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#2482 of 2830 Re: Last Year For the Montero?? [cracovian]
Jul 07, 2004 (8:05 pm)
I was thinking of a 2003 model with not too many miles for around $24,000. As for where I would be buying, I'm in Kentucky but would not mind going out of state if I find the right deal. My local Mitsu dealer has two 2004s ($36,000)in stock and one 2003 in black (my wife's car is already black). I might even consider e-bay. In any case, I agree with someone in a previous posting who said that some cars make sense to buy used and others don't. I think the Montero, with $10-12,000 depreciation the first year, is the perfect example of a vehicle that makes sense to buy slightly used. On the other hand, this is common knowledge, which means that very few people are buying brand new Monteros. If Mitsubishi drops the current model Monteros will become practically worthless. It's something to think about for those of us who are considering this vehicle.
#2483 of 2830 Vancouver Island
Jul 08, 2004 (10:05 am)
Planning to drive up to and around Vancouver Island from SoCal next two weeks with the 2003 Montero. Will report back how it goes.
Any suggestions on what to do besides see Buchart Gardens?
Jul 08, 2004 (3:18 pm)
Eat a Nainamo bar Hornby Island is nice if you have time to get up that way.
#2485 of 2830 Re: [steve_ #2471]
Jul 09, 2004 (1:18 pm)
OK, I give up -- what's a Nanaimo Bar?
Never mind I found it --
The History and Mystery of the Nanaimo Bar: Facts, Myths
The Truth is Out There, But We Just Can't Find It
Three recipes called Nanaimo Bars appear more or less simultaneoulsy. 1) The recipe appears in "Favorite Recipes, Compiled by the Women's Association of the Brechin United Church" (1957-58; p.52), which is in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada (recipe submitted by Joy Willgress). 2) An identical recipe (with the ingredients listed in the same order) called "Nanaimo Bars" was also published in 1958 in the "Centennial Cook Book" compiled by the Welland Jaycettes (Ontario, Canada), submitted by Jeanne Murray. 3) Finally, the recipe appears in the 1958 "British Columbia Women's Institues Centennial Cookbook" (inside title: "Adventures in Cooking," Greenwood Press, p.171).
In 1986, a contest was held by a Nanaimo newspaper to find "the best Nanaimo Bar maker in Nanaimo." The winning recipe, submitted by Joyce Hardcastle, and the one that many Nanaimo Bar recipes are based on or copied from, is not quite the same as the c.1957-58 recipe. The contest organizers made no mention of the earlier recipes.
Some say the recipe goes back to the 1930s, perhaps from a recipe called Chocolate Fridge Cake that may have appeared in the Vancouver Sun newspaper. Despite searches, no evidence yet supports this connection, or at least it has not gone under the name "Nanaimo Bar(s)." Others hold that it comes from New York in the 1930s. Still others say it goes back to the coal-mining days of early Nanaimo, when it was sent to the miners from their friends and relatives in the United Kingdom as a gift; once more, no evidence is available to support this theory. The miners who came to the west coast of Canada were, for the most part, from Northern England, and no recipe like Nanaimo Bar can be traced to these locations. In short, this coal-mining connection is almost certainly legend rather than fact, and suited to promote Nanaimo's heritage. Other believe it was brought by Dutch settlers in early 1900s; no evidence has been found to support this, and it is a suspect origin.
Carol Ferguson, author of the cookbook "A Century of Canadian Home Cooking" (1992), suggests that the recipe was first called "Nanaimo Bar" in the Vancouver Sun newspaper in the early 1950s (though no evidence yet supports this), having derived from recipes published in a "The Women’s Auxiliary to the Nanaimo Hospital Cook Book" (1952). The latest research shows that there is a clear connection between a recipe in this 1952 "Nanaimo Hospital Cook Book" and the c.1957-58 "Brechin United Church" recipe--they are the same recipe. The difference is that in the "Nanaimo Hospital Book" it is called "Chocolate Slice" (submitted by Mrs. E. MacDougall), not "Nanaimo Bars." There is also be an intermediary recipe that appears in 1955 in Victoria, British Columbia, in a cookbook published by St. Aidan's United Church--it is called "Mrs. Gayton's Bars" and is more or less identical to the other two recipes. The mystery remains: When was this recipe dubbed the "Nanaimo Bars"?
If anyone out there has actual evidence of an earlier recipe for Nanaimo Bar than the Willgress one, or any documented history of the Nanaimo Bar, or even other theories, please contact Umberto Press at umbertopressshaw.ca
Click HERE for MORE about the HISTORY and MYSTERY of the NANAIMO BAR.
If you wish to see the Willgress recipe, the only place it appears to be available is in Kim Blank's book, SEX, LIFE ITSELF, & THE ORIGINAL NANAIMO BAR RECIPE.
