Why a used Pajero is still having high demand? There have been many cars and SUVs that had ruled over a long time and some have been got into the minds of car lovers. One such is the Mitsubishi Pajero, which can be called as an evergreen SUV. Pajero, the name was coined by the company from the scientific name of a species of cat found in Argentina, the leopardus pajero. Like a wild animal, the SUV has also got many aggressive and robust features and I would say this SUV as a wild cat.
Still today there is a huge fan base for pajero, especially for the GLX and SFX variants. The dual color tone pattern was a unique theme that made a major cause to grab attention from its competitors. Secondly, the design elements played a major part in loving the vehicle in its look. The tough build and muscular design was surely a mass one to attract many SUV lovers. The SFX features a much bigger and extended wheel arch, bigger PAJERO labels, bigger tires, etc.
Coming to the off-roading capabilities, the old school SUV still beats and continues as a major challenge for new-gen players. The body on ladder frame system, suspensions, super select 4×4, etc plays the game here. The Pajeros Heart in Mouth event is more than enough to understand its off-roading capabilities.
Even today used Pajeros are having huge demand, mostly for SFX and GLX. The road presence it offers, rugged looks and massive SUV feel are the major reasons for this fame. The car is often known as a mafia car as it was showcased in many movies as villains car. There are many Pajero Owners clubs and groups in and outside India which conduct periodic off-road events, road trips, etc with this mighty wild cat. One such is the POCIN and The Legendary Pajero Club. The Pajero Club members help each other in fixing issues related to the car, find spare parts, share experiences, etc. Talking about the engine, the Mitsubishi engine is known for its high reliability. Even today there are Pajero owners whose ODO has reached 600k kms, and running without any issues and hassles.
When buying a used Pajero, you should always get it checked by a Mitsubishi service person or at least by an owner who knows the car well around. Owning and maintaining a used Pajero SFX or GLX depends upon the love and passion for this vehicle. As per the discussion with some owners of SFX, all of them were fully satisfied with the car and when asked about the maintenance, all of them responded in similar meaning. “Treat it well, it won’t drill your pocket. You have to be patient for parts replacement as the vehicle is discontinued and the company has got minimum operations in India.” This was the overall response I got from the respective owners. Anyhow, the Pajero still continues to be tuff and strong SUV on Indian roads.