1995 Pajero XR-2 2.8TD
It's hard to deny how good a value the Pajero is. Just as reliable as any Toyota SUV, it comes in at a fraction of the price, and is comparably equipped. Finished in a subtle Balboa Blue Mica over Gray two-tone (T88/A71) this 1995 is powered by a punchy 2.8L turbodiesel and features a center locking differential, too! Best of all, this truck is offered with a mere 92K verified and documented miles. Other than some minor scratches, dings, and chips associated with normal use, the body is in good shape overall and set off by a set of refinished black alloy wheels, OEM rainguards, and a hell of a spare tire cover. This XR-2 would make a stellar year-round daily-driver, weekend cruiser, or trail rig if you like! Recently serviced and legally imported, this two-door, body-on-frame 'ute is a real deal Japanese Classic and won't last long!
The interior is in above-average shape. It was cared for in a prior life and features a few upgrades and electric amenities. Unlike most every Pajero we see the power-folding mirrors actually work, and so do the electric locks and power windows. Coupled with the Pioneer radio upgrade and an adjustable steering column, you can see how this rig would be well suited for daily use. The automatic climate control system works like a charm and delivers cold a/c and piping hot heat in winter. The rear occupants even have their own dedicated controls to keep the temperatures regulated in the back. The tan upholstery looks great and lacks any major rips, stains, or tears. Both folks upfront have a manual lumbar adjustment to attain ultimate comfort and the rear passengers have tons of space for a two-door, and even some cupholders and a 12v outlet. The carpets, headliner, and door cards haven't suffered much abuse over the years and are in good nick and rear privacy tint has shielded the harmful rays of the sun away from the cabin plastics. The dash lacks any cracks or distortion and a field monitor is mounted front and center. It is backlit and allows the driver to keep an eye on the outside conditions when out wheeling in the back forty. A headlight upgrade makes nighttime driving safer and the road is much better illuminated than the factory halogens. Even the JDM owners manuals and maintenance records are still in the glove box for the next owner. Overall it's hard to complain about the cabin and we know the next buyer will surely fall in love with it.
Under the bonnet sits Mitsu's wonderful 4M40 turbodiesel. This big four-banger is fresh off an oil and filter service and starts up with a twist of the key. A new engine air filter helps it to breathe freely and the 2.8 idles with confidence. Mated to a slick-shifting automatic transmission, the Pajero is responsive around town and cruises at sustained highway speeds with confidence. The transfer case was cutting edge at the time of its release and can be switched between two and four-wheel drive on the fly, at speeds up to 62 mp/h. When the weather doesn't comply a low gear setting is on hand and a center locker can be engaged for maximum traction. With the past 5,000 miles, new front and rear pads were installed and a new alternator was chucked in, too. The suspension is composed and predictable and can be adjusted on the go to make the ride firmer or a bit more soft. The power steering is light, yet on point and the truck goes exactly where you point it. To complete the reconditioning new 31" Falken Rubitreks were installed at all four corners. These all-terrain tires look great and will provide plenty of year-round grip 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 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.