2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3.5 from North America
Hunk of crap, stay away
I thought 12000 miles was low, so I jumped on it and got this SUV.
I loved it for the first 2 days, until it left me stranded on the way to Seattle from Spokane. The transmission literally ripped itself apart. The dealer told me that the warranty was non-transferable.
I got a transmission out of a junk yard and put it in, everything goes fine for a few days, and then the engine starts running rough, and there was a huge white cloud behind me. It blew the head gasket.
$3500 later I'm back on the road when a cam snaps. Dealer said that the cam broke, and I need a new engine at 15496 miles. I basically said I'm done with this, I need a new car. Sold that hunk of crap for parts and got me a new Hyundai Santa Fe; I've got 150,000 miles on that now without one single problem.
Comfortable and cool looking.
Biggest hunk of crap on the planet. Will never buy again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd March, 2011
23rd Mar 2011, 13:37
Sorry to hear about your bad experience with your Montero Sport.
I have a 1998 Montero Sport that I bought new and still have today. It has almost 142,000 miles on it and has been the best and most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. The only major repair has been a new clutch at 137,000 miles.
Mine has a 4 cyl. and 5 speed manual.
21st Aug 2011, 22:03
I will have to agree with you. My brother has an 02 Montero Sport with 285,000 plus miles, and it's still going strong. Any vehicle that passes his ownership test is a vehicle for the ages.
1st Aug 2012, 14:59
I bought a used Mitsubishi Montero Sport. I buy, repair, and sell the cars after I buy them from auction. I will never buy one of these vehicles ever again. The design and clunkyness of the whole vehicle... It's just a box of crap. Burns oil through valve seals. Transmission is clunky. Suspension is clunky. Engine compartment is not friendly for us mechanics.