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1995 Mitsubishi Montero: The Underrated Old School SUV with Surprising Quirks

1995 Mitsubishi Montero: The Underrated Old School SUV with Surprising Quirks
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The 1995 Mitsubishi Montero, a cool old school SUV that may not have the same level of popularity as the Land Cruiser or Defender, but it's still a capable and durable machine. Now, this Montero is currently up for auction on Cars and Bids, and let me tell you, it's a gem. With its four-wheel drive V6 engine and minimal modifications, this Montero is ready to take on any adventure that comes its way.

Now, let's talk about the Montero's history. It first hit the scene back in 1981, a response to the growing demand for four-wheel drive vehicles. It was sold under different names all over the world, from the Mitsubishi Pajero to the Shogun. But here in North America, we got the second-generation Montero in 1992, and boy, was it a sight to behold. With its redesigned look and two engine options, this Montero was ready to take on the competition.

Now, let's dive into the quirks and features of this old school beauty. First off, the exterior. It's a far cry from the sleek and stylish SUVs we see on the road today. This Montero is all about that rugged, tough look. With its flat slab sides and steel wheels, it's clear that this SUV means business. And let's not forget about the full-size spare tire mounted on the rear and the prominent tow hitch. This Montero is ready to tackle any off-road challenge that comes its way.

Moving on to the interior, it's all about functionality. Sure, it may not be the most beautiful or luxurious, but it gets the job done. The center control stack is straightforward, with buttons and switches arranged in a simple manner. The gear lever and four-wheel drive lever may not be as fancy as the electronic ones we see in modern cars, but they do the job just fine. And let's not forget about the gauges above the control stack, displaying compass heading, temperature, and drive wheel usage. It's like having your own little command center right in front of you.

In the back seat, you'll find more of that functional simplicity. Power windows and a laughably small center armrest are there for your convenience. But wait, there's more! Pull down a little cushioned panel next to the seat, and voila, you've got a cup holder and an extra armrest. It's the little things that make a difference, right?

Finally, let's talk about the cargo area. Surprise, surprise, this Montero comes with third-row seating. Now, that may not be a big deal these days, but back in the day, it was something special. The third row folds up against the windows, creating a flat cargo area. Sure, it may block your visibility, but who needs to see when you've got all that space for your gear? And let's not forget about the hidden storage holes for the headrests and the built-in flashlight in the cargo area. This Montero is all about practicality and convenience.

In conclusion, the 1995 Mitsubishi Montero may not be the most popular SUV out there, but it's a true gem for those who appreciate its old school charm. With its rugged exterior, functional interior, and surprising quirks and features, this Montero is ready to take on any adventure you throw at it. So, if you're in the market for a capable and durable SUV, look no further than this Montero up for auction on Cars and Bids. It's a piece of automotive history that's ready to create new memories.

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  • Montero/Pajero is a popular off-roader in various countries
  • Some users share personal stories and memories of owning Monteros
  • Mention of the Montero's off-road capabilities and reliability
  • Discussion of features like the inclinometer gauge and adjustable shock absorbers
  • Comparison to other SUVs like the Land Cruiser and RAV4
  • Mention of the Montero's discontinuation in 2021
  • Appreciation for the Montero's design and durability
  • Reference to the Montero's popularity in Puerto Rico and Australia
  • Comments about the Montero's reputation for being reliable or unreliable
  • Miscellaneous comments about sunroofs, cup holders, and other features
1995 Mitsubishi Montero: The Underrated Old School SUV with Surprising Quirks
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1995 Mitsubishi Montero: The Underrated Old School SUV with Surprising Quirks
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1995 Mitsubishi Montero: The Underrated Old School SUV with Surprising Quirks
Image copyright Youtube
1995 Mitsubishi Montero: The Underrated Old School SUV with Surprising Quirks
Image copyright Youtube