1992 Pajero 2500TD
The Mitsubishi Pajero has a reputation for being all business. It's a global reputation, mind you, as these lovable rigs have been traversing deserts, grasslands, and mountainous terrain since 1981. Finished in a classic Barbados Blue Metallic (B42), this short-wheelbase 1992 model is adorned with a polished grill guard, OEM rainguards, a new tow hitch, and a subtle rear OEM spoiler. Aside from a few minor dings, chips, and scuffs, the body is in good shape and this truck is fresh off a recent service. Turn key and ready to rock, this stellar off-roader is offered with a mere 67k verified and documented miles on the clock. Powered by a capable turbodiesel and underpinned by a robust 4WD system, these SUVs make for killer winter rigs, trail trucks, or stylish and unique year-round daily drivers. For the adventurous type with a penchant for tough, collectible, and torquey JDM rides, this is the perfect Japanese Classic.
The interior is nicely apportioned and has been taken care of in a prior life. The driver sits high up, atop traffic, and has a commanding view of the road ahead. The dashboard lacks any cracking and houses a large field monitor to display the outside conditions. A newer Pioneer radio replaces the OEM unit and sounds great complimenting the turbodiesel soundtrack. The adjacent automatic climate control system is easy to use, and blasts piping hot heat and cold A/C at a moment's notice. A factory sunroof and electric windows work in tandem to provide a light breeze if you prefer more natural ventilation. To find the most optimal driving position a tilt-adjustable steering column is standard and power locks make daily use enjoyable. The seats, upholstered in a soft blue cloth, are in good overall shape lacking any rips or tears. The headliner and door cards are in good nick, too. We did want to note that the carpets and seats do have some light staining of note, and that the power mirrors are inoperable. Still, at 30 years of age, it's remarkable how well this thing has held up!
Powering this Mitsu is the legendary 2.5L 4D56 turbo diesel engine. Thanks to a fresh oil and filter service and a new fuel filter, the next owner needn't schedule any maintenance for another three thousand miles. With a turn of the key, this four-banger starts right up with the assistance of the two new 12V batteries we recently installed. To keep them full of juice we also replaced the old alternator with a new one when she was in for her last service. The automatic 4-speed transmission is well suited for the little diesel engine and makes good use of the available power. It shifts seamlessly and sends power through a selective transfer case to two or four wheels depending on the driver's preference. For the off-road die-hards, it should be noted that a center-locking differential can be engaged if you need to tackle some sand or loose gravel. The suspension handles potholes and road imperfections well, and the predictable nature of the chassis is good at speed and on uneven pavement. The brakes respond to pedal input well, and reassuringly slow down this rig to a stop when you need it. This fun-sized SUV is small enough to be considered maneuverable around town and parking isn't generally an issue with its compact exterior dimensions. The Japanese 15x7 -14 3-piece wheels have been freshly powder coated, fit perfectly, and are wrapped in nearly new Toyo rubber.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.