Mitsubishi Pajero Review from Finland

1987 Mitsubishi Pajero Short Wheel Base 2.5 turbo diesel

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired320000 kilometres
Most recent distance346000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet C1500

Summary:

Reasonable 4WD for little money

Faults:

When I bought it the rear (leaf) springs were slack. Replacing them was expencive, but was worth it.

Changing the timing- and balance shaft belts was a lot of work.

The gearbox main bearings wore out. Repair would have been very expensive, not worth it. If thinking of buying one, be sure the gearbox is OK.

General Comments:

Cheap 4WD that's well worth it's price, specially if the gearbox lasts.

Rides better on the road than most 4WDs of it's age, because of independent front suspension. Comfortable enough to be a daily drive.

Not a great off road car, but the front suspension can easily be made more flexible by disconnecting the front sway bar.

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

Review Date: 8th January, 2005

Average review marks: 5.3 / 10, based on 1 review