1996 Mitsubishi Pajero Fieldmaster 2.8 turbo
Nothing has gone wrong with either pajero I have owned.
What can I say, having owned two Pajeros, these cars are built to last. Provided they are serviced regularly, these engines will go on forever.
I do a lot of motorway driving, and you never see a Pajero or Shogun broken down.
The paintwork, even on the Pajeros over twenty years old, is rust free.
I congratulate Mitsubishi Motors for making what I would say is the perfect car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th August, 2010
I agree with the durability of that engine, I own a 98 Sport and nothing major has gone wrong so far, however I am concerned about how the V6 Mitsubishi engine burns oil. I have observed this in all such engines. This drastically lowers its resale value, and talked to a dealer who pretended he has never noticed it, and wanted to charge me all sorts of fees to investigate the issue. They should have had a recall. This is my last Mitsubishi truck or car for that matter. The paint still looks new and the reliability is good, but burns through too much oil, and quite honestly I am fed up with it.
I have had a 1996 Pajero 2.8 TC SWB White intercooler for the last 9 years, and to be perfectly honest, it is the best car I have ever owned. Have just had it completely serviced, and I have Tcut and mopped the paintwork; the car looks and performs brilliantly. Has 85,000 miles on the clock and drives like a train. Can't think of anything to say against it; perhaps the interior is a little dated, but this can be rectified, and what would you expect, the car's 18 years old LOL. No rust and never been garaged. I think the SWB are the better ones; the 4 doors look bulky and a bit on the heavy side. Hope this helps.
P.S. Will never sell it, it's my pride and joy. Will drive it till it's unrepairable or I pack up LOL. :-)