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  • whatthe

    The oldest car on the market gets a new hat- wow!

    • Sumpguard

      Funnily enough their oldest is still their best. This and the Lancer EVO are the only two cars in Mitsubishi’s entire range I would own.

      • david

        It’s not the oldest. The present generation dates to 2000. The Nissan Patrol is older – it dates back to 1997.

        • Sumpguard

          I wasn’t intending to be pedantic David. Just highlighting the fact that the newer vehicles in their range don’t excite me at all.

          • david

            Sorry, I was meaning to reply to whatthe, not you.

        • nickdl

          Well if you want to be really pedantic, the Pajero doesn’t compete with the Patrol. The Paj and the Prado are in the same midsize class, while the Patrol and the LC200 are in the large 4WD class…

      • nickdl

        Agreed. There isn’t anything that the Pajero misses out on because of its age. It’s a better drive than the Prado, and the diesel engine is much better than the Toyota one. Noise is pretty low as well with the NT series. This one is great value as a proper 4WD althought it’s a shame about the different front grille, it’s a bit ugly.

  • Happy Dude

    What r “puddle lights”….???

    • Vibe

      Lights that illuminate puddles. They’re usually under the door mirrors or the car itself, so you can see puddles or other gaping holes in the Earth.

      • Carnie

        So that you dont get your stilettos dirty when off roading.

  • MMind

    This car is actually quite nice..

  • Ford!

    Wow look at the buttons on the steering wheel, they are just sticking them whereever they will fit, look at the bottom of it! Also I dont know why there is a bluetooth button on Steering wheel and just behind the steering wheel on the left hand side!

    • Trickster

      I actually own a 2010 Pajero RX and there aren’t any Bluetooth buttons on the dash only the steering wheel – Mitsubishi must have used an older Pajero NS dash pix, added the NT steering wheel with Bluetooth buttons and didn’t remove the old Bluetooth dash buttons.

      I agree it’s an old design but an efficient reliable one. Driving in Melbourne’s morning & Argo peak hour traffic I get approx 9l/100km and cruising the speed limit on the Eastern high 7′s. Plus 5 year warranty and roadside assist, cant go wrong unlike the Citroen C4 Picasso we owned before it.

      More than happy with the old warhorse……

  • Richo

    I have an NT Pajero and yeah, its a little bit like grandpa’s axe, but it’s a car you actually feel confident in that it will still be going in 20 years time with 300,000km’s on the clock. A lot of other new cars on the market don’t deliver that same feeling IMO

    • Adonis

      Agreed. We have a 2003 pajero Exceed DiD with ~300,000 km’s on the clock and it still feels very tight for all those km’s. An exceptionally well made vehicle

  • CS

    OOPS sorry spelling mistake – meant to say piddle lights – just so you can see your own tyre when in need and not wet your shoes – I think thats still legal, piddling on your own tyre and not someone elses – dates back about 750 years…

  • Old Dog

    Yeah, 750 years when they had tyres

  • Jim Bell

    I have a 2003 Pajero first registered in early 2004. Have just passed 574,000 km and have not put a spanner on the motor ( except for services). Best car ever – still produces 32 mpg to 34 mpg with a tail wind, and thats sitting on 110 kmh. Will be upgrading to the RX soon to keep ‘her indoors’ happy. Anybody looking for a bargain should contact Stevens Motors at Laura in S.A. – probably pick it up for 8k – 9k

  • Madmatt05

    Good call Jim, the only negative I read are the slags coming from the opposition. What Im really reading is how the vehicles are so underated

Mitsubishi Pajero Specs

Car Details
Make
MITSUBISHI
Model
PAJERO
Variant
GLS SWB
Series
NJ
Year
1996
Body Type
2D HARDTOP
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
3.0L
Cylinders
V6
Max. Torque
234Nm @  4000rpm
Max. Power
109kW @  5000rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
61.9W/kg
Bore & Stroke
91.1x76mm
Compression Ratio
8.9
Valve Gear
SINGLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
4 SP AUTOMATIC 4x4
Drive Type
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
4.875
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
75
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
14.5L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1760
Gross Vehicle Weight
4920Kg
Height
1815mm
Length
4145mm
Width
1785mm
Ground Clearance
215mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:2500  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
VARIABLE RATIO BALL & NUT
Turning Circle
10.6
Front Rim Size
7.0JJx15
Rear Rim Size
7.0JJx15
Front Tyres
265/70 R15
Rear Tyres
265/70 R15
Wheel Base
2420
Front Track
1465
Rear Track
1480
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Control & Handling
Alloy Wheels
Driver
Power Steering
Engine & Transmission
Limited Slip Differential
Entertainment
Radio Cassette with 4 Speakers
Exterior
Power Mirrors, Two-tone Paint
Security
Central Locking
Other
Service Interval
0 months /  0,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  100,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-K-23
Country of Origin
JAPAN