2001 Mitsubishi Montero Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2001 Mitsubishi Montero SLR 3.5 from Puerto Rico

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance34200 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

I recommend it..!

Faults:

Battery died after 22,000 miles.

General Comments:

A great car. Fun and comfortable to drive. Quick response. Short turning radius. Easy to park. Has proved to be highly reliable and, so far, relatively inexpensive as far as maintenance. I am only concerned about changing spark plugs because it requires removal of the upper block.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2003

2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 miles
Most recent distance40440 miles
Previous carNissan 2 X 4 Truck

Summary:

Very elegant

Faults:

Battery went bad at 40400.

When idling low, it shuts off.

Side door moldings are breaking off.

A/C does not cool too good at the rear.

New tires installed at 3600 miles.

General Comments:

This car is very well put together. However, it seems problems are beginning.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd September, 2002

2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance17000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Montero

Summary:

Keep your check book open, it's going to cost you

Faults:

Both front and back brakes had to be replaced within 15,000 miles.

At 16,500 miles, a part in the brake system had to be replaced. The "not significant part of the brake system" was unavailable in the U.S. When ordered, it was shipped to an unknown destination, and was untraceable as to its whereabouts. After repetitive appeals and 3 weeks later, the dealer finally took one out of another vehicle.

Although under warranty, Mitsubishi refused to pay the $30/day rental car fee for an alternative rental vehicle, due to the fact that I had a spare car, and did not have to pay an additional rental car fee.

Within the first 10,000 miles, a sensor light indicated something wrong with the motor. It turned out to be a little piece of metal broke loose from the intake manifold, and went into the motor. The dealer said it didn't cause any damage.

Although we don't use the vehicle for off road 4 wheeling, part of the differential had to be replaced within 10,000 miles.

When installing the step boards, it was discovered that the undercarriage had been bent (supposedly during shipping), and the passenger side step board had to be dealer installed after bending the damaged part back into place.

Now, the brakes chatter after driving on new shoes front and back after 3000 miles.

In all, the vehicle has been in the shop 6 times, going on 7, to resurface the rotors, to hopefully eliminate the chattering.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd June, 2001

4th Aug 2001, 15:18

I think that you should sue your dealer because I did 30000 miles with a 1994 Montero 3000 V6 (Sport) without taking it to the dealer once. After that I had to replace the brake pads for like 70$. But that's it...

26th Feb 2002, 21:16

We have had the same problem with brakes. Resurfaced at 15,000 miles, new rotors at 25,000 miles, there is already a noticeable shudder less than 1000 miles later.

2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2500 miles
Previous carToyota Landcruiser

Summary:

This car has all the goodies I had on my '98 Landcruiser and it's $15,000 less

General Comments:

This is the "New" Montero and it's great. In addition it is great looking. I've only driven it 2,500 miles so far, but it performs well. I especially like the 2WD to 4WD "on the fly" feature. This car has all the goodies I had on my '98 Landcruiser and it's $15,000 less.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2000

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 9 reviews