1991 Mitsubishi Pajero Review from Australia and New Zealand

1991 Mitsubishi Pajero GXL 3.0 litre

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 litre Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance303000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore


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


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

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review