2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
It's a lumbering, slow, hulking SUV - therefore, it's everything I should hate to see sitting in my driveway. As die-hard VW owners for many years, we never quite understood the SUV thing but always liked the Monteros we saw on the road. When our second child came along we wanted a vehicle that could carry our entire family plus luggage and/or friends, but it still had to be fun (read: capable off-road). Suddenly the SUV made sense and we bought a Montero. It's been a great truck and we plan on keeping it for years to come.
-Reliable. -Unique styling. -AWESOME turning radius! Parks very easily. -Smooth shifting transmission -Quite capable off road! -Often mistaken for a brand new vehicle or luxury brand!
-Interior noise on highway is poor -Could use twice the power -Could use twice the brakes -Could use twice the handling prowess