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Mitsubishi Montero, SUV
#2425 of 2830 Former Trooper Owner
Jan 29, 2004 (10:46 am)
I too am a former Trooper owner. I had a 2001 Trooper LS with leather - never had any problems after 35k miles. Traded it at a Toyota dealership on a 2001 Montero Ltd last May with 26k.
At the beginning of the second week of ownership I took it to the local Mitsu dealer because the transfer case light continued to flash after I shifted out of 4H. The dealer (Overland Park Mitsubishi) was great, they gave me a loaner and kept the car for 4 days and found the problem (a faulty sensor) after repeated tries.
Now that the Monty has 38k on the clock I have no complaints/problems and enjoy the improved ride. We will be looking in to new tires before next winter as the originals probably have around 8-10k left in them. I will probably slap some new brake pads on it this summer.
I run 87 octane as well with no problems. During a recent trip I averaged 19.5 mpg. The only things I don't really care for on the Monty vs the Trooper are 1) the rear door swings to the wrong side and 2) the oil filter is difficult to get to and makes a mess when removed.
Jan 29, 2004 (6:19 pm)
I am thinking of buying a LTD with 26,000 miles on the ticker. I live in New England...should I use Premium ?
or can I use the cheap stuff. Had other Mitsubishi vehicles and have proved superbly reliable 40,000 miles per year etc..Is this vehicle as reliable as I've herd.
#2427 of 2830 phonos, tires, gas and having fun
Jan 29, 2004 (7:39 pm)
Sorry, I have been spending a lot of time at the Dodge Cummins sites after getting my 03 Dodge. Man is this thing fun to drive.
I initially was sent the wrong cup and it was promptly replaced. I have found the OME/ARB springs with the Bridgestone A/T Revos to be a great combination AND my tires are as quite or better than stock if you can believe that. Take one look at the A/T Revos and you will say NO WAY! but....WAY...they are.
As in previous posts this 6 ply tire does better in 2wd than my stock HT did in 4wd. It was amazing.
GAS: I use mid grade on average. Often mix regular and premium from Costco. I have heard from various sources that Japans premium is no better than our regular. I think mid grade would be a safe place to be. I doubt you would notice any difference between any of the grades and using synthetic oil would probably give more net results than worrying about octane.
Just got my Montero out of the shop after some young kid tried to make a right hand turn on ice at 35mph on bald tires in a car. He locked up all four and slid into the side of my Montero, knocking it up a snow drift on the oppisite side (with my 4 yo and baby in the rig). Ah...what happened next you ask.....
Small dent between front and back door...totalled out L front end on car. You would not believe how stong these Monteros are. My wife is now convinced and is going to drive the Montero and give up on the older car she liked to drive.
Where in the world do these idiots get information that SUV's are dangerous?
I havd to replace both doors but no unibody damage.
#2428 of 2830 ome springs/shocks
Jan 29, 2004 (10:41 pm)
Rocky-road.com sells ome shocks and springs for monteros.is it better to buy them separate or as a set? I found that it costs less to buy per piece than packaged sets.
Jan 29, 2004 (11:02 pm)
Glad to hear you and yours are fine - good thing you didn't roll over or run into some immovable object.
#2430 of 2830 ome springs/shocks by alex9528
Jan 30, 2004 (9:57 am)
Strange -- When bought the springs and shocks from Rocky-Road, the price was the same no matter if you ordered 2-ea. front and rear spings and front and rear shocks or as a package. The price worked out the same.
Brill -- Good to hear everyone is ok.
Sounds like I'm gonna have to call ARB again and discuss the "cups".
#2431 of 2830 2000 Sport XLS
Jan 30, 2004 (11:39 am)
Have noticed an interesting sound coming from around the shocks area where if I stop a little harder than normal or press on the gas, I get a crunching type thump. Took it to the dealer, at first they could not figure it out, but, they also heard it. When a second service guy looked at it, he suspected that the bushings were worn out and that was making the sounds. Will cost me around $800. Guys, what do you think?
#2432 of 2830 monty sport xls?
Jan 30, 2004 (2:56 pm)
can't really help you there.this is a montero site.
thanks for your responses.anyway, rocky-road.com has ome shock/springs set for $551. if i buy separately it will cost me only $276.i need to call those guys.
Jan 31, 2004 (9:06 am)
I use only regular, and mostly Chevron. Average 15-16 on 60/40 city/highway driving. I've tried mid-grade with no discernable difference in gas mileages or power. FYI, 2001 Montero LTD, 40k miles.