So far it's OK. I love the ride, it's not too shabby. It seems to run well, it has 106,000 miles on it, but I haven't had it long so I have my fingers crossed. In the past I have had great luck with Mazda and Nissan and am hoping for the same with this. I once had a Jeep Cherokee, much to my dismay. I am really enjoying my Montero's tall feel and head space. The pickup is slow, but it gets there. I like the upright firm seating, the moonroof / slider, compass, 3rd seat and the looks.
Add more horsepower give the option to get one with a manual transmission.