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Old 5th June 2014, 15:48   #16
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Well the Pajero Classic looks stunning and was selling more than Pajero Sport. I think Mitsubishi should re-introduce the classic Pajero again, specially in single white color. Amazing SUV.
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The Black Sport definitely looks stunning to say the least. But I would still drool over the classic one. The pic you have with both the generation models, I just love the old one more than the new one. Call it bias if you may. Wish you many many happy miles on the Black Beast !
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It is always fun to read about a Mitsubishi car. There aren't many threads here. So please do keep updating.
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Congrats for your PS Its the best hardcore suv to buy below 40L i think. I too was confused while choosing colour of mine between black and earth brown. Finally, settled for earth brown for easier maintenance and it has grown on me now better than black. You have also inspired me to write my review and will do so shortly. :-)
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Congratulations.! A Mitsubishi fan is always a Mitsubishi fan. He firmly believes that till date there is no better car / SUV than Lancer / Pajero in their class. Me one of those die-hard M-fans. Wishing you miles and miles of safe and fun filled driving pleasure.
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Introduction -
Ride and Handling Ė This is something you never go wrong with while buying a Mitsubishi SUV. It absorbs bumps like they aren't there. Yes, SUVís aren't meant for cornering at high speeds, but at high speeds the control you have over the vehicle is very confidence inspiring and the Pajero Sport feels grounded. Distances such as Chandigarh Ė Dharuhera Ė Chandigarh or Delhi updown which is 650-700 km a day you donít feel the journey like you feel in other cars. Hence it checks my boxes on that department. Offroad the vehicle cant fail you if youíre a good driver the approach and departure angles are good and I havenít been able to scrape the underbelly even a single time due to its good ground clearance.
Congratulations !

This particular aspect was the killer for me and the reason i went for the pajero Sport (mine is the Dark Grey)
Incidentally I've done 3x 1000kms trips in the last 3 months with 3-6 people and the drive has been nothing short of amazing. the stability this has at speeds irrespective of road conditions/terrain and on the fly 4x4 is really commendable. in fact i never considered the 4x4 shift that important untill i drove in broken roads and Rains.
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Congrats, for getting a new Pajero. I have always been fascinated by the cars that have been produced by Mitsubishi, inspite of the fact, that I've never driven a single mitsubishi brand car till date!

Since, the advent of Mitsubishi in Indian market. Ive always considered it to be one of those Japanese Auto maker distinct from the rest that have made thier way to Indian shores.

The previous generation Pajero owner's swear by its robust build, off-road capability and etc. I liked everything about the previous-gen Pajero except the dual-tone colours with which it was sold in India.

As far as Punjabi's are concerned, Ive a perception: Punjabi love thier cars more than anything else, and they love cars that have robust build, well balanced ride and handling. Its no wonder, they have a predilection for cars made by Ford and Mitsubishi.[But, then thats my perception, being a Punjabi as well!!]
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Hearty Congratulations ! The car looks absolutely stunning. The Pajero Sport is definitely my choice in its price range .
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Congrats Imran on the car. I test drove it last year and was bowled over by the ride quality and 4*4 capability. I realised how much better it was than a Fortuner. Only the prospect of just one dealer and service centre in Bangalore put me off.
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Excellent car! Trouble free for decades to come. My hearty congratulations. Post some interior shots please.
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congratulations on your purchase ! please post some interior pics too ..
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Congratulations Imran. Great to see your thread finally. I'm sure there are lot many adventures lies ahead. Keep this thread active and do post the pictures once you're back from your trip.
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Congrats on your purchase. Pajero Sports looks stunning in black. And do post some interior pics as well. Wish you many happy and safe miles.
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Congrats. I love this car. Can you show me how you installed the Double DIN as well as the MID. The anniversary edition omits the MID and gives you the double DIN. Where did you get the dashboard kit to fit the MID from? I assume the original wiring harness for the MID has been maintained.
Greetings 4X4addict
Thankyou so very much for the kind words. Have been badly caught up with my 2nd semester and then with work so didn't get too much time. Will post the picture in a day or two maximum. Yes the anniversary edition omits it but you can get it at a cost because the anniversary edition is just a kit that is added onto a standard vehicle by the dealer so I chose not to get the stickers put and asked to retain the MID. The dealer Premier Motor Garage in chandigarh helped me get the MID kit from Thailand. The owner of the workshop is one of the sweetest people I've met and listens to you and gets the work done. The personalized attention is what draws me back to the dealership. Yes its on the original wiring harness with no cuts made to the wiring whatsoever.

