Project Cars: Jaguar and Montero updates because why not

tony montero and the jag

I’m a bit overdue on an update on these two. Let’s fix that, and also break the oddly Ford-heavy news cycle at the moment. The Jag My 1986 Jaguar XJ6 is running …well, ish. The engine makes decent power and it’s a great highway cruiser of a machine. Oddly though, the other night I was […]

Last Call: Where can this Montero shuttle take you?

Pajero Shuttle Van

I love seeing all the different versions of the Montero/Pajero that have been built. My personal favorite is always going to be the Pajero Evo. I have a soft spot for the Pajero Camel Special too, of course. But this Pajero Shuttle Van? Amazing! Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to […]

It’s time for a Montero update

It’s been far too long since I’ve done a full update on my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero. Or has it? I don’t know, time doesn’t work correctly anymore. Regardless, we’re doing one today and this is it. Also, in the video, you’ll find a surprise sighting of an upcoming electric truck that happened to be driving […]

Tony Montero: The new steering wheel is in and looks great

ItalVolanti Steering wheel in a Mitsubishi Montero

My ItalVolanti steering wheel is in! I needed to source a hub and I found on from a UK seller on eBay. The hub arrived with mounting screws included and it was short, easy work to get this new tiller tucked into place. And I have to say, the results are excellent. The color works […]

Impulse Buy: An Italvolanti steering wheel for my Montero?

italvolanti steering wheel in a montero

I know nothing about this company. But scanning around the Internet leads me to find many photos of Italvolanti steering wheels stuffed in Volkswagen GTIs, 90’s-era BMW products, Benzes, and yes, Mitsubishis. So I wanted to find out more but that’s when I found one in excellent shape for sale. There’s nothing wrong with the […]

Into the cold: Car Camping with a 1991 Mitsubishi Montero

Mitsubishi Montero on an off-road trail

What’s cold for me is certainly not going to be what’s cold for all of you. I used to understand cold. Growing up for a portion of my life just outside Boston, the winters were gray, dark, devoid of that beautiful live sprouting from all the trees, and fucking cold. Now though, I live in Southern […]

Mitsubishi Montero: Idler arms can make for dull steering

I’m not expecting my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero to handle like an Evo. But recently, I’ve noticed the on-center steering has felt more dull than usual. In fact, the center dead zone feels to have expanded. My Montero driving experience as of late is more akin to piloting something from the maritime world than an on-road […]

Mitsubishi Montero: Headlight Swap

Here’s a quick and easy upgrade to my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero. I felt the Sylvania beams were a bit lacking at night. So I ordered a set of KC headlights and popped them in. Having a vehicle with 7″-round sealed beams makes this sort of upgrade an easy affair. It’s three fasteners to get the […]

So I jumped my Montero

mitsubishi montero off-road jump

I’ve been itching to test my recently installed suspension. My Montero has Fox 2.0 shocks at all four corners. And I want to, in the words of the kids, send it. There aren’t a lot of places open in California at the moment. All of the trail systems are shut down. So I can’t go […]

Go back in time with a MotorWeek review of the new 1989 Mitsubishi Montero

I know how my Mitsubishi Montero drives today. It’s a vehicle with probably 300,000 miles on its chassis, a rebuilt engine, and plenty of creaks and groans. What was it like when it was brand new though? I don’t have to wonder because MotorWeek can answer my question. This is a review of the then-new […]