1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Reviews

1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carDodge Stratus

Summary:

It's a well-made car that I would recommend to others

Faults:

I have been very satisfied with my Montero Sport LS.

It has been very reliable, and has needed very little maintenance.

I had the belts (including the timing belt) changed at 90,000 miles for under $400; no other expense, other than routine transmission service and oil changes.

General Comments:

This car requires good truck-style tires. Standard car tires produce vibrations and a rough ride.

I had to return it for tire balancing at least 6 times before the company finally replaced the tires with light-truck tires. Since then it has been pretty smooth.

The LS is not 4-wheel drive; as such, the rear-wheel drive makes it difficult to accelerate on wet or icy pavement without spinning or fishtailing. Be sure to drive carefully, and to take corners slowly under those conditions.

Also, anti-lock brakes are not standard, and I was in a minor accident on wet pavement as a result.

I plan to keep it for at least a couple more years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th November, 2006

1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired78 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carToyota 4x4

Summary:

Reliable and cost effective

Faults:

Premature brake pad wear.

Premature battery failure.

The 4x4 sensor switches have failed.

The roof rack securing bolt failed.

Power antenna failure.

Leaking rear cam seals.

General Comments:

This SUV is very reliable; always starts.

Fairly economical on fuel with the cruise set at 65 mph.

Very sluggish from a standing stop.

Excellent body integrity.

Excellent interior cargo capacity.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th March, 2006

1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 3.0
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10

Faults:

The power window has gone out once, but the dealer replaced the motor in about two hours. Outstanding!

General Comments:

Love it, 19712 miles so far, and about 150K to go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 1999

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 3 reviews