by colo_montero on Sep 10, 2011 Vehicle: 1991 Mitsubishi Montero
This is posted as a tribute to my old gal now with 208k miles.
I feel guilty that I'm now considering replacing her simply to keep up with style....(OK she need tires and ignition switch work too.)
Too bad they don't make these anymore.
I bought her 1 year old at 9,000 miles.
21 years and 208000 my baby still runs great.
Blown engine oil seal at 200k has been the only major issue.
Very comfortable ride.
Good off-road durability.
Still not a squeak in her.
by gayle and mike on Aug 11, 2009 Vehicle: 1991 Mitsubishi Montero
When we bought our first Montero in 1989 we were so thrilled with everything about it! People would actually stop us and ask what type of vehicle it was. Unfortunately, a few years later we were involved in an accident which totaled our beloved SUV. Remarkably we suffered not one injury...the car was amazing in how it protected us. Ended up with our 91 immediately after. We still have this car and we are now giving it to our 16 year old son to drive to school. Have had no problems EVER with this vehicle. Today we had new shocks put on and a new stabilizer bar. All windows, ac, original radio etc. are all still working fine. Had a problem with the horn once...will drive this Monty to her death!
by Mike on Jul 1, 2009 Vehicle: 1991 Mitsubishi Montero
I can't think of any way to improve this vehicle. Even after almost 19 years it still runs like a champ. Add gas and change the oil and it will never let you down. Even with 121k miles it can keep pace with interstate traffic and off-road like it was new. The designer thought of everything. They don't make them like this anymore. I'll only drive a Montero after owning this one.
by Safari Woman on Jul 3, 2008 Vehicle: 1991 Mitsubishi Montero
Well 151K miles later and she's still running. The A/C quit last week (bad in Florida) and the blinkers stopped blinking yesterday. I bought her in 2002 w/ 102K. I've just had so much fun, I'd love to keep her running forever. I actually got upset that I had to start shelling out some money for repairs in 2004, but DUH..it had 120K and was 13 yrs by then! Sadly I think her time is nearing. In the 6 years of ownership, I only had it not start on me ONCE! Geez what am I thinking, why am I considering a new vehicle? I love this SUV. Oh yeah I remember now, it's not cheap to get them fixed!
by old school 4x4 on Mar 2, 2004 Vehicle: 1991 Mitsubishi Montero
after owning many 4x4's, this 91
monty is my favorite of all of them.
it's unpretentious, get-down-to-
business approach and style are the
best. it's everything the newer "gen-
x" SUV's (like the Xterra, etc) wanna
be. amazingly reliable. 4x4 system is
unstoppable. this winter i have pulled
an explorer & two blazers out of the
snow, and last summer my LAND ROVER
GOT STUCK IN THE MUD & the monty
pulled it out! the air ride drivers
seat is great on my back, and the
cargo and cabin area make anything do-
able and haulable. manual
transmission makes it fun and less
sluggish. up to 33" tires can fit
by full monty on Sep 30, 2002 Vehicle: 1991 Mitsubishi Montero
Have enjoyed 2.5 years with a LS
Montero. This is one of the few import
vehicles that has enough interior room
where I feel comfortable (6'3'). Very
practical, have driven on 2000+ mile
road trips twice and it has never let
me down. This is my daily driver and
it used to tow a boat frequently.
There is a design flaw with the
steering gearbox - very common and
expensive repair ($500-$800) but
chances may be pretty good this has
already been replaced on the earlier
models. Love the truck. Has been both
a workhorse and earns Range Rover wanna
be respect around town for a fraction
of the price.
An all-new Montero is introduced. The new Montero features new wheels, a new grille, more interesting sheetmetal, more curves around the edges, and a very serious-looking blackout treatment on the formerly chrome accessories. Horsepower is upped but only enough to keep pace with its 125-pound weight gain. Antilock brakes are standard on the LS and optional on the SR model, working in both two- and four-wheel- drive mode.