1996 Mitsubishi Montero Reviews

1996 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5 from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50 miles
Most recent distance220000 miles

Summary:

Tough, and runs forever

Faults:

Rear hinges, water temp sensor, turn signal switch.

General Comments:

Have owned 3, and they have been the most reliable vehicles I've ever owned. Basically have done nothing to them.

BTW, any moron can change the plugs. It's easy... $400... whatever!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th October, 2009

1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0 from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1995
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Very reliable and comfortable

Faults:

Idle motor replaced at 95k miles.

Spark plug and wires replaced at 120k miles.

No other repairs needed.

General Comments:

This SUV has been very reliable. No major repair has been required; just regular oil changes. Ample storage space in the back with the 3rd row seat up. Drives very well on the highways, and handles well on snow with 4WD. We have been to Montana, California twice, Nevada twice and have not had any problem. Still running strong. I think 96 Monteros (not Montero Sport) are the best built Monteros.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th May, 2006

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews