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Mitsubishi Montero, SUV
Jan 18, 2004 (2:22 pm)
I just traded my 2001 LTD last night. I would have liked to have been able to keep the truck, but I had lost confidence in the service. I am glad to hear that some of you have had great service from Mitsubishi. You should! I was unable to find the service here that I expect. I am use to my local Honda dealer. And the 4 Mitsubishi dealers I have tried within a 45 mile radius have all SUCKED! We really enjoyed our truck over the past 4 years. Up until January '03 we had a few minor issues with dealer service, but the truck was so reliable we rarely needed the service department. So, it wasn't that big of a deal. In January '03, the dealer replaced the tires and brakes and it was nothing but a nightmare from then on. If you go back through this thread you will see some posts from when the problem was occurring. Nonetheless, my truck was never the same and quickly degraded from then on. It got so bad, we even suspected that they sabotaged our truck. Well, it is time for me to move over to the Nissan board.
I will leave you all with this thought.....
GREAT TRUCK, VERY RELIABLE AND WELL APPOINTED FOR THE PRICE. JUST CHECK INTO LOCAL SERVICE BEFORE YOU SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE. TALK TO PEOPLE IN PARKING LOTS IN THE AREA THAT YOU LIVE. ASK THEM ABOUT SERVICE. I WISH I HAD! ONCE I HAD MY PROBLEM AND I STARTED TALKING TO PEOPLE IN PARKING LOTS, I LEARNED THAT I WAS NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE LOCAL DEALER. IT WAS A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM. EVERYONE I RAN INTO HAD ISSUES WITH THEM AT ONE POINT AND TIME. IF YOU GET POSITIVE FEEDBACK, THEN GO FOR IT. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED IN THE TRUCK!
#2408 of 2830 What do you think?
Jan 18, 2004 (7:01 pm)
Well, I checked out a loaded 2003 Monty Limited today. It had the third row seat, CD player, leather, the whole nine yards. It had about 13K miles and seemed in excellent condition. It had a clean Carfax report -- first owner registered it for personal use. I walked away from a $25K offer by the dealer when both my wife and I thought there was some more room for maneuvering. Do you think I can get it for much lower?
#2409 of 2830 2003 Brake Grinding
Jan 19, 2004 (10:58 am)
I bought a 2003 Montero. Brakes grinding heard
from the front intermittantly. Steadily got
worse over a period of 1 year. Dealer says it's
"brake dust", no problem found, and cleaned out.
Brake grinding returns (intermittantly--grinding
noise from the front) after two days.
Anyone had a similar experience?
#2410 of 2830 your brake pads
Jan 19, 2004 (11:30 am)
you did not say how many miles you had on your '03.I heard the same on my '01 after only 23000 miles.put on new pads at the local brake shop and did not have any problems after that.(already going 50k miles) yours may need both pads and rotors since you're still under warranty.
Jan 19, 2004 (6:12 pm)
I saw NEW LTDs with rear air (the only available option) today and I could get them for 28K or less. For some reason the 7/100K powertrain warranty still applied, so that's good. They didn't have too many miles on them (about 400 and more), so your deal would be so so - it's good that you walked away. I will probably have my eyes open and get something this year but not right now (a Montero or an Axiom or maybe even a Legacy).
#2413 of 2830 Montero discontinued???
Jan 20, 2004 (11:39 am)
hey, I just read on thecarconnection.com ("TCC’s Guide to New ’04 SUVs" - article dated 11/17) that Montero has been discontinued (in N. American market, of course). Hmmm, quite shocking but also highly probable since the dealers haven't gotten any information about 2004 Monteros yet
EDIT1: Or did they really mean Montero Sport which is supposed to be discontinued by 2005 along with Diamante...
EDIT2: Both Monteros are still listed in the "official" lineup, so I don't know anymore...
http://media.mitsubishicars.com/detail?mid=MIT2003120355470&m- - - - ime=ASC
EDIT3: Quote from mitsu media for the 2004 lineup:
"Montero XLS and Montero Limited are both powered by a 3.8-liter, SOHC, 24-valve V6 engine that delivers more power and torque to tame any terrain. The new engine's power starts building low in the rev range and peaks early to produce a responsive off-the-line feel with a stout mid-range punch."
Provided it's true, does it mean more power in general or more power in 2004. There's no reason they shouldn't make it 230HP like in the Galant.
Well, we should know all the answers soon but if someone knows anything, let us know...
#2414 of 2830 montero wins again
Jan 21, 2004 (10:00 am)
for all you monty guys, the montero wins again (first and second place)in the grueling paris dakar rally of 2004.
#2415 of 2830 it was fun to watch...
Jan 21, 2004 (12:47 pm)
...but racing with X5s and VW diesels is kind of easy
#2416 of 2830 Does Mitsubishi stand behind their product? Answer
Jan 21, 2004 (4:08 pm)
Boys and girls, let me tell you the answer is a resounding "Yes"! They bent over backwards to fix my seatbelt issues. No charge. Technically, I was over the mileage and over the in-service date although we had been discussing the issues before those milestones were achieved. Regardless, they didn't charge me a cent and treated me great. So today, I have nothing but praise for Mark Mitsubishi (Scottsdale) and Mitsubishi North America. Now, if I could just find that little rattle in the dash...