1987 Mitsubishi Pajero Reviews

1987 Mitsubishi Pajero Estate Van 2.5 NA diesel from Philippines

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.5 NA diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired214000 miles
Most recent distance220000 miles

Summary:

It's practical and has great value

Faults:

Handbrake cable replaced.

Rebuilt radiator twice.

Chassis got cracked.

Starter motor bearings replaced.

General wiring problems.

General Comments:

It's a great car. It's relatively economical. I think I can get 8-12km/liter.

It can pull trailers (though since it isn't turbocharged, it has a difficulty climbing hills at full loads). 4x4 system is rugged; it has never gone wrong or stuck at the farm.

It's reasonably comfortable thanks to independent front suspension. However the rear wheels are still leaf springs, so it's not as comfortable as new cars.

The cabin is very spacious.

The engine is tough and parts are cheap. It can handle veggie oil and dirty fuel without problem or modification.

It looks pretty, so everyone gets a smile on their face whenever they see it.

Issues:

The car is VERY slow. The fastest I ever took it was 110kph. The engine is underpowered.

The body has become loose over time and so it rattles when one hits bumps. Brakes are small and weak. It's no racing car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th July, 2012

1987 Mitsubishi Pajero 2.5 4D56 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5 4D56 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles

Summary:

Does what it says on the tin

Faults:

Air conditioning didn't work, needed nasty freon-type stuff to refill, so disconnected and all associated plumbing removed. Where I live, a heater is far more important :-)

General Comments:

Bought for offroad/workhorse use, rough as a bag of nails, but that's OK. Perfect for what I used it for. I used to do trials riding, the venues for this were farms/quarries/plantations etc. Sometimes, I've needed 4WD/low range just to get to the car park.

Had the power takeoff on the gearbox for winch, but not fitted, couldn't find one in a scrapyard.

Stuck on a set of Colway AT tyres, 265/75x15 IIRC, OK for road use.

Despite hard use, offroad/green laning, never missed a beat, nothing broke or fell off. (A friend of mine has a Freelander TD4, never goes offroad, always having problems with it, go figure)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2010

1987 Mitsubishi Pajero Turbo Wagon LWB 2.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired13500 kilometres
Most recent distance15500 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz 190

Summary:

Good reliable, multi purpose vehicle

Faults:

Wind screen and rear doors both leak, although it looks like they are original, so have not done bad.

Some interior parts are not a strong as they would be on a modern 4x4, but again the car is 22 years old.

There was some wheel arch rust which needed work.

General Comments:

The car is a strong and reliable go any where vehicle. There is plenty of room for 7, and the seats are all easy to adjust, and there is enough legroom for a large male in the rear occasional seats, and they are very easy to put up.

There is body roll on corners, and although the engine has amazing torque, it is a little slow unless you really work it. Best to sit back, take it steady and enjoy the economy. I have regularly been getting 35 mpg, which I feel is very good, and on a run it has been as high as 45 mpg.

Driving position is excellent and gives a good all round view. The height of the vehicle gives you the advantage of seeing over most cars in front, which increases your response time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2009

1987 Mitsubishi Pajero Basic 2.5 turbo diesel from Philippines

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Robust!

Faults:

The bearings of the differential got stocked up during the morning.

General Comments:

This SUV is very reliable when maintained well, it's almost invincible and can be used almost on all terrain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2006

1987 Mitsubishi Pajero Short Wheel Base 2.5 turbo diesel from Finland

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired320000 kilometres
Most recent distance346000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet C1500

Summary:

Reasonable 4WD for little money

Faults:

When I bought it the rear (leaf) springs were slack. Replacing them was expencive, but was worth it.

Changing the timing- and balance shaft belts was a lot of work.

The gearbox main bearings wore out. Repair would have been very expensive, not worth it. If thinking of buying one, be sure the gearbox is OK.

General Comments:

Cheap 4WD that's well worth it's price, specially if the gearbox lasts.

Rides better on the road than most 4WDs of it's age, because of independent front suspension. Comfortable enough to be a daily drive.

Not a great off road car, but the front suspension can easily be made more flexible by disconnecting the front sway bar.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th January, 2005

1987 Mitsubishi Pajero 2.5 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired288000 kilometres
Most recent distance312589 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

This Pajero is still great overall 4x4 vehicle, even though the design is 20 years old

Faults:

The power steering developed a small leak.

The engine was fully reconditioned at about 235,000 k's by the previous owner.

General Comments:

There is great driver visibility.

The vehicle performs very well in rugged off road conditions.

This Pajero has excellent pulling power and traction in low range, and is able to haul heavy trailer loads out of steep positions.

For a reasonably compact car, it has loads of usable space and great storage capacity.

The none-rack and pinion steering is a bit vague on the open road.

The overall gearing ratio means the engine is a bit busy at 100kph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2001

5th Mar 2004, 05:30

I have an ND Pajero, Its awesome. Its got 250 thousand km and drives very well. Pain in the neck to change fan belts. Great radiator, great off-road. Its not a power machine, but it does the job. Its very very good on fuel. I have noticed there is a bit of a leak in the power steering box. Other than that it is a very reliable car and I would recommend one to anyone.

1987 Mitsubishi Pajero turbo diesel 2.5 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired88500 kilometres
Most recent distance147000 kilometres
Previous carFord Laser

Summary:

Good wagon and nice looking with wide wheels

Faults:

Rust in the sill under the rear door.

Wiper motor stopped working.

Glow plugs failed.

General Comments:

Will hold on to the vehicle for a bit longer but it may cost a lot for repairs soon.

Will consider putting V6 3000 motor in when necessary.

Dont know how many km's vehicle will do before major work is needed.

Has 31.5x10.5 wheels on it.

Slow on the open road, maybe because it is automatic. 110km per hour is pushing it hard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2000

15th Jun 2001, 04:53

Have you tried changing your fuel filter.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 7 reviews