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Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test
Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test
Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test

Sounds like a truck, but it’s as tough as nails

Model Tested:

  • 2010 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed; 3.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel; five-speed automatic; five-door SUV: $76,790*

Options:

  • Metallic Paint $495;

CarAdvice Rating:

Mention Mitsubishi Pajero to someone and guaranteed, the photo above is what will pop into their mind. Mention Commodore however and there could be a myriad of designs which they remember. Yes, the Pajero has been with us in a form like this for a very long time. Small tweaks along the way haven’t detracted from its attractiveness, however it hasn’t really changed much over the past decade.

It still sells, though, with Mitsubishi’s 5/10 Diamond Advantage warranty a keen deal maker. In 2009 it also receive a major power boost in the form of the 4M41 Common-Rail DI-D engine, which bumped power and torque by over 18 percent from the previous model. But as far as the interior goes, not a lot has changed. There’s still some faux-wood grain on the Exceed model (which we have on test), the same shaped dash as previous and basic interior dimensions remain the same.

Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test
Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test
Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test
Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test

While that’s not a bad thing, in that the interior is spacious and extremely comfortable, if you have a family like mine, there is a major drawback. The boot space is excellent, at 1050-litres when the third row is packed away. But if you’ve got a couple of young kids and then you have two more people, like the in-laws, who decide to come along with you, then you’ll need to utilise that third row.

Herein lies the problem: unlike most of its rivals, the Pajero’s sixth and seventh seats cannot be utilised independently. This means that with six people on board, you can’t bring a pram with you, as it won’t fit behind the third row. Toyota Prado and Land Rover Discovery 4, for example, allow the sixth seat to be used by itself, but a pram will fit alongside the seat, as well as having enough room for shopping and other sundry items behind the seat. This limits the Pajero’s ultimate practicality, however the rest of the interior has little to complain about.

There’s heaps of storage, good sized cup and bottle holders, grab handles for entry and egress, and decent quality leather covering the seats. Of course, the instrumentation and dash shape have been with us for some time now, but somehow it hasn’t dated too badly, the only exception being the screen at the top of the centre stack – a new LCD display would be good.

Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test
Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test
Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test
Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test

The Rockford Fosgate stereo is brilliant, and quite easy to set up using Mitsubishi’s Multi Communication System (MMCS), which is a touchscreen that controls radio, SatNav, DVD, reversing camera (which has a fantastically wide angle) and other functions. The boot mounted subwoofer adds to the punchiness on offer, too.

The carpets can be difficult to remove sand from, as it tends to lock into the fibres, however the seats are easy clean and very comfortable in all three rows. The Exceed specification tries to play the luxury part, however it would have been good to skip on the wood inserts at the top and bottom of the steering wheel – all they do is make things slippery, which can be dangerous.

The reason is you’ll be doing plenty of wheel twirling, as the Pajero, like its Triton stablemate, needs plenty of turns from lock to lock. Off road this isn’t really an issue and the reduced steering effort can sometimes be good, however on road it’s wearisome, especially in carparks where overcoming its slightly wide 11.4m turning circle can be an issue. Thankfully, you get a decent amount of feel through the steering. You also get good feel through the brakes, which work quite well, although when really tested, they will heat up and pedal travel increases ever so slightly.

Dynamically, the Pajero is fairly good for a large four-wheel-drive. Aside from the steering, it turns in without too much fuss, and handles quite well, exhibiting body roll as you would expect and keeping a predictable neutral-to-understeer balance the whole way through cornering. It rides firmly, and sharp ridges will cause it to jolt slightly, but it’s never jarring or too uncomfortable.

Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test
Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test
Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test
Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test

The biggest downfall of the Pajero, though, is the engine. Despite having plenty of grunt and accelerating quite well, there’s a constant reminder of its truck-like engine coming through the firewall, with the rattly diesel always letting you know what revs it’s at, not by looking at the tacho, but by its volume. Put it this way, a 2004 Toyota Prado diesel sounds more refined, and in 2010, this engine simply does not cut it. The only redeeming feature is it achieves reasonable fuel economy for such a heavy beast. On test this week, with our off road expedition included, it used 11.2-litres/100km.

On paper figures are actually quite good, with 147kW and 441Nm, and in practise, they help to move the 2350kg bulk of this car along fairly spritely. But having the droning, rattly sound always there doesn’t sit well in a $77,000 four-wheel-drive. But what this four-wheel-drive does do well is, erm, four-wheel-driving.

