The two main problems that have gone wrong with the Ole Pajero are the timing belt and the clutch:
-The timing belt went a few years ago, which is due to no fault of the old Pajero, but the fellas at the truck centre put the wrong one in, or it was on backwards or something. # hours waiting for RACV at 9:30PM.
-This year the clutch went, specifically the thrust plate and another part. I took it to the local truck centre where I live, and as I'm a P Plater, he suspected I had been out doing burnouts. As it was my dads car he rang him up and specifically told him I had been out dropping the clutch. When I got home and dad quizzed me about it, I said to him, Dad that car is a tractor, why would I do that to it, its not made for that. He agreed and no the clutch is fine again.
My parents have owned this car since I was 3 or 4 and I've grown up with some great memories in it. Its now mine and I drive it to uni and work. It's a part of our family. When ever we have friends around that we haven't seen in a while, they always ask us how the Old Pajero is going. We tell them its as strong as ever.
As far as speed goes, I guess my parents are glad I'm driving this car on my P's- With a bit of weight in the back, say, three of my mates, she struggles to get over 100km/h, but if I'm on my own it gets up to 120-130km/h when I over take, which is pushing it and I don't like to do that.
Fuel consumption I think is OK- I get around 10L/100Km, up to 13-14L/100km around town and stuff.
The Old bangers not the spring chicken it used to be, but I love it, I love every fault on it, its my friend and we look after each other.