1995 Mitsubishi Pajero 2.8L
The Pajero admittedly doesn't get all the hype that our Hiluxs get, but they are similarly built-in terms of reliability and off-road prowess. The good news is that you can save some money on the Pajero and come away with a more unique and rare truck that is every bit as reliable as the Hilux. This 1995 turbodiesel is finished in a stately Balboa Blue (T88) and offered with a mere 51k verified/documented miles. The body is in good shape aside from some minor dings and chips and is adorned with a polished brushguard with PIAA foglights, OEM spoiler, factory raingaurds, and a rare rear tire carrier. Legally imported and recently serviced this clean two-door body on frame rig offers a decent interior that worthy of daily driving and a powertrain that is worthy of a trek down to Moab.
The condition of the cabin is better than most SUVs this age and it's obvious this car was cared for in Japan. The view of the road ahead is clear and the tall ride height allows you to see above traffic. The dash is in great shape and lacks any major imperfections such as cracks or UV damage. An operational gauge suite comes factory on the Pajero and includes an altimeter and a digital thermometer that work as they should and adds to the sporty aesthetic. Nighttime driving is made easier with two sets of fogs which include projectors mounted low on the bumper a set of massive PIAA floodlights up top. The digital climate system is simple to use and offers cold a/c for these hot summer months. Even the rear seat passengers have their own dedicated climate controls which is rare for such a small truck. A Kenwood audio system replaces the date OEM unit and sounds decent for its age. Power locks, mirrors, and windows still operate although the power-folding function is no longer working. The seats are upholstered in a light gray and purple cloth that is soft to the touch. The bolstering is comfortable on long trips and the material lacks any major rips, stains, or tears. The carpets and door plastics have held up well over the years and the cargo area doesn't suffer from any major blemishes. For easy loading, the rear cargo door is side latched and the rear seats can be folded forward for maximum space.
The Pajero is at heart a beefy body-on-frame SUV and best of all it's powered by a killer 2.8L turbodiesel. Fresh off an oil and filter service, the 4M40 starts up promptly. Our techs have replaced both 12v batteries and they should last the next owner four to five years and provide plenty of juice in the winter. The four-cylinder idles confidently and is mated to an automatic gearbox. The transmission shifts as it should and the driver can select 2WD or 4WD through a selective transfer case. The 4WD system can be operated at speeds up to 62 mph and includes a center locking differential for off-road enthusiasts. The suspension can handle the abuses of daily driving and is more refined. The approach angles are also pretty impressive if you plan to hit some trails in this rig. The brakes are confident and the power steering is weighted properly and communicated as well as any SUV can. Lastly, our techs have mounted up some new all-terrain tires at all four corners. They will deliver premium year-round grip and last for tens of thousands of miles to come
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint 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.