To receive a copy of the ORIGINAL 1957-58 recipe (but not the book), sent $2 and a SSAE to Umberto Press; if you wish to send receive some Nanaimo Bar made from the earliest recipe, or have it sent as a gift to someone, email us (umbertopressshaw.ca) or write to:
42086 - 2200 Oak Bay Ave
Victoria, BC, Canada V8R 6T4
(research compiled by Kim
#2486 of 2830 Dashboard Differential Light burned out
Jul 15, 2004 (10:22 am)
I am having problems with the dashboard diff. lights on my 2001 Monty. When in normal 2WD, the left rear light is no longer glowing green. If I were to take this seriously it would appear I only have one wheel engaged. I don't think that's the case Has anyone had one of these indicator lights go out? If so, how difficult of a job is it to replace this light?
#2487 of 2830 Dashboard Diff Light
Jul 16, 2004 (8:59 pm)
I'd like to know this too. Mine is the right rear light that went out after a trip to Las Vegas at around 50,000 mi.
Jul 19, 2004 (5:27 am)
I had the samething happen. I read the manual and tried to fix it. I got fed up and I smacked the top of the dash and the light went back on. It has been on since then and my car is driving properly.
#2489 of 2830 2005 Montero
Jul 27, 2004 (5:02 am)
Any changes for 2005? Or will they discontinue? I was just quoted $29,900 for a 2004 Montero (no dvd) last night. None in stock, but the dealer says that Mitsubishi is looking to unload some Monteros quickly.
Any thoughts? I love the truck, but I am concerned about the "orphan" image if it is in fact discontinued.
#2490 of 2830 Montero not going away yet but the Sport is...
Jul 27, 2004 (5:09 am)
I'm sure there will be no changes to the 2005s. Keep in mind that you'd have to wait until the second quarter of 2005 to get one anyway. Your quoted price is very good for the current $1000 rebate but just wait until September - it should get a lot more interesting then.
The whole company is a giant orphan now with record-breaking slow sales due to its financial troubles, terrible advertising campaign, and trying to push the warranty and service instead of rebates. From thecarconnection.com today:
"Two slow-selling models in the Mitsubishi lineup are being deleted at the end of the current model year, Automotive News reports. The Mitsu Diamante sedan and the Montero Sport SUV will be dropped - and the paper adds, the brand could drop its seven-seat Montero SUV in another couple of years. Mitsubishi's dire financial straits mean that replacements for the Sport and Diamante have fallen off the planning radar, leaving the top-line Galant GTS to replace the Diamante in the U.S., and upmarket versions of the Endeavor crossover to step in for the five-passenger Montero Sport. The Montero, the paper reports, could go away if Mitsubishi cannot finance the engineering updates needed to import it to the U.S. in 2007, when new safety and emissions regulations come into play."
#2491 of 2830 maintenance check up
Jul 27, 2004 (6:46 am)
I have a 2002 Montero that now has 30K miles. I have loved every mile. Being 50 I have owned "several" cars in my life and this is by far the most fun vehicle I have ever owned. I live in the Houston area and we 4x4 at least once a week. I have found nothing that will slow this vehicle down. Still have not even needed to reduce tire air pressure in the sand or for fording sandy streams. Not to happy about some of the deep scratches that the side running boards have received but they are doing their job in protecting my doors. We have a trip planned to Padre Island and will go down island for 60 miles to the Mansfield channel so will see how it handles in the serious sand of this island.
For those of you that have reached or bypassed this milestone of mileage I have some questions on maintenance.
1. Transmission fluid change. I read some time back that if you just drain you only get 4 of the 10 quarts and that you must blow out the remainder. Is 4 quarts sufficient for a change of fluid or do you need to replace 100% of the fluid? Does the Montero have a transmission filter that needs changing at this time?
2. According to the manual the differential fluid should be changed at 30K. I have a friend who is a mechanic that said to do it sooner on a 4x4 as this will extend the life, actually he said to change every year. Is this reasonable or is the 30K change OK?
3. For those of you that run dino oil. I normally use Castrol 10W-40 but change to 20W-50 during the hot summer months. Any comments about this since the manual says to use 10W-30 for our temps in Houston. This weight of oil just doesn't seem to make sense which is the reason why I have changed.
4. I have Iridium tipped plugs in this vehicle so will not change at the 30 K interval but at what mileage do you change these plugs? I think the maintenance schedule said you can go to 60 K but that seems too long. Has anybody gone 60 K on one set of these plugs. Any performance problems with this many miles?
5. Taking the vehicle in for a small leak underneath which I assume is the dreaded differential switch that has been discussed on this site. I believe someone said there was a TSB on it. I looked at the 48 TSB's on this vehicle and I could not find it, so how is this covered. I am obviously still under warranty so is it changed under that?
Thanks for info on my questions. And I would like to thank the Host for keeping this a Montero site.