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Congratulations Your black brute has brought back childhood memories of me yearning to own a Mitsubishi SUV. I was also a little disappointed with the Paj Sport's styling but it quickly grew on me and I cannot imagine recommending another SUV in that segment to anyone.

Nice to see a thread here in t-bhp too. Such cars are rare on the roads and that makes it even rarer to see ownership threads on a forum


Cheers!
Thats so sweet of you IshaanIan. I remember sitting in the boot seeing my Grandfather or Father driving our earlier Pajero dreaming to drive one of them one day. It is a beautiful car and recommend it to most who ask me. Thanks a ton will try and keep it updated now.

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Congratulations, you have so many cars and still have place for this one in your heart

Please post some pictures of the interiors also and yes the travelogue and the write-up on how the vehicles fared on some of the most challenging roads in the world

The old Pajero still holds its ground next to the new one. I think this is the first time that Mitsubishi have gone the Toyota way and based the Pajero on a pick-up platform, the Old Pajero and Montero were stand-alone models as far as I know
Yes this has a very special place because since my sister saw it for the first time she told us that we had to get it. I'll post the pictures ASAP. Yes both have their advantages.

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Congratulations Imran. I myself am awaiting the delivery of my fortuner 4x4. I have respect for both the vehicles as both are excellent vehicles with their own plus and minus points.

Wish you a long and happy stint with your new vehicle.



Asif
Thankyou so very much. I am sure you must've received your car by now. Hope it's doing great. Wish you many safe kilometers.

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I liked reading your post Imran. It's nice to see a write-up about Mitsubishi, a rarity now.
I know a few who swear by Mitsubishi, I do too. I drive a 99 Lancer which has clocked 198000km on the odo and still runs like new!

I took a test drive on the Pajero Sport 2 weeks ago soon after testing the Isuzu MU7, below are my thoughts -
What I liked about the Isuzu - very spacious, comfortable seats, above average ride quality
What I didn't like about the Isuzu - average interiors, very spongy gear shift, steering wheel lacked feedback, the engine seemed rough when revved high, engine noise levels in cabin didn't impress, ample body roll.

What I LOVED about the Pajero - very refined engine, splendid "feel", shifter felt far better than the Isuzu's, nice steering response, I liked the clutch too. What bowled me over was the ride quality - this vehicle makes you feel potholes / bad patches on the road just didn't exist. Control switches/knobs on the dashboard ooze quality.
What I wish was better about the Pajero - seating space and leg room in the back seat are decent for 2 large adults, 3 would find it slightly uncomfortable.
Overall the Pajero Sport put a smile on my face and I walked away thinking this is one vehicle that is well put together, built well and the engine has loads of "character"!

Hi Prozac
I was at the dealership recently and I saw a 2006 Pajero that had run over 4.25 Lakh Km's. The engine had never had an overhaul and just normal services.

It is a good car and I am very very happy with it. The advantage is that you just dont seem to get tired. I am so glad you liked the car. Long journeys I've had 3 people sitting on the middle row without complaining but maybe 2 would be more comfortable. The car feels solid and you don't feel the bumps at all. I had a recent incident where an army truck took a sharp turn and I did the same just to realize they were a few cows infront and the way the car handled I was blown over. I could not stop smiling for the entire journey after that.

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Hi Imran,

Congrats for the black beauty.
Well you drove Pajero for quite some time so a change to say Fortuner or Audi would have been a good option as well.

You said, you wanted to retain MID, please elaborate as to how this can be changed ?

thanks
Greetings Wanderer,
I have had a fortuner and it was the first refreshed one in my city in January 2012. We have a lot of different vehicles in the family such as an E220 Cdi, Safari, Optra, Lancer, Innova, Bolero's, Ambassador, Marshal, Gypsy etc.

