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#16 of 935 Montero Sport XLS
Sep 25, 1999 (7:30 pm)
I'm very interested in buying a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS. It looks great not to mention it now has a more powerful engine. I'm 99% sure this is the vehicle I want to be driving. It handles very nicely, the only thing is, in the past it's gotten poor reviews as far as safety, etc. goes. Does anyone know about new ratings or where I could check them out? My e-mail address is abraham1intop.net
Sep 26, 1999 (2:46 am)
The crash test that received so much publicity was really misleading if it is the one that I am thinking about.
What they did was compare cost of repair and found the Sport to have a slighly above average repair cost in accidents. If you compare it to the other suvs in the class they were all about even.
Sep 26, 1999 (7:00 am)
The price that I stated in post #12 was the MSRP including destination. I got the information from carwizard.com
Looks like the prices you quoted in post #14 had about a $3000 discount, give or take a few hundred. Not too bad, but 4x4 models in the snow belt probably will not get such a discount.
Sep 28, 1999 (3:09 am)
Then it may be worth it for some people to fly Valujet down here and buy one and save 3,000.
#20 of 935 Re: Halliea.. XLS
Sep 28, 1999 (1:59 pm)
..I believe the 2000 XLS has the same exact engine as the 99... it always been a 3.0L V6. The only difference in the 2000 models, engine-wise, is the lowest model, the ES, now has a V6 like all the others instead of that piddly V4. And, as always, the Limited has a 3.5L (I have NO IDEA why they only put the 3.5L in that model.. should have at least 2 models with the 3.5L).
I've had the 2000 XLS 4WD now for about a month, and the 3.0L is good, but I wish I had the 3.5L.
#21 of 935 very interested in the 2000 sport
Oct 03, 1999 (12:56 am)
can you get the limited in a two tone like the XLS?
#22 of 935 Pricing Help
Oct 03, 1999 (7:17 pm)
My dealer has a Montero factory rep vehicle avaiable. All options except towing package. Sticker is $38044. I figure cost at $33467. Less the 2500 rebate, cost is 30967. My question is: vehicle has 11,600 miles on it. What is a reasonable offer?. Also, since it was a factory rep vehicle, is it reasonable to assume it has been taken care of? Thanks.
#23 of 935 Pricing Help
Oct 03, 1999 (9:31 pm)
What kind of warranty are they offering on the factory rep deal? I would go for lowest price you can get along with an Extended Warranty, like six years and 100,000 miles bumper to bumper. That will care for things that the rep did or did not do.
#24 of 935 Warranty
Oct 04, 1999 (5:23 pm)
A dealer demo like this would still have full factory warranty. The warranty does not start until the day the consumer purchases it - those miles and weeks won't count against you at all.
#25 of 935 re: terpol8d. Limited in 2-tone
Oct 04, 1999 (7:19 pm)
According to my 2000 brochure, the Limited only comes in 1-tone colors. Very unfortunate because the 2-tone looks sharp. I myself was considering a 2000 Limited but went with the XLS. The big difference is the 3.0L vs. 3.5L engine. If you're not concerned about the engine, just get the XLS with the premium package.
Another thing about color. The dorks at Mitsu did something so stupid, I can't stand it. I really really liked the new black/silver and black/dark gray 2-tone colors available on the 2000's. The problem is, they only offer tan leather. Soooo, if you get the premium package on an XLS, it automatically comes with leather, which automatically made the 2 new 2-tone colors not an option!! I had to go wit the black/beige, which I like, but the black/silver is much sharper. If you see any black/silver 2-tone XLS on the road you already know they didn't get the premium package. Pretty dumb, huh? I bet they offer gray leather for the 2001 models after they realize their mistake.