The suspension, which on road is merely average, has excellent travel, even with independent front and rear axles. Ground clearance of 225mm and a wading depth of 700mm means it’s up there with the big boys. Even when bouncing across rutted sand, the wheels quickly followed the surface, ensuring power was always getting to the ground. In some instances the ESC decided to cut in, but it never really hindered things, just kept the car straight and true. In rocky conditions it’s worth its weight in gold, as it clamps down wheels losing grip and as soon as it senses they’ve gripped again, it lets go, in split second timing.

Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test
Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test
Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test
Mitsubishi Pajero Review & Road Test

Hill climbing in high-range on powder-soft sand wasn’t an issue as it has been with other diesels, and in low-range it is unstoppable. The optional rear diff lock would only make things better. Rather than upshifting and killling off power, the automatic holds onto the gears in manual mode, too.

If you’re buying a car that will comfortably go anywhere, but also haul people for the city trek, then the Pajero Exceed will suit your purpose. But if it’s refinement you want, then you’re best to look elsewhere. It has a better interior and drives better than Nissan’s Patrol, but it’s also a few thousand more, which puts it right into Prado VX territory. Land Rover’s Discover 4 can be had with all leather for a smidge over $71,000, and for that you’re getting a highly refined drive and off-road credentials which will match the Pajero.

Of course, Mitsubishi counters with a few more interior gagdets than both the Prado and Disco, as well as a far superior warranty, but its interior is nowhere near as flexible. It is a good looking machine, and off road it’s formidable, but we’ll be watching keenly for a complete redesign – it’s well overdue.

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  • Robert

    Does anyone know what’s happening with the 3 door version, it’s missing from their website….

    • Ben

      They quietly dropped the SWB over 6 months ago.

  • KENNY

    where was this test done what is the location of the sand trails/dunes
    thanks

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au Karl Peskett

      Hi Kenny,

      Why would you like to know the location? We keep our test locations to ourselves to prevent them being overrun by people.

      Having quiet spots for photos is a rarity these days.

      • John

        The dunes look very much like Lancelin north of WA.

        • Chucky

          I think Lancelin’s sand is a bit more white.

      • Csimic

        Stockton Sand Dunes near Newcastle you need to get a Beach Permit from the Port Stephens Council or the local petrol station at Lavis Lane, Williamtown NSW tyres dropped to 18psi and you are on your way to the best 4×4 beach in NSW, regards Michael

  • Ricky

    If the diesel is so noisy why didn’t you test the petrol?

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au Karl Peskett

      Mitsubishi only had a diesel on its press fleet at the time.

  • http://cvvfdvfd HARRY

    Because the petrol has no torque and realistically uses between 15-18litres per hundred kms, its also 10.5 from 0-100km too, which for a petrol is slow. Also the fold flat floor system means its got a small fuel tank unlike prado nearly 140 liters and land cruiser 138. Also if you ever drive one the steering is slow to respond and the diesel engine could wake up a neighborhood especially when cold.The pajero is the next best 4wd to a toyota and don\’t even talk about discoveries as they constantly break down as everyone knows.

    • Tomas79

      I agree!!
      Apart from a miner detail, the Prado has a 150L fuel tank and the older 120 had an 180L tank…
      The Prado also has much better residual!!

    • Csimic

      You would have to be a fool to buy a petrol four wheel drive they suck fuel and just do not cut the gravy.  LPG is even worse.  There is only one engine for a four wheel drive and that is a Turbo Diesel above 3.3 litres at least.  Michael

  • Richo

    Harry, 88ltr isn’t exactly a small fuel tank, yes the Prado’s is bigger, but 88ltr is hardly small in any case. Also I’ve found that my engine has become significantly quieter as the car has worn in. Mine has 30k on the clock now and when compared to my Dad’s Pajero which is brand new, mine is miles and miles and miles quieter… there is no doubt the Pajero DID is very very tight when its new and free’s up a lot in the first 20,000k’s and in my experience also gets a lot quieter as it free’s up.

  • D

    Even though this model quite old I much prefer it over the new Prado

    • StevenA

      Considering Pajero is nearing the end of its current generation model life its still an excellent package with a seriously brilliant reputation world wide that many other manufacturers would envy.

      I recall a recent article comparing the all new Prado with the current Pajero and it actually equalled and even bettered Prado in some areas, bloody good job Mitsubishi!.

