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2002 Mitsubishi Montero

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 17/Comb 15 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V6, 3.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2002 Mitsubishi Montero Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 179 Ratings for the 2001 - 2006 models.

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

best S U V for me

By on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,356

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"i love this truck in new york where there is snow no problem summer time A C VERY COOL space inside my style seven seat if you want cargo space if you want just love it"

Love my Montero!

By on Friday, April 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 235,000

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
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Quality, Dependability, practical, a joy to drive."

Cons: "sm. things get stuck between the seats"

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

"In July of 2005 I purchased my 2004 Mitsubishi Montero from a dealership that had used it as a demo. It had about 5,500 miles on it and I bought it because after looking for months at dozens of vehicles, I couldn't get that test drive off my mind--I loved the quality feel. Now nearly 10 years and 220,000 miles later, I can say, hands down, this is by far the best investment I have ever made. It floats and rides like a luxury vehicle with all the power and versatility of a truck without the noise and trucky feel. Also I love sitting high in traffic, giving a great vantage point for traffic ahead. With very minimal investment over the years, almost entirely regular maintenance like tires, oil changes and a timing belt or three...this car has been an absolute joy to own. I hope it goes another 100,000! After all these years I can't imagine driving a vehicle I would enjoy more! Love this vehicle!"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

You wont go wrong with an XLS Montero

By on Friday, December 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "It IS everything you want in a medium size SUV"

Cons: "no lift kits, no back seat cup-holders, milage"

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

"From the flat highways of texas, to the many Colorado snow storms, treacherous texas ice storms, and muddy mountain offroading, camping, towing (if you have hitch welded on), road-tripping, moving belongings, this vehicle has blown me away at the versatility. Almost every time someone gets in my car, the first thing they talk about is their first impression of the car!(despite my messy college fast-food trash all over the floor) This vehicle absolutely flies under the radar for versatility dependability. - It has great turning radius - very high ceiling inside - amazing 360 visibility for driver - comfortable seats - legroom - amazing sound system(2001, if speakers have been taken care of) - very appealing exterior design - there is a large stow-away for the back seat to fold in. great for other storage as well. - the list goes on and on and on. HOWEVER. The Montero design is not compatible with any lift-kits for off road purposes. Gas mileage is to be expected for an SUV. I'm in college so mileage is the biggest practicality for me. NOTE. The assembly design under the hood is a pain-in-the-BUTT if you are looking to do any maintenance yourself. Also, my paint on the hood&roof is corroding, but that could have been from the road-salts in the ski-resort town I lived in for a year. IF I COULD DO IT OVER. I would get leather interior."

8 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Long Term Owner

By on Friday, November 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 138,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "MPG"

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

"Had to write about this car after using this site for so long....only fair. I do not work or have worked for Mitsubishi and am the orig owner. This is the best car I have ever owned. Best sized SUV, most comfortable, best driving position, best view out the windshield, most reliable. Only drawback is the mpg. Only negative was the dealer I purchased the car from, in NJ...really bad. If Mitsubishi still offered in US, my car buying search would be over."

12 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Love this SUV

By on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Quality buy- you get your money's worth"

Cons: "Rear seats don't flatten down for more cargo space"

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

"This vehicle has been the best reliable vehicle I've ever had. I have driven it in hot weather, snow and ice and never had any steering trouble and never got stuck. I've never taken it off road but believe it handle that great. I am the second owner. The first was my niece who I bought it from in 2007. I paid $13,000. It does have wear and tear from moving a couple of times across country, and it's been a family car. The spare tire cover on the back has been scorched by the sun and car washes although I still use it. I've lived the room inside but one thing I've wondered is why both rear seats don't flatten for more cargo space in the rear compartment. Other than that it's been a great car."

2 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Love this vehicle

By on Saturday, August 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 181,000

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 and safe to drive"

Cons: "Bad gas milege ONLY"

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

"I have never owned a vehicle that I have loved to drive and felt safer in than this car. It has always been very dependable and a comfortable ride. I have traveled across the country a few different times with the higher miles on it and it performed wonderfully. Towing a trailer one time decreased my gas mileage significantly but this is not a heavy duty SUV. Taking it camping or off roading was a piece a cake with the higher drive train. Traveling in 12-18 inches of snow is as easy to drive as a dry street with the four-wheel drive. It just recently died on me after driving it very hard and I am heart broken. I have not felt nearly as safe and comfortable in my new vehicle as I was in this wonderful Montero. If Mitsubishi would make this same car again I would buy it in a heart beat. The ONLY thing that was a negative was the gas mileage and I enjoyed everything else so much that I was willing to pay for the gas."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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