Mitsubishi Montero & Montero Sport This sport utility vehicle offers more size than the other Mitsubishi SUVs, but manages to keep a sporty look and comfortable feel, unlike many larger SUVs.

Purchasing Sport

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Old 02-02-2010, 10:16 PM
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I considering buy a 02 Sport XLS with 135K miles on it for $5K. Is that a good deal and will there be any major problems coming soon.
 
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:26 AM
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Is it a 4wd (4x4)? Does it have the 3.0l or the 3.5l? Ask when the timing belt and water pump was done last, and any other items (like spark plugs). When I got mine, I did a full lube on it, changed all the fluids, checked the brake pads/shoes, changed the belts, new air and fuel filters ect. What condition is it in?
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:51 AM
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Its a 4x4 3.5L. The exterior is in good shape and the interior is nice. Im going to do a test drive maybe Friday. I am planing to do the same by changing the fluids and belts etc. So when does the timing belt and water pump tend to give out?
 
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:12 AM
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Some say 100k miles for the timing belt (OEM), others 60k. I'll check my owner's manual to see if I have the number, but ask when it was done last, as it is very important. I bought my sport not knowing and I will be changing my timing belt and water pump this month (water pump is a good idea since it is buried in the engine). It keeps your engine from becoming a boat anchor if the belt breaks. Take some pics of it too, I think you will like it allot, and I envy you, I wanted a 4wd!!!!
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:57 PM
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Ill let you know what comes of my purchase.
 
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