by rrf on Apr 14, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Those who have kids know that newborns need plenty of cargo room. This vehicle has plenty! My wife and I purchased this vehicle anticipating the birth of our first son. We made an excellent choice.
The Montero Sport is the perfect family hauler for the following reasons:
-Plenty of cargo space
-Has the LATCH car seat anchors
-Rear hatch opens upward to shelter you from the rain when you have to change your baby's diaper.
-The deck height in the cargo area is perfect for changing your baby's diapers. (See the theme?)
-Toddlers get dirty! The rear cargo area roof is tall enough enabling your toddler to stand. This makes impromptu clothes changes very easy.
-Privacy glass helps with naps
by Donna on Mar 20, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased this vehicle used in 2005. I have driven it for 5 yrs this month. I have over 134,000 miles and beside tires and a battery (that was my own fault) I had a belt replaced that was worn and the transmission flushed to extent the life of this jewel. I use to buy a new car every couple of years. No more.
by T Ceezy on Dec 15, 2008 Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I really enjoy this car, it has been perfect for me. I live in Colorado and use my Sport to go off road camping, up to the mountains through the snow, and also driving as I live in the city. It has been very reliable, no problems other than regular wear and tear. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for an SUV. It has been great in the snow.
by scott.76 on Oct 10, 2008 Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
It's been a very solid vehicle. Not a single mechanical issue. It now has 85,000 miles on it. Some complaints I have are that after about an hour of driving I've got to get out and stretch my legs. The seat height is too low. It's definitely not a vehicle designed for a tall person. The roof is also quite low. The side steps aren't really functional so my seat is wearing because I essentially have to slide in and out. It handles great in the snow and does well off road. My sister bought an '03 Jeep grand Cherokee at the same time we bought our MS. They've had nothing but trouble with it. There's something to be said for the simple design of MS. Not a whole lot of gadgets that can break.
by mickey3145 on Apr 21, 2008 Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES Rwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
My daughter is driving my first Montero Sport, 180K miles and still going. We have never had any serious mechanical problems. We have done normal maintenance and it still runs and looks great. My 2003 is the same. I currently have 40K miles and it is great car for my business. I also have an Endeavor and love it!
by disappointed on Feb 9, 2008 Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I wish I'd listened to the advice another reviewer gave here on edmunds. He said the steering was "squirrely," and he was right! You can't take your eyes off the road for a second--this car will take you right off the road. And the sway in this thing makes my kids sick! No sway bar is available to correct it. Also, because the entire hatchback lifts up, it drips water right on you if it's been raining. Then, when you get home, your groceries fall out! I bought this because I liked the way it looked, but don't do it!