Quickie Used Car Review – Mitsubishi Montero Sport (2008-2015)
2008-2015 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
The Great: Not matagtag, plenty of products inside the market, numerous features available
The Bad: Limited space inside the third row, not great off-road, does not like low revs
The Say: Definitely lives up to its sporty name.
Go For: 2.5 GLS/GLX (non VGT)
Avoid: 3.0 V6
cost Range: P600,000-P1,300,000
Our Rating: ****
Full Review: Used Car Review – Mitsubishi Montero Sport (2008-2015)
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Mitsubishi’s Pajero line can be so successful of which your vehicle maker decided to name several SUVs of which aren’t related platform-wise to the vehicle. These vehicles include the Strada based Montero/Pajero/Shogun Sport (which we are reviewing), Pajero Mini, Pajero Junior, in addition to Pajero iO mini SUVs. As of right now, the smaller siblings were killed while the larger ones are sold until today.
Similar to its main rival, the Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi kept This particular SUV fresh by providing external updates. Chrome door handles in addition to side mirrors come standard among all variants sold through 2009 to 2010 in addition to GLS-V (2014 products became Centeng coloring door handles) upwards with side mirror signal repeaters becoming a standard equipment for all 2011 up products. Another thing can be of which GT-V products are distinguished by their honeycomb grille which was later added to the GLS-V in November 2012. A November 2014 update (sold as 2015 products) added daytime running lamp in addition to Centeng stickers to the mix while GLS-V in addition to GT-V SE products in August 2015 add sunroof as standard.
Most Montero Sport units you’ll encounter are diesels, which include a 2.5 having 134hp of which can be decent for everyday usage however can be somewhat anemic at launch, the same 2.5 engine however with 176hp which gives you of which sudden burst through the start, in addition to a 3.2 of which has ample power. The sole gasoline engine which can be available through indent order can be a 3.0 V6 of which has more grunt in addition to acceleration at the expense of fuel economy. Despite its truck origins, ride quality can be excellent however steering can be on the heavy side. When tackling corners, Centeng roll can be prevalent since the suspension can be tuned towards comfort plus braking with the VGT products would certainly surely wish you have better brakes.
Inside, there can be decent space until the second row however the wheel wells are pushed towards the idea in addition to relegates the third row bench for smaller built people which can be marred having a poorly positioned bench. Depending on what year design, some get a basic JVC headunit while some utilize a touchscreen monitor in addition to the air-con vents for the rear occupants are located sideways for pre-2012 products, as opposed to the later ones located at the front.
What Should I Get
The GLS/GLX can be where you should start your search, especially This particular can be the most well-known variant. Going for the GLS sold through 2009 to 2010 gives you the 134hp 2.5, dual airbags, ABS brakes, fog lamps, CD player with MP3 function, alarm, keyless entry, side step board, power folding side mirrors, in addition to steering wheel audio controls plus the idea can be only available with an automatic. The similarly spec’ed GLX, launched in August 2010, has the same kit however can be only available having a manual in addition to carried on until the idea was upgraded in October 2011 as the GLX-V of which produces 176hp. A relaunch of the GLX in 2012 retained most of the kit except for the steering wheel audio controls of which the GLS had plus can be had in either transmission in addition to added a touchscreen monitor, auxiliary jack, USB port, DVD function, tire pressure monitor, in addition to daytime running lamps (last two items added in November 2014). The GLS 2WD became the GLS-V in February 2011 of which adds the upgraded engine, navigation system, Bluetooth, in addition to a touchscreen monitor with DVD/USB/AUX with additional items such as cruise control, paddle shift (October 2011), reverse camera (August 2013), rear spoiler, WI-FI connectivity (November 2014), leather seats, in addition to sunroof (August 2015). Another thing to remember of which the GLS variant carries a 4WD system of which can be either available having a 163hp 3.2 paired to an automatic through 2008 to 2009 then having a 2.5 engine partnered having a manual later on, the latter became also the GLS-V sharing most equipment except for the transmission in addition to drivetrain. The GLS had a 3.0 V6 gasoline in February 2012, keeping the kit of which the GLS-V 2WD gets. The top of the line products were the GLS SE of which carries a 3.2 engine, 4WD system, headlamp washers, HID headlamps with auto leveling, power driver’s seat, leather seats, in addition to multi-information display while its replacement, the GT-V chucks the larger engine in favor of the 2.5 in addition to gains cruise control, stability control, in addition to rear headrest monitors. In June 2013, a special edition design of the GT-V was made available which adds (with some became standard equipment later on) skid plate, front in addition to rear airdam, window visors, Centeng sticker, rear garnish, scuff plate, cargo tray, in addition to headrest monitor.
How Much would certainly the idea Cost Me
When the idea comes to maintaining one, the idea would certainly have similar costs with its Japanese in addition to American rivals. Fuel consumption would certainly range through the decent for the 2WD to the worst among 4WD in addition to gasoline products. Recalls because of This particular vehicle involving the tightening torque of the mounting bolts of the upper suspension arm among GLS in addition to GLS SE products sold through September 2008 to February 2009 (issued in June 2010), weld condition of the front suspension lower arm for units sold between 2011 to 2012, weld condition of the front propeller shaft for 4WD products, in addition to the power driver’s seat switch for GLS SE in addition to GT-V products, with the last three recalls issued in August 2013. Problem points of This particular vehicle include the smoky nature (check out for black smoke when driven hard), EGR valve due to low quality fuel, in addition to the inhibitor switch of the automatic transmission products.