1991 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS 3.0 V6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Love it to bits..!


Head gasket failure + top hose leak.

Engine oil leaks.

Transmission fluid leaks.

General Comments:

Good car with the chassis and running gear from the previous gen Pajero.

Good looker, but the heavy body slows the car, and it's thirsty, causing frequent expensive stops at petrol stations.

Large turning circle.

Very reassuring and powerful 4 disc brakes.

Got me laughed at in the city, for looking like 'country folk' :-)

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

Review Date: 7th June, 2019

1991 Mitsubishi Pajero NR 3.0 litre V6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Good overall car in all aspects for my purpose


Replaced the transfer case due to a cracked housing that lost oil.

At the present I am rebuilding the engine because of overheating problems. I have cooked the motor; both head gaskets blown between the cylinders.

General Comments:

Love the 4x4 side of the car; it's very good on loose ground and not bad on snow covered tracks. Not real good though in mud; have bogged it down to the axles twice in 9 years.

Headlights are great and the suspension.

A great car for towing.

The seating is quite good for the age of car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2015

1991 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS 2.5 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand


Good honest workhorse that will keep going on if you're sensible about it


Power steering motor.

Front suspension bushes.

Clutch slave cylinder failed (but luckily in a car park).

These were all easily attributed to the high mileage of the car, and could reasonably be considered wear and tear. Overall the 4WD was a supremely reliable vehicle, and I toured the South Island of NZ extensively with it.

General Comments:

Great car, exceptional mileage for a 4WD. Would give me 800km to a tank full of diesel.

I bought it as a student and only sold it because I wouldn't have had spare cash for the cam belt change that was coming up.

It didn't have screaming performance, was a fair bit underpowered, and was loud at 100km/h with very little more puff to overtake. However, there are ways around that, and I planned any overtaking carefully (a price I'd happily pay for the economy on long trips). Oodles of torque though; I could point it up a hill/slope and select the right gear and just chug away to the top. Not the first there, but it felt like a brick wall in the way wouldn't slow it down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2015

1991 Mitsubishi Pajero GXL 3.0 litre from Australia and New Zealand


Top, heavy truck to get the job down, if you can afford the running costs


The gear box had problems selecting 3rd gear most times. The parts were expensive.

The rear seat fold down cables won't work.

The rear door was just heavy and swung out, and was not lift up like I wanted.

Poor weight distribution, like the roof was too heavy, made the truck top heavy and dangerous.

Drunk fuel like an empty drunk who'd been stuck out in the sticks for too long. The best recording was around the 15ltrs/100kms on the highway empty; loaded on a trip, I don't even want to remember, but about 450kms max to a full 100ltr tank, shocking.

General Comments:

Comfort was beautiful, air conditioning good, too big a room to cool down though, but there was plenty of seating room, comfortable.

Driving the old girl was like feeling invincible, you could tackle anything that wasn't going to put you on too much of an angle.

7 seater, but we only needed the 5; lucky cause there's not much room left in the back for all the gear you take camping etc. with 2 adults and 3 kids + even the dogs.

This is why I bought the Ford Courier for the tray; to just throw things in, wet or dry, including dogs.

Stracky was ere.

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

Review Date: 29th January, 2010

1991 Mitsubishi Pajero 4D 56 2.5 intercooler turbo from Sri Lanka


A good vehicle to own


Power steering oil developed a leak. Was repaired, but still has to be topped up every now and then.

Alternator nuts have to be tightened often.

Frequent oil top ups.

Steering is a bit dodgy.

General Comments:

She is an overall good vehicle.

Stylish rugged good looks.

Can be proudly driven anywhere, from thick jungles to 5 star hotels.

Comfortable, roomy and pleasant interior.

Great looking chrome alloys (original).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2001

1st Oct 2010, 04:56

I don't have a comment as such, but would appreciate some advice. I am a proud owner of a 1990 Pajero 4D - 56 Automatic. I am having a perennial problem with the flywheel breaking/snapping around the nuts almost every 1-1.5 months. The effect is obviously terrible on running costs. Can anyone help???

20th Jan 2015, 17:30

I had the same problem with my 1992 2.5 TD Pajero LWB. That, and the teeth kept being stripped by the starter motor. Replaced the flywheel with a used one from a wrecker for $50 (plus lots of my own labour). Never had the problem again - must have had a defective flywheel!