It grows on me!
I purchased my 2006 NM GLX 3.2 diesel Auto two years ago with 220K on the clock.
Car originally a one owner suburban vehicle, previous owner fitted OME 2" lift suspension ARB winch bar and electric brake unit. looked to be a well looked after vehicle with good service record,
I am located rurally in Far northern NSW and finally sold my 97 Landcruiser 80 GXL auto that had provided great service over many years since almost new.
I have owned a number of Landcruisers, wagons and utes, a Patrol ute, 4WD F series and a considerable number of Ford a...
Purchased in August 2017 for A$14,000.00.
Hi i bought the Pajero in July 2020 for roughly $45k i have grown to love it absolutely perfect 4x4 i traded my 2004 Jeep Cherokee KJ Limited it was getting to small for my family so that's why I bought the Pajero
Solid, reliable & capable albeit not the most exciting or intimidating
Pajero owners cop a bit of ribbing & smirks from our 4wd brethren. Owners of the other 2 japanese wagons like to point out theirs are tougher & more hardcore whereas the euro luxury crowd look down at Mitsy as well heeled gentry may look down on a commoner. Which is Ok by us because these haughty opinions help keep Pajero pricing as family biased and affordable as they are. Easily the most pocket friendly of the truly offroad wagons, our Paj conquered the same rocky hill climbs, corrugations, water crossings & eroded 4wd tracks through Cape Yo...rk etc provided common sense prevails with wheel placement, machine empathy & you're not trying to rack up YouTube views with adrenaline stunts. The other 95% of the time the Paj is car like, manoeuvrable & civilised in the cities & burbs where most weekend warriors actually spend their time. Towing & touring capability handles all but oversize boats & vans, running costs on par with a large sedan & electronic gizmos are all there if not cutting edge. Downsides? Well the interior is more practical & functional than inspiring, diesel performs like a faithful workhouse than a roaring monster, less aftermarket accessories to spend $ on than other brands (tho Mrs thinks that's a good thing!), 2nd row seats bit hard & flat for my taste & enviro friendly paintwork scratches & marks more easily than the old 2 pack. Paj is probably not the market leader in any one vector but as an all round general purpose package she comfortably covers all the bases. 7 years & over 100kms trouble free reliability so far.
We use the Pajero mostly on weekends to go 4wding around Brisbane with the occasional trip to Inaminka, Birdsville, Fraser and Moreton Islands. Found this Pajero to be extremely reliable and will go anywhere outback. The only issue we have ever had was trying to head North to South at Ngala Rocks on Fraser and it simply could not get through the pass. In all fairness it had not rained for a long period of time and the soft sand (very powdery) was half way up my calf. It also got us out of trouble when we had to take it over Ngala rock...s. While scary for the driver (me staring at the sky) the Pajero handled the steep climb with ease. Although due to the the angle and despite the lift kit, I broke the rear tail light but secured a generic one for only $30.00 and was very easy to fit myself. Car serviced every 10K without fail. Apart from servicing and a new battery no issues. If we had the time would drive this car around Australia. On the open road very comfortable and powerful and sips the Diesel. Off road, particularly in soft sand, it can be very heavy on fuel which is understandable. If you find a good low K one like we did grab it.
Purchased in May 2017.
We bought a 2005 pajero off my parents, we have owned it for 3.5 years now. It has over 300,000kms on the clock & hasn’t missed a beat. We are so pleased with this car, great family car, good for 4WD-ing & towing, also not bad for cruising around town. The fuel economy is ok considering the size of the motor & weight of the car, I consistently get around 11.5L/100km with mostly town driving.
We have just this year spent a bit replacing bits & pieces including the suspension, but this is to be expected for a 15 year old vehicle.
My only gripe i...
Purchased in December 2016.
