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Old 7th February 2009, 22:56   #16
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You guys dunno about the 419s?
Look at my location.
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Old 7th February 2009, 23:43   #17
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hey which one is this zak?
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It's been a year and a half or so.
The journey so far was just amazing, great and satisfying. It stood with me in almost every hard and light moments. I've treated it very badly and sometimes, very delicately. But it never complained. It has also become one of my favourite work horse and companion. No matter if I'm on a trip of thousand kilometers or just around the corner grocery shopping. This is my 2nd vehicle I bought with my own money and time.
Yes! I'm speaking about the Qualis. My always dirt coated, untidy, taxi kind of a vehicle for many. But it captured my mind after each and every journey.

Now, all good things must come to an end one day. Ain't it? (damn! Whoever said that).
I'm leaving for an out of country assignment for a month or 2. I will only be visiting home once or twice in this duration and it will be very short visits. The Qualis is going to be kept idle all this while. On an evening meeting with my parents, this topic of buying and selling vehicles came up (Why? Why? Why?). It was always insisted in my Family that I get an Innova from the time it was launched! So, it dragged on to this once again. Innova! Innova! Innova! Even my kids started shouting. :(
I made it very clear that the Innova is not the vehicle suited for my use (abuse, shall we say?). I also used my best lecturing abilities reminding all the different incidents in which the Qualis came out with flying colours. I was very much a failure in that!

Then, started the next round!
If this has to go, then let it go for something better. Ain't it? Tata Safari, Scorpio etc.. were counted out for many obvious reasons. So, the list of demands were laid out.
I wanted a 4X4 or a vehicle that will come out of our bombed out roads. Not an out and out offroader!
It should seat 7 atleast.
Should not cross more than 11L - 12L.
Should be easier and not very expensive to maintain.
Should be reliable.
Should be a diesel.
Should be a bit fun to drive.

All these things pointed out to only one vehicle. Yes, as the title of this thread reads: A 2nd hand Mitsubishi Pajero! No other vehicle came closer than this.

Is it a wise thing to go forward with guys? Will I have any major problems with this? What are the things I should be aware of? Is there any more options I can look out for?

Please feel free to suggest all the positives and negatives.
1.4 lakh kms done, yet good enough for the next 2 lakh km, want one ?
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The only 419s that I've heard off is a high end sewing machine... What are you referring to btw?

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The only 419s that I've heard off is a high end sewing machine... What are you referring to btw?
Just type 419 Nigeria into google and see what it spews out.


Take a look here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance_fee_fraud
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Is that a beaten up old nissan or isuzu as ur avatar ? Wait don't tell me you are bringing a isuzu trooper or a nissan patrol , oh I guess thats about all the Jap suvs.
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Is it the Toyota 4Runner?
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Guys! Cool down.
You guys are all aiming too high.

Yes. I'm chalking out some ways to nab a Japanese TRUCK and bring it home. But it's getting trickier and harder than I thought. Just wait till I get back home to see pics here.

It's a Toyota Hilux pickup in my avatar.
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Guys! Cool down.
You guys are all aiming too high.

Yes. I'm chalking out some ways to nab a Japanese TRUCK and bring it home. But it's getting trickier and harder than I thought. Just wait till I get back home to see pics here.

It's a Toyota Hilux pickup in my avatar.
That one comes with 4WD as standard and is damn near indestructible. Is that what you are trying to wrangle across to india? How goes the hunt for the Pajero?
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which reminds me of the classic video from Top Gear -
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i remember seeing this video and was SHOCKED! then i decided i wanted a HILUX!
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There is nothing like the pajero. Even i have been looking for one between 10 to 12L so if anyone knows where i can find in Pune/Mumbai/delhi pls let me know
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