi montero

4.9
carl luck on 02/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the montero does everthing i want an suv to do. it,s easy to drive for my wife and is useful to her also. i like it for not only looks, but for convience for using for work, such as getting items in and out of the suv is not to big or to small it is just right.

Back to Back Monteros.

4.8
Bob Bonville on 01/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle overall. Its my second Mitsubishi that I have purchased new back to back. The first one was a 1998 Montero Sport. Had a good experiance with it so I bought another one.

Bang for the buck

5
ABS on 01/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving the Montero my choice was clear, and I was spotted that day! My trade was dying and I needed an SUV fast. When the salesman showed me the fold into a bed seats it blew my mind! If Mitsubishi would advertise it more I know it would be a top seller.

Love My New Montero

4.9
EdwardTN on 01/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Looked at lots of SUV's and chose the Montero for all of the standard features that seem to be options on the others...which made the price tag very comparable. I got the XLS with the touring package. I live on a mountain and the Montero performed unbelievably during a recent snowstorm. I literally drove straight up the mountain around stuck cars and trucks as if there was no snow at all. The infinity sound system sounds great and the sunroof is HUGE! I especially like the 'escaine' seating surfaces, whch can best be described as perforated suede. I will update my review, but so far I woould definately recommend this vehicle to anyone.

Take another look

5
sofla24 on 01/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

2 words - Great Car! I turned in my Montero Sport lease not intending to get another Mitsubishi until I sat in and drove the 2003 Montero. It is a solid, luxury ride with a beautiful interior, ample pick-up, easy handling, and a nicely updated exterior. Everyone who gets in my car can't stop raving, and I love driving it. There is plenty of interior room for my family and my work samples and the seats adjust easily to make more space. Try one out - you'll love it!

so far so great

4.9
eric287 on 12/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought our Limited with the premium pgk just a couple weeks ago. So far we love it. We shopped and shopped and then shopped some more. Came down to this and the Pilot. This was a few grand more, and I know the Honda will have better resale, but its styling was so dull and boring; both inside and out in our opinion. (A little more pizzaz, and Honda would have had us as customers I think.) Plus the Montero is a much more luxurious vehicle.

Not Just For The Dogs

4.8
Denise` on 11/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After looking to replace my Ford Explorer with another I just wasn't sold. Having three large dogs was a consideration as was having to drive clients. Unlike my previous SUVs I can fold down the seats to create the dog barrier; no more of those bulky fences, and the dogs can be closer to front seat passengers. The interior is classy and has drawn many a compliment, even from a pal who'd recently purchased the Benz SUV. Handles like a dream in rain and snow; I ski so it's been put to the test. We haul our motorcycle trailer with it and it doesn't slow us down a bit. Oh, did I mention the extra large sunroof...

the best of the best

4.9
barracuda on 11/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

you can do anything with this vehicle except dive in the sea

Montero miles

4.8
Fairlane500_1957 on 11/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With less then 1,000 miles on my new Montero I feel I have a few things to point out. I like the way this vehicle handles tight turning radius, firm ride, good power. I'm anxious to see how it does pulling my camper. It's rated for 5,000 pounds towing and my camper only weighs 2,200 so it should pull it with ease. But we'll see when we hit the mountains. That's the only concern that I had was the V-6 having the power I needed.

Sturdy SUV

4.9
Chuck on 11/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I sold my 89 with 197,000 to a salesman. For the $ I think the ML series should be a comparable truck as well. I got a blk/blk leather fully loaded for under 40k (well under). It has a new 3.8l engine not the 3.5 that came in the 02's. The truck has plenty of pick-up. With all the standard equipment I ruled out the ML and QX4 easily. Everyone loves it.


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