2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I live in serious boonies in the northwest and need a real 4WD vehicle. I have had 3 XLS Sports, sold them all at 60,000 miles. Never had a single problem with any one and have been impressed by the 4WD capability coupled with decent (22 mpg Highway) mileage. The seats are a little short, stopping way before my knees, and it needs side bolsters for where I go. I wish the engine had a different drive belt. It rides rough, but it is tough! I cannot figure out why the resale value has been so low on these models. This is a much better off-road vehicle than my Yukon XL.
Exterior body style, hard paint, plenty of acceleration, decent gas mileage. Great 4WD action.My three have been very reliable- more so than my 03 Accord and 07 Yukon XL. I plan to keep this one for a long time.
Needs more leg room and bigger seats. Also wish it were a few inches longer in the cargo area- an overall extension of 6 inches would have made it both more comfortable and better for my gear.