1993 Mitsubishi Pajero Reviews

1993 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed 2.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired92144 kilometres
Most recent distance95400 kilometres

Summary:

A most comfortable 4x4

Faults:

Oil leak at inlet/outlet union on engine block adjacent to oil filter. This pipe takes oil to cooler and back into the engine block. Care is needed when oafs change the oil filter. Monitor the various pulleys and belts and test play, especially after dealers have changed them (cam+balance belts and alternator).Mine fell off!

General Comments:

Considering this car is 12 years old, it is in mint condition and is a first class drive providing great comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th July, 2005

1993 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed 2.8 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.8 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 kilometres
Most recent distance87000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Punto

Summary:

Extremely solid and powerful beast!

Faults:

Engine sometimes cuts out when cold, after car has travelled approximately 100 metres. This is a common fault and the front fuel pump seal is to blame. Haven't had it fixed yet as estimated price to change is £200!

General Comments:

For a 4x4 this size it does take off when you need it to!

The ride is as comfy as it gets. I've travelled in my bosses Jaguar and the Jag didn't even come close to the comfort of the Pajero!

Lots of toys are included in the Exceed model, including electric mirrors that fold in and tilt; electrically adjustable suspension; air conditioning; fold flat front and rear seating; 2 boot seats that fold up against the sides; 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive low and high selector; arm rests; tool kit in boot door; ABS; & many others!

It's a bit greedy on the Diesel mind, and if you drive it like you stole it, you'll need to steal some money to run it!

All in all thought, it's a really nice drive, it looks like it just came out of the factory, bar a few gaskets on the wheel arches popping out, but all the electrics work like a dream!

The car handles like a rock in 4 wheel drive mode, but can sometimes kick out in 2 wheel drive mode in the wet, so careful cornering is advised!

The air vent in the centre console has popped out at the left hand side, and this is said to be a common problem, but nothing a bit of strong glue couldn't take care of!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2005

1993 Mitsubishi Pajero GLX 2.6 petrol from Philippines

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance96000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A true workhorse

Faults:

Air conditioning evaporator/s required replacement.

General Comments:

This 4WD is a genuine reliable off roader good for family use also.

The engine (4G54) lacks power, but it makes it for it by being so easy to maintain with regular tune ups and oil changes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2003

19th Feb 2004, 05:44

This vehicle is so simple to maintain yet it is very luxurious and comfortable. The only problem is the availability of certain parts related to the engine or transmission because the available ones are normally for diesel engines.

13th Apr 2004, 01:11

Parts are a concern especially for engine and transmission. However most of the parts for the suspension and under chassis are the same as the diesel counterparts.

6th Feb 2008, 07:32

Previously a had a 89 4d56 2.5td. I didn't had any problems with that. I replaced it with a 96 4g54. A newer body. I'm satisfied with it's performance, though a little more power would be great. I'm thinking of replacing it again. And I've been scouting around for a better ride, but with no luck. It's a practical car for me. No headaches. Comfortable and easy to maintain.

1993 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed 2.5 diesel from Philippines

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 2.5 diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres

Summary:

A very good and reliable car

Faults:

There are a few rattles.

Had the alternator replaced with a higher amp one.

General Comments:

The Pajero is very comfortable on or off road, I would recommend it to anybody.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2001

1993 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS 2.5 TD from Serbia

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 TD Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance110500 kilometres
Previous carToyota Yaris

Summary:

Tough and solid

Faults:

For a seven year old car, not much.

A few problems with the electrics, that's it.

General Comments:

Serious car, but an unrefined truck-like engine and low-geared gear box spoil the general feel of refinement and amazing build quality.

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

Review Date: 20th January, 2001

1993 Mitsubishi Pajero GLX SWB 2.8 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.8 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi FTO

Summary:

An strong affordable long-lasting luxury vehicle

Faults:

There is an annoying rattle coming from the drive area which cannot be found.

Steering linkage wearing due to lack of greasing during its lifetime.

General Comments:

A fantastic all round vehicle even at this age.

Indestructable body and chassis.

A bit bumpy on uneven main roads.

Loves offroad and motorways.

Car like performance and so comfortable on long journeys.

Driving position excellent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2000

10th Dec 2006, 05:28

Very good vehicle for city and long distance driving in Manila and nearby provinces. I had recently acquired this 1991 5-dr Pajero from Japan. It was originally a right-hand driven vehicle, but was converted to a LHD upon arrival in Subic, Philippines.

Condition: It had 46,000 kms and the general appearance is good. Paintwork was a bit rough, but was easily improved with buffing and a quick paint-over by the dealer.

Initial problems: Sun-roof, broken speedometer, and starter assembly were all repaired.

Operation: very smooth, engine has enough power, durable and can operate flooded streets with ease.

Acquisition cost: Roughly US $8,000.00 inclusive of import taxes, repairs and legal documentation.

Problems: It has lots of warning lights that easily light up even without any cause. This is usually due to wear and tear or lack of use.

In sum, it is a good vehicle for budget-conscious motorists, out-door enthusiasts and those who like to self-maintain vehicles.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 6 reviews