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Cons: Sunroof and DVD together as an option, currently you choose one or the other
Advice: Buy one usedJust went to the LA auto show and sat in every mid-sized suv in production. We went to the show leaning toward the Honda Pilot, then we sat in the Montero. After walking back and forth between several suv's we were sold on the quality, comfort, and features of the Montero. We test drove the Pilot, Pathfinder, and Montero and in our opinion the Montero was far superior. I keep hearing the 'professionals' complaining about lack of power...I just don't get it. The Montero has more than adequate power. We took everyone's advice and bought a used 2004 with low miles and avoided the depreciation factor. We just love everything about this car. After researching for two months, we're really glad we did not heed the advice of the professional car critics. I'm still wondering what the heck they're thinking. Test drive one for yourself.
Pros: Fit, finish, ride quality, reliability, and handling.
Cons: Spare tire placement.
Advice: Drive it !This is a fantastic car/suv. We researched quite a few mini van and suv's, but none offered as much or drove as well for the price. Simply put, nothing came close. I do not work for Mitsubishi, just up late with nothing to do and decided to offer my thoughts on a great suv, for all those considering. I just discovered, while reading editorials, it has a larger engine than previous years. It is fast and nimble, I could not imagine anyone needing more power. It handles great and rides better. My kids love the car, especially the dvd player, and my wife said it is her 'favorite' car ever. I realize you might read this and sense my review has been greatly influenced by my childrens and wifes comments. Please understand I have owned many, many cars since passing my drivers test 28 years ago. This is my favorite to date. I cannot understand why the editorial reports do not mirror 'owners' sentiments. It really is a fantastic car/suv that I would recommend without reservation.