1989 Mitsubishi Pajero Superwagon 3.0 V6
A dependable, tough, long lasting, durable, comfortable workhorse
Heater hose led to cracked head, secondhand heads, and rings and bearings done. Due for another engine; now I have a low mileage Magna engine ready to put in, but not yet. It's still purring over with 0.5 litres of oil required every 1000km.
Gearbox syncros have never been any good, but it's still going on the original gearbox and diffs.
Suspension bushes have been done twice. Since I have done 100000km on gravel roads, that's good; lots of outback trips with the vehicle weighing 2.8 tonnes loaded.
Never been serviced by anyone but me, so very cheap. Never needed wheel bearings or discs, drums or rear brake shoes. Front pads done twice in 300000 km.
On LPG and petrol, the best it gets is 6.5km per litre at 110kph.
A great comfortable vehicle that may see me reach 1 million km, but not with great acceleration, but once at speed it handles and drives like no other.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th May, 2015
13th May 2015, 03:29
We had 2 of them and it was one of the most unreliable vehicles out of many we have owned. Continuously breaking down and the running costs (fuel) were very high. However it is comfortable, and when it drives - quite nice.
28th Jul 2017, 09:15
Just had my 89 Pajero serviced. Has 440000 on the clock. Have owned for 6 years. Never any problems with it. Most reliable 4WD I have owned to this date. Have done Cape York as well as other more remote tracks in her with no problems.