1991 Mitsubishi Pajero NR 3.0 litre V6 petrol

Summary:

Good overall car in all aspects for my purpose

Faults:

Replaced the transfer case due to a cracked housing that lost oil.

At the present I am rebuilding the engine because of overheating problems. I have cooked the motor; both head gaskets blown between the cylinders.

General Comments:

Love the 4x4 side of the car; it's very good on loose ground and not bad on snow covered tracks. Not real good though in mud; have bogged it down to the axles twice in 9 years.

Headlights are great and the suspension.

A great car for towing.

The seating is quite good for the age of car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2015

1991 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS 2.5 turbo diesel

Summary:

Good honest workhorse that will keep going on if you're sensible about it

Faults:

Power steering motor.

Front suspension bushes.

Clutch slave cylinder failed (but luckily in a car park).

These were all easily attributed to the high mileage of the car, and could reasonably be considered wear and tear. Overall the 4WD was a supremely reliable vehicle, and I toured the South Island of NZ extensively with it.

General Comments:

Great car, exceptional mileage for a 4WD. Would give me 800km to a tank full of diesel.

I bought it as a student and only sold it because I wouldn't have had spare cash for the cam belt change that was coming up.

It didn't have screaming performance, was a fair bit underpowered, and was loud at 100km/h with very little more puff to overtake. However, there are ways around that, and I planned any overtaking carefully (a price I'd happily pay for the economy on long trips). Oodles of torque though; I could point it up a hill/slope and select the right gear and just chug away to the top. Not the first there, but it felt like a brick wall in the way wouldn't slow it down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2015

1991 Mitsubishi Pajero GXL 3.0 litre

Summary:

Top, heavy truck to get the job down, if you can afford the running costs

Faults:

The gear box had problems selecting 3rd gear most times. The parts were expensive.

The rear seat fold down cables won't work.

The rear door was just heavy and swung out, and was not lift up like I wanted.

Poor weight distribution, like the roof was too heavy, made the truck top heavy and dangerous.

Drunk fuel like an empty drunk who'd been stuck out in the sticks for too long. The best recording was around the 15ltrs/100kms on the highway empty; loaded on a trip, I don't even want to remember, but about 450kms max to a full 100ltr tank, shocking.

General Comments:

Comfort was beautiful, air conditioning good, too big a room to cool down though, but there was plenty of seating room, comfortable.

Driving the old girl was like feeling invincible, you could tackle anything that wasn't going to put you on too much of an angle.

7 seater, but we only needed the 5; lucky cause there's not much room left in the back for all the gear you take camping etc. with 2 adults and 3 kids + even the dogs.

This is why I bought the Ford Courier for the tray; to just throw things in, wet or dry, including dogs.

Stracky was ere.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th January, 2010