16th Jul 2009, 09:05
I had a Toyota Surf 2.5 Diesel. Very bad car, always getting hot. I will try a Pajero now. I will report to you guys my test. CK.
20th Aug 2009, 20:40
Great 4x4 - Cheap 7 seater as this model is 15/16 years old. Own 1, love it. I have had Land Cruisers and Hilux’s but this is by far the best big 7 seat car I have had on all the Morton Bay island. And surprisingly little rust (My Land Cruiser and Hilux's exploded with rust) Plenty of power and at 200000km no problems. I purchased 2nd hand with 130000km and still as good as it was then... Great, cheap, reliable, big 4x4. Love it.
9th Dec 2010, 21:20
My 1994 3lt Paj has done 270,000 Kms, I have had it for 10 years, and the only thing I have replaced aside from serviceable items is the clutch.
I've driven it very, very, hard. Still sits on 170kms on the open road, no worries at all. It has no rust. The thing just keeps going and going. I would certainly recommend it for the price to anyone.
3rd Jan 2012, 17:38
I've owned one and it was really good. I had no problems with it, it just kept on driving. I had the 2.8 turbo diesel, which was pretty good considering the size of the motor and how heavy the vehicle is. It is a bit heavy, but that just makes it ride better on the road. It just used to float along and soak up the bumps. I had put in the suspension seat from the older models, and I love it.
I have taken it a fair bit of places off-road, and did pretty good considering it was all stock. The low range gearbox worked really good; it held you back when you were descending hills and driving up through the rough stuff; it worked really good.
I would much rather have this Pajero than any other Toyota Landy or Patrol. It is just a really balanced 4x4.
18th Jul 2015, 23:27
I have a 1994 3L V6 with 268k. It is the best car I've owned. It still returns 13.5 l/100km if driven sensibly. It's a GLX with power windows, cruise control and the suspension seats, which are very comfortable. I live in the bush in far north west NSW, and for off road driving, for fishing, and in the rough, this car is a legend. If you maintain them (I change the filter and oil every 3000km, and check levels etc in the drive train regularly), they are unkillable.
I would not give up this car for any new 4WD, as Mitsubishi got it right in this one.
The other good thing is the parts are as cheap as chips compared to Toyota and Nissan. You can rebuild them from parts at Woolies (well super cheap anyway). I just replaced all the ball joints in the front end and steering idler arm for less than $200, and it drives like brand new.
3rd Apr 2018, 11:36
Thank you for your realistic, optimistic review of the Pajero. I've just bought one(3 litre, 94 manual) with low km, and it drives really well. I feel confident after reading some very positive comments that this car will serve me well, if I service it regularly. I've owned many cars and this is possibly my favourite already; in 2018! Just seems to be like a car should be, simple, no chance of computer glitches and engine lights going on (and costing big dollars to fix). It's also quiet and comfortable. Cheers..