2005 Mitsubishi Montero Ratings
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2005 Mitsubishi Montero
Pros: The size
Cons: There isn't anything I don't like!So sad they don't make these vehicles anymore!!!
- Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
- How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
2005 Mitsubishi Montero - Base
Pros: Ability to drive well in snow
Cons: Gas Mileage
Advice: Before you buy one see if a new style will be coming out soon, its overdue!This is by far one of my most favorite suv's this car can make it up my steep driveway even in the winter under harsh conditions. The car is a pig on gas but what can you expect from an suv? In the end the car is great but Mitsubishi had better change the style or the interior or they'll loose a lot of business, i had a 2003, and a 2001 and both are very similar to this.
2005 Mitsubishi Montero - Base
Pros: The spacious and luxurious layout of the interior.
Cons: No cassette option.
Advice: If you have a business this vehicle does meet the 6000 lb. minimum for a commercial vehicle. Great depreciation as a tax write-off for the first hear we heard.My wife just purchased one last week. The 2005 Montero drives as nicely as any luxury SUV. It does not feel like a truck at all (like the Expedition) yet not like a sedan (Lexus RX330, Honda Pilot). Acceleration is more than powerful enough for street and highway. There's power to climb hills and jet past traffic. Braking is smooth and steering is responsive. Visibility is excellent with a large windshield and large windows on each door including back, thus blind spots are limited. 4WD shifting is smooth and easy though we have done any driving off main road. I'm sure someone towing a boat may like a bigger and more responsive engine, but the average person looking for a luxury SUV but not wanting to pay the price for a Lexus LX or have to suffer with the plain Honda Pilot, will welcome this vehicle with open arms. Both the interior and exterior looks are excellent if compared with the Toyota Landcruiser, Lexus LX/GX/RX, Ford Expedition, Honda Pilot, Nissan Murano, Jeep Cherokee, etc. The ONLY question is, are Mitsubishi Monteros dependable? We are placing our bets on the excellent bumper-to-bumper warranty (we purchased an extended 10 year/100k mile warranty just above invoice) and average ratings it received from most reviewers. We're hoping that it won't require too many trips to the service shop but if it does it'll all be covered. It's not at the top of the list for long term dependability (like Toyota and Honda) but neither is it at the bottom (like Mercedes/European and most American makes). This is pure luxury though for nearly half the cost of the Lexus LX. It is roomy and has a luxurious feel that you would expect with all leather, wood grain, power seats, and the 7 CD changer. Tons of room for passengers and cargo. Price is negotiable with dealers because the Montero is not as big a hit in the US as it is overseas (it's called the Pajero and is well known throughout the world)