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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Mitsubishi Montero Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero

  • Although generally well-rounded, this seven-passenger SUV needs more power to win our vote.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Attractive outer shell, solid off-road ability, easy to stow third seat

  • Cons

    Lack of power from standard V6, no optional V8, mediocre interior materials.

  • What's New for 2001

    The Montero is redesigned for 2001 and features a sculpted body, stiffer frame, improved suspension and more interior room.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 16
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



10 years and running strong

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

My family bought our 01 Montero used in 02 w/12k mi. My parents used it as a daily driver from 02-05. The bought a Pacifica in 05 and the truck stayed parked in the driveway for over a year. In 06 I turned 16 and got the truck as my first car.Ive gone from 46k mi to 143k mi in 6 yr. The only issues I had,the rear heater pipes explode and dump all the raidiator's contents onto the road. this can only happen 2 times bc new part is thicker. At 16 with no mechanical experience I replaced the broken pipes for the total of 17$ for both pipes. Also routine fixes for cars over 100k mi, Alternator & Timing belt and oil pump. Overall, very reliable fun 4x4 ok on gas 16 mpg avg. Love my MITSU




Excellent vehicle!

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Purchased this SUV in 2005 for my wife as she liked the body style and size. Became my daily vehicle 1 year later. Purchased it with 64,000 miles and just buying another set of tires at 180,000!!! Have had minimal work done, mostly oil changes and basic maintenance. Use it mostly for business hauling clients to lunch and golf...excellent storage for long trips! Ride is great, could use new shocks now but all in all once this one meets it's end I will look for another one with at least 75,000 miles and drive it until it falls too...




The best 4wd

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I absolutely LOVE my Montero. It has been the best car I've ever owned. It does awesome in the snow and ice and it climbs like a goat! I wouldn't be afraid to take it anywhere. We also own a Dodge 4WD and a Toyota 4WD but for winter driving in the columbia gorge, I always use the Montero. I feel very protected and safe in it. I have replaced the right hub assembly twice in it and also the computer board in the dash (temp gauge said it was overheating but it really wasn't). Even with those little problems, I still wouldn't trade it for any other SUV, it's THAT good!




Balanced 4x4 trail sleeper.

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

This is the second Montero limited I have owned. The first saved my life in a collision. Tough truck! I had no maintenance issues with the first truck, however, the cam did break on this one, and it cost nearly $3K to fix. Not a common problem though as I have not heard of anyone else having this issue. This vehicle is simply a perfect balance. The V6 is peppy though not a hot rod, gets decent fuel economy for a full size SUV. Can seat 7 if needed, or hold lots of cargo, and takes only seconds to go from cargo van to people hauler. Good quality replacements on the tires, and brake pads cure wear issues. Got 78K out of 1st set of tires, and about 40K out of brakes. I get 16 mpg city/21 HWY.




Good suv, but a few

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I purchased this car at auction from someone who took very good care of it. bought with around 60-70k, now have 89k miles. Eats gas- on a long trip I got 14 mpg with the standard off road tires it comes with- which make for a rough, kind of loud ride. GREAT car in snow! Can plow through just about anything you give it. Great through mud, over logs, and some water! As another person mentioned, the front right bearing went out. The glove box comes loose and rattles around, especially in very cold weather. The headliner scratches VERY easily. and the seat belt clips that hold the belts in the third row (from banging around) break off VERY easily if you don't remember to take belts out.




4 yrs later and sorry

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

After researching for a second hand SUV, the Montero Limited came in 1st as having the "most bang for yer buck". I thought, "Mitsubishi, how could I go wrong?". Well, I have. Even though I purchased this car with an extended warranty (which has saved me thousands of dollars), this car has been to the dealer for just about everything that can go wrong on an automobile. At 80K miles, the engine blew. Some rare event where a part of the heater pipe breaks off while driving and all fluid is lost so fast that it doesn't show up on the thermostat. I replaced the engine at the dealer in 5/2009 and its since been back 8 times and broken down 3 times. Im not the only one, look online and you will see



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Full 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Review

What's New for 2001

The Montero is redesigned for 2001 and features a sculpted body, stiffer frame, improved suspension and more interior room.

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brillmtb
brillmtb
09-29-2001
Just returned from Europe and picked up the Pajero info from the dealer. They also had an accessory catalogue that has things like DVD Nav systems, a selection of bull bars, side bars, and all kinds ...


amalston
amalston
01-29-2007
In 2001/2002 there was a recall on the oil cap for the Mitsubishi Montero 2001. Does anyone have any of the documentation or the recall #? PLEASE HELP!!! EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!!...


alexmitsu
alexmitsu
07-26-2014
Mitsubishi is releasing Galant, Endevour, and Montero back into the market with some new hybrid and diesel options within the next few years. The whole, "Mitsubishi is leaving North America,&quo...



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