1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Reviews
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Reviews and Owner Comments
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I bought a 1999 Montero sport 7 years ago from a couple and it was well taken care of. after about 3 years of driving it, it started blowing out blue smoke.I controlled that alot with Lucas Oil Additive. I traveled back and forth between charleston, SC and Winston-Salem NC. It began burning oil and I foolishly took my chances waiting to put oil in when I could had gone across the street to the gas station; instead I drove another 1.5 miles and then it happened. the truck shut down on me and wouldn't start. the engine didn't lock up but still have some damage. I let it sit for over a year and now just starting to have it repair. I did have to have the fuel pump replaced also. the expensive part is the labor at the dealership it will run me $3200 to have engine done and the engine cost $1500 the rest is labor. but I refuse to trade in my truck even though it has 187k; the tax office still doesn't consider this high mileage for this truck. the truck is still able to be driven but I got alot of knocking going on. so I use it to run down the street to pick up my daughter from school which is about a 6 min drive roundtrip.
I purchase my 1999 monterno sport with out even test driving it in 2003 and the only problems I had was the alternator going out twice, and the starter once. I think that good for it to be 13 years old. Love my little suv that great on gas and drives very smooth on the highway and in town
I have been driving this car for 10 years and have been very pleased. It now has 174000 miles. The biggest repairs to date have been replacing the timing belt twice, replacing the fuel pump, replacing the cat converter, replacing 2 oxygen sensors, replacing the exhaust system. The worst thing about the vehicle is the electrical system. A lot of the electrical components just stopped working including the alarm system, power mirrors, cruise control. I frequently had to replace the brake lights until eventually replacing the switch. As far as the body, the headlights seem loose and have lost 1 rear reflector, which seems to be a common issue with this vehicle. No problems so far with the engine and transmission .
I bought this car used from a previous owner. I don't believe they understood how to keep regular maintenance on this vehicle because I had to place it in the shop twice. Once for an engine problem in which the car would smoke and another to replace the oxygen sensors which I think went bad due to the engine problem. Overall, I really like this car. It runs quiet, even when it had the smoke coming from the tailpipe. It has spacious room for me and my three children and it does very well on gas. Had this car been regularly kept up in regards to maintenance, I don't think I would have had to place it in the shop at all.
I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone. My 2003 Montero Sport has cost me over $1000 in repairs and now I have a vehicle that runs hot when it wants and it is steadily burning oil!! I plan on purchasing another brand vehicle in the near future.
i love my montero..the only thing i don't like //the head-lights are not too good for night driving.....