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The Monterosport should NOT even be here in this comparo!The powerplant in that thing is just a PRETENDER - lumang makina (1990's pa) na sinalpakan lang ng VGT na INIWAGAYWAY na ng Mitsubushi sa madlang people na animo'y kala mo sila nag-imbento ng Variable Geometry Turbocharger bwahehe.... Abah, abah, ang dami naman naniwalang Juan dela Cruz hehe....
@dtkiko: im not really into off-roading. just want to know others opinion with those car. my father actually gave me a ford explorer 2.0, since im only a student even with the eco boost, it still hurts my allowance. I plan on selling it when i saw the new hyundai santa fe, but i was having second thought when i saw this upcoming chevy trailblazer.
Yup sir Maranello, boy it does meet regulatory requirements, I can see that very well ---- Kaya nga mausok eh hehehehe....That old 4D56, regardless of it mated with a common-rail and an EGR, would still need a diesel particulate filter (soot filter) at the tail-end just so to comply really well.... The suggestion of not to pummel the accelator pedal just so you don't see the USOK is just a cosmetic.... At lalong hihina pa yan once a DPF is fitted (lalo na pag puno na ito ng soot) kaya nga hindi nilalagyan yan ng ganyan yan for the Philippine-issue Monterosport....Mataas na ang PhP800,000 para sa Monterosport.... Hehe
Does it pass emissions? Yes? Do all of them smoke? No? The MS only suffers from smoke belching due to diesel contamination of the EGR. Which is not something limited to Mitsubishi alone, as Nissan and Hyundai also suffer from it. I've driven several, and only one smoked, but after an "italian tune-up", the smoke went away.However much you dislike it, and despite its flaws (small interior, slow steering), the MS is still the best seven seat ladder frame in its class. It was the best back when it had the weakest engines (the old 135 hp 4D56T and the disappointingly slow-to-rev 3.2 DiD), and even if the Fortuner catches up with the Monty in on paper specs now, the Monty is still the more complete package.
Quote from: dtkiko on October 01, 2012, 01:00:56 AMThe Monterosport should NOT even be here in this comparo!The powerplant in that thing is just a PRETENDER - lumang makina (1990's pa) na sinalpakan lang ng VGT na INIWAGAYWAY na ng Mitsubushi sa madlang people na animo'y kala mo sila nag-imbento ng Variable Geometry Turbocharger bwahehe.... Abah, abah, ang dami naman naniwalang Juan dela Cruz hehe....I think you're right,my brother-in-law's monty is smoke belch car and ang ingay pa ng makina nya unlike sa fortuner na quiet lang.
Still, it can't be farther from the truth sir idol Niky hehe....
And whether it be an SUV or a CUV, or however you wanna put it, still the Santa Fe will stomp the Monterosport in handling and engine, package-wise, kahit pa may nakasulat na "GT-V" sa Monty at walang nakasulat na e-VGT sa Santa Fe haha!
That's your opinion. That's all either of us really have, an opinion. Because there's no objective metric for "best" SUV.But I think two straight class wins in the Philippine Car of the Year for the Montero Sport points towards my opinion being more in line with the majority. PCOTY is voted upon by over twenty motoring journalists based on back-to-back driving testing. This is then combined with performance testing which rates vehicles' power, braking and emergency handling. Unlike some awards, this isn't a popularity contest.
The Santa Fe is, indeed, superior in every way. But it's not an SUV, it's a crossover.And yes, we have a Santa Fe.
Truthfully, the Santa Fe is superior in every metic to the Montero Sport except for off-roadability. The Montero Sport's fantastic sales are partially due to brand and model perception, as well as price. Not to say it's a bad car... As I said, it's currently the best of the rather crude crop of ladder frame SUVs in the price range. But for most buyers, the Santa Fe will do what they need.
If they want a seven-seat ladder frame, there are very few choices. For these people, a Santa Fe doesn't work, because they want something more rugged.
Amongst the current crop of seven-seat ladders, so far, the Montero Sport is ARGUABLY the most comfortable.
Whatever the engine specs. (And the engine is impressive, despite the not-inconsiderable turbo lag).
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