1995 Mitsubishi Pajero
Pending Sale: 12,495
Stock Number: 4876
We love turbodiesel, seven-seat, SUVs like this 1995 Mitsubishi Pajero. Capable, efficient, and inexpensive to service, these rigs harken back to a time before 'utes got computerized and complicated. Finished in a stately Cashmere/Green two-tone (S5GD) the body is in good nick other than some minor dings and scuffs from normal use. This torquey 4x4 hauler is legally imported, recently serviced, and offered with a mere 93K verified miles. As far as turn-key Japanese Classics go, this one is a great value and would make a unique and rugged daily driver that could be driven year-round!
The cabin is spacious; full of power equipment and amenities for all. Mistubishi used some upgraded materials over their offerings from the late '80s and this cabin has stood the test of time pretty well. Power windows, locks, and mirrors are all still working and the driver even gets a tilt-adjustable steering wheel. The dash is in good shape and lacks any major cracks or distortion. A gauge suite sits front and center, and OEM audio is working and located below. This model does have dedicated front and rear climate control. The system functions but the LCD is completely gone so you'll need to play with the setting a touch more for finer tuning. The seats are upholstered in a tan cloth that is soft to the touch. The front captain's chairs are especially comfortable and feature folding armrests. There are no major imperfections to note on any of the seven seats including rips, stains, or tears. The carpets are still reasonably clean, as are the door cards and headliner. The sunroof no longer retracts but does let in a bunch of natural light, making the cabin feel larger. The cargo room is impressive with the rear seats folded up into the D-pillar and the tailgate swings open wide like a barn door with a beefy side hinge.
The drivetrain is superb as a truck gets and includes some pretty sweet tech for the time. Later Pajeros such as this one benefitted from a hefty bump in displacement over the early '90s versions. This 4M40 four-cylinder diesel comes in around 2800cc and makes decent power and torque. Fresh off an oil and filter service, she starts up promptly and sets into a steady idle. The automatic is stress-free and shifts into gear properly without any hesitation or clunking. The selective transfer case was a selling point of the vehicle and can be adjusted at speeds up to 100 k/mh. The driver can choose between two and 4WD depending on the conditions and when the going gets tough, a low gearset is available. The truck even includes a locking center differential for the offroad enthusiast. The suspension is compliant and would suit daily driving nicely. The brakes are responsive and the steering is light and power-assisted. The stock alloys are all wrapped in new all-terrain rubber at all four corners. They will last for years to come and deliver premium year-round grip for safety's sake.
*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.