what about the pajero?

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Hi everyone. I am starting to look at upgrading to a 4wd from a forester. I have been reading a lot in the forums but most people only speak of the hilux, cruiser, prado, ranger or patrol. I will be only able to afford about $15-$20k, so from what I can see only about late 90's to mid 2000's models of the above mentioned. In this year range what are the better makes and what to steer clear of? It seems that the pajero's are not spoken of much. We tow a 750-800kg camper trailer, and will be wanting to go off road. Sooo..
What about a pajero, or does it simply come down to personal preferences and the Utes are all the same, and the wagons all similar?
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Reply By: Wilko (Parkes NSW) - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 21:37

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 21:37
Hi Glenn,

Take a look at thread number 89120. I'm a big fan of them and can see why they have a dedicated following.

Cheers Wilko
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Reply By: Bazooka - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 21:59

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 21:59
You could get a 3.5l V Jackaroo SE wagon with plenty of change out of that Glenn.
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Follow Up By: fisherPete - Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 21:04

Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 21:04
If going petrol go the Jacks as the Isuzu motor is good for 400000ks if well serviced, if diesel go the Paj. Stay right away from the 3lt 4jxi motor in the 98 on Jacks , sooner or later it will cost more to repair then the vehicle is worth. Although some people are buying blown up 4jxi and doing a transplant from a Rodeo .
Good luck Pete
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Reply By: Member - Broodie H3 - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 23:34

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 23:34
go the pajero my son has one and they perform reasonably well, not the most fuel efficient of the 4x4 wagons but they hold there own off road, me I drive a pathfinder ti550, and it is a good vehicle on and off road and very fuel efficient. the Pajero has a better towing capacity than some of the vehicles that you mentioned, for me the pajero is the go you should get a good one for that price
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Reply By: patsproule - Friday, Apr 05, 2013 at 06:21

Friday, Apr 05, 2013 at 06:21
If you can get a later one with traction control (mid 2003 diesel onwards or any 3.8 petrol) then you will go anywhere the others can short of rock-hopping.

Pat
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Reply By: Notso - Friday, Apr 05, 2013 at 08:18

Friday, Apr 05, 2013 at 08:18
From the Mid 90s on the pajero also has Super Select 4WD, which means you can either run it as a part time 4WD or Full time 4WD.
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Reply By: Member - KEITH W (QLD) - Friday, Apr 05, 2013 at 19:18

Friday, Apr 05, 2013 at 19:18
hi glenn

i'm on my fourth pajero starting with a 1984 model with the sigma motor.beige colour, red 1986, a red 1991 diesel to a current 2006 np 3.2 diesel turbo.

economy is approx 11lts/100 with van, 16 ft jayco poptop.1380 kg
8.5 hwy cruising, also note the vehicle does carry some weight, storage system, bullbar, roofracks etc.
i have had this since jan 2012, regularly serviced, and no extra outlay on parts.
it was an ex police car, camera car, and had 140klms on it when i got it. it has now done 192,000, used no oil, oil is as clean as when i put it in, hard to believe, the old one was black as.

highly recommend one
keith
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Reply By: Glenn M4 - Friday, Apr 05, 2013 at 21:40

Friday, Apr 05, 2013 at 21:40
Thanks for all your inputs. I think for the money I can get a much later model pajero than Toyota or Nissan. What is servicing like on the pajero?
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Follow Up By: Member - KEITH W (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 06, 2013 at 16:49

Saturday, Apr 06, 2013 at 16:49
hi glenn, i buy my own oil, get a complete set of air,oil and fuel filters from bretts trucks[online] for $68 +freight......this is a bit of a saving...find a honest reliable mechanic to do the work....

i have one in adelaide, orange, and oxenford.....seem to be in their area when a service is due.

total is usually under $250 all up, had a dealership service done in orange, wasn't even a logbook service, oil, and all filters ,not much change out of $600....

cheers
keith
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