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2004 Mitsubishi Montero SUV

 
 

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Mitsubishi Montero Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 215 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2004 Mitsubishi Montero

  • An old-school sport-ute that excels off-road, but when it comes to overall performance and passenger-carrying ability, it can't match its more modern rivals.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    High-quality interior materials, sharp cabin design, large cargo capacity, excellent off-road capability.

  • Cons

    Serious lack of power compared to rivals, mediocre on-road handling, cramped third-row seat.

  • What's New for 2004

    The Montero gets a standard tire-pressure monitoring system and a revised gauge cluster. The base XLS model is history, leaving the…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (39 total reviews)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Mountain climber

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

My wife and I call this the Mountain Climber. It's ability to grip the road in all conditions (snow, sleet, rain, mud) is amazing. I really wish they would make a 2010 version. Compared w/ all other SUV's, this is the hidden diamond (get it?). 3 rows of seating, HUGE storage, and awesome cabin feel.




Work horse

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

I purchased my 04 Montero with about 10K miles on it. It now has 191,000 and still going strong. I have been very strict with the oil changes - every 5k and most of the other suggested maintenance. The vehicle has never left me stranded. It is excellent off road with great clearance and easily goes where other mid-size utes won't dare. The highway ride is good too and it does a decent job towing my camper. Very comfortable seats except 3rd row is for small kids only. I've had to replace the catalytic converter twice very $$$ and had the manifolds off both sides of the engine develop heat cracks which had to be repaired - other wise no issues. Trans, 4WD and motor no issues at all.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3rd montero

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A)

Why is this my third Montero ?? I've been around many vehicles and cannot find a better bang for my bucks, and great quality and reliability are by far its greatest features. I have never had to worry about being stranded or inconvenienced with a breakdown. Too many people have never had the experience to own a "worry-free" vehicle like this one. Many have come to believe that changing an alternator, starter, or similar unit is a common maintenance procedure (Most domestic designed vehicles). This is not so with a well-engineered such as Mitsubishi's Montero. Even with delayed maintenance, the Monteros I have owned performed like new until the day I traded them in.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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Full 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Review

What's New for 2004

The Montero gets a standard tire-pressure monitoring system and a revised gauge cluster. The base XLS model is history, leaving the Limited as the sole trim level for 2004. Rear air conditioning, automatic climate control and dual power seats are now standard.

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