2003 Mitsubishi Montero Reviews

2003 Mitsubishi Montero 3.2td from Argentina

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.2td Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Samurai

Summary:

Best 4x4 I have driven and had

Faults:

Nothing has broken yet. Not even a light bulb.

The only thing I can say is that the electric windows jerk when the go down.

General Comments:

I love my Montero. It's a very solid amd safe car. Offroad handling is superb.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2007

2003 Mitsubishi Montero LTD 3.8 gasoline from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance21500 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

We love the car

Faults:

The alignment was off at delivery, and had to take it to dealer twice for adjustment. It's fine now.

There was a recall on a valve in the fuel tank. Dealer repaired no problems.

General Comments:

The truck rides very nicely on the highway, and has plenty of comfort and power for long rides/city driving.

It is amazing in the snow. 4x4 and the traction control work flawlessly.

The only negative is the poor gas mileage, but we knew that going into the purchase.

Dealer has outstanding customer service, and our sales rep was very professional.

I do all maintenance on my cars, since I can't stand paying someone else to do it, and having it potentially wrong. One think I don't like is that there are no service manuals available for the car. Mitsubishi was really smart in forcing consumers to the dealer or shops for service.

Overall, it's an awesome vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2005

25th Aug 2006, 12:25

Update to this review: We now have 40k on the truck and no problems except a burned out 4x4 indicator light (one of the lights for the rear wheel indicator burned out). This was replaced under warranty. We still love this truck.

I am not looking forward to the 60k maintenance - plugs and timing belt are expensive to have done. Other than these, I do all the maintenance - oil, filters, trans fluid, transfer case and diff cases etc...

2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5 V6 Tiptronic from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.5 V6 Tiptronic Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired4000 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous carMazda Protege

Summary:

Good deal - get one used to save the depreciation

Faults:

White spare tire cover is discolored, and must be repainted before warranty expires.

A/C bearing sounds like it might be going bad.

General Comments:

I LOVE this truck. I take it 4 wheeling, and I'm able to keep up with a OEM Jeep Wrangler. The only difference is I'm doing it with heated seats and leather comfort.

Traction control, all wheel drive, Tiptronic, leather and wood grain accents make this truck a total winner in the city as well. Also check out the huge sunroof - feels like a convertible. My friend who has the Acura MDX wishes he had mine - of course he paid a lot more!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th December, 2004

1st Apr 2005, 22:14

I purchased my Montero new in 2003 and I absolutely love this SUV. I test drove other "pricier" SUV's and found the Montero to be as good, if not better, than all the rest. My only comment to the manufacturer would be to please equip this truck with tires that match the quality of the vehicle.

2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited, Anniversary Edition 6 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 6 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance5000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Montero

Summary:

A high priced nightmare

Faults:

When we first got the vehicle it had a vibration at 40-65 MPH.

The vehicle still has a vibration that is present at 60-70 MPH.

The brakes are vibrating.

General Comments:

We purchased this vehicle because we loved our 2001 Montero Limited and the manufacturer was offering a very generous rebate and 0% APR. We figured it couldn't hurt to get a newer version of a vehicle that we had no problems out of and really enjoyed driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th June, 2004

19th Aug 2004, 13:28

Get a front and rear end alignement, and get your tires balanced.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 4 reviews