Waste of money..
We have had the car for 2 1/2 years. We replaced the brakes within the first year, and now they need to be replaced again! It hums really loud and sounds like it is coming from the windshield wiper when we drive 70 mph.
The brakes are what makes me the most upset; I have never owned a car that goes through brakes as much as the Montero.
We tried to trade it in recently for a Toyota Sequoia. We owe 17,400 on it (we paid 29,000), and it is only worth 11,000. All they would give us to trade was about 10,000. We were assured by the salesman when we bought it, that it would hold its value, which was a concern for me, since I was trading a Honda! Well, it looks like we are stuck with it... because its value is dropping faster than we can pay it off. By the time it's paid for, I figure it'll only be worth about 4,000.
I would not recommend this SUV as you are literally stuck with it! Wish I would've bought the Toyota 4-runner!!!
It looks nice and is a decent family car. Plenty of room for the stroller and luggage.
However, it isn't worth anything, and I want a new car!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd February, 2003