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Mitsubishi Montero, SUV
#473 of 2830 rick130 re: question for owners
Mar 16, 2001 (12:52 pm)
Try Puente Hills Mitsubishi. As I've mentioned before, they have about 20-30 Montys, both XLS and LTD. Ask for Omar at (626) 964-5111 and tell him Jimmy referred you. I purchased a silver LTD about 3 weeks from him. He was the first I went to, and after about 2 weeks searching both the internet and other dealerships, his offer was still the best.
Give him a price you are willing to pay that includes dest. ($520) and ad fees (approx $750). He should come pretty close. It doesn't hurt to visit the lot as well to see their selection. --Jimmy
2001 Montero LTD- running boards, rear spoiler, sunroof wind deflector...$35,000
#474 of 2830 brillmtb re: OR to CA
Mar 16, 2001 (2:05 pm)
How does out of state purchase impact registration in CA (i.e., DMV fees)? Is there a penalty for bringing a vehicle in? I assume OR smog reqmts are comp to CA, correct? If so, saving $2,200 in sales tax alone would justify the tramsportation costs. Interesting angle. Do you know if the cost from So OR to So CA is in fact about $200? Thanks.
Mar 16, 2001 (3:54 pm)
Dont try to avoid tax, CA will easily catch you unless you have something like 7500miles on the car it is considered new and CA will tax you.
You can legally buy in OR and pay CA "use tax" I think it is called but check with your DMV for sure. The bottom line is you wont be able to avoid taxes. (Why do you think everyone is moving up here from CA? Its not just the big steelhead in the rivers).
I bought my car in CA and had it trucked to OR at a time when there was only 4 on the west coast. I bought it through the dealer in OR but I could have bought it in CA and had it sent up. It cost me $200 extra but it was worth it.
If the CA salespeople are trying to hit you with near MSRP pricing, limited colors, ad fees then buying in OR could easily make up for the little bit of expense in trucking it down but I would discuss the tax implications with your DMV first.
Southern OR Mitsubishi 541-245-2001 Ask for 3% over invoice, no ad fee and see what they say. I cant remember my sales managers name but there are only two of them I would go straight to them and as, skip the floor person.
Oh ya, as far as I know these Monteros are 50 state legal meaning no special changes when you bring to CA but you could easily find this out for sure.
#476 of 2830 Whats with the little flags?
Mar 16, 2001 (3:56 pm)
#477 of 2830 Dealer gave in
Mar 17, 2001 (3:28 am)
After about 10 calls to the dealer and 3 to their coorporate office the general manager called and told me to pick up the truck. Like you people said I stuck to my original deal. When that survey comes around they'll really hear it from me.Coconut Creek Mits.in South. Fl.is the dealership.All in all the truck is great and glad everything worked out. Thanks for your support
#478 of 2830 Re: dealer gave in
Mar 17, 2001 (10:55 am)
even though they gave in, i'd be so disgusted to even bother buying a truck from them. I woulda gone elsewhere. So far no luck in locking in the deal for me, due to they were robbing me on my trade in by 3k. Therefore I'm still stuck here w/o a truck. I have to see what I can do to sell my current car before I can buy this truck. It really stinks when you have a trade in, makes the deal go totally all sour.
#479 of 2830 what kind of gas?
Mar 18, 2001 (8:49 pm)
Consumers Reports states that premium gas is needed for this vehicle. When I asked the dealer they said it wasnt necessary. What is the truth here? Are you guys putting regular gas in your vehicle and having good results? Also, I'm a bit concerned with the lack of power in this vehicle. When will the 2002 be out and are there any rumors they will be fixing the sluggish v6?
Mar 19, 2001 (6:10 am)
It calls for premium. Why would you want to ignore what they recommend? People will cheat on this because they find the engine won't self destruct but I still think it's a bad idea.
#481 of 2830 Premium fuel
Mar 19, 2001 (9:23 am)
It is interesting to note that on previous posts the recommendation for premium was stated to have been a translation from Japanese and that premium fuel in Japan is closer to our mid grade, or something like that. The implication was that running mid grade or even good quality regular would be meeting the same standards as running "premium" in Japan.
I think it would take a fuel expert, someone who has been in the cracking of hydrocarbon buisness to tell us whether Japanese gas is inferior in this way.
I know they have lower sulfur content over there but that doesnt really have anything to do with the regular-premium issue.
I have run mid grade with no drop in mileage or performance. No "pinging" although these vehicles may have an engine management system that retards timing with lower grade fuel.
I have the shop manuals, perhaps I will take a closer look.
#482 of 2830 Question for mp19fan & claybuster
Mar 19, 2001 (9:27 am)
Are you folks in the So Cal area. If so can you give me the names of the sales people that you worked with. I am in the market for a LTD