I retained my MID by asking my dealer to get a special '' Dash Kit '' from Thailand and hence with that I have the touchscreen system as well as the MID. Will put up pictures soon.

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Congrats Imran Ahmad Ali

The black Beast looks amazing, i looked at one of the white color Pajero sport this weekend at a car exhibition, and i was blown off with the way the interior looks, its simply amazing, also the driving seat position was very comfortable, the only concern which i felt was the last row it looked like it was placed very low and by the look of it , it seemed very uncomfortable, do you also feel that the last row is bit awkwardly placed ?
Greetings Slush_Traveller
Thankyou. Yes it feels plush with good quality material used. The seat is comfortable and gives you a good view. Although we don't use the last row very often but it's ok. Compared to the Montero I feel the Pajero Sport's seat is more comfortable. and the fact that it folds in totally is the icing to the cake.

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Congratulations Imran on your new ride , i grew up with the older Pajero , one of the few which were floating around in the city at that point and i still remember , even thought i was kid , i was blown away with the build quality and the acceleration of that car. All the best again , have a great time!!
Thankyou puchoo
That's great to hear. I remember feeling like a celebrity roaming around in a Pajero back then. The Japanese imports. The Pajero was way ahead of its times maybe thats why in markets like ours we kept buying them til 2012 ?

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Congratulations!

Just one request, please provide regular updates over here.



And at least I am waiting for this log. Please carry a good camera, SD cards & spare battery
Greetings Sheel
Apologies for the delayed response will keep it updated hence forth. Will get to that in my next Post. Will update a few pictures as well.

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Congrats for the car! Really nice pictures and a wonderful writeup. Pajero does have a place in everyone hearts as correctly mentioned, in the 90's this was supposed to be the ultimate car. Its looking amazing in Black! Have many more wonderful miles with this black beauty.
P.S : Would be waiting for your updates on your trip Kashmir - leh trip.

Greetings Jasmeet
Thankyou so very much. Will update the pictures and the travelogue in my next posts.


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Congrats Bro! Quite an elegant look!. You could have also posted some pictures of the interiors as well :-)

Thankyou gabrielthomas
Will update those at the earliest

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Congratulations!! The car is an absolute stunner to look at. A sure shot head turner too. Nice to see an ownership thread on Mitsubishi. Rarely seen these days.
Please put up some interior pics as well. Would love to hear about the trip you did and your experiences with the car.
Thankyou deoelect
Yes the exclusivity factor was one of the things that got me hooked to Mitsubishi's also.


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Imran,

Heartiest congratulations on owning the black brute. The colour really add a different characteristic to the car. The stance in one of the pics says "get aside or will run over you". The car does have a road presence and is a head turner for sure.

Heard that Mitsubishi's are costly to maintain. Whats the maintenance like on your earlier Pajero. Will be waiting for your travelogue thread.

Enjoy riding and taming the beast.
Greetings ghodlur

Thankyou so very much. Hahaha yes I've seen cars changing their lanes seeing the car in their rear-view mirrors. Although I don't push anyone around but still manage to get space.

I beg to differ here. I've had very cheap services compared to other members on the forum. My First service was at 1,000 km which hardly costed anthing. My 10,000 km service was around 3500 Rs and 20,000 was around 4-5 K. Will check up on actuals and let you know.

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Well the Pajero Classic looks stunning and was selling more than Pajero Sport. I think Mitsubishi should re-introduce the classic Pajero again, specially in single white color. Amazing SUV.
Greetings rps1

Yes all of us have a special place for the classic Pajero but there were certain factors such a poor fuel economy, emmission norms, design etc with which the company could not take it forward. I think during the end the sfx was available in all white.

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The Black Sport definitely looks stunning to say the least. But I would still drool over the classic one. The pic you have with both the generation models, I just love the old one more than the new one. Call it bias if you may. Wish you many many happy miles on the Black Beast !
Greetings skyrocket003
Thankyou so very much. For a moment you sounded like my Dad who still drools over the classic one. A lot of my family and friends say that but let's just say both have their Pro's ? Haha.

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It is always fun to read about a Mitsubishi car. There aren't many threads here. So please do keep updating.
Greetings
I promise to try and do the same henceforth.


