Mitsubishi Pajero Review from Portugal

1990 Mitsubishi Pajero 2.5 turbo diesel intercooler

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel intercooler Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance253000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz W124

Summary:

Very good offroader

Faults:

Blown head gasket due to bad shape radiator (my fault).

Sunroof leaks.

Electric problems in power windows, sometimes they don't close.

Electric problem in the ignition system.

Strange noise coming from the engine when I start the engine (sounds like electric sparks coming from the glow plugs).

Passenger seat broke while traveling on a bumpy road.

General Comments:

I had previously owned a W124 200 diesel Mercedes-Benz, that I replaced with this nice looking boxy offroader, because it had several problems with transmission, oil and water consumption (amongst other things).

Always liked Mitsubishi 4x4's, my family owns almost all Mitsubishi offroaders, and they are very reliable. I bought this car with a very bad shape radiator, and drove it around without replacing it, resulting in overall engine repair. Has a lot of engine power and it can go anywhere! (even with worn tyres)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2011

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 1 review