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Old school style and reliability
The fuel consumption is good being diesel despite being a weighty car.
On road it eats up the miles effortlessly.
Comfortable good handling and braking .suprisingly powerful engine for highway running and towing. Off road it is a competant performer. Allow for correct tyre pressures and it handles most obstacles well.
Vision all round is good being an older style body.
Interior in functional if not a bit dated in design.
The sound system phone integration sucks .it is complicated and just silly.
The reversing camera function is very handy.
In summary a better choice than a soft roader.
A very good value for money package compared to its major rival.
Purchased in May 2014 at Mitsubishi Cessnock for $54,000.00.
Can't fault it!
2nd Pajero in 10 years. Put 200000 km on the last one and now 31000 in just over 12 months on this one. Tow a large caravan with ease however do feel it is a bit soft in the rear so fitting air bags. Also a bit thirstier then the previous NP but has more 'go' then the NP. Rides more like a car than a Jeep or Prado/Landcruiser. Best value for the money.
4x4 is great
Don't expect parts to be available all the time, have been waiting over a month for a part. No one can advise when available. Have had steering arm replaced excess wear two year old, had a recall automatic transmission tension adjustment no working. Other than that fuel eco good tows very well. Comfortable
The good, the bad and the?
I brought mr vrx model nov 2013 and now have 34000k;s on it. For the purpose I brought it< towing a 2.5 tonne caravan it surpasses all my expectations. What ever the conditions it handles it with ease and the diesel engine has more than enough torque to keep up with the petrol heads that race to pass you because you are towing.
Interior wise elctonic heated front seats are a blessing as is the rest of the seating. Dash layout is easily viewed through the steering wheel and the control are well set out.
Running costs I found I can get 1000klms ...
Purchased in November 2013.
Could Have Been The Best
Bought new 15 months ago & now have 20K km on clock. Never been off road, so can't comment on that aspect.
Use it to tow Cruiseliner caravan & as daily driver. Performs those tasks with ease.
Dealer servicing only average.
Problems are with Communication System. Bluetooth with iPhone 5 fails regularly. Maps & GPS are worse than hopeless. The GPS is so bad, I would almost rate it as dangerous.
Vehicle is noisy at highway speed. Speedo is difficult to read. Spare tyre position is an issue with nearly all towing situations.
Despite the abov...
Purchased in September 2014 at Motorama.
Big disapointment on after sales service and lack of warranty
We have had our Pajero for almost 2years from brand new. The car was brought for my husband until it become the family car I drove as it was a safer car. I was hesitate at first not wanting such a big car but it is a joy to drive and the extra features like the reversing camera make it feel like a much more manageable car. In comparison to other cars in its range I found the features for the Pajero were over and above the competition especially in comparison to price.
We had capped price servicing however especially with Mitsubishi being so ...far away and the fact that it is actually more expensive than your log book service with a mechanic we have not had our car serviced at Mitsubishi and for that I am glad as their after sales service is not amongst the best I have seen. (I will give Toyota great after sales servicing and genuinely cheaper capped price servicing) Before a road trip we experience a technical problem with the car and contacted the service centre for some problem solving only to be told they wouldnt assist us or let us talk to a technition regarding the issue. My husband tested our battery after 18 months and being the car his wife and child drive most decided it was best to replace it. Unfortunately little did we know that then voided the warranty on our battery tray and Mitsubishi charged us $80 for the privilege of telling us it wasnt covered. Rather than being proactive and asking us one or two questions over the phone they would rather us bring it in so we can be charged for the two minutes it took to open the bonnet. Reading reviews this seems like a common issue that is not covered. Our CD player also broke. The model we have has the ability to use a SD card to play music which is amazing but our daughters nursary rhymes are on CDs. When this broke we looked into getting it fixed. We were told they could definately see an error but a CD was jammed which they couldnt remove and asked for permission to send it away giving us a list of senarios where the costs wouldnt be covered under warranty. Luckily for us it was a genuine CD and it was replace. Overall we have been happy with our car but the after sales service or lack there of has left a bad taste in our mouths.
