19th Jul 2005, 20:48
Great vehicle. I have maintained it regularly and on schedule. Have over 100,00 miles and no problems other thatn normal maintenance: brakes, tires, and battery.
Had one prior to this without any problems. Would recommend to any one.
2nd Feb 2008, 00:01
I purchased a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited new. During my ownership, I never experienced any out of the ordinary problems. I had all minor and major check ups on time at the dealer.
The engine does need a margin more oomph. (Nissan has a 3.5 engine churning out 300 hp without charging it.)
Interior quality could use some advice from Honda, but satisfactory for the moment.
OE brakes and tires can last up to 65,000 miles if you drive conservatively.
This Mits vehicle is our family's eighth. All previous models performed reliably and up to satisfactory levels.
Summary: Keep your Mitsubishi maintained, and it will run like a loyal Golden Retriever.
27th Jul 2015, 19:34
The 3.5 in the Nissan SUV is 240 HP. Not 300. Plus the Nissan is a lot lighter than the 7 passenger Montero.
23rd Aug 2015, 03:09
That's not what he said; he mentioned horsepower compared to displacement. The VQ35DE he mentions produces over 300 BHP in the 350Z, the Infiniti G35 coupe, the M35 and the FX35. He never compared it to the Pathfinder, Altima and Murano; all of which produce 240 BHP.
He never compared it to the much lighter and better geared Pathfinder, or for that fact, acceleration.
Lastly you proved his point: that for the same displacement size, configuration and cylinder count, the Mitsubishi is woefully underpowered.
7th Oct 2016, 19:58
Why would he compare a montero engine to a 350Z? Doesn't make sense. Bottom line is the Montero uses an engine with a good history. If you take care of it, it will last. The Nissan has so many problems... Timing chain guides is a big one. Tranny problems. Yeah, it's powerful, but the SUV is on the small side and it uses more fuel than the Montero. I speak from experience. I have owned a 2002 QX4 with the 3.5, and the Xterra with 4.0. Hands down I would keep my Montero... and I have. I sold both other cars within my ownership of the Monty.