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Used 1996 Mitsubishi Montero Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Going, and going, and still going.....

monterobaby, 11/04/2011
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 4dr SUV 4WD
7 of 7 people found this review helpful

I have a 1995 Montero LS with 200,000 and still going strong. Oil leak and timing belt fixed, purrrsss like a kitten. Awesome rig in the winter! Also pulls jet ski's in the summer! I NEVER want to get rid of it...EVER!!

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4.25 out of 5 stars

Reliable - Off Road Classic

Dave, 04/05/2008
1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR 4dr SUV 4WD
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Purchased my Montero new 13 years ago - have 210,000 miles on it now and have driven it all over the western states from New Mexico and Colorado to Canada and Alaska and I love this SUV. There is not another vehicle that can get to all the rivers that I like to fish. And I know, I own an auto repair business and have looked for a vehicle to replace this one and can't find it. My wife drives a '99 Land Cruiser that we like, but it isn't as good at getting into the remote country. Have had normal problems with parts (antenna, timing belt, etc.) but the entire drive train is original and still working great. LS model with 3.0 is underpowered but SR with 3.5 DOHC provides decent power.

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4.75 out of 5 stars

Best Car We've Ever Owned

8YR Montero Owner, 06/24/2004
1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS 4dr SUV 4WD
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

I really regret selling this car. We had it for 8 years and it was the best, most reliable, most comfortable vehicle we have ever owned. It worked flawlessly, and only ever had very minor problems with it. I would highly recommend a Montero to anyone, and am considering buying another. The vehicle I replaced it with just doesn't come close to the Montero. It's very capable both off road and on. I've driven this back and forth from Los Angeles to Vancouver multiple times as well as used it for a daily commuter. I can't say enough good things about this car. If you're in the market for an SUV put the Montero on your short list.

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4.13 out of 5 stars

bullet proof

jonsand, 03/26/2002
1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR 4dr SUV 4WD
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

this is by far the best auto I have owned. that includes porches & mercedes

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4.13 out of 5 stars

Good value

monterofan, 05/29/2011
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 4dr SUV 4WD
6 of 7 people found this review helpful

I've only owned my 95 Montero for a year and have been quite satisfied. I really appreciated the roomy interior, the fold up rear seats, and the low-end torque. It climbed steep muddy hills like crazy. It was bit top heavy so you didn't want to get too sideways with it but it definitely earned its keep off-road. I put on a new timing belt, new alternator (fouled from leaking oil, I think), fixed the oil leaks at the cam seal and put on some beautiful 31x10.5 Bighorns. Very nice, looked sharp, and did what I asked it to do. Just sold it this last week because of fuel prices. Sorry to see the 14-15 mpg in town. 18-19 on the highway was okay. At $4/gal. it was tough to justify.

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