How do we feel about the third gen Montero? At first, I wasn’t a fan of the styling, but the longer I look, the more I like it. I’d declad it, probably, though.

I keep missing, or finding something very wrong, with every gen 2 and gen 2.5 Montero I find. Third gens seem to be hanging out there longer, and more plentiful in unrotted condition. My research has led me to see that they have four wheel independent steering, a unibody construction, and can fit 33's pretty easily. Not much lift available, 1-2", but I’m not planning on crawling rocks, just going over rough terrain. Do they have the same 4WD system as the earlier ones? I know lockers aren’t factory, but they are available. The 2006 has the 3.8l motor, but they also have drive-by-wire throttle which some people don’t like...

Thoughts?