1993 Mitsubishi Montero Reviews

1993 Mitsubishi Montero RS 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carDodge Raider

Summary:

Wish they still made a 4x4 this basic

Faults:

New brake pads, rotors turned at 60000

Burned exhaust valve replaced under warranty

Water pump replaced along with timing belt at 90000 miles

New shock absorbers at 75000 miles.

General Comments:

This is the most reliable car I've had in 30 years; a good thing because service from the dealer (now out of business) was useless. An independent shop is handling all the routine maintenance. My driving frequently includes graded, but unpaved forest service and desert roads, as well as winter snow, and the Montero handles excellently. There is enough room for four people and a week's gear. The ride is bouncy running with just the driver, but excellent with a load. ABS has proved its worth a couple of times, but can be a little distracting on gravel. With the 3.0 engine and 5-speed, fuel economy is about 17-18 in city driving and 20-22 on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2003

1993 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Behemoth luxury

Faults:

The driver's side window motor hangs halfway.

The rear lock will not unlock with the rest of the doors.

The motor idles very high.

General Comments:

Overall, a very good vehicle. I like the stance on the road. I didn't buy the vehicle to play "boy racer", I bought it as a reliable vehicle to transport dogs, kids and the wife. I think this may be the vehicle I keep forever!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2001

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews