2000 Mitsubishi Montero LX 3.0 V6 from North America
AC seems to have stopped working. May just be a charge, but don't know for sure. Won't look at till summer.
Driver side door sensor seems to be a little funny. My wife has left the lights on the car twice (killing the battery) because the door sensor did not alert her.
No brake problems at all.
A lot of room for a small SUV. The 3.0 doesn't have much power, but I get about 21.0 MPG on highway. That makes it worth it.
Haven't tried towing, don't think I will.
4x4 works well in snow. Montero Sport is shorter than full sized Montero, which makes it handle a bit better and less top heavy. If you don't need the third row, get the Montero Sport.
Rear seats fold down, makes it easy to store a large amount of stuff. Roof rails also are nice.
Plenty of room for people and cargo fully loaded.
Except for the skid plate, which needs to be taken off before changing oil (a minor pain, but also worth it) it is really easy to maintain. North-south engine makes easy for maintenance on plugs and other stuff.
Good amount of storage space in the front and the trunk area.
Transmission seems to not shift very nice. It likes spending time in overdrive, even when going 30mph. Keeps it very quiet, but makes acceleration even slower when going up a hill.
Overall, great car. A lot of people knock the brakes, saying they go out before 20k, but people can't ride them as hard as they do. Most people move from compact or sub-compacts to SUV's, and they are used to riding the brakes of a 3,000 lb car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th December, 2004