by Ron Sutton on Sep 22, 2007 Vehicle: 1996 Mitsubishi Montero
Was used primarily for road travel with a load of product and brochures for Sales and Marketing for all DoD, Federal and State Government sales of computers and computer related equipment for a seven year period. It was an office on wheels. It never failed me or let me down in any way. Unfortunately my supporting Mitsubishi dealership closed in Montgomery, AL. I have had to let some things go for lack of a competent and trustworthy repair facility. I am having to take the vehicle to different repair facilities for different types of maintenance requirements. I'm due for a timing belt change and have found a recommended facility finally. I'm ordering most of the parts myself.
by jim on Mar 28, 2007 Vehicle: 1996 Mitsubishi Montero
What can I say? Hmmm, this was one of the best vehicles I ever owned. I hate to part with it, but it is time. I have not put much into the car except tires and batteries over the years. The paint has held up well and is still as shiny as the day I purchased it. I will miss my old friend.
by Bob Britz on Dec 26, 2006 Vehicle: 1996 Mitsubishi Montero
I purchased this 1996 at three years old and 45,000 miles. It now has 175,000 miles and I have no vision to sell it. Approximately 23,000 of my 130,000 miles driven have been off road in the Sierra Nevada, Inyo, and Death Valley areas. Not light offroad, but 4WD locking hubs off road required stuff. I've changed the oil every 3,000 miles and had only one major repair when a part of the intake plenem broke off and caused internal valve damage. The car gets a consistent 15 mpg and has never left me stranded due to it's advanced 4WD dual locking hubs (a rare item on any SUV today) and its capacity radiators and transmission coolers. Mitsubishi outfitted this truck perfectly - not for soccer moms.
by 8YR Montero Owner on Jun 24, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Mitsubishi Montero
I really regret selling this car. We
had it for 8 years and it was the best,
most reliable, most comfortable vehicle
we have ever owned. It worked
flawlessly, and only ever had very minor
problems with it. I would highly
recommend a Montero to anyone, and am
considering buying another. The vehicle
I replaced it with just doesn't come
close to the Montero. It's very capable
both off road and on. I've driven this
back and forth from Los Angeles to
Vancouver multiple times as well as used
it for a daily commuter. I can't say
enough good things about this car. If
you're in the market for an SUV put the
Montero on your short list.
by CarGuyandConsumer on Jun 27, 2002 Vehicle: 1996 Mitsubishi Montero
The Montero SR is the best SUV that I
have ever owned. It feels solid in
everything that it does. The 4 wheel
drive system has NEVER failed me, and I
live on the mountain side hills of snow
country. Durring the winter, going down
snow covered hills/roads can be even
more difficult than going up, but my
montero has never failed. Low range
gearing is excellant and has amazing
holding power. The locking
differentials make driving up icy hills
a breeze. The adjustable suspension
helps improve vehicle controll on
winding roads at high speeds (put it in
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