14th Jun 2010, 17:15
I have a 1995 Montero SR and bought it with 85,000m and it has been the best car I have owned.
15th Sep 2010, 10:40
I bought my 1995 Montero RS with 146,000 miles on it. Today is has 251,000 miles on it. It has been a great truck.
I have replaced the water pump twice due to oil leaking on it and replaced the front seals to fix the oil leak.
14th Apr 2013, 18:52
Struggling with my Montero SR 1995. It won't speed up on hills. Drives slowly on hills. Please, what do I do?
6th Dec 2013, 13:42
I bought my '95 Montero in 2009. It had 197,000 miles on it, but had a rebuilt engine. I did all of the research on this site and other reviews, and found them to be pretty fair and accurate.
Mine now has 256,000 miles and I love it.
The truck vibrates a little at highway speeds; it's a truck, not a luxury sedan.
The tranny was original and was very slow to shift revving high when cold and shifting hard. I had it rebuilt for $1300 and it is smooth now. Still a little slow on start up, and she doesn't like the cold at all.
It has a rebuilt engine in it and my new mechanic said the lifters are running kinda loud, but that's how it sounded when I bought it. I tried to have it repaired at some terrible mechanic shop and they busted the radiator, changed one valve cover gasket and almost blew the engine. It took 2 years to get it back to the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sound that means it's working just fine. LOL! If it works, don't fix it!
At 245,000 miles I had the control arms replaced in the front. It was the bushings that were going, but you can't just replace those, you have to buy the whole arm, so the job cost me $1,000. Still, 250,000 miles and the bushings finally got squeaky? Pretty good, I'd say.
The engine was choking a bit at stops, just change to a higher grade gas and use gas additives for a while and it will come back.
Replaced brakes, go for the good stuff. It's worth it.
My kids keep crashing into stuff, and while mine has dings and scratches, the other cars lost doors and quarter panels!
I love my truck!