I bought a '94 Delica Space Gear 2.8l TDi Super Exceed in Queensland in December last year and am extremely happy. (You do need a mouthful to describe them with their full title tho) :)
These are a grey-import in Australia, but they are basically a Starwagon (released in Aus. as 2wd, petrol) body on Pajero running gear and motor.
Did a fair bit of research before and with 4 kids and an interest in 4WDriving... this is the one for us. Mainly because of low Klms, dual range 4WD, roomy 7+ seaters, diesel motor (4M40) should last for ever, and they seem to have been immaculately kept! The one I got delivered here to Melbourne looked like it had hardly been out of the garage, let alone off road! And it had 65,000klm on the clock. On top of that, I saved on stamp duty because Qld SD is half that of Vic SD, and then discovered a years Rego. down here in Vic is about $100 less than in QLD.
The only negatives I've heard have all related to the earlier - pre'94 models, which was a completely different design and 2.5l motor. Also the occasional expensive part that you can't replace with a Pajero or Starwagon part - but I guess the rest and the quality generally, and savings on the original purchase price, should make up for that.
To say nothing of 'cult' type following they're starting to attract - well they are something a bit different, and quite a head-turner.
Speaking of that, I set-up a quick MSN Group/community web-site the other night for Delica Owners in Australia - http://groups.msn.com/DelicaOwnersAustraliaInternetClub - it's very basic compared to sites like this, but I'm not trying to compete, just share some info. with other like-minded Delica owners, and maybe save the occasional dollar on locating parts and services for members. Have a look and join if interested - the more the merrier!