by gwumbles on Feb 27, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4dr SUV
1998 bought in 99 with 12000 miles, dealer demo. Just passed 300000, done little preventative maintenance, everything original except tires, battery and oil and air filters.
Used as work vehicle last 5 years, lived in cold and snow in New York and the heat in Atlanta. Has never broke down, did run out of gas once but i guess thats not Mitsubishis fault. Got 38 miles on highway when low fuel light on before it ran out.
Never serviced transmission but still shifts like new. Engine uses oil and has a leak.
Obviously a vehicle should be serviced and maintained and we are probably very lucky but i would take this over a Chevy any day.
by larainx71 on Aug 21, 2012 Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4dr SUV
326000 MILES, THAT'S THREE HUNDRED
AND TWENTY SIX THOUSAND MILES!! It finally broke down yesterday, (water pump.) All stop and go miles and boat towing miles. I don't know what kind of alien technology they must have used to build my Montero, but after 12 years, I am getting a new car, and taking this one and put it in a museum somewhere. I haven't changed the oil for at least 8 years, and still purs like a kitten when you start it. The check engine light came on 215000 miles ago. The timing belt is the original!! never changed the spark plugs because they look so hard to get to. 0 maintenance. except for gas and oil, it leaks some where in the engine. Nothing rebuilt, all original
by snowballs on Aug 6, 2012 Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4dr SUV
This car is the biggest pile of shit I have ever owned. It sucks in the snow or even a newly paved dry road. The suspension is as soft as jello, it roles through every corner. This car is very unsafe. My family hates the montero sport Ls(love stain edition). I would NEVER recomend buying this car unless you want to die in a fiery car accident, it is so unsafe it astounds me that this whole car hasn't been recalled yet. Do not buy unless you want to die..
If you want a reliable safe car, buy a BMW or Mercedes.