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Mitsubishi Montero



  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,661
    what type of V8 rumors are you hearing???...when, how much HP, how much torque, when, and when???
  • dmetzgerdmetzger Posts: 160
    Originally, it was to be a 4.5 litre V-8 about 2 years ago. Have not heard what size on the latest rumor mill. Just that a V-8 was being considered again.
    There are things that can still be done to the 3.8 motor to get more horsepower and torque. Variable timing is one. They did this on the new Galant 3.8 engine, so the horsepower went to 230. Torque stayed the same.
    So, we'll see again what happens.
  • gunn4gunn4 Posts: 4
    Does anyone have any information on the 2004 Monteros? Will there be any style or other changes in the 2004 model. When will the 2004 Montero be available. I know the 2004 Endevor is out. I believe the existing body style came out in 2002 so I wonder if they will wait another year before making a body style change? Thank. gunn4
  • phonosphonos Posts: 204
    2003 20th Anniversary Edition for invoice+$300 @ 0.0% financing for 60 months. Is this a fair price?

    Or, invoice+$300 with $3000 rebate?

    They said they can't give both 0.0% financing and the $3000 rebate.

    Thinking of either trading in the 2001 LTD or keeping it, installing the ARB OME suspension on it, and buying another one for my wife. If I trade it in they said they will, probably, swap my BFG AT KO's for the OEM tires on the new one.
  • dmetzgerdmetzger Posts: 160
    If you have done so yet, go to People First and use their calculator to determine which is the best option on rebate or 0% financing. It will vary depending on how many months you what to finance for. It will show you the best option when you put all your figures in. Then you will not have to guess.
  • dmetzgerdmetzger Posts: 160
    Hey, another thing. You might know this, but Mitsu is offering until 6/30 a 7 year/100,000 mile power train warranty as well. A good deal!
  • phonosphonos Posts: 204
    You state the XLS had 24,500 miles on it when you bought it in 2001. How many miles on it now? The shimmy sounds like warped brake rotors. I have the same problem from my '95 Honda, but it has 161,000 miles on it and it just had a brake job about 10,000 miles ago. However, I'd still buy another one -- the most reliable car I've ever owned.

    Two points, brake jobs are expensive, especially if the rotor need turning, and sometimes crappy at the dealers, and stuff like tires and brake linings wear out.

    Uh, If the '84 had such "awkward problems", why'd you buy another one?

    Personally, I'd stay away from a Ford Expedition if you don't want to spend a lot of money and time having things fixed. Third hand information is that they are poor quality and have problems too.
  • Good Question..... But i did indeed buy a second one,it will be my last.
  • augravesaugraves Posts: 1
    Hello all,

         New to the message board, please bear with me. I'm in the market for a pre-owned SUV and have come across a 2000 Montero Endeavor for sale, 48k miles, for $17k. Looked very nice, has leather and a sunroof. Unfortunately the dealer had closed and I won't be able to test drive it until Monday. My familiarity with Monteros is limited to the fact that my father used to have a 1987 Montero 2 door, and he put 200k miles on it before giving it away, and the last I heard was that it was still going. I guess I'm just soliciting any comments people might have on the vehicle / year / trim level. Thank you very much for reading.
  • gtroopgtroop Posts: 85
    I'm not sure what vehicle you are asking about exactly. The Endeavor is a brand new SUV by Mitsushi just released this year. The Montero could either be the Montero or Montero Sport. The price is probably a bit high if either Montero though. Provide some more details after you go back to the dealer.
  • softhds1softhds1 Posts: 26
    Can those of you that have already gone through a set of tires tell what you have changed to. I have 31,000 miles on my ltd, am looking for something with a better ride and handling, I dont do any off roading
  • dusterduster Posts: 37
    The Endeavor was a package on the 2000 Montero,
    and has nothing to do with the new model.
    You might want to spend a little more and
    buy 2001 Montero XLS model, which is a
    much better design than the old 2000 design.
  • phonosphonos Posts: 204
    This afternoon, traded 2001 LTD for 2003 20th Anniversary Special -- Glacier White.

    $17,500 for the 2001 with 52,700 miles (knocked down $625 for miles).

    $36,300 + 7.75%tax and $200 license with $0 down, 0.0% financing for 60 months. Refused service contract, or to pay for "paint protection plan". I did, probably stupidly now that I think about it, go for the "depreciation insurance" ($600) on the loan (pays off the loan if the vehicle is "totaled" and worth less than the balance of the loan.

