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Excellent rating of the car and the company Mitsubishi Motors after bagging dealer
It is nice to write something good about a car company. Usually you hear dealers saying the car company is denying repairs. Mitsubishi Motors Australia survey customers after maintenance. When they found out I had problems with local dealers following through they were in contact with me. And wallah, magically the dealer all of a sudden fixed my issue. So well done to Mitsubishi. Good thing as it was the only blight on what is otherwise an enjoyable experience owning a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
Purchased in March 2020.
How Valuable is Your Warranty?
I purchased my Pajero Sport as demo model 5 months old with a 5 year warranty. The car has been serviced at Hobart Mitsubishi according to the log book. At 4.5 years into the warranty and 60k on the clock it developed a minor oil leak on both sides of the timing chain cover at the front of the motor. To fix the leak to the original standard the motor needs to come out which is 8 to 10 hours work. Mitsubishi Hobart's solution was to clean the areas and place sealant around the edges, stating that Mitsubishi Motors Australia felt the oil leak was...too minor to repair to the original standard. After contacting the ACCC and CBOS (Tasmania) it appears that this is a grey area in consumer legislation. The only avenue is to take legal action, which is a risk, and the cost benefit is not there. I have purchased 3 new/demo Mitsubishis and 1 Lancer as a company car over the past 14 years but will not in the future. An oil leak will only get worse over time. If you cannot rely on MMA or their Dealers to repair a car under warranty to the original standard then it is time to go elsewhere.
Purchased in December 2016 for $42,000.00.
Love / Hate relationship so far.
Only just purchased Pajero Sport 2017 ( first reg Feb 2019) so has only 25,000 km.
Interested in other opinion please..... it has had a few aftermarket additions such as Ironman , coils and shockers, iron man bull bar and bash plate protection, 265 65R18 Falken tyres ( standard 265 60R18). I am driving it conservatively on the Hume Hwy at 100km and cant get better that 10.2L / 100km. I was expecting 8-9l/100km. ( likely to get 11+ at 110kph). Can anyone tell me this is normal?
Secondly, I picked up a caravan and towed it for the first time down...
Purchased in February 2017 for $44,500.00.
Pajero Sporty all rounder
Purchased our GLS 5 seater new in August 2019. Tera Rosa, 5 seater is exactly what we wanted $46k incl genuine MM towbar (adds rear protection), Redarc tow pro 3, 7yr Warranty 2 yr free servicing included. Leather upholstery standard as is active cruise, electric ftont seat adjustments. Android mirroring by wire is our navigation! We often tow our 2500kg semi-offroad caravan and it tows beautifully. We bought an iDrive and it made drivability even better with faster merging and instant response. No regrets. Sad that the QF GLS has been jacked in price and had leather no longer standard. Also no 5 seater in GLS anymore. The lighter, roomier and greater payload allowance makes 5 seater the best towcar in the Sport range.
Purchased in August 2019 at Mitsubishi Dealers for $46,000.00.
Pajero Sport factory fitted tow bar not fit for purpose
If you have a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (mine is a 2018 model) with a factory fitted tow bar. BEWARE.
I made the mistake of getting one fitted to my vehicle on purchase. I then went to purchase a Weight Distribution system similar to the picture below. I was advised by Jayco that the Mitsubishi Tow bars cannot be fitted with this type of system. The reason for this is that the fixing to the chassis will bend due to the upward angle of the force applied. They advised there are two solutions
1 - Remove the Mitsubishi Tow bar & replace with Hayman...Reece or similar. 2 - Have airbag type system fitted. I emailed Mitsubishi Australia to get their input. I had received no reply after 1 week. I then rang Mitsubishi who confirmed they have no approved or even recommended weight distribution system. In-fact Mitsubishi couldn't get me off the phone quick enough & denied ever getting my email (even though I have date stamped send info sent directly from their portal) Extremely disappointed with Mitsubishi's total lack of care. Will think twice prior to purchasing another Mitsubishi
Purchased in August 2018.
Good except for the transmission
Overall a good car but the transmission shifts harshly after you have stopped. It feels like you have been nudged by another car from behind This gets very annoying in bumper to bumper traffic. Dealer says it's in specifications.
Purchased in June 2019 at Mitsubishi Dealers for $44,900.00.
I would say it is good but not perfect
Bought 2020 QF GLX in Jul. With tradie roof rack 2.1 m long and tow bar. All i would say it drives so comfortably very close to Prado but lots cheaper. I removed 2nd row seats and put a cargo barrier to turn the car as working van, it is safe for tools. I used to drive old 2.5l triton, i would say it is so much worthy to spend 46k including all accessories. I also installed EGR delete cable with oil catch can, they work well, traveled 10,000k in 5 month no issues at all. Power is good with 8 speed transmission , but you definitely tell a half ...second lag when foot down to floor which is normal in turbo charge other than supercharged car. Fuel consumption is around 9l, on highway 7.5l with only 1500 rpm so impress me. I have test driven nearly all other 4wd like hilux, ranger... Ranger is so loud i pass it straight away but hilux is good with engine tuned feeling like less lag with much higher price though. So hands down to mistubishi.