After 12 months and 45,000 km travelling around Australia
I purchased a Pajero NW VRX 3.2L Diesel in 2014 – after 12 months and 45,000km travelling around Australia, off-road for about 4000km including Birdsville, Strzelecki, Oodnadatta tracks, Gibb River Road in WA plus others and traversing the Nullarbor (Nullarbor is just a big highway now), below are what I believe to be the top POSITIVES and NEGATIVES. Hope its of some use.
1) Price – I was able to get one that was the last on the showroom. While it wasn’t my colour choice (white but at least it wasn’t grey) it did come with a $4000...
I'm converted "Love that Car"
I have been a Toyota person for many years now. I really struggled to make this choice, I drove the Pajero and loved it after owning and test driving the Toyota Prado..
I bought a 2014 VR-X and it is wonderful. The only criticism is that the styling is a bit old but it gives excellent vision. It is possibly not as refined and quiet as some other cars but with the huge savings when compared to its rival. Extra insulation kits can be purchased to make it pin drop quiet. The tow bar rear door issue is overcome with a spare wheel lift kit (dealer ...
Great well priced 4wd that drives like a car
I recently bought a Pajero VR-X 2014. Had this vehicle for about 4 months. I have had Toyotas and Nissans in the past but none of them compare to the Pajero. This vehicle definitely lives up to Mitsubishis claims. It has a lot of power, drives like a sedan (none of that annoying role) the seats are very comfortable, the vision from every seating position is amazing (great for short people and kids ) and compared to it's competitors it is very well priced. Would not hesitate in buying another one. I do a lot a freeway driving and I am averaging...8.8 litres per 100 which I am very happy with. The way it drives, the vision, the price, the warranty (not that I think I will need it), the fuel economy. Would have liked a full hard cover for the spare wheel.
I don't own a Pajero at the moment, but I have been doing a lot of research on the vehicle before I buy one. I have recently been for a test drive in a 2013 VRX and I just loved it. Plenty of power, smooth transmission and it just drove like a car. To be picky only, the diesel motor may have more noise compared to other brands, but when you're driving a 2001 3.0 turbo diesel Hilux, the Pajero is a quiet motor. I'm looking to purchase a Pajero (preferable VRX) and I have enjoyed reading all the comments about peoples Pajeros, and it get me a lit...tle excited. Only a couple questions I have: Is it good or bad, that the Pajero doesn't have a chasis rails under it? Also just want to know, the 3.2L diesel motor, is there any problems with it over a period of time? I'm looking at keeping a Pajero for a minimum of 10 years that's all. The level of quietness on the road, it had great power and the automatic was smooth. Drives nice and rides beautiful. I couldn't fault it Nothing
Pajero streets ahead of Prado
I just bought a 2013 VRX diesel. It is extremely economical and very quiet at freeway speeds. No noisier than petrol. I've had them all Patrol 3 litre T/D, Landcruiser 4.5, earlier Pajero 3.8 petrol, etc and this car creams them. I love driving it. It has typical diesel engine noise in lower gears but really it's not intrusive at all. It is smooth and well optioned. So far I get about 8.5L/100km @100kph and will get at least 900k's on a trip. I tried the new Kia Sorento too, it's nice and the motor is sweet, but I kept coming back to the Pajero.... I've driven petrol and diesel Prado and whilst I tried to like them I thought they handled like a ship, they're overpriced and frankly not any better finished than any other car. Their diesel motor is good too but not as good as the Pajero. Prado petrol is nice but heavy on juice. To get the same package from Toyota you will need to spend a lot more money and Pajero is still considered better on road and probably as good off road. They did win Dakar many times. Power is excellent and very economical. Well equipped for the price. Still looks good. Grand Trek tyres (18inch) are absolute rubbish. Kumho's are better and are just as quiet for a lot less money. I thinkl 17" tyres and rims are better and with more choice of tyres
Love our 2013 VR-X
This is our third Pajero and I am still rapped with the car. We live in the country and do a lot of off road driving and driving in sand. Pajero handles brilliantly. Fuel consumption is not as good as Mitsubishi claims, but is still excellent. Storage capacity is exceptional because the there is no slope to the back cargo area, so I can fit 2+ storage boxes high in for long trips. Could easily fit three car seats in back too.
Never have any problem parking in city and no blind spot issues. Only problem with Pajero is that it leaks dust. It's b...
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