After requesting a 60,000 klm service for my vehicle i have been told by the dealer and MMAL that there is a requirement to have the valve clearance adjusted every 30,000klm at a cost of roughly $1600 for the total service with the adjustment costing roughly $1,000 due to time taken and parts required. If you review their own data online it does not say that this is a requirement at all. It is listed as INSPECTION only. This is either misleading or false advertising as i know of NO other diesel that this is a requirement to ensure the warranty of the vehicle. Poor MMAL Poor.
Purchased in October 2018.
Tough, reliable, nice to drive.
I have had this car for 5 years, very reliable, pretty good on diesel, regularly tow a 2.5 tonne caravan. Regularly drive off-road in Victorian high country. It does it all with no effort, smooth reliable dependable. Feels powerful and the auto transmisdion dies it all with no effort. Have had no mechanical failures except cracked intercooler from bottoming out off-road, my fault.
Purchased in May 2014 for A$28,000.00.
Experience with a petrol Pajero
I have had a 2010 3.8L auto Pajero for 16 months now. I was looking for a diesel Prado, mainly for the 150L fuel tank. When I came across the Pajero I was impressed by the interior space. The second row seats are a slightly knees up proposition. The third row seats are removed and the 90L seat well used for storage. I only have one passenger and do not need them.
The engine is very smooth. Pulls well making overtaking a breeze. It does not have the low down torque of modern turbo diesels but is good for a petrol engine. It actually produces m...ore torque at 2000rpm than a non turbo 4.2L Landcruiser diesel and a lot quieter doing it. The main down side is the fuel consumption. On the highway it uses 12 to 13L/100km, rising to 16L/100km in the suburbs. Offroad in 4L it is 25L/100km The high consumption is not a huge concern as I only go out once a month on club outings. Yearly kms would be around 5000 km tops. I feel this is balanced against cheaper and less frequent servicing. Buying 92 RON petrol on the cheapest days also helps. I would have liked a locking diff (not standard on petrol Pajeros). The traction control does a good job and I am more than satisfied with off road performance. When I put in an aftermarket locking differential the traction control will still be retained unlike the OEM locking diff. My vehicle has a totally random beeping noise which is annoying but becoming less frequent with time. That is my only real negative with the vehicle. It drives like a big luxury car with plenty of power delivered with the minimum of fuss. If I had to replace the vehicle it would most likely be an Exceed Pajero
Phenomenal car feels solid!
We love our Pajero, drives for hours and hours without skipping a beat and is just so comfortable on long distances. Equally capable off road. Mitsubishis are generally called the poor cousins of the Toyotas but nothing poor about the Pajero and you don't pay unreasonable amounts to own one! I was looking for a Prado when a friend offered to let me check out his car and it was instant love. Fuel efficiency is also not bad for a 3.2 diesel and now that we've had our baby the baby seat is definitely going in this one it's solid and feels really safe!
Best car ive ever owned
Good family car
Never had any issues with it
So spacious & good for towing our van
Has built in DVD player, heated seats & all these cool little extras. It's comfortable & I couldn't recommend a Pajero more. When / if I ever upgrade it will be to a newer pajero best car we have ever owned
We have big 4wd wheels on it which are rather noisy & a 2inch lift kit. Need to put a bullbar on before we head around aus
Purchased in June 2019 at Private seller for A$11,000.00.
Been in the family since my father bought it new in 1997. Has clocked up a lot of miles on and off the tarmac, around central QLD, NT, all over VIC, over to Fraser and plenty of other spots in between. It’s never been to WA but apart from that, it’s seen most parts of the country at one time or another.
Now has 285000km on the odometer and it’s yet to have any significant mechanical issues of any kind. The only expensive pieces of work I can remember in the last decade are a new A/C compressor, new shocks (both of which had a good 20 year inni...ngs) and a scheduled change of the timing belt. Not bloody bad. The auto transmission still rivals modern ones. It shifts quickly and confidently in all conditions. Only real negative is fuel consumption which at 14-15L/100km is higher than its modern equivalent, but not outrageous. A truly awesome car.
