There are many reviews of the Mitsubishi Montero Sport. It’s pretty much a staple in its segment. It boasts an imposing stance and a drive that is noteworthy to most reviewers. While expert opinions give a lot of as to how the car drives, what about the people that actually bought it?
What about the owners that drive their cars day-in and day-out? Well, in this article, we’ll go into details as to how the Montero Sport fares in the eyes of its most scrutinizing clients, the owners themselves. Here are just some of the more notable entries in our ‘Owner Reviews’ section of the Mitsubishi Montero Sport.
According to the owners, the Montero scores a 4.5 out of 5 stars. Not a bad score and quite a bit higher compared to our 4.2 out of 5 rating for the GT 4x2 variant.
“Driving experience has been very comfortable and safe”
An anonymous buyer posted this review on the site, and he was impressed by the Montero’s reputation and actual driving characteristics. It’s common for manufacturers to bundle a ton of safety kit in the top-spec model. He, in particular, bought the 4x4 GT variant which comes loaded with adaptive cruise, and many more.
Driving experience has been very comfortable and safe because of the jampacked features of my 4x4 gt 2020 montero. It became more interesting after learning that it can be driven with adaptive cruise control. Parking is less difficult with the 360degree camera. Can't think of anything that can be added to the existing features except for the TPMS.
Often, we’d pick the top-of-the-line trim as the best variant in the lineup. You get everything that you need and more, plus you know that it is the best model that it can be. Though, don’t let that deter you from considering the other options in the variant lineup, as our next owner raves.
“As my first car purchase, it made me like driving again”
Timothy John Paulino bought a base GLX trim of the Montero Sport. He even got it in a manual transmission. Driving was a chore for him at first, having to drive his father’s Toyota Revo day-in and day-out. Now, he enjoys the riding comfort and the power of the vehicle. It certainly helped that he himself was enamored by the look of the midsize SUV.
As my first car purchase, it made me like driving again. (hated driving because of traffic used to drive my dad's Revo) Riding Comfort, driving experience [especially] when it gives you the power that you want and obviously the killer looks are its best features.
Coming from an older car and going into a newer car is like getting a brand new phone. Everything is faster than before and fresh. It’s a clean slate, and a new car is always ready to accept new memories. Heck, we’re surprised that he even got a manual transmission, which is something bizarre for us city folk in Metro Manila. Still, there is nothing like rowing through the gears yourself and feeling every bit of driving pleasure.
“This Montero model has significantly [improved] a lot compared to my 2015 model”
Renz Quinto reviewed his Montero, citing that it was a significant improvement over the last generation. Mitsubishi went to town with the interior and the mechanicals of its midsize SUV, so much so that it garnered the attention and endorsement of many regardless of any circumstances. Renz purchased the 4x2 GT variant of the SUV, which comes loaded with top-tier features like a head unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an all-digital gauge cluster that’s a joy to glance at.
This Montero model has significantly [improved] a lot compared to my 2015 model. Unfortunately [it] did have some factory defects that need to be immediately addressed: touchscreen monitor [nonresponsive] and exhaust already very corroded/rusted with only one month use. I was [informed] this is common and [was] advised to have undercoating. I said, what?! Does Mitsubishi not do preliminary rust proofing of exposed parts? Bad info.
Sadly, it was not without fault. Unfortunately, there was a factory defect that slipped through the cracks. Given that Mitsubishi sells a lot of cars, it’s not impossible that some faulty systems slip through the Japanese brand’s quality control. Still, an improvement is an improvement, but customer service is paramount to a great experience. Truth be told, quite a few exhaust systems get a layer of corrosion on top since it is exposed to heat and the elements. While common on many cars, it’s something that could be alarming especially if the owner has developed a love for the car that he just purchased.
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