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 $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 $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 $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 $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.
Excellent off road...with 2" lift and BFG tyres
Have done 100000k's in it now. Done a lot of sand off road and been in the high country a few times. Tows our caravan around very well. Never had an issue.
Only 1 gripe... Mitsubishi service is woeful. Always had Toyota's up till now, and i can tell you this is something Mitsubishi really need to work on. Get any mechanic but Mitsubishi to service your car.
Great car, Great value
Purchased in December 2014 for $45,000.00.
A Great all Round Vehicle. I have now had three
I have had
three Pajero's and not one has failed. A few flat tyres, broken windscreen and a blown shock absorber on the NT RX Diesel
The cars have been used for work and since retiring for touring both on and off road with much of the off road in Northern Australia
The cars have followed the service schedules but with the diesel I tend to change the engine oil and filters more frequently, especially after a long hard run. Apart from the odd occasion I have used the same mechanic for 20 years and as he also owns a Pajero I have had no worries with him. If the brake pads need changing he rings me, if the injectors are up for service he rings me> All up I am considering a new Pajero but await 2020 to see what is on offer
Purchased in February 2011.
This the best car I have Drive.
This is the best 7 seats. Strong powerful. 7 times Dakar Rally Champion. High Ground clearance. not overprice compared to the other 4x4 Suvs.. Very Good Sound system. Cheap to maintain.
Cons high fuel consumption:
Purchased in November 2018 for $28,000.00.
70k fault free klm’s
I bought my NX in 2016 after test driving every other competitor in the market. To be honest, the Pajero wasn’t even on my radar but we sort of fell into it. The thing that really sold it to us was the incredible visibility from inside and the total ease of driving.
We’ve had the car for 70k Kim now and apart from regular (more than the handbook recommends), servicing we’ve had nil unscheduled costs.
We tow a Cub camper (about 1300kg) regularly and tour around as well as it being our regular drive.
The Pajero tows really well and returns hig...
Purchased in June 2016 at Mitsubishi for $52,000.00.
Sorry customer it's up to our standards.
Further to myself adding to the existing list of complaints about poor service and rickety parts on this vehicle purchased new,I can also confirm like other customers have mentioned:-
1)The paint is in deed very poor quality and seems to scratch worryingly very easily,almost like I need to pay for a additional paint job by a third party.
2)Many parts like internal light covers seem to just fall off and this is with light driving on flat tarmac roads
3)Front seats click and move from side to side-Dangerous,very stressful.
4)Radio very fuzzy wit...
excellent family 4wd
i have owned 5 np 3,2 diesel pajeros ease of driving..great comfort seat..excellent on fuel ... cheaper to repair service then a prado..5 speed autos are excellent for towing would recommend to anyone
Purchased in August 2018 for $5,000.00.
pajero needing a brake disk replaced at 26,000 kms warranty declined ?
I have a 2015 Pajero which up to now has been trouble free. Upon being serviced at 26000 kms the mechanic noted on his invoice that the front offside brake disk needed replacing urgently. I took the car to the local Mitsubishi outlet who took photos of the damage and sent them off to Mitsubishi Aust for their opinion. After numerous pieces of correspondence between Mitsubishi Aust and myself they have declined to offer any form of compensation "because of the environment that the car has been operated in". Needless to say I wrote back to them s...tating that it is not possible that one brake disk was destroyed and the other three brake disks to be in perfect order regardless of where the car is used. It has never been off road or on a beach. At this point in time Mitsubishi Aust have chosen to ignore my correspondence which is plain common sense. I certainly am not impressed with Mitsubishi Australia attitude.
Purchased in July 2015.
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