  • Cardreamer

    Mitsubishi should apply designs from their latest ‘Pajero Evo’ used in the Paris Dakar – I’d buy one.

  • Marc

    Yeah, at this price range would pefer a Landy Disco

    • Csimic

      Ha Ha lol no contest the Pajero Turbo Diesel would run rings around a Discovery, a ladies shopping trolley :(

      • Cam

        Csimic, I think you speak about something you know nothing about. I’ve had both. Outside of reliability the Pajero has nothing on the Discovery 3 (it is the most awarded car in history). I’ve been 4wding numerous times with Pajero’s in my midst and they are not as capable off road with approach and departure limitations and ground clearance issues.
        I can adjust the height of my disco by approximately 2 inches to negate the hard stuff, it has the most advanced 4WD system in the world. Wheel articulation for a fully independent sprung vehicle has to be best in the industry I can’t praise the 4wd capabilities of the Discovery 3 enough. Then on the bitumen there is no comparison, so in terms of running rings I am unsure what you are referring to. I owned a Pajero for 3 years and have had a Discovery for 2 years and outside of reliability and maintenance costs (yes the Achilles heel of Landrovers) the Discovery is untouched by the Mitsubishi.
        Having said that Pajero has to be the best value for money 4wd on the market. They are functional, reliable and capable. I would not hesitate to purchase another one, but please refrain from making such deluded one eyed comments. By the way, I think there is enough automotive literature out there supporting my summary of the two vehicles.

  • nickdl

    Would definitely take this over a Prado and probably a Disco as well. To get the Prado with a similar amount of gedgetery is going to cost at least $15-20k extra and I’m pretty sure that’d be the same for a Disco.

    Some people are compaining about the ageing shape but IMO it looks way better than the Prado and on par with the Disco.

    A friend of mine has an NT diesel Exceed. The noise in theirs really isn’t that bad. It’s got lots of torque, can tow 3000kg and is great on fuel. Maybe not as good as the Land Rover diesel but still very good for a 2300kg car.

    • nickdl

      *gadgetry

      • Frenchie

        What gadgetry does the Pajero get over the Prado Karl?

        • http://www.caradvice.com.au Karl Peskett

          Hi Frenchie.

          Compared with the Prado VX (the same price bracket) the Pajero Exceed gets DVD players front and rear (which are separate) with wireless headphones, touchscreen SatNav (it’s an option pack for the Prado), Rockford Fosgate with complete equaliser control and subwoofer, automatic windscreen wipers and heated seats.

          I hope this helps.

          • Richo

            Prado = owned

          • Frenchie

            Thx Karl. I think that DVD and SatNav’s factory fitted are a over priced items compared to after market ones.
            Though as you say is included in the price for (Exceed).

            The sound system and heated seats (to me) are appealing.

  • George

    I dont see the point. I’d buy the challenger over this…

  • http://www.facebook.com/sammo.8191 Sam Moss

    I don’t get why people who live in cities buy 4WDs like this. It it because of their HUGE egos?

    How about they buy a nice diesel estate or touring car for the same money and save on fuel?

    • nickdl

      One reason is they cost a fair bit less than an estate equivalent. A 30D X5 is around $100k, 530d estate a lot more than that.

      I do agree with you though, there’s absolutely no point in the Toorak tractors. They drivers just like to be higher up on the road because they think they’re better than the rest of us.

      • Steve-Poyza

        The X5 is a little different though, at least it is designed to stay on road. This is clearly meant to go off road. As is the Prado. Those cars are horrible and the worst part is that they sell so well. For what? The school run? They are a waste of time on road because their dynamics are shit and the just guzzle needlessly because of the extra weight they carry for the AWD components as well a bits and pieces that allow them to go off road well (which cars like the X5 and such haven’t got because they are meant to be on road, and obviously perform better on road in every aspect). If you need a something biggish, get something like the Kluger, CX-9 or X5, not those monstrous machines!

        • craig

          Not sure on the X5 but the Kluger and CX9 just dont tow enough. My boat weighs about 2.3T, could you please suggest an alternative to these “monstrous machines” for towing. Thanks

    • NotTheStig

      Because they are tossers. I have a family member that has just bought a new $70k+ Prado which they will never take off road and just drive around town.

      Bloody stupid. They bought it because it is “Safe” (LOL) and has lots of room for the (2) kids. If you want 7 seats, buy a Honda Odessy or something which will have more room and be more comfortable.

