1988 Mitsubishi Shogun LWB 2.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Love it, a faithful old friend


Needed rear shocks, bulbs, new fuel pipe and a bit of welding for MOT.

General Comments:

Can't believe how well it runs considering its got 183k on it. Feels like it could pull a train. Since the fuel line was fixed, it starts on the button and the only problem is it struggles to idle for a few moments just after you start it, but other than that it's fine.

The suspension is a bit firm, but it's great to be in and has been described by a friend as "like being hugged by a big warm friendly bear". I couldn't agree more; the car just feels like it's protecting you and keeping you safe.

I absolutely love this car, and I don't want to sell it, but it gets through loads of diesel and is impractical for somebody who mainly drives around the city or on motorways. I bought the car for towing (a field in which these cars are famously capable). Once its job is done I will be forced to sell it and buy something better on fuel, which I'm not happy about.

I should point out this is all coming from somebody who normally hates 4x4's, especially those modern soft-roader's. But something about this old Shogun just feels genuine and honest.

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

Review Date: 22nd August, 2007

1st May 2014, 16:40

It is a shame that it's not gasoline; you can make it more fuel friendly with a carburetor from a Datsun 1200. We did it with a Shogun 1988 (Montero in my country, El Salvador) and it makes 45km per gallon.

1988 Mitsubishi Shogun 2.5 turbo diesel from India


A high performance vechicle and very safe on highway


My head had a leakage & had to change at

125456 kms.

It is giving me 10kms per lit average on highway.

After 192000 kms it still it is in very good working condition.

General Comments:

Very good 4x4 Pajero / Shogun better than higher model.

I love my Shogun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2002

11th Nov 2013, 11:40

I had a Shogun 1988. It was rubbish. Cost a fortune. Glad to see the back of it. Don't buy one.