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2001 Mitsubishi Montero

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 13/Hwy 16/Comb 14 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V6, 3.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2001 Mitsubishi Montero Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 171 Ratings for the 2001 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

Very rugged and reliable

By on Saturday, July 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 182,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Rugged, reliable"

Cons: "None"

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

"Great on long trips. Holds a lot of luggage. Good mileage for its size. Does well off road. Dependable."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

This car has been completely reliable.

By on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "lux for a large vehicle. Great sound system"

Cons: "really no cons"

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

"I have been the only owner of this wonderful SUV. Comfortable and powerful it drives great on long trips w kids and luggage. My needs have changed as I sold my 24 foot boat and long road trips are over for now. This SUV has never let us down."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

good family suv, serving well over 13 years

By on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "reliable, still runs very well after 13 years"

Cons: "not enough cupholders"

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

"This S.U.V. is awesome. One of the most dependable cars i have owned. Will drive anywhere to the mountains or desert. would like to keep it forever."

9 people out of 11 found this review helpful

I love Her! Montero that is...

By on Friday, December 13, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 240,000

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: "Fun to drive. Great in the snow. Looks great"

Cons: "Cost to fill up"

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

"This has been the best car I have ever owned. I now drive a Lexus SUV, but I have to say that when I really want to feel the road and also feel like I am being protected by a tank;it is the Montero - hands down. She is up there in miles and we have found ourselves blessed with 4 cars. She will be donated to a needy family for the holidays. The look and feel has been awesome. I purchased this SUV off of the showroom floor and it has been a joy to drive. Sad to see her go..."

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Too many repairs lately

By on Sunday, October 06, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Smooth ride, roomy."

Cons: "I wouldn't own this suv for more than 10 yrs."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I've owned my 2001 Montero XLS since 2004. I bought it from CarMax in Sacramento, CA in 2004 w/47,000 miles on it, clean bill of health. I loved this suv until about 2 yrs ago....for the first time ever it failed SMOG testing (a must in CA)in 2011 and this yr for the same problem....misfire/coils. I had it repaired 2 yrs ago and now have to take it back so it can pass SMOG so I can re-register it this month. However in the last yr I've had to spend $$$ on costly repairs, despite the TLC and check ups I've given it in my 9 yrs of ownership. It's now having electrical issues, I can't open my huge moon roof, one of the pluses in purchasing it. It's going to be costly to repair. I had the Timing Belt replaced in 2010, according to my mechanic needs to be replaced again! Front Differential has been repaired 2 times in 2 yrs time. Rear Main Seal needs to be replaced. The suv is leaking oil like crazy, I have to check it every week to make sure it's not bone dry....AND my truck sits in my driveway all week....I use it 2 times a week!!! It's a good and reliable truck to have but not for more than 10 yrs! In closing, I've always had my truck maintained when necessary and repairs done when needed, I've kept receipts for all repairs.......tho I've done all I can to keep my truck, it looks like I will have to replace it soon. :("

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

IT JUST KEEPS GOING AND GOING AND GOING!

By on Thursday, August 29, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 199,850

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: "Very dependable / great in snow"

Cons: "fuel MPG, but who cares...then go buy a hybrid :)"

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

"I have a 2001 Montero and this has been a great vehicle, other than standard repairs that come along with it (timing belt, brakes, tires, and water pump), I have had no random problems. This tank just keeps on going and I plan on driving it to 300k! It is very comfortable to drive and does what I need it to do in the snow and hauling. Just do regular repairs and it will get you where you need to go."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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