      How about a Passat wagon as an alternative ? Cheaper, faster, stops quicker, higher quality, more economical, safer (lower C of G), better looking etc. Yes, just makes you laugh what some people think is a better car…

      • ScottT

        I bought one to tow my caravan, plus needed 7 seats at the time. So anyone suggest a 7 seat people mover that can tow 2.5T??? I also cant afford a vehicle to every driving situation, hence why I drive a 4WD in the city. I agree there are too many of these vehicles doing the school run and nothing else. women just seem to think the bigger the car the safer they are. My NT GLS has over 30K in it now and its quiet enough for me. I dont understand this obsession with silence, I enjoy a little bit of engine noise

  • Shak

    CA, what would you have Mitsubishi do with the shpae. Do you want a coupe-ish SUV with no practicality just because thats the current craze with the Euro’s. I know mnay of Mitsu’s current customer basis for this car would much rahet Paj practicality than X6 supposed looks/handling/Off road compromise.

  • http://www.cargenie.com.au/ sell my car

    I must say, I love the look of it though.

    • StevenA

      I have to say that I love the look of this beast too.

  • MAK

    3.2L 4 cylinder

    That is a very big 4 cylinder!

  • http://www.caradvice.com Macs for me

    The fit & finish on the Paj has always been pretty good, although I consider the Prado to be the better vehicle off road. I dont think the side steps on the model tested would last too long.

    But then how many of these regardless of the brand end up doing the hard yards off road, not many, so it probably gets back to brand loyalty in most cases.

    • nickdl

      I think you’ll find that out of the city the Paj is a lot more commonly seen. Soccer mums thend to prefer the Prado because of the better badge but in the bush there are a lot more Pajeros. That might say something about their off road ability.

  • Philip

    My NT diesel now accrued 18K and is considerably quieter than new. It is also delivering better economy as the motor frees up.

    The diesel pulls like a train – great tow vehicle, and a trooper on hills on dirt or sand.

    I bought the VRX which is significantly cheaper than the Exceed, but has the same 4WD technology (including diff lock), leather interior, climate control, cruise etc. I couldn’t see the value equation with the Exceed – but am very happy with what the VRX delivers.

    Service costs are 1/2 that of a DISCO, and service interval is every 15K compared to 10K for DISCO.

    Basically a great truck – just received my Mitsubishi owners value pack in the mail too. A nice touch – with lots of goodies to ‘ennrich’ the 4WD experience.

    • StevenA

      Phil, Im seriously jealous and wish I could afford one too. Good luck to you mate, you will have a brilliant run and no doubt when the next generation Pajero comes around you’ll likely buy one…

  • Realcars

    Doubt it blows as much smoke as a 2004 Prado DIESEL.LOL

    Kia/Hyundai are definitely now the leaders in diesel tech it would seem.

    Mistshu and Toyota still offering old tech oilers and asking stupid prices.

    Have to be stupid to pay this money for the lack of refinement in the mitsu and toyota diesels.

  • tim

    I would never really consider it as a hardcore offroader.

    • Richo

      Let me guess, because it doesn’t have live axles…

      honestly the only people who “dont consider it as a hardcore offroader” are people who have never driven one off road. I have, and therefore I know your talking crap

  • Leon

    Well, just buy a new Challenger !

  • chris

    $77,000 and an additional $495 for metallic paint!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1035289616 Carl Stronach

    Yes the Mits are a nice looking vehicle, ride well, very well appointed. I have friends and family who own both paj and challengers. But they all call me to come and rescue them with a 1984 mk nissan patrol.

  • http://www.iusedtires.com Used Tires

    Its looks all same! to the version of 2008…. I cant see any new changes in it …

  • Peter

    I was interested in purchasing a new Diesel Pajero with the intention of adding an ARB steel bullbar + winch and was told by the Dealer that by doing this that it may void my Warranty . Has anyone had a similiar experience?

    • Harald Zahl

      I was inquiring into mounting a winch, but because the frame is monoque, it turned out so expensive, so they adviced me not to do it. (3- 4 times that of i.e. a Prado).

  • Keith

    I have just purchased a new Pajero Exceed wagon only to find out that you cannot fit a ARB bull bar to an exceed .As i live in the outback this presents a huge problem , unlike my city conterparts we have a lot of animals to contend with on the roads . No bar also means no spot lights , which means less vision for night travel.Also no place to put a winch .I only found out this info after I had paid for the vehicle and tried to have the extras fitted . This may be something to consider and check out if you are purchaseing a vehicle for outback travel .