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Congrats for your PS Its the best hardcore suv to buy below 40L i think. I too was confused while choosing colour of mine between black and earth brown. Finally, settled for earth brown for easier maintenance and it has grown on me now better than black. You have also inspired me to write my review and will do so shortly. :-)
Greetings 46TheDoctor
Thankyou for the wishes. I agree the Montero when we bougth it was around 34 and was the best then but now it's certainly the PS. The earth brown looks lovely too. Will wait for it.


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Congratulations.! A Mitsubishi fan is always a Mitsubishi fan. He firmly believes that till date there is no better car / SUV than Lancer / Pajero in their class. Me one of those die-hard M-fans. Wishing you miles and miles of safe and fun filled driving pleasure.
Greetings
How very true. But we can't call this blind faith rather the faith that the product has built in us over the years that makes us believe so. Thankyou

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Congratulations !

This particular aspect was the killer for me and the reason i went for the pajero Sport (mine is the Dark Grey)
Incidentally I've done 3x 1000kms trips in the last 3 months with 3-6 people and the drive has been nothing short of amazing. the stability this has at speeds irrespective of road conditions/terrain and on the fly 4x4 is really commendable. in fact i never considered the 4x4 shift that important untill i drove in broken roads and Rains.
Greetings sh@rpshooter
Yes you never seem to need it till the terrain is really tough. I recently did Chandigarh Srinagar around 700 + Km in a day which had a fair share of highway driving and mountain terrain but the car drove like a dream.


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Congrats, for getting a new Pajero. I have always been fascinated by the cars that have been produced by Mitsubishi, inspite of the fact, that I've never driven a single mitsubishi brand car till date!

Since, the advent of Mitsubishi in Indian market. Ive always considered it to be one of those Japanese Auto maker distinct from the rest that have made thier way to Indian shores.

The previous generation Pajero owner's swear by its robust build, off-road capability and etc. I liked everything about the previous-gen Pajero except the dual-tone colours with which it was sold in India.

As far as Punjabi's are concerned, Ive a perception: Punjabi love thier cars more than anything else, and they love cars that have robust build, well balanced ride and handling. Its no wonder, they have a predilection for cars made by Ford and Mitsubishi.[But, then thats my perception, being a Punjabi as well!!]
Greetings ritedhawan

Thankyou for your kind wishes. Yes they are beautiful vehicles and I recommend them to everyone who asks me.
I think the dual colour looked odd till we bought 2 of them. While the silver one blended with the white the black started looking like a combination of the two colours. For me the car looked a little younger for somereason.

Yes Punjabi's and their Gadi's go hand in hand always. Be it the safari, endeavour, fortuner, Pajero you see more of these on the roads then people.


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Hearty Congratulations ! The car looks absolutely stunning. The Pajero Sport is definitely my choice in its price range .
Thankyou So very much.

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Congrats Imran on the car. I test drove it last year and was bowled over by the ride quality and 4*4 capability. I realised how much better it was than a Fortuner. Only the prospect of just one dealer and service centre in Bangalore put me off.
Both cars have their positives and negatives but ride comfort and the over
all feel of the vehicle coupled with the offroad ability the PS has an advantage.

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Excellent car! Trouble free for decades to come. My hearty congratulations. Post some interior shots please.


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congratulations on your purchase ! please post some interior pics too ..

Thankyou will do so at the earliest.

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Congratulations Imran. Great to see your thread finally. I'm sure there are lot many adventures lies ahead. Keep this thread active and do post the pictures once you're back from your trip.
Greetings,
Yes after drawing inspiration from you I finally did it. Yes will keep it updated and the travelogue coming up soon.

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Congrats on your purchase. Pajero Sports looks stunning in black. And do post some interior pics as well. Wish you many happy and safe miles.
Thankyou so very much and will put up the pictures soon .

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Congratulation Imran! Excelllent write up. Wow! This car must be having an immense road presence. The styling definitely gave the car a mean look. You must be the first person i had come across with a collection of Pajero's. I'm sure you would have a great time driving down to Leh. Wishing you miles of safe and trouble free ownership man.
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