Anyone who is trying to convince you of limited parts availability for the Montero is dead wrong. I can always get the parts i want the same day. Montero parts are also fairly cheap when compared to other manufacturers. I am actually glad I own a Montero because it's so easy to get parts. I can not even say this about my 2009 VW Jetta. It seems like I always have to wait 3-4 days for parts for my new Jetta. Go figure.
Originally Posted by Allof75
I also would not be concerned about the timing belt. You only have to replace it every 80K miles. Usually it is recommended that you replace the waterpump at the same time so I would plan on $700-1000. But that's not as bad as having to rebuild the front axle on an FJ80 every few years.
1985 Mitsubishi Pickup, 2.3 H.O. Turbo Diesel, Watercooled Turbo, ported and polished 4D56 Head with Roller Rockers, Custom '83 Injection pump, JK Rubicon axles w/elockers and disc brakes, 14" Fox Coilovers, Centerforce II, 5.0 Atlas II, ARB Bull Bar, 33x12.50x17 General Grabber Competition tires
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