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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.
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2014 MY15 NX Exceed
Brilliant car, has 75k on the clock and drives like new. It tows my 2.2T caravan with ease. Strong powerful diesel. High quality interior fittings and excellent overall build quality. This model is still made in Japan. Have previously owned an NM Pajero Petrol and I got 250,000ks before selling it. It never missed a beat. The NX pajero handles better, tighter turning circle and better fuel evonomy. Awesome vehicle.
Just what you need to get you anywhere
Lovely to drive. Very secure on the road. Steering wheel adjustment is the only negative I have found in my year of owning my Paero.
Taking rear seats out makes the back lighter but causes a rattle. Diesel is certainly economical without being over noisy. Servicing is no more expensive thus far.
Would recommend over alot of these alternative soft roaders.
Why spend thousands more when this does the same job
Now on our 2nd one, 3.2 turbo diesel. Pulls our 21ft van with ease. Fuel without the van 7.1 ltrs per 100. With the van on as low as 13.1. Reliability & comfort is excellent. If you wish to go scrub bashing go & buy a big 4wd with full chassis. If you want a good reliable family car/tow vehicle where you stick to the bitumen,look no further than a pajero. You will save money & have a vehicle that is a pleasure to drive with all the bells & whistles.
Great All Round 4x4
This is my second Pajero. Bought first one new in 2004, and ten years and 220k's on, I thought I'd get a new one. Was very impressed with first one, solid, comfy, reliable and good balance of on-road and off-road ability. I have a friend who has a Prado, which is also a great car, but more pudding like when driving on bitumen. Anyway, I can safely say the new one is great too, as it is almost exactly the same car as the old one! A bit more oomph, a bit quieter, better headlights, and some more gadgets, like self wiping windscreens, but the rest...is pretty well unchanged, which I think is terrific! ......Except, the spare wheel on rear door, which seems to get in way even more now when trailer hooked up, even with spare lift kit. I suspect thats from moving spare from off-centre to centre. Now dont get me wrong, I'm a big fan of having the spare on the back, but if it was off-centred or if the rear window glass opened separately it would have made the issue of not being able to open door when towing a bit easier. Other than that, perfect for our family :)
Towing caravan and boat trailers and this Pajero is doing its job pretty well. Mitsubishi said it can actually tow up to 3000 kg. Its also great for long distance travels and the engine is quiet compared to my last one. Prob is GPS I had to buy a separate one also when towing there's really no way to open the back door.
A few hitches, but this is an offroader that can go offroad
I have a custom fitted Pajero 2012 (best equipped model) and lives in Scandinavia. Both the middle and rear row seats are taken out and a flat floor for goods are fitted. I also have a 3-way electrical lift capable of 150kgs mounted. It can fit my recumbent trike without me having to take it apart. If needed, a wheelchair (wheels off tough) luggage for three weeks and there is still room left. So far I have driven it approx. 65000kms with no major issues. A bit noise, but it doesn't disturb me - kind of like it! Car is happy on dirt road...as it is in snow (we have had plenty this year). The car can take me any place I want and that's why I bought it. It's getting a bit "soft" driving more than 120kms/hour so I seldom go faster than that. Its difficult to open rear door when caravan is attached, but I place (as far as possible) things I need most close to the sidedoors, so I can get them that way. When I bought it, my family couldn't understand what I needed such a "Tractor" for. Now, seeing how versatile it is - they tell me they were wrong. With anticorrosion treatment I am looking forward to keeping this car for a very long, it's that sturdy built,
We got our Exceed early this year and it has been great! We bought it as a demo (16,000km) but it's still like brand new. It's a very comfortable drive, has enough power at take off and steering isn't to bad either, it's also very good on fuel! The few problems that I would have to have is the 3rd row seats, they are a pain to take out, they don't split! Also there not very wide. My other problem is with the MMCS, it doesn't do half the things it says it does in the handbook. But overall it's such a great car, good to drive, good amount of feat...ures and great for the family! I would definitely choose this over a Prado. Comfortable drive, fast changing gears, luxurious if you go for exceed trim, FUEL ECONOMY, heaps of cargo area, heaps of room in middle, 4x4! Useful trip computer, electric seats, DVD player, iPod/aux/USB, Bluetooth, hid headlights, 12 speaker system (subwoofer), build quality! Style, fold in mirrors! The list goes on! Limited practicality with 3rd row seats.
|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||9 L/100km||13.5 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||88 L||88 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 3.2 L||6 Cylinder 3.8 L|
|Max Power||147kW @ 3800rpm||147kW @ 3800rpm|
|Max Torque||441Nm @ 2000rpm||441Nm @ 2000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2011||Jan 2011|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2014||Dec 2013|
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