Loose power steering hose within the first year. Just tightened up the clamp.
Tachometer would intermittently stop working. Got worse with age, but the fellow I sold the car to has fixed it now.
Air conditioner compressor needed to be replaced at about 120,000 km. Air conditioning was problematic ever since the replacement. Couldn't get it workig quite right till I sold it.
Alternator blew up at about 150,000 km.
Rear window defroster died sometime before the alternator blew up.
Changed shocks at 183,000 km.
Pressure plate & clutch needed to be replaced at 197,000 km.
Overhauled engine at 197,000 km as it had been consuming oil and did not like starting up on cold mornings.
Brake cylinders (rear) had to be replaced at 205,000 km.
Mine was an accidentally good experience with the Trooper. I was initially bummed that we had not gotten the flashier Mitsubishi Pajero in 1984 but as time passed, and the car just kept going like new, I was more and more impressed with it.
The Diesel makes barely adequate power and the car takes ages to accelerate - and its noisy. However its quite powerful in 4x4 mode and impressed me when a couple of Pajeros gave up and this thing made it through.
The ride has always been good. Needed to replace the shocks only once in its 200k plus tenure with us.
We had not intended to keep this car as long as we did, but it just kept on doing its job and never gave us a reason to sell it.
It got a bit moody toward the end though and required regular maintenance.
I am now in Dubai and am planning on buying another Trooper.