Since I've owned this Pajero IO TR (Turbo Intercooler), the valve lifter hydraulic was knocking, but it's now disappeared after I put in some additive that's used by most Mitzi owners.
The other problem was the engine has a clicking noise when the car goes up hill. I brought it to my friend to check with computerized equipment, and it shows nothing going wrong with the engine. Finally I changed the spark plug with the Iridium type; the clicking noise almost disappeared, but still exists when the car goes uphill.
This SUV type car is absolutely not as comfortable as a sedan, but compared to its class competitors, the Pajero IO is a real 4WD SUV in its class, with its Super Select 4WD gear.
The turbo intercooler engine gives a big boost, and very powerful and excellent acceleration.
Rear seat cabin has less room compared to a RAV or CRV.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th October, 2007