1987 Mitsubishi Pajero Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1987 Mitsubishi Pajero 2.5 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired288000 kilometres
Most recent distance312589 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323


This Pajero is still great overall 4x4 vehicle, even though the design is 20 years old


The power steering developed a small leak.

The engine was fully reconditioned at about 235,000 k's by the previous owner.

General Comments:

There is great driver visibility.

The vehicle performs very well in rugged off road conditions.

This Pajero has excellent pulling power and traction in low range, and is able to haul heavy trailer loads out of steep positions.

For a reasonably compact car, it has loads of usable space and great storage capacity.

The none-rack and pinion steering is a bit vague on the open road.

The overall gearing ratio means the engine is a bit busy at 100kph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2001

5th Mar 2004, 05:30

I have an ND Pajero, Its awesome. Its got 250 thousand km and drives very well. Pain in the neck to change fan belts. Great radiator, great off-road. Its not a power machine, but it does the job. Its very very good on fuel. I have noticed there is a bit of a leak in the power steering box. Other than that it is a very reliable car and I would recommend one to anyone.

1987 Mitsubishi Pajero turbo diesel 2.5

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired88500 kilometres
Most recent distance147000 kilometres
Previous carFord Laser


Good wagon and nice looking with wide wheels


Rust in the sill under the rear door.

Wiper motor stopped working.

Glow plugs failed.

General Comments:

Will hold on to the vehicle for a bit longer but it may cost a lot for repairs soon.

Will consider putting V6 3000 motor in when necessary.

Dont know how many km's vehicle will do before major work is needed.

Has 31.5x10.5 wheels on it.

Slow on the open road, maybe because it is automatic. 110km per hour is pushing it hard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2000

15th Jun 2001, 04:53

Have you tried changing your fuel filter.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews