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Review My dad bought this car brand new in 2002. That was the golden era of SUV's, so I was surprised he picked the Montero Sport. Since the beginning, it's never been a "wow" car. The interior is extraordinarily basic. Looks very outdated now. The exterior looks cool, but not as cool as other SUV's from the same time. We took trips across country with it and it never gave us major issues. He passed it down to me two years ago with 147k miles. He never did major work on it. Routine stuff like brakes and fluids. But I think he replaced the entire rear axel because it went out. In the past two years I've replaced the thermostat, valve cover gasket, alternator, battery, struts, tires and spark plugs. After 150k miles that kind of stuff is to be expected. Never had major issues with the engine or transmission. Mitsubishi reliability is pretty good. The ride height compared to the wheel base is a little off. It's tall and narrow so it gets sketchy at high speeds. They come with a torsion bar suspension so I raised the front 1.5". It sits much better and even fits 31" all terrain tires. It's pretty reliable and has nostalgia to me because of the road trips we took with it. I even named mine "Monty." I've contemplated selling it but the resale value is atrocious. It's worth it to me to keep it. Most of the ones you see on the road are beat to hell. So find one that's been taken care of and has low miles. This is a basic SUV so don't expect luxury or anything over the top. But if you're looking for a good budget SUV, a Montero Sport is a decent choice. It would also make a great first car.
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What options are available on the 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport?
Available Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2002 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: LS, Limited, 3.5XS, ES, XLS
Exterior Colors: Solano Black Pearl, Glacier White Pearl, Munich Silver Metallic, Cambridge Red Pearl, Cambridge Red Pearl/Prescott Gray Met., Memphis Blue Pearl, Phoenix Red, Solano Black Pearl Metallic, Sudan Beige Metallic
Interior Colors: Gray
Popular Features: AWD/4WD, Fold Flat Rear Seats, 5000lb Towing Capacity, Rear Bench Seats, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Alarm