Purchased in July 2020 for $43,000.00.
Designed for men, not for women. Has crippled my back and twisted my hips. Is an awful awful beast.
I've been driving hubby's Pajero Sport before we sell it and it has crippled me. My back has given out, both hips ache all the time and I can't wait to see the back of it. It's another example of terrible design for Australia and particularly women. Long bucket seats for long thigh bones and the most un ergonomic style (knee higher than pelvis) which puts undue pressure on ilio tibial band, hip joints and musculature.
The sloping windscreen means sun is always on the dash - and the Australian sun is HOT. So you have to have the aircon on a...ll the time - which is always too hot or too cold, never just right. The sloping passenger doors make climbing into the car a nightmare. The boot door is ridiculously heavy and you have to pull it up - no button for easy open and close. No ability to read road or conditions (so last century!) and the technology is pretty poor. Incredibly bouncy off road and especially on difficult terrain, making head injuries common (roof is too low). And it's just kind of dark and claustrophobic with the roof right above your head. Also you can't adjust the rearview mirror up if you sit up higher. And the rear window is TINY and dangerously so. The visibility all round in this car is APPALLING. Mitsubishi need to go back to making Pajeros and consign this to the scrap heap. Useless and also ugly ugly ugly! For some reason hands free calling the audio comes through the passenger side speaker (why?) which makes it hard to hear. It doesn't have a turning circle, it has a turning square. It's really heavy to handle and exhausting to drive. PLEASE DON"T BUY ONE!
Purchased in December 2019.
Commrnts on mitsubishi pajero sport
Use generally on road and used to tow caravan. Other than that only once per week.only 3 yrs old. On changing oil my mechanic mentioned a leak over a central drive shaft near oil drain plug.Cant ever get android auto up on display panel Basically useless
Purchased in November 2017 at Fantastic Furniture NSW, Artarmon for $42,000.00.
Manual paddles, for easy control of auto transmission, off road and with the van.
(This make a huge difference)
Not one rattle.
Not one breakdown.
Not one fault.
8 Speed auto. Always have the right gear.
Pulls the van very easy and braking with van excellent. (marks probably to van for this as well)
Didn't get bogged at Fraser 4wd outing. Really did well.
Purchased in July 2018.
Love it! Great fun offroader
It's been across Australia with not one issue and many off road tracks. Can do far more than I will ever be brave enough to do. Bonus that inside is similar to cars that are twice the price. Lovely comfy leather seats. Only downfall is not having an automatic boot.
Purchased in March 2019.
Its not perfect, but it does the job well
First off lets talk about problems:
There is a intercooler hose that cracks - but causes no major problem except replace.
There is overheating issues that a very small % experience, there was a early change to thermostat and there was also a removal of a extra cooling fan from early models from what i can see. For towing a transmission cooler upgrade, i have A/T 2 coolers now. Small upgrade for keeping transmission cool. Engine cooling is bit harder. I have not experienced any of these problems.
There is a larger problem of electronic par...
Does what it says on the tin
I purchased my MY17 Pajero Sport GLS in January 2018. My opinion is this is a fantastic vehicle for the price point, considering the feature set and build quality. My needs coming into this purchasing decision was for a 7 seat legitimate 4wd with +2T towing in the sub $55k range. I short listed 3 vehicles, this, the Izuzu MUX and the Toyota Fortuner. All 3 are ladder chassis ute derivatives with similar overall characteristics. The Mitsubishi came out ahead on fuel economy, build quality, trim, features, off road capabilities, price, support a...nd warranty. It fell short on power train, road handling capabilities and interior space. The latter components were not particularly worrying as the first is countered by economy and an excellent 8 speed gear box, the handling has been in part solved via a more appropriate tire selection (vehicle came fitted with Bridgestone HT - substituted for Falken WildPeak AT3s) and I will be soon investing in more suitable aftermarket shock and suspension options. The interior space on the PS is also quite narrow. Pros: The PS is excellent value for money in the trim I selected, which is the middle tier GLS. At the time of purchase, this gave the 7 seat leather seat option, additional automation and a factory fitted rear diff lock. The off road capabilities are excellent, as it the approach angle, stability and ride height. I intend to enhance these with the fitting of a front bull bar and slight lift. Towing capacity is measured though slightly thirsty, though greatly over stated in a real world sense; this is not a criticism, more a reflection of how this type of vehicle is marketed. Just because it says it can tow 3.1 Ton I'd not recommend it simply due to the GVM of the vehicle. The build quality and finish are excellent for the price point (in this case sub $50k) as is the fuel economy. I regularly see an average economy of sub 10L/100km with a mix of driving, surfaces and loads. After 2 years I have had no serious mechanical or support issues with my PS. Cons: Interior ergonomics of the vehicle can be a challenge initially. I'd not recommend the PS if you are over 6ft tall or heavy set. The driver posistion could be a little cramped. There are several niggling issues, like ill placed hard surfaces (fixed in later releases) and a few head bumping moments. Some of the interior trim elements could be redesigned for better wear. I would not recommend the PS if you need to fit 3 child restraint across the middle row of seats. Like most Mitzis, the PS is a long and narrow car. I'd class it more as a 4 seater with 2 rear temporary seats. It is slightly under-powered for it's class; another 15kw in the upper rev range would assist. I hope this assists anyone considering purchasing this type of vehicle.