Fuel consumption average over 58,000 kms is 9.7 litres/100 km. I have done a small amount of towing a 6 X 4 trailers. Best fule consumption at or below 2000rpm or about 80 to 100 kmph. At first, I found the drivers seat too soft when going into corners. I have installed a pre-filter for the fuel. Water in the fuel can be a problem out back and it is extremely expensive to fix.
I agree with others re the driving over corrugations. Require an upgrade to suspension. I have had a problem with the air conditioning or heating. In the middle of winter...
Purchased in February 2017 for A$47,000.00.
great touring 4x4
i spend alot of time touring in the mountains , i have owned a gq patrol and an 80 series cruiser both of which are great 4x4s but not super comfy on the road , the pajero is the best of both worlds good in the bush great on the road .have travelled 190,000ks in it now trouble free .
I would say an amazing car!
Our family car growing up was a pajero and I decided when I grow up I'll get one. I'm not 100% happy with my choice but I'm not far from it there are some issues with the car but nothing that will cause trouble on driving the car and to get you to places. Its reliable and pretty.
Great car, great value
Pajero wasnt on my radar when I was on the market. I tested drive Pajero sports (exceed), Prado(vx), Everest(3.2 sports) and Pajero(gls). My logical reasons to choose are: Budget, performance and cost of ownership. My emotional reasons to choose are appearance of the car and feeling while driving( I am the driver).
Budget: as low as possible since there is no free lunch. My shopping list never ends, I have planned kayak, possible a boat later on for fishing. Pajero and Pajero sports are better than the other two. Pajero gls was asking 55k while...
Another example of ignorance in design
Mitsubishi pajero is a great car however the seatbelt clips have a sharp edge where the strap slides through. This provides a point of failure causing belts to tear in half
Purchased in November 2016 for A$52,000.00.
Next best thing to a Landrover series 2 discovery and good value for money,Same fuel economy and very quiet'. Only down side is it could have done with a nice V6 diesel engine as an option, also a CD player would have been a good idea.
Best Car Ive ever had!
Commuting every day about 30 k's each way, towing a caravan a couple of times a year, serviced as per the owners manual and just really enjoy driving it around
Great car one problem the front seat just don't suit me..
Great car in all aspects except the front seats! I have a 2017 model but after some long drives on and off road, I have found the seats to be uncomfortable. It might just be me, I'm not a large man at 177cm tall and 85kg. It seems like sitting up on a chair not in a car seat, if the seat could be lowered it might work.
Purchased for A$32.00.
Had vehicle for ages,towing a caravan is good,19lts/100km average consumption,and10/11lts/100km around town.they don't like corrugated roads dash and doors shake and rattle,just did the birdsville track,plenty highway,and the great central road.nothing broken so that's a bonus,was towing a 19ft c van.Had to have a wheel alignment though,when I got home.
Questions & Answers
Fuse diagram 2000 NM petrol
Hi guys and girls.
I’ve a 2005 Pajero. My accessories won’t turn off.
Is there an accessories relay anywhere in these vehicles
Has tthis always been the case or has it started since you've owned the vehicle which accessories, ., jus wondering if it has had the accessories bypass the key switch for some reason in the past due to a wiring problem.
I just went to my workshop and checked, On my late model 2005 NP I can hear a very small click under the left of dash
(Australian Right hand drive model) when i put the ignition into accessory position, don't notice anything under hood however.
It would make sense for an accessory relay, its just as to its location.,
Sorry can't help more.
No it’s just started doing it. I’ve replaced the electric switch at the back of the ignition barrel. No luck.
An auto sparky suggested on the fly to look for an accessories relay so the quest begins. Thanks buddy. I’ll have a snoop around that area.
Will a 2000 Mitsubishi Pajero bullbar fit a 2001 Mitsubishi Pajero bullbar
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