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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 19/Comb 17 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 241 Ratings for the 2001 - 2004 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.8/10

Owned for 10 years

By on Saturday, June 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Dependability, durability, off road, cargo space."

Cons: "Road noise, gas mileage, power steering noise."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this vehicle (2004)with approx. 35,000 miles in May 2005. I have had several opportunities to trade up, and have chosen to keep it because of the dependability. I just love this rig. I have taken care of this vehicle, and have kept up on necessary maintenance, which has no doubt led to the success and trouble free driving with this Montero. I have only had one problem on the road, a Serpentine belt went on the freeway. In 10 years!! Otherwise, it's ran like a dream and is still going strong. I have chosen not to take it off road for recreational purposes, only necessary off road driving. I have never, and I repeat never, been stuck in mud or snow in this SUV. The deepest snow measuring approximately 18 inches, and it plowed right through it not skipping a beat. Plenty of traction. On the freeway, it has enough get up and go to get the job done in a hurry if needed. Kind of rides like a truck. There has always been a power steering noise when turning, like a whining, but it has never affected the steering and I just got used to it over the years. I like that it really doesn't have any blind spots like a lot of the newer SUV's, and has a roomy interior. The cargo area is very adequate for just about anything you would need it for. The seats fold down to reveal an area that is about as large as a small truck bed. I fit a loveseat couch in perfectly to transport with room to spare. As far as cons for this rig, I would have to say that Mitsubishi could have paid a little more attention to the road noise and gas mileage. But, after all, it is AWD and 4x4 and I knew it would take more gas than some of the smaller and lighter SUV's. All in all, I wish Mitsubishi would have continued this line because I am about to invest in another new vehicle (not because I have to, mind you) and if there was another SUV as good as this Montero Sport, you bet I would buy another. Its 10+ years old and still runs great. Definitely has been money well invested, and I have never been sorry I purchased it."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Best I have ever driven

By on Sunday, December 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 228,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Nice price, easy to drive & manageable maintanence"

Cons: "No rear air condition, just heat"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This vehicle is your best friend as long as you maintain the maintanence. I brought it on a whim for a family that traveled a lot with kids and dogs. It has been a god send with realizability beyond words. If you take care of it, it will take care of you. This is a great vehicle and I feel sad that they are no longer being made."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

The best last longing SUV!

By on Thursday, December 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 226,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "To me it is a very reliable vehicle, fun to drive."

Cons: "Rollover easily"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"A friend of mine actually had a similar SUV and he recommended me to get one. He later sold his when it was at 300,000K couple years ago. I bought the truck from a guy I know and I was able to get it for about $5,000 or so. It is a reliable truck and I will recommend it to anyone who asked me about getting a SUV. Now it is at over 225,000K and still driving fine, due to the high mileage and other stuff."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great SUV!

By on Monday, June 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 168,698

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Quiet ride, great 4wd"

Cons: "Fuel economy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought my Montero Sport XLS about 3 months ago from a dealership. Been happy with it ever since. Ride is a little rough but hey, it's an SUV. Plenty of power when I need it and very quiet on the interstate and highway. The only bad thing I have to say about this vehicle... horrible gas mileage!! I'm currently getting around 11 to 12 MPG with city driving. Truthfully can't drive it on the interstates because of the low gearing paired with a 4 speed automatic transmission without overdrive kills fuel consumption. Overall though, highly impressed with the vehicle and the quality. I recommend this vehicle to anybody looking to buy one. You won't be disappointed!"

12 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Great driving SUV

By on Monday, June 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great driving car. Lots of pep and zoom."

Cons: "Dings and scratches"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Great car for the price

"This 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport runs very well. Interior is in great shape. Engine runs like a top. Great acceleration. The exterior has a few dings and scratches. I've taken very good care of the car so it is in wonderful shape inside and drives great."

7 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Great car for the price

Great family car.

By on Saturday, May 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Cup holders, fun to drive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Never once did I have to take it into the dealership. This car was worth every penny I paid. Great car for a small family. Comfortable and extra storage space in rear of car."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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