1995 Mitsubishi Pajero Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1995 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Pajero

Summary:

Very practical all round economical family vehicle

Faults:

Glow plug electrical rail came loose at about 40000kms causing vehicle to be very difficult or impossible to start normally.

Clutch master cylinder failed at about 80000kms.

Brake master cylinder failed at about 155000kms.

Definitely appears to run better from diesel bought at certain petrol stations.

Been fined for blowing excessive smoke.

Front brake caliper slide bolts bent, probably from towing a camper trailer.

Difficult to get electric rear diff lock to engage when required.

General Comments:

This vehicle has been a thrill to own.

It has taken me and my family half way around Australia.

It has been a pleasure to drive and also most reliable.

We have worked it hard on our camping trips and our general day to day use.

The 4 diesel turbo is an excellent performer for its age and capacity, and rounded off with wonderfully low fuel consumption.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2004

1995 Mitsubishi Pajero XR-II SWB 2.8 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 106

Summary:

Funky chunky monkey

Faults:

Rear brake rubbing slightly, caused hot rear wheel!

Vibration through steering due to poor wheel balancing. (Apparently quite common as large 16" 265 section tyres are a pig to setup).

General Comments:

Brilliant high up driving position gives good visibility especially on country roads and coming up to junctions.

Easy to drive with light steering and brakes.

Auto transmission smooth although is keen to kick-down (poss. just my right foot is too heavy).

Handling good for a 2 tonne tank!

No ABS and can easily lock front wheels in an emergency.

Fuel economy is poor for a car, but OK for a 4x4. (25MPG).

Overall the car is very clean for its age, everyone who has seen it doesn't believe that it is 9yrs old, and feels as if it will go on forever. Lots of equipment, front and rear independent air con - elec. mirrors + windows - seats that make a double bed - windscreen wiper de-icer - compass and so on!!!, all seams well made and screwed together. Not had this car long, but hopefully will live up to initial impression.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2004

26th Apr 2004, 15:03

Very useful and informative, the best review I have read.

1995 Mitsubishi Pajero exceed 3.5 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.5 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Pajero

Summary:

Best 4X4 on the planet, dream machine

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car.

Only the passenger seat has some wear on the leather.

General Comments:

A dream to own gets you from A to B quicker than a bullet.

Great off road peformace blow my wifes Land Rover Discovery into the weeds.

Great family wagon.

Fantastic towing ability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2003

12th Nov 2007, 16:15

What petrol (Gas) mileage do you get on your 3.5 Automaitc?

5th Oct 2012, 09:42

I had one. It was 18-22L per 100 km. I drove fast all the time.

14th Jun 2013, 18:28

I am in the Philippines. I am considering buying a 1995 Pajero that was locally assembled. The price is 395, bought by a car dealer from the first owner who had many family cars... What do you think of the 1995 Pajero?

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 5 reviews