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Mitsubishi Montero Sport Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 132 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Rugged good looks.

  • Cons

    Cramped back seat. Weak engines. High prices.

  • What's New for 1998

    Montero Sports get lots of features added to their option packages, and 4WD models now come with standard ABS.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Ours wont die either.....

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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.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

It just won't die!!!

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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




Dangerous car

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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.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Dont buy

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4dr SUV

This car is atrocious...It is literally the biggest pile of crap ive ever driven. It handles and drives like an outhouse on wheels. This mitz (my family calls it the [non-permissible content removed]) a huge failure by mitsubishi. I used to have an 02 x5 3.0i and have no idea why I got rid of it for this p.o.s. Im selling it (if anyone is on enough drugs to buy it) and getting back my greatly loved BMW...Im sticking to german cars because this car to be perffectly honest, blows




Cj project-lillian

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4dr SUV

The Montero Sport is perfect for pulling boats, trailers, ect. It is spacious for all five passengers and with all the trunk, rack and hide away spots there's always room to put just about any item. The Build of the Montero is bold, safe. Overall performance is splendid.




Close to 200,000 and going

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4dr SUV 4WD

I bought this vehicle new on 1998 and I did not have any major problems with it. After 150,000 or so, it started to consume about a quart of oil every 2000 miles or so. At 90,000 I had a major maintenance check and so I did at 190,000 (change timing belt, spark plugs, water pump etc). The shop check the engine compression at 190 thousands and it was around 150. They said I could drive it for another 100 thousands miles.



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Full 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Review

What's New for 1998

Montero Sports get lots of features added to their option packages, and 4WD models now come with standard ABS.

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Talk About The 1998 Montero Sport

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toriol
toriol
04-10-2001
I'm sorry to see so many people having so many problems with their Montero Sports. I absolutely love my MS XLS! I purchased my 1998 XLS in summer 1997 when they no longer had any new fully loaded 19...


starling
starling
09-24-2000
it in and walking away. However, I may get the Montero Sport 4WD SUV. Except for crashing reviews read pretty good. Don't expect to crash too many times. Anyway, the brakes, transmissions and A/C are...


bfree419
bfree419
09-12-2009
I have a 1998 Montero Sport. We have replaced wires coming off the starter, checked the battery and alternator, and replaced the starter. Sometimes it goes a couple days, or weeks without any proble...



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