Pathfinder v Pajero

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 13:54
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I'm looking at trading in my 03 Pathfinder mainly due to fuel efficiency problems when towing my camper trailer.
I am looking at either the Pathfinder 2.5 Turbo Diesel or Pajero GLX 3.2 Di D. So far have managed to find info on the Pajero through the achives but not on the later model Pathfinders. I was wondering if any one else has done any comparisons on the two and what conclusions they reached as far as fuel usage reliability etc
Have looked at Patrols and Cruisers but unfortunatly price has ruled them out.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated

cheers Dave
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 15:17

Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 15:17
Do a forum search, quite a lot of info here.

The Paj has more space for dual batteries and a bigger boot but the Pathfinder is lighter on fuel. Both are quite good vehicles.

Regards Derek.
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Reply By: itsdave - Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 15:34

Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 15:34
Found a little on Pajeros but almost nothing on the late model diesel Pathy's. Both are rated at around 10 /100 k's but I'd like to kmow how they would rate towing approx 1100 kg. Also would like to know how much more efficient they are as opposed to petrol considering diesel is know dearer than petrol. Is diesel still a better option

Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - Marquis - Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 15:48

Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 15:48
Diesel is the best way to go if your towing anything.
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Reply By: old mate - Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 15:36

Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 15:36
try the temporary forum over at www.pcoa.org.au There are a few R51 owners over there and they have given very good feedback on the new pathy. They seem very happy with fuel consumption and there a few trip reports as well.

Would trading one Nissan in on another get you a better deal than trading a Nissan in on a Mitsi?
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Follow Up By: Member - Marquis - Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 15:50

Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 15:50
No matter what you trade - it's going to be horrible. You have to remember as soon as you drive it off the carpet either vehicle will immediately drop $10k in value.
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Reply By: Rodos - Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 16:04

Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 16:04
As others have said try the pcoa.org.au forum.

I am currently getting 8.2 l/100km in my manual R51 TD, Sydney peak hour. The other thing to consider is power and torque. When you compare the engines you will find that the Pathfinder has much power kw and tourqe compared the the Prado.

Do a search for older posts, you should find lots. Both have benefits. I chose the Pathfinder.

Rod

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Follow Up By: itsdave - Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 16:31

Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 16:31
Was looking at the Pajero not Prado . Not a great difference in power between the two Paj 121@3800 Pathy 128@4000 Looked at the pcoa site and good reports on fuel econ compared to the R50 I'll have to find some stats for Pajeros
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 17:14

Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 17:14
You should be able to get some real world pajero figures on the Vic pajero club forum. Seen heavy fuel consumption towing to very good figures.

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Reply By: AdrianLR (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:19

Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:19
Dave,

I went through a similar exercise over the last couple of months - my Disco lease was up and the choices were a Disco 3, Pathfinder or Pajero (all diesel). The D3 was too expensive for the SE (air suspension etc and the base coil model was a 4 month wait), the Pathy was falling apart in the showroom (trim coming off, body filler everywhere) and the Pajero was a well-rounded proposition (5yr warranty, ok engine, well finished, lots of accessories available like snorkels and bash plates, almost half the service costs of the D3) and the price was good. My GLS arrives in around a week. I'll get used to the looks (I hope!).

Adrian
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Follow Up By: sjp - Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 20:49

Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 20:49
you wont see the look from the drivers seat,after driving for 300 k's your just as fresh as when you first started
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Follow Up By: Member - Marquis - Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 23:59

Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 23:59
05 Pajero - 750km trip and you feel good.
03 Landcruiser 79 - 750km your back's killing you big time.
00 Rodeo - 750km and your butt is sore.
Landcruiser 75 - see 79

Just my experience...
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Reply By: Jimbo - Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 21:35

Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 21:35
Terracan CRDi, it's well worth a look.
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