1991 Mitsubishi Montero Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1991 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0 Litre V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 Litre V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired7500 miles
Most recent distance172568 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

A reliable, and capable Sport Utility Vehicle

Faults:

Air conditioning failed at 110,000 miles.

General Comments:

This truck has been very good to me. Reliability has never been an issue, and nothing has gone wrong that cost me more than three hundred dollars.

The truck could use a little more spunk to get to seventy miles per hour faster on an on-ramp, but it gets there if you push it.

This was a HUGE improvement over the 1988 Chevy Blazer. Keep in mind, I bought the Blazer new, and only put 36,000 miles on it before the transmission and electrical system failed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2001

1991 Mitsubishi Montero LS V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.5 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

A great vehicle to buy if you're interested in throwing money away (buy American!!!)

Faults:

After the Aerostar finally died, we had to buy a new car. We bought the Mitsubishi because it was 4-wheel drive and looked cool, but we quickly found out it wasn't. So far:

- Each doors' power window has malfunctioned at some time or another.

- We have to replace about a gallon of antifreeze in the car every 1-2 weeks.

- Oil leaks, too.

- Oil/antifreeze combo goes onto the manifold; makes the car smoke like Marlboro man.

- Windshield washer works when it wants to.

- Rear door handles don't work from the inside anymore (not child locks).

- Rust in strange places (e.g. front of the hood).

- About every piece of radio is held on with Krazy Dlue, duct tape, or combo.

- The radiator starts emitting orangeish-brown fluid during long drives; marrs the finish.

General Comments:

Car drives OK, gets decent fuel mileage, good speakers, but there are problems (see above).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd November, 2000

24th May 2001, 15:43

To tell you the truth, I am suprised by the fact that so much has happened to you with this truck. I have put 169,000 miles on my '91 Montero LS, and the only thing that went wrong was the air conditioning compressor. Your problems may be due to mistreatment.

This was not directed at you, but at the previous owner.

1991 Mitsubishi Montero RS 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Rear differential and will eventually need a valve job, nothing else beyond usual maintenance.

General Comments:

Been very happy with the car and like the old Daktari styling versus the newer minivanish look.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 11 reviews