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Anyone else with the same problems. Am I being had.
Try to use different ga station, it is possible if you are using some older, cheaper places, their gas tanks are filled with water or some other stuff. Whatever you do, just remeber, your dealer is not giving the righr answers. Warming car is wise, especially in the new cars, but we are talking 30 seconds up to a minute, not the 10 minutes "warming". It is probably in your manual, that says "warm for ...seconds". Ask your dealer about that advisory (that you would like to have a copy of it, or chance to read it) and what prompted that advisory.
I'm in the market for a 2000 Montero Sport, and have found one that looks pretty good. However, like a lot of rental cars the dealer bought at auction, the keyless entry is missing. I walked out rather than pay an extra $114 for the part. This morning I called another dealer to get prices for keyless entries, and learned something I hadn't understood before. The 2000 models have a key with a transponder in it; if you just get a key made at the hardware store it will unlock the door but it WON'T start the car. You have to get keys made (and programmed) at the dealership. So, since this car only has one key, it will cost me $48 to buy another key, and the keyless entries are $114 each PLUS the labor to program them. No wonder the dealer was so reluctant to replace the keyless entry! But as far as I'm concerned, this is an almost-new car and it's missing a part, just the same as if it were missing the spare tire, and I can't believe they can't buy the stuff I need for less than retail.
Also, this car has no trailer hitch. I was told that there's no "towing package" with the Montero Sport, and the cost to have a dealer put on a hitch is $224 for the hitch and $60 for the wiring harness, plus labor of course. Other than that there should be "no problem" (where have we heard that before) towing a small trailer.
Opinions or comments, anyone?
Any suggestions why?
I also got the oil filter talk from my sales person. He stated that quick lube places are fine, just supply the mitsu filter my-self. He went so far to say the warrenty can be voided by non-mitsu filters.
I am out of town this week and Hertz teased me. The girls said do you want to try a Montero? I said sure!! she replies oh, I only have a mountainer...Oh well.
BTW thanks to all who have posted here, I read this entire conference before deciding to go take a test drive. If this conference sounded like say the jeep conference then I would have been reluctant to buy this car. BTW State Farm quoted me a little over $600 for six months, can't remember my limits, something like 300/100, with 250 deductables.
Looking forward to share here down the road.
Also, I only use mitsu oil filters as well.
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#2 Yes, The recirculating switch could have been sucking in outside air. If the vehicle was just filled or just serviced and it could have been burning off any drips or fumes. You would get that smell for a while.
#3 It will handle like a rear wheel drive truck in the snow. Nothing you can do about that.
$21,000 for a 2000 LS is okay, does it have the preferred package (roof rack, side steps)?
Check out the online buying sites for actual dealer costs and get Big Al's package.
The ES comes well-equipped, but it does not include cruise control.
E-mail me if you need the Sport Board address.
Caught an earlier post about Montero steering. What makes it want to wander, particularly on the highway? Otherwise, a terrific vehicle with great looks.
I bought mine at sports rack. They have a web site as well, sportsrack.com. It took a week for mine to come in. I have a dog, and think it is great for the cargo area. I am going back to get a roof rack as well. The Sports rack stores sell used racks as well.
As to the oil filters, I have not bought one yet, or had my first oil change. Has any one ordered them online yet? If the price is not much higher than off the shelf filters I guess I will be safe and buy the mitsubishi filters.
I still am loving my new truck. I have read theh different on line reviews and don't really agree with the short comings that were listed by others. True it is a SUV (read it does not handle like a sports car) but I really like it. I still valet cars once in a while, and believe me I have driven all SUVs out there. I think most of the Japanese SUVs are pretty competent. I also like the Jeep grand cherokee. However I really do like my truck. My family has owned 2 other Mitsus, and both went 120,000, so I am pretty confident that this will be a great car. I do wish the gas millage was a little better. I have averaged 16 MPG on my first two tanks. I think it was kinda low as I spend some of theat time in 4 wheel drive. This weekend is somewhat of a test, we head up into the mountains to get a Christmas tree.
Sorry to ramble on, looking forward to all your posts down the road.
Also, have you had it off-road yet?
For anyone else out there: Anyone found a way to mount gas cans?
Invoice. Love the vehicle but would love it more
with fog lights. Dealer wanted 2.5 hrs labor AND
$293 EACH for the two lights.... I called Sales
Mgr back to see if they could help..but dealer
cost was $525. Still a bit steep. Anyone know
where to get some good fog lights for a reasonable
price? I live near Sacramento and the fog is thick. Thanks.
-hope this helps
Sorry to hear about the problems you are having with your Sports. I have a 2000 LTD 4X4 with 14,000 miles and 13 mos. of ownership and have had only a minor rattle problem under the dash that was fixed under warranty.
I have owned 10 new vehicles the past 20 years, 6 Toyotas, 2 Fords, 1 Chevrolet, and this Mitsubishi. The Sport, thus far, has been the least problem new vehicle I have bought. Got a good one, I quess.
I have been a Toyota buff for many years and compare vehicles that I buy to Toyota. The Sport, I felt, was equal to the 4-Runner in every aspect. So far, it has.
All the vehicles I have had, has had some problems. The 96 Toyota T100 4X4 SR5 Xtracab that I also own, has had the head gaskets, both rear springs, power antenna, & odometer cable replaced. Plus, the Automatic transmission linkage adjusted, so it would stay in drive, and a couple other minor glitches. Definately, not problem free. But, I still like it, and over the past 20,000 miles, it has been mostly problem free. The Tach at idle shows zero ocasionally, and the speedometer still shakes.
Maybe, if you get the bugs worked out, the Sport you have may turn into a good one in your eyes, because thats what counts. I am impressed with mine, so far.
Good Luck, and do not be afraid to post negatives on your Sport. We Sport owners need to be aware of both the bad and the good.
a scam. I am getting the run around from the dealer.