    Dealer agree to switch tires with the 2001 next week so I will still have the BFG "D" range 265-75x16 AT-KO's. I may just have them switch both the tires and wheels. I like the 2001 spoke design better.

    Monthly payment dropped $200 from what I was paying on the 4.9% 48 month loan on the 2001 which still had about 15 months on it.

    Anybody know what the switch on the console with the skidding car is for? Traction control, on-off? Haven't had time to read the Owner's Manual yet.

    Change out the springs and shocks to the ARB OME's week after next.

  • libertycatlibertycat Posts: 593
    Definitely get the 2001 Montero (not Montero Sport) Limited with beige leather. It is a luxurious vehicle and is a HUGE improvement over the 2000 model. Congrats on ur new Monty, phonos
  • brillmtbbrillmtb Posts: 543
    Sounds nice, tell us about the diff in power?

    Ive been off the site for a while. Will be taking delivery of my new Dodge HO diesel tomorrow. Now there should be no power/towing problem. We will definitely be keeping the Montero and will probably sell the cars. May keep one for commuting.

    About 50K on my Monte and no problems, no rattles, good mileage, great ride (with the OME springs and shocks), awsome off road ability (nothing stops this rig, except my wife who thinks I wont take it off road...hehehe)
  • brillmtbbrillmtb Posts: 543
    If it is not too late I will give you a great tire that I am running and it is an "off road" tire but quiter than the stock HT tire and it is an AT tire. The MT's you will not be happy with.

    I have the new Bridgestone Revo A/T. I went to a 6 ply tire which meant going to a 265/75-16 from the stock 70 series. this makes the speedometer run 3-4 mph slower and there is no adjustment I can find yet to correct this. the advantages however are unreal.

    The 6 ply tightens up the overly soft stock tires very very well and gives this heavy SUV tires that better match its abilities and needs

    The tire is quite, very quite for an A/T and better than the Geolander in the HT or AT

    The tire wears very well

    It handles mud, loose soil and water so much better than the HT that I can leave it in 2wd with the LSD and do things that took 4wd with the stock tires.

    The grooves and water handling are so good that you can drive at crazy speeds in a hard rain and not even thing about hydroplaning. At reasonable speeds you cant even tell you are on water.

    I am going to put these tires on my new Dodge 4wd HO diesel truck just as fast as I can wear out the stock A/T tires. I wont even look at another tire as I am that happy.
  • phonosphonos Posts: 204
    The Montero engine and transmission combination seem to be better matched.

    For those of you in SoCal who are familiar with the stretch of Hwy 60 running from Moreno Valley to its end at the junction with I-10 in Banning through the "badlands" hills, you know this
    is an uphill and downhill left-right back-and-forth curving section of highway with a net gain in altitude eastbound.

    In the 2001 I usually down shifted from 5th to 4th and left it in manual for the entire stretch to eliminate the up and down shifting in auto. This weekend I left the transmission in auto and while it did shift up and down with the grades, the shifting was much smoother and less noticeable.

    Brill - Good choice on the Dodge Diesel. Half, 3/4, 1-ton? Is it turbo or supercharged. Have a friend who has a slide in cab-over camper in a 3/4 ton. Loves it. Goes up Cajon pass (I-15 L.A.-Vegas) with no problems in high gear.

    For those who are thinking about buying -- just got an e-mail from a SoCal dealer with an "internet special on all 2003s in stock". "One dollar ($1) over invoice with $3000 rebate or 5-year financing with zero ($0) down and 0.0% interest. (Damn, should have waited two more weeks, oh well . . .)
  • dmetzgerdmetzger Posts: 160
    The rebate has been increased by Mitsu. to $3500 until 9/02/03.
  • tagertager Posts: 1
    Bought it used (22,00 miles) and am very, very happy with the purchase. We were close to going the minivan route, which I dreaded. It might be tough with three kids, since the third row is kinda small, but the ride and feel of this SUV is a dream. I have read a lot about fuel reccomendations, we filled the first tank up with premium, but I might go low grade to save some bucks, any ideas?
  • phonosphonos Posts: 204
    I always used 87 r+m/2 octane in the 2001 without any problems for 52,000 miles. Plan on using it in the 2003. Mileage may suffer a little but . . .
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