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Old 28th April 2011, 16:30   #16
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The Pajero is a status car in small towns too. So Pajero = Power.
That's why this old dinosaur will continue to sell. Sure it is useless on tarmac, but in the bog, this beast is unbeatable. The last of its kind, old school SUV.

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the paj was a status symbol for some of our wicked politicos around a decade back

it also was the preferred vehicle of choice for the Top Management cadre of the various Japanese Multi Nationals in India in the '90's- Mitsubishi Corp itself led that list along with Marubeni, Terumo, Sumitomo etc.

In Sri Lanka also it was the preferred vehicle of choice for their politicos till quite recently.

Its a tough vehicle no doubt - but sadly it is totally outdated now. Only HM can keep flogging a dying horse in the hope the poor thing resurrects itself miraculously.

Sometimes it seems that HM Top management are completely disconnected from the world around them!
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Still it comes with disk brakes all round, and has the best visibility in its price range. It has tough and has a bullet proof engine.

If you want to belt it on the highway, this not the vehicle for you. It comes on its own in the hills where you normally do not drive above 90 (if not at 60), couple that with excellent suspension and you get a superb driving machine for the roads in the Himalayas. It has a mechanically operated transfer box and can wade through 600mm of water without modifications.

There are lot of videos on the you-tube comparing the Pajero with the Fortuner and except for high speed driving and FE the Pajero comes on top. Ever heard of a Pajero toppling over, a Fortuner did so last year when it was negotiating shoulder on the Manali Leh road.

And yes, inspite of HM, they are still being bought. One was bought recently by a forum member.
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@aroy:

How many Fortuners, Scorpios & Safaris's are sold and how many roll over? I can definitely topple a Pajero if you can give me one to experiment. These are top heavy SUVs and not meant to be driving like cars. Why don't you google Pajero roll over and check out the videos? These extreme cases shouldn't be a factor when buying an SUV.

There will always be a set of people who don't realize that a body on Frame SUV with high ground clearance cannot be driven like a low slung car.

So what percentage of Fortuners sold have been rolled over? 25%, 50%, 75%?
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For a 20 lakh plus vehicle 108 bhp is rediculous. The vehicle may be capable enough, have a rally heritage but 108 bhp is just not digestable. Can I suggest a price revision to 12 lakh :-)
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A price revision of 12 looks a bit optimistic.
How about 15?
They never treat us to delicious prices in India.
On second thought there may be a few exceptions.
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Hindustan Motors should rebrand themselves to Hibernation Motors
Thats a good one !

I agree a drastic price drop is much needed, slash it down to 15 lakhs and it will start moving off the showroom floor to some extent.
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