2003 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
We checked out all the SUV's on the market. We were tired of seeing the same ones on the road, so we checked out the Mitsubushi Montero. At first we didn't like the full size, but fell in love with it after we drove it. My husband is long waisted. The Montero has tons of headroom and legroom in the front and back. The back door opens and closes like a car door - we'll never hassle with a hatch opening again. Our friends & family are sold on it as well. The back seats fold down for lots of storage. The 3rd row seat is handy for kids. Its gas mileage is decent. It is not cavernous like the Chevrolet Trailblazer though. It has good visibility. It is better looking than the "dog" Durango, but not as expensive as the Toyota Land Cruiser. One bad thing about this truck is that we have spent thousands of dollars on regular maintenance. We'll consider that next time.
The interior comfort, compass and gas gauge, sunroof, and the look of the dash.
It has a pretty good warranty so there are no worries. But I wish regularly scheduled maintanence wasn't so expensive though. We've spent thousands in the 3-years he have owned our Montero. We'll definitely take that into consideration next time. BMW includes all scheduled maintenance...which is a BIG plus.