1990 Mitsubishi Pajero Reviews

1990 Mitsubishi Pajero 2.5 turbo diesel intercooler from Portugal

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel intercooler Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance253000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz W124

Summary:

Very good offroader

Faults:

Blown head gasket due to bad shape radiator (my fault).

Sunroof leaks.

Electric problems in power windows, sometimes they don't close.

Electric problem in the ignition system.

Strange noise coming from the engine when I start the engine (sounds like electric sparks coming from the glow plugs).

Passenger seat broke while traveling on a bumpy road.

General Comments:

I had previously owned a W124 200 diesel Mercedes-Benz, that I replaced with this nice looking boxy offroader, because it had several problems with transmission, oil and water consumption (amongst other things).

Always liked Mitsubishi 4x4's, my family owns almost all Mitsubishi offroaders, and they are very reliable. I bought this car with a very bad shape radiator, and drove it around without replacing it, resulting in overall engine repair. Has a lot of engine power and it can go anywhere! (even with worn tyres)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2011

1990 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed 2.5 turbo diesel from Chile

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Great box for independence and family, thinking like a single

Faults:

The radio is a cassette one, but have a cd input.

Completely dirty, outside and inside.

The tachometer needle doesn't function. If I start to break the indicators, its going to function, but its not the best manner to have the tachometer going wright.

I shift the direction system to the left. Its cost me 500 dollars. All great besides the tachometer.

General Comments:

It is a beauty.

I love the engine and its mileage.

It has a lot of space. It is quickly, thinking it's a turbo diesel.

Very practical interior.

Full of space.

It is very high, the tires are good, I think new. It have a spare tire brand new.

Sometimes people said to me that the inter-cooler is very expensive to repair, but it is a kind of "Dakar thing to go on on weekends".

Seats have height-regulators.

Great sound outside the cabin. Inside is a sextraveller.

I was looking for a big 4x4, and suddenly found this beautiful box.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2005

1990 Mitsubishi Pajero EXE turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance202000 kilometres

Summary:

The side panel reads turbo wagon, it should rightly be changed to SUPER WAGON

Faults:

The car was caught in a flood during heavy rains in Feburary of 2000. The previous owner rust-proofed and made it roadworthy, leaving out creature comforts. No Air-Con, No Factory - Radio.

The Clutch simply just went. Which was believed to be a product of the flooding.

Fuel Gauge becomes biased at times, primarily when below a quarter.

General Comments:

As far as reliability, comfort, performance and economy are concerned this car is an absolute stunner.

At most it costs $60 dollars for an entire tank of diesel, if driven economically half a tank will yield 370+ kms.

The rear end is leaf-sprung while the front is independant. A little different to my fathers range rover. Basically he can get to places I can't when 4WD on our hunting trips. Albiet insanely rocky terrain that any sane person wouldn't dare venture over.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2003

8th Mar 2010, 03:26

We bought a 1990 NG 2.5 turbo diesel exe wagon in April 2009. The only things I have had to do is replace the alternator belt and the rear tires.

This is by far the best vehicle we have ever owned.

13th May 2012, 23:09

I have driven one of these for the past 20 years. It has never let me down. It looks bad, but drives great. I will fly next week to Townsville, North Queensland Australia, and pick up the old beast and drive it to Melbourne. I am not worried about the vehicle getting me there. Then it will be up into the snow. This thing will go anywhere with relative ease. Top car.

1990 Mitsubishi Pajero NG 2.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.6 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired322337 kilometres
Most recent distance377440 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Verada

Summary:

Great family off road car

Faults:

When we first bought the Pajero, we were pleased with it; our previous car being a L300 four wheel drive, the Pajero felt like a dream to drive.

The starter motor stopped working after a few months, the catalytic converter blocked, we also bought a sports exhaust, because the standard muffler used to hang down, which is standard on all Pajero's.

After a year, we had to get the carby reconditioned because the secondary failed to open, the car just did not have any guts.

Shortly after getting the carby done, the head decided to give in.

General Comments:

This car can't pull cream off a rice pudding. I think it is caused by the catalytic converter.

Inside the Pajero is a bit small; they could have given them more room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2002

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 4 reviews