    • http://www.downthunder.com.au Torsten

      Have you tried to get at least a nudge bar? That way you can still attach some spotties and may be able to protect parts like the radiator.

  • Lisa

    Hi Peter
    I have just recently purchased a new Platium Pajero and I ordered it with an ARB steel bull bar and Safari snorkel . And this was how i picked it up from the dealership , and there was no mention of loss of warranty . Maybee sour grapes because you are not buying one of thiers as they make bars as well , if that is what you could call them .

    • Don

      hi Lisa,

      I too, have recently purchased a platinum, and I’m now undecided between an original Mitsubishi steel bullbar, or the steel one from ARB. are there significant differences…? I know ARB is renowned for off road accessories, but I think the original bullbar comes much cheaper…

      Many thanks!:)

  • Rozelle

    We have a short wheel base Pajero bought 3 years ago brand new and have had nothing but problems with water leaking in thro the drivers door and puddling in the footwell. have taken it back 3 times, still not fixed and have now been told there is nothing they can do. Has anyone else reported this problem ?

    • NSpajowner

      yes, seals in the doors leak and allow water to run into the footwells over the plastic steps. The car has to be left side high for passenger floor ingress and right side high for drivers footwel water.

  • Safe Driver

    LOL at that tosser who earlier claimed that a passat wagon is safer ‘cos lower C of G ….. wot a tosser !!!

    Now for reality ….. in a head-on crash between a passat and a pajero, the occupents in the passat are beheaded and their bodies mulched …. meanwhile the pajero’s occupents need to be ‘counciled’ for trauma and shock.

    Nuff said …. I know which one I’d rather be in.

    • nickdl

      Good on you mate, I’m sure you’d be happy to live with blood on your hands for the rest of your life…

  • paul

    I have purchased a 2008 pajero deisel 127kw my mechenic tells me that there was a recall on intake problems does anyone know anything about surging or engine issues

    • vince

      Yes, my 2007 NS has just developed surging at 2000rpm after getting fuel with algae in it. New fuel filter fitted and used algaeside to kill algae but problem persists, now at mechanic to solve the issue

      • Mr. Rock

        Those with surging issues in NS diesels, I have been having this issue on and off for some 60,000 kms and still no resolution. Have had manifold replaced, ECU remapped, changed fuel, fuel filter etc etc etc…. just starting surging badly again! In last couple of days car has almost died when taking off o I am positive it is fuel related, such as a sensor of some kind. I read on another forum many others are experiencing the same issue and I read it could be the Suction Control Valve which causing surging under light acceleration.

        Of to Mitsi AGAIN as I am over this… we are seriously thinking of selling the car just because of this problem!!

    • Bob

      Also having problems with intake, and injector, on a 2010 RX model.

  • Dillen

    I must say though, you wrote a very good review and kept it to the point. This Pajero is highly good-looking to the public and I can’t complain about it, except just the price. It does kind of look out of my budget but again, I don’t mind having this one of a kind car for when I have a family because it would suit me just fine. Yes, I like it but will have to go for a second-hand Exceed model, as I’m into the 2007-2011 4WD wagons that are so much better looking than the ones from 2006 and earlier.
    Thanks for the review.
    :)

  • Bob Harrison

    I have just clocked up 11K on my 2010 3.2l turbo diesel and am blowing a lot of smoke on start up and it smells like an old tractor. I am a very modest driver and the car is always warmed up slowly. Also when the turbo does engage I see a lot of white smoke in the rear view. Some of the advice is that it is blowing oil. As yet there has been no indication of oil usage. Any ideas?

  • Jeff Ola

    When is the current Pajero Shape due for a replacement? Prado have just released a new shape and i don’t want to buy a Pajero in 2011 and a new shape comes out within the 1st year of purchase.

  • john

    have a prado last 5 years best suv ever bought

  • Real_4wd

    I love some of the crazy comments here, including the stupid review. To compare the Paj engine to that of the Prado is an insult to the Mitsubishi. The Prado is slow, gutless and underpowered. Only Toyota could fool its customers into buying a 7 year old engine with a new face! Mitsubishi have at least upgraded the engine and turbo, and the Pajero simply walks all over the Prado for engine. Give the Pajero about 5,000km’s to settle itself in and it will be quieter than a Prado. Then watch as the engine and drive train reliability of the Pajero kills the Prado. 147kw and 441nm for the Mitsubishi v 120kw and barely 400nm for the Prado. The Pajero has more power and torque than the Landcruiser 4.2 ltr diesel, a full 1 ltr less so much better economy. And it kills the ‘legendary’ 4.2ltr Patrol diesel (don’t even start with the hand grenade 3.0 Nissan motor). And the reviewer is complaining about noise on a car that hasn’t been run in?

