2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5 from North America
Reliable, safe and comfortable family hauler with tremendous off road capability
Front pads and rotors at 150k.
IAC motor at 170k.
Rear sway bar link at 170k.
This is by far one of the most underrated cars on the road. I wish they still sold them in the US.
This thing is big. Rides great. Rock solid and a beast when the roads are bad. Very safe for the family. It uses some oil, but they all do. Keep an eye on it and it won't let you down.
Recently the water pump went out on me driving at 70 MPH. By the time I realized what had happened, this thing was HOT. This is no fault of the car. I had the water pump replaced right after I bought it. Apparently the shop used an inferior pump. It happens. We are fixing it now because my wife refuses to let it go.
If you get a chance to own one, do it. You can get them at reasonable prices. And don't confuse these with the smaller Montero Sport. They are reliable also, but these go above and beyond.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th July, 2015