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Mitsubishi Montero Sport



  • md2002md2002 Posts: 142
    Wilson21 you may want to crack open your front windows a slight amount to even out the air pressure. I have a GMC Jimmy (trading this summer for a '00 MS Ltd) and I have the same problem with wind.

    Try that out, but if you have the windows open already then see your friendly service manager.

    Happy trails.
  • king1king1 Posts: 5
    Don't you just love the T.V. commercial where the guy is working out at the gym and they anounce "who left your lights on in the Minivan">>>>
    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..
  • Hi, I'm wondering what type of auto tranny
    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.
  • aling1aling1 Posts: 225
    Yes, it is an interesting commercial. But, what they don't tell you is that the Montero Sport crash tested <<A HREF="">>; with poor results (nearly the worse of the pack; the GMC Jimmy and Chevy Blazer twins were the worse), so its not really in tuned with Mitsubishi promoting it as a family vehicle. I'd take my chances in a minivan (except the GM ones) over the Montero Sport any day. This is all, of course, just my opinion. Those of you that are considering buying this vehicle in the near future should definitely keep this in mind.

    I like the new 2001 Montero with the rear independent suspension much better. But, it is a lot more expensive.
  • Check out You will find some interesting postings/info
  • Big Easy Al,
    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
  • e:mail me at for instructions on how to get the best negotiation tactics for buying a 2000 Montero-Sport. You may also want to visit an excelent site that I found after the fact.
  • keegskeegs Posts: 2
    Considering a 2000 montero sport. Wondering how the power is with the 3.0 ltr engine. All other suvs seem to have more hp.Thanx!
  • dmetzgerdmetzger Posts: 160
    I did not care for the power on the 3.0 ltr 4X4. In 4X2 version, it may be better. Food for thought. I have the Limited with the 3.5 ltr. If you are looking at the XLS model, the Limited is not that much more in cost. And it has good power. If budget only allows for the LS model, than your stuck with the 3.0 ltr.
  • 2000 Montero Sport Limited 4X4 For Sale...
    Active Duty Military With Orders Overseas...
    3.5 Liter, Red, Leather, All Options...
    1200 Miles...
    Assume Mitsubishi Loan with no payments/interest
    until Feb 2001...Will add financial incentive
    Email me at if interested
  • keegskeegs Posts: 2
    I'm wondering what the best price you can hope for on a 2000 Montaro Sport limited in the northest section can be.would like to know low ball figure befor going to dealer.thanx!
  • keegs read posting # 160 & # 172
  • Have been shopping for an Xterra when I stopped to look at an MS which I love. With dickering and incentives can bring a 3.0L LS into my price range. I've read a lot of negatives posts regarding the 3.0 but the 3.5 breaks the bank. Is this a deal-breaker?
  • Just returned home with a silver 2000 XLS. Thanx for all the useful input on the site. I'm Giddy.
  • alexpalexp Posts: 70
    What did you pay? what options?
  • reddogsreddogs Posts: 353
    Give us the details
  • alexpalexp Posts: 70
    I don't think we will get an answer any time soon, he is busy handling all the trails!
  • With destination it stickered for 29,8-- and some change + Tax. Paid 28,000 + tax. That's with the 0-0-01 program. Was lucky enought to have some sleet on the way home. Can't wait to tack on the hitch, grab the boat and get outta town. (If I can get it back from my wife).
  • Get free pricing and negotiation information on purchasing a 2000 Montero Sport by emailing me at And please visit for a complete tutorial on the entire process regardless of what vehicle you are buying.

    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.
  • dmetzgerdmetzger Posts: 160
    See post #89, not 86. Sorry.
  • I am seriously considering buying a Montero Sport XLS. Took on for a test drive and liked everything about it with the exception that the 3.0 liter engine seems underpowered. Has anyone else noticed this? My other choice is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. It seems very comparitable in all aspects, and the engine seems adaquate. Looking for opinions if stepping up to the 3.5 liter engine in the Limited Edition of the Montero Sport and spending the extra money would be worth it? We would not be towing.
  • tvorcetvorce Posts: 1
    We just bought the XLS, rather than the Limited. To us, both drove pretty much the same. Reading reviews from all ends, it sounds like both the 3.0 and 3.5 are underpowered. At the time, we had to choose from a white or black Limited or a black w/beige trim XLS that included the Premium package. As you stated, we won't be towing either to opted for the "prettier" of the lot. So far, we've been happy with our choice of Montero. Lake Tahoe is just around the bend, so we'll really see what the 3.0 is like.
  • dmetzgerdmetzger Posts: 160
    I have the Limited model with 3.5 and by no means do I feel this engine is underpowered. I do pull a boat and it does a fine job. Take a lot of the reviews you read with a grain of salt. TRY ONE YOUR SELF and longer than just a test drive. Even the sales manager that I bought my vehicle from and drives a 2000 LS says the 3.5 is a far more powerfull motor.
    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.
  • dmetzgerdmetzger Posts: 160
    Since I was on the site , I thought I might as well give an update on my 2000 Limited 4x4 MS.

    At 4,000 miles.

    MPG: City 15.5
    Hwy 19

    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.
  • bhottonbhotton Posts: 1
    Doing a quick calculation it seems that the 0,0,0 deal makes sense:

    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 (0,0,0):$425
    Payments (7.65 w rebate):$400

    over life of loan, 60 months, the 0,0,0 works out to be (60X25 or 1500 cheaper.
  • bigeasyalbigeasyal Posts: 29
    No need to talk up the 0-0-0 program, it ended February 29th. Besides, if you qualified for the 0-0-0 deal, you were better off going with the 2.9% financing option instead of the rebates or the 0-0-0.
  • bigeasyalbigeasyal Posts: 29
    As of March 1st, the Financing deal on new 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport purchases is as follows for qualified buyers:

    $0 Down Payment!
    NO payments for 90 days! and
    No interest on a 36 month loan.
    -- OR --
    Rebates as follows:
    ES $1000
    LS $1250
    XLS $1250
    Limited $1250

    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
  • Assume no payment or interest loan until 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
  • mitsumommitsumom Posts: 1
    Hi everybody! I just wanted to thank those of you who gave advice, opinions etc. on the MS LS. It helped me a great deal.I purchased my MSLS over the weekend for $100.00 over invoice plus tax & tags through and Fox Mitsubishi/Baltimore, Md. I love it. The kids love it (well, they love everything except the child safety locks!)
    Thanks again.
  • rando1rando1 Posts: 2
    I have my MS XLS ( which was the top of the line in 97 ) For three years and 29000 miles.

    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.
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