    Also love some of the comments about ‘not being able to split fold the rear seats’. Clearly you haven’t tested any other 4wd on the market. Try loading anything into the 150 series Prado – you need to be a 6’5 giant to be able to reach into the boot. Forget about the Prado and Patrol, their bootspace is miniscule with side swing seats. Mitsubishi is onto a winner hear. Dakar proven car, engine, suspension and driveline. 

    I have to finally add – why do Prado owners always talk about ‘residules’. Is that because (a) you want to sell it because its rubbish (b) you bought it on lease and can’t afford it. Most Pajero owners buy it, own it and never think about selling it. Toyota can keep its ‘residules’ for when it wants to rip you off with clever marketing again.

    • wood4me .

      My first Pajero was a 7 seater 3 ltr Petrol purchased new in ’93. Didn’t do a lot of towing but I loved the vehicle, especially the build and finish. I traded-in the first, which I had now used for 15 uneventful no-puss no-pain years
      for my second in 2008. It was a 2007 build, but 2008 plated .This time I went for the diesel, a 7 seater DiD Exceed.
      It now tows our 2500kg caravan regularly anywhere up to 8000kms a couple of times a year (retirement has benefits).
      I see the economy of “like” vehicles with their European Diesels such as the Ford Ranger, the Mazda BT50 etc., but I can tell you that nothing – not even higher fuel consumption, will overcome the luxury of the Pajero, even down to the poverty pack VRX’s. You can have the same luxury in say the 200 series Toy, but what you pay over and above the Pajero Exceed would keep an Exceed owner in fuel for life.

  • marktriton

    hi i want to buy the 2012 pajero with 200 hp under the hood. i had read in honest john review that pajero has a problem regarding with the timing chain tensioner. 1-2-2012: Serious problem with 3.2 D-ID of part of the
    timing chain tensioner mechanism breaking off and getting mangled in the
    chain, causes virtually complete destruction of the engine.

    does any owner of pjero experience this problem?? i hope this is not truly true.

    • Damharro

      David
      Yea i heard about it so changed mine the old one looked as good as the new one its a guide and not a big deal to change

  • martin

    Martin, new
    HiI just bought the 2007 Pajero 3.2did model and for some reason the user manual/brochure is missing and this literature is what will get me closer to this machine men. Can some one help please (pdf ).

  • Harald Zahl

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Mitsubishi Pajero Specs

ACTIV : 3.2L DIESEL TURBO F/INJ - 5 SP AUTO SPORTS MODE - 4D WAGON
Car Details
Make
MITSUBISHI
Model
PAJERO
Variant
ACTIV
Series
NT MY10
Year
2010
Body Type
4D WAGON
Seats
7
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
DIESEL TURBO F/INJ
Engine Size
3.2L
Cylinders
DIESEL TURBO 4
Max. Torque
441Nm @  2000rpm
Max. Power
147kW @  3800rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
69.7W/kg
Bore & Stroke
98.5x105mm
Compression Ratio
16
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
5 SP AUTO SPORTS MODE
Drive Type
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.917
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
DIESEL
Fuel Tank Capacity
88
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
9.2L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
2110
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1900mm
Length
4900mm
Width
1845mm
Ground Clearance
225mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:3000  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11.4
Front Rim Size
7.5x17
Rear Rim Size
7.5x17
Front Tyres
265/65 R17
Rear Tyres
265/65 R17
Wheel Base
2780
Front Track
1570
Rear Track
1570
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Comfort
Automatic Air Con / Climate Control
Control & Handling
17 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Hill Holder, Traction Control System
Driver
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Power Steering, Satellite Navigation, Trip Computer
Entertainment
Radio CD with 6 Speakers
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front, Nudge Bar, Power Mirrors, Roof Racks, Side Steps
Interior
Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Side Airbags, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft, Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Engine & Transmission
Diff Locks
Exterior
Metallic Paint
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  15,000 kms
Warranty
60 months /  130,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-I-9
Country of Origin
JAPAN