2004 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS 3.2L DiD


Reliable Desert 4x4


AC sensor failed (replaced for $100).

Rear cargo door no longer opens.

Passenger door window shim out of alignment.

General Comments:

I live in one of the remotest parts of Australia, and therefore I need a vehicle that is reliable, but can also handle desert track driving.

The Pajero hugs the tracks extremely well with its lower, wide profile (unlike the Toyota Troopies I use at work). The corrugations are brutal on most vehicles here, but the Pajero is still holding together pretty tight after 35,000km.

The interior cabin has ample head room for those drivers over 6ft, and the seats are very comfortable. I would buy another Pajero.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2011

26th Dec 2011, 03:50

I am the original reviewer of this car. After one year of ownership, this vehicle is no more. I got into a head on collision with a Toyota Landcruiser and survived with only a broken arm and leg. The airbags on the Pajero deployed and saved our lives. My 2 year old boy and wife walked away from this head on with only a few bruises. We are so grateful that the Pajero's crush zones and safety features were real, and not just a marketing gimmick.

Time to look for a new one.

10th Feb 2015, 09:35

I also recently just tried out in the 4WD scene. I'm used to fast and VIP cars, I bought a top of the range Pajero 2004 NP model, loved it... a bit high for my liking (used to lowered cars), but it handles great and it's quite reliable. I put 22" wheels on it and it still drives great. I don't do 4WDing, just city runs... but I'm 100% satisfied.