Purchased in January 2018 for $47,000.00.
Comfortable and very competent off-road and on-road. Not too expensive either
We hired a bog standard version of one of these vehicles from a major hire car firm in Alice Springs for a two week, 4000 km, central Australian adventure in Feb this year. I am an experianced 4wd person having owned a Landcruiser Wagon, two Range Rovers and two Discoveries in the past. My current drive is a Transsyberia spec Porsche Cayenne S. (The rare Dual Range, three locking diff model).
I found the Pajero Sport amazing. It would cruise for hours in 43 deg heat at high speeds, 130kph plus, with Aircon on and fully loaded with no change in...
Brilliant 4WD at a great price
The Pajero sport has been brilliant and never ceases to amaze people where it will go off road .Super comfie even for my daughters who are 5"10" they love the reclining second row , the third row has been great too.
The 4WD mode for bitumen is an often overlooked feature which adds safety on wet bitumen and dirt roads , Also a diff lock standard in GLS and above is a great feature . 60,000km so far including an East West Simpson desert crossing in stock form other than bash plates and AT tyres.
Only slight negatives are the small fuel tank and the seat belt warning at 0km/h , Other than that the Pajero Sport is a great car for the low price ..Love it .
Purchased in March 2018 for $48,000.00.
Questions & Answers
I have a 2018 Pajero sport with 100,000 km and am very happy with it. but today it lost all power when parked. battery. was fine. couldn't open doors, no lights, dead as a door nail. I fiddled for an hr, looked at fuses etc, and gave up, then suddenly power was restored. completely bizarre. any ideas what it was???
I cannot help. My Pajero Sport has not had that problem. I have replaced the battery as it went flat a few months ago.
OK CP. -thanks - its just a bit unsettling as I am often miles from nowhere!
Hi John, never heard ofvthat set of symptoms but what I would do is go to a battery place and get them to check your battery. They often do this for free. Your high usage may have lead to battery wearing out or a questionable cell. Another option is to remove the negative terminal on battery for 15 minutes then reconnect. This resets electrics. Kind wishes.
Hi all just looking for a way to disable the front parking sensors as I have an aftermarket nudge bar with a light bar on it and the sensors start beeping the minute the car is put in drive. I can't put the light bar elsewhere due to the camera. Happy to drive without front sensors on but don't want to turn it off every time I get in the car.
Is this a good idea to buy 2016-17 Pajero sports done between 80k to 90k km.. looking for any recommendations from Pajero sports owner??
If it's diesel then 80 to 90k is nothing.
I read some comments some people talking about power cut off while driving on freeway is that true.. Bcz otherwise m thinking to buy any lower model like outlander..
Have owned a turbo diesel Outlander which was fabulous. Only upgraded to Pajero Sport because I needed higher towing capacity. Now that I have it, got a new hobby of 4x4ing. Outlander only AWD, capable but not in the same league. Have had no issues with either car. I would recommend both but for the Pajero Sport buy 2018 upgrade or newer as they all get better safety kit including fabulous active cruise control. GLS and Exceed also gain rear diff lock which is an advantage an 4x4.
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|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||8 L/100km||8 L/100km||8 L/100km||8 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||68 L||68 L||68 L||68 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.4 L||4 Cylinder 2.4 L||4 Cylinder 2.4 L||4 Cylinder 2.4 L|
|Max Power||133kW @ 3500rpm||133kW @ 3500rpm||133kW @ 3500rpm||133kW @ 3500rpm|
|Max Torque||430Nm @ 2500rpm||430Nm @ 2500rpm||430Nm @ 2500rpm||430Nm @ 2500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,100 kg||3,100 kg||3,100 kg||3,100 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||218 mm||218 mm||218 mm||218 mm|
|Release date||Jan 2015||Jan 2015||Jan 2015||Jan 2016|
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