Any montero's out there

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Longtime mitsu owner, first time poster...

I started off with Montero's 25 years ago. In that time I've had 9, representing the first three generations. I've had pretty much every engine, including the diesels. 5 of my 9 were JDM imports.

I currently have three in my garage. My wife and I each have third gen diesels as DD's, and I also have a Pajero Evolution, number 581 of 2500… its a homologation truck, and is about the most fun you can have on a fire road!

We are considering selling my wife's daily to get a 100 series for pulling a slightly larger trailer than our current pop-up A-frame. Which of course is how I found myself here.

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I just picked up a 99 2nd gen montero cheap. I have been trying to find some resources for it, since the full size montero 2nd gen is pretty rare in the USA.

I previously had a 94 SR with the DOHC 3.5 V6 and loved it.
 
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In terms of searchable online, 4x4wire still has lots of archival data available. If you're on Facebook (groan) I'm helping admin a large group for Montero owners called "Mitsubishi monteros usa". Here's a link.
(Send me a pm if you want me to fast track your membership approval - if you're on Facebook. I kind of wish I wasn't... but... It's where the action is.)
 

MT-PTK

 
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Longtime mitsu owner, first time poster...

I started off with Montero's 25 years ago. In that time I've had 9, representing the first three generations. I've had pretty much every engine, including the diesels. 5 of my 9 were JDM imports.

I currently have three in my garage. My wife and I each have third gen diesels as DD's, and I also have a Pajero Evolution, number 581 of 2500… its a homologation truck, and is about the most fun you can have on a fire road!

We are considering selling my wife's daily to get a 100 series for pulling a slightly larger trailer than our current pop-up A-frame. Which of course is how I found myself here.

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Nice Evo!

I'm starting to look around again for another rig and I just moved to the Seattle area where I'm finding a ton of JDM vehicles around the place. I haven't narrowed it down yet but Montero/Pajero are on the short list. Did you have any issues with insuring the JDM vehicles? I've read conflicting reports that it's not an issue and that ist's a PITA. By the way, already on your FB page, good work!



Will
 
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Nice Evo!

I'm starting to look around again for another rig and I just moved to the Seattle area where I'm finding a ton of JDM vehicles around the place. I haven't narrowed it down yet but Montero/Pajero are on the short list. Did you have any issues with insuring the JDM vehicles? I've read conflicting reports that it's not an issue and that ist's a PITA. By the way, already on your FB page, good work!



Will
Thanks Will,
I'm in Canada so my experience with insurance may not be transferable. Up here in Alberta I can get basic coverage pretty easily, but beyond that it's difficult to get full coverage. Apparently there is one company who will cover JDM's but I haven't tried them yet. I have some friends in the US that have successfully gotten insired but it varies from state to state I'm sure.

I can check with some WA friends and see whom they've gone with if that's any help?

Cheers
Phil
 

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Thanks Will,
I'm in Canada so my experience with insurance may not be transferable. Up here in Alberta I can get basic coverage pretty easily, but beyond that it's difficult to get full coverage. Apparently there is one company who will cover JDM's but I haven't tried them yet. I have some friends in the US that have successfully gotten insired but it varies from state to state I'm sure.

I can check with some WA friends and see whom they've gone with if that's any help?

Cheers
Phil


That would be great, thank you!


Will
 
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So Will, I heard back from some friends in WA. State farm will cover it no issues. If you call ask for Jake Squires. He has a Delica himself so knows the ropes.

Also heard that Hagerty will also cover you...

Hope this helps.
Phil
 
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Just a follow up to my first post... We did sell my wife's gen3 diesel Pajero and got a JDM uzj100 with all the bells and whistles incl ride height adjust. 4.7 v8 is way thirstier than the 4m41 diesel but pulls the new trailer like its not there. In the rocky mountains, that's a good thing.
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