1986 Mitsubishi Pajero Review

1986 Mitsubishi Pajero exe 2.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance240000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Magna


An old 4x4 that will go &go


Changed the engine which was blowing smoke badly.

Rust repaired drivers door.

General Comments:

Good for towing a trailer. The kids love the spring seats that are very good on long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2003

3rd Aug 2004, 19:55

That's nothing, in 1986 I purchased a LWB diesel in the same week as my friend purchased a Toyota petrol engined utility. We both are still using them, mine having now done 400,000 Km and his 500,000 Km.

Mine has had a cylinder head replacement because I cracked the original by pouring cold water into the radiator after losing the water from a faulty hose, I have also replaced the gearbox about 3 times, but I tow a very heavy boat with it. My friend's Toyota, however has had only a new head-gasket in that time, but I must say that the end of the road is in sight with rust almost completely taking over the bodywork.

7th Nov 2009, 17:35

I owned a 1986 SWB 2.5 diesel A/T Pajero. It runs very good. I used my Pajero for the office and farm work. It pulls 30 sacks of rice in a trailer and still keeps going. It's a proven 4x4.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review