5k: This Is How You Do It: 1988 Mitsubishi Montero 5-spd 4X4

There are many horrible, hideous and poorly built cars littering the millions of daily craigslist postings and with any luck one of them could be yours.  Unfortunately, before you plunk down your hard earned cash for some maintenance-prone soon to be headache, you need to slog through miles of punctuation hatin’ ALL-CAPS using scammers who would sooner drain your checking account than list a stinkin car for a fair price.  So today, we’ve got a treat for you.  It is a superbly written and well conceived ad written about what is probably a horrible car, but regardless, we grow to like the seller by the end of his thorough, articulate and grammatically correct ad.  Find this 1988 Mitsubishi Montero 5-spd for sale in Albany, CA for $3560 via craigslist.  Tip from the maestro of Milpitas…El Kaibeezadore. 

The Mitsubishi Pajeros was a world car built in Japan for all markets and badged as the Mitsubishi Montero and Dodge Raider for the US Market but the coolest name was the saved for the UK where it was called the Mitsubishi Shogun.  This Montero is the short wheelbase version that combined 4X4 capabilities with passenger car amenities in a small package that is slightly more rugged than the scores of car-based compact SUVs available today, but roughly same idea. 

This Montero is powered by a 2.6 liter inline-4 that puts out 109 horsepower and 142 ft-lbs of torque -very truck-like in its presentation and power delivery.  Some recently adjustments from the seller, who claims to be a Montero/Raider specialists, should have this thing running as good as new…for what it’s worth…

The interior is in great shape for a 25 year old light SUV and with the noted exception of random wires dangling from the dash.  Still the seats, dash and everything else looks super clean.

This looks to be a lot of classic Mitsubishi steel for a steal.  See a better example? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com