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#1079 of 2830 Montero Is safe in crash test
Jul 14, 2001 (9:09 pm)
I recently went on IIHS.com, and found out that the monte is the best in its class. there are are no injuries, nothing, it has good structure case, and everithing.
Me, i'm a proud Mitsubishi Montero owner.
I have a 2001 montero and i heard that they wanted to attack my baby, so i'm cool, it's okay but when i'm inside of my baby, i'm driving it, there are no rollover problems, it's quiet, nice, luxury, and it's NIPPON.
Even if people don't like mitsu in the US, me i love it because i know how to drive SUV's and i never had problems with them.
What if you guys had a mercedes benz class G would it be great? you guys don't see how this car is offroad? how this car ROLLOVER?
Exactly! it's offroad, so, it rollover.
How about Isuzu Trooper? Benz ML320?
Tell me something!!???
a proud MITSUBISHI owner.
#1081 of 2830 best in class
Jul 15, 2001 (5:27 am)
In the link I saw, all the vehicles received the same rating, but the Monte did the best of the group receiving that rating. Admittedly, as the members of that group received the same rating, there is probably not a huge difference among the group all receiving the same rating from top to bottom, but the Monte was the best of the group....I will try to find the link again--I should have saved it.
#1082 of 2830 Reconstructive vs. Destructive criticism
Jul 15, 2001 (7:30 am)
This board has been inflamed for the past 3 weeks with a lot of criticism from Montero owners and Non-Montero owners and I think enough has been heard already. Some have already traded theirs, and some have kept them because they beleive that it is a nice vehicle with a minor design flaw. Knowing that the light is not at the end of the tunnel yet from Mitsubishi, anybody here already given a thought on how to correct this mechanical problem. Can you all use your wits on the brighter side instead of commenting on something that we already know. What needs to be changed? Are there available aftermarket parts or OEM parts for replacement? If you already traded yours because of this bad publicity... good, i'm happy for you, but not every people in the world who loved their Montero have the luxury of doing that. Just my .02 cents..
Jul 15, 2001 (8:45 am)
This article discusses some of the changes Isuzu made after Consumers Union singled out the 1995-96 Troopers.
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Jul 15, 2001 (9:19 am)
I see that there seems to be some confusion about this. Perhaps you are referring to the latest round of SUV tests that the IIHS conducted? You should know that the IIHS basically tests them when they can get a hold of the vehicles, as they are bought off dealers lots. They're not necessarily meant to reflect a specific group within a group. That's what the different sections of the IIHS website is divided into, by vehice class (ex. small car, luxury car, small SUV, midsize SUV, etc.) and also by weight. The latest vehicle results are added to their specific sections.
The Montero was tested with the BMW X5, the Isuzu Trooper, and the Nissan Xterra. Out of the tested vehicles in this round, the BMW X5 was the only one that received a good rating. You can read the Dateline MSNBC/IIHS transcript of the tests + watch the video footage of the test via the following link. The relevant text on the Montero is right after the X5.
Hope this helps!
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#1085 of 2830 Crash test
Jul 15, 2001 (9:36 am)
No, thats not it. It the link was e-mailed to me a couple of months ago by a family member, and I deleted the email already...I will ask her if she remembers the link. The SUV's were grouped differently (BMW, Lexus, ML were in a seperate group; Montero was in a group with pathfinder, 4runner, Explorer).
#1086 of 2830 Montero's being dumped?
Jul 15, 2001 (6:23 pm)
Hey all...just went to Ebay and saw about 12 2001 Montero XLS's being auctioned, and you could buy them outright for $22900. Also over at kbb.com there are about 8 or 9 or the same things being sold by a dealer...seems like the rental car companies may be dumping a bunch of Monty's on the market? If only I could get my hands on a Ltd for about $25...
#1087 of 2830 RE: Regala
Jul 15, 2001 (7:01 pm)
>>This board has been inflamed for the past 3 weeks with a lot of criticism from Montero owners and Non-Montero owners and I think enough has been heard already. Some have already traded theirs, and some have kept them because they beleive that it is a nice vehicle with a minor design flaw.<< Tony... You left out a 3rd and more reasonable group of us: Those of us who Know it's a nice vehicle WITHOUT a Design Flaw. Those of us who beleive the CU report is flawed. Those of us who know we are going to get screwed because of CU when we go to sell our Montero's. Has anyone received Mitsu's letter to Montero owners yet? I found it very well written and informative. Unfortunately, although it makes us feel better and confident it won't help resale. I'm telling you, this is my 3rd SUV and after 33K it is not any less stable than the Jeep or the Durango. Haven't owned any others. Drew/ not the host
Jul 16, 2001 (6:56 am)
Agree with dski
I'm not so sure we should take one bad report over the many that compliment the Montero's handling and assume the truth has been found. I am looking forward to some confirmation.
As far as a "fix". If the roll center is too high there might be a problem. If it is just the stiffness of the swaybar that will be very easy. Also, changing shocks or spings would be easy and not to costly either (not sure if the company would pay though unless Montero proven to be unsafe).