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Try that out, but if you have the windows open already then see your friendly service manager.
Shoot me before I ever buy a Minivan.....
By the way I had a 1995 Full size Montero for four years, one of the best vehicles I ever owned..
fluid is used in late model('97+) Monteros. I'd
really appreciate it if you can look it up in the
owner's manual for me. Thanks.
I like the new 2001 Montero with the rear independent suspension much better. But, it is a lot more expensive.
Read your note about buying a 2000 LTD. My '98 Montero Sport lease is about to expire and I am looking for a new one (live in Louisiana). Interested in the dealers you FAX'd to in NOLA area & who got the order. Also, heard of the Mitsubishi "loyalty" rebate? One person said it was worth up to $1000. My thanks - jed62454
Active Duty Military With Orders Overseas...
3.5 Liter, Red, Leather, All Options...
Assume Mitsubishi Loan with no payments/interest
until Feb 2001...Will add financial incentive
Email me at [email protected] if interested
Learn the tricks of holdbacks, flooring costs, Advertising fees, and what you are actually paying for with the $495 destination and delivery fee. The information provided gives the current pricing information on the Montero Sport ES, LS, XLS, and Limited. You CAN get a Montero Sport for less than dealer invoice! If you have access to a fax machine and MicroSoft Excel and Word software, you can negotiate the lowest possible deal without setting foot into the dealership.
I think some of these reviews are biased. Edmunds stated the Limited they tried shifted a lot going up hills. Mine does not. One of the few vehicles that I have driven that does not shift down when going up hills on the highway.
After 4,000 miles, this vehicle has loosened up and has very good power. I have replaced the air filter with a K&N so it breathes better and this does seem to help. Too bad that Mitsu. does not put the 3.5 motor in the XLS model. I feel there sales would increase a bunch. Maybe next year after they change motors in the new Montero.
At 4,000 miles.
MPG: City 15.5
Problems: Just the dash rattle that was fixed.
Towing: Pulls 17' boat very well. Maintained 65 mph going uphills in Montana in 3rd. Gave it the gas to see if it could do more and got it up over 70 and was still climbing before hill ended. Mileage was at 13 mpg. Four people. Temp was around 40 with very little wind.
If we assume an interest rate of 7.65% over 60 mos for a conventional loan with rebate 1000 vs. 0,0,0 w/no rebate at 9.9% (calculate with 4x4 limited with leather with 9k down):
Payments (7.65 w rebate):$400
over life of loan, 60 months, the 0,0,0 works out to be (60X25 or 1500 cheaper.
$0 Down Payment!
NO payments for 90 days! and
No interest on a 36 month loan.
-- OR --
Rebates as follows:
P.S. Anyone looking at purchasing a 2000 Montero Sport and willing to travel to Maryland, I can hook you up with a deal. 1% over factory invoice!
Email me at [email protected]
Mitsubishi will let you assume the loan if you qualify. Will add financial incentive to bring cost down to true invoice (reference Edmunds.
email me at [email protected]
Problems Replaced two power antennas under warranty
Replaced power door lock mechanism under warranty
Replaced the tires which came with the vehicle due to wear along with front brakes
RESALE Value does not seem all that good
This vehicle listed for 33,000. Today the trade in value is about 18,000. The 4 runner has a much better resale value.
P.S. My body shop said I would have had much more extensive damage in other places of the bumper if this ripple had been caused by hitting something. In addition, the bumper valence panel is plastic and is supposed to flex. This worries me, because if a small tap on the bumber did cause this, it may drive up insurance rates even higher.
There was one problem some of you may have experienced.
Severe wind noise! I mean a high-pitched noise that given enough time could drive you crazy.
After several stops to diagnosis the problem I discovered the noise was coming from the windshield and coming into the cab from under the steering column.
Has anyone else experienced this problem?
Is Mitsu aware of it?
What are they doing about it?
I have a 2000 Mits. Limited 4x4 Sport and have no wind noise.
Under your topic #202, Not all suvs have leaf springs. Pathfinder, 4Runner, Jeep, have coils. But, as you, I did a comparison of most of the suvs, and bought the Sport because of bang for the buck. Only have I seen Nissan Pathfinder with better prices on the 2000. But a weak engine and some other items I did not like.
I am planning to buy 2000 MS Montero Sport LS and got a good deal in a different state.Does someone have a buying experience?
What would be PRO's and CON's doing that?
02/01...Loaded, red, leather, silencer.
Mitsubishi will let you assume the loan if you
qualify. Will add financial incentive to bring
cost down to true invoice (reference Edmunds).
email me at [email protected]
Problems: Just a rattle under the dash that was fixed under warranty.
Average over last 1000 miles.
Mpg City: 16
Mpg Hwy: 19
Options added: K&n Air Filter and opened a hole in front air pod that goes into air filter box so it can breath more air. Plan to remove pod and add a second air intake like the Larger Montero has.
Otherwise, it has held up and run flawlessly.