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Old 28th August 2019, 09:47   #76
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no sir - sold 5 years ago ..... i bought a santa fe then sold now and bought a Endeavour.
Vijay,
came across this thread after started research about Pajero. Its well written honest thread. Thank you for time you took to write for us.

I have come across a 2016 2.5 MT model, single owner and 30k miles done.
While I am tempted to pick, I would like to understand the support ecosystem for Pajero in Chennai.

Did you use workshops in Chennai or only authorised service center?
Any workshop/ servicing tips in Chennai.
I plan to have that as primary/ only car. Others seem to suggest to have it as secondary car only.
I plan to retain the car for atleast 10 years. Should I instead drop and go for new one altogether?

Thank you
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Vijay,
came across this thread after started research about Pajero. Its well written honest thread. Thank you for time you took to write for us.

I have come across a 2016 2.5 MT model, single owner and 30k miles done.
While I am tempted to pick, I would like to understand the support ecosystem for Pajero in Chennai.

Did you use workshops in Chennai or only authorised service center?
Any workshop/ servicing tips in Chennai.
I plan to have that as primary/ only car. Others seem to suggest to have it as secondary car only.
I plan to retain the car for atleast 10 years. Should I instead drop and go for new one altogether?

Thank you
i have lost touch with the PAjero world of late. I got all my services done in ASC only . I think many Sc are available for pajero in Chennai and parts also available. its a good car but i prefer it to be a secondary car because you do not know how long it will take for repairs and spares.
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Hello all!

I have finally decided to sell my 2014 altis (petrol, manual) and planning