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Excellent family hauler!
By rrf on
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
-Hatch door provides shelter
-Ride height is good for your back when transfering an infant carrier (infant included) from stroller to base
-Very comfortable seats for long trips
-Rear seats recline
-This rugged SUV shrugs off potholes and road debris like a champ.
-Has 170K miles, has never left me stranded. Very reliable.
-Stereo surprised me. Giant door speakers and separate tweeters provides deep undistorted lows, and crisp clear highs.
-Roof rack comes in handy
-Rugged=heavy: Brakes are only adequate for this heavy SUV. Take it easy in the mountains or you'll warp the rotors.
-3.0L V6 and 4-speed automatic transmission are a slow combination for this heft. Merging onto a freeway often requires full throttle.
-Fold flat rear seats would enhance the use of the excellent cargo space during IKEA and Home Depot trips.