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Old 26th November 2008, 15:20   #1
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Default GV vs Pajero <features/offroading capability>

Hi All,

Seen lots of comparisions on this forums.

Car vs Car, bike vs bike, Jeep vs Jeep

We have T-BHPians with Pajero's and GV's. Has anyone compared the two in terms of off-roading capability along with other features??

Just curious
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Old 26th November 2008, 15:23   #2
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Prices do not match
Engines do not match
Fuels do not match
Type of chasis does not match
Performance do not match (As Samurai put it)
.....
.....

Then why?

Just curious.

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Old 26th November 2008, 15:24   #3
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That is one contest Pajero will win handsomely. GV is not even in the same league as Pajero.
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Old 26th November 2008, 15:50   #4
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The Vitara with the shorter wheel base and shorter overhangs is quite the mountain goat. I will not write it off all together !

On 22nd Nov OTR,..I saw the limitations of the Pajero (the current Indian version). With the LWB and lengthly overhangs it was at as much a disadvatage as the TLC Prado was.

What a revelation it is to actually have seen those jeeps in action. Gives new & "REAL" meaning to "make your own road". As one jeeper did with Wife and 8year~ old daughter on broad,...just took the leap of faith down a steep ravine in the Jeep fondly called 8181 !!!!
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i had seen a program on cnbc a year ago where they had compared the off-roading abilities of pajero, endeavor, the old vitara and the forester.

Endeavor lost badly.
Forester would have won due to best handling and control but for ground clearance.
There was a tie between the pajero and vitara.

Pajero was finally given winner only because of higher ground clearance.
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A friend and me had done this excercise for the endeavour and the Pajero.
The endeavour 3.0 not the earlier model.
The endeavour won!!
He bought it too .
He owned a pajero earlier and was amazed to see the performance of the ford.
The only downside is the overhang of the endeavour.
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A friend and me had done this excercise for the endeavour and the Pajero.
The endeavour 3.0 not the earlier model.
The endeavour won!!
Purely driver dependant. The Pajero will beat the Endy hands down in any terrain.
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No comparison between these two machines
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Frankly I think it will be a close contest
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Prices do not match
Engines do not match
Fuels do not match
Type of chasis does not match
Performance do not match (As Samurai put it)
Then why?
For someone looking for a midsize SUV with good off road capability in the 15-20lakh bracket, regardless of engine, fuel, chassis.

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No comparison between these two machines
Meaning? which one is better?
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Pajero is a bigger machine and is better as far as on road behavior is considered. And Offroad also Pajero ( earlier generation ) is better.

But if consider both the vehicles in their present era, both of them are equal with respective negative and positive points. Pajero has advantage of a diesel motor where as the J20 from Suzuki is not a perfect motor for off road driving.

But they are equal in my mind. The GV has capable underpinnings.

O.T. but if you really want to compare off roaders, then its better if we bring in Jimmy ( Gypsy and present generation sold in Europe ) as it is light weight and will have advantage.
Also bring in Lada Niva.
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Old 27th November 2008, 00:31   #11
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Well...
pricing in India is nothing to go buy.
And Mitsubishi/HM cartel sucks way too much.

IMHO, there is absolutely no harm in comparing the two.

In my native place (in the Ratnagiri district in Konkan), both GV and Pajero will be equally useless.
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I guess if you compare the 3.2 version of the GV to the 3.8 Petrol pajero, we might end up with some new conclusions.But definitely not with the 2.0 GV.
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Rush.. Agree to an extent but i personaly have taken terrains with ease wher the mitsubishi struggled. Also the pajero has after sales issues and the engine is a 94 model. I am talkin the whole deal here not just otr capabilities
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This is what Torquative meant "With the LWB and lengthly overhangs it was at as much a disadvatage as the TLC Prado was"... Pajero in OTR

But dont discount he beast by this pic. It went through most other obstacles though the driver was not as adventourous as Torquative and his friend Arjun in their Toyota Landcruiser Prado.
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i had seen a program on cnbc a year ago where they had compared the off-roading abilities of pajero, endeavor, the old vitara and the forester.

Forester would have won due to best handling and control but for ground clearance.
Forester's lower ground clearance is more of a perception. With self leveling suspension (which means it doesnt come down further with load), in reality it will equal the GC of GV in my opinion. But yes the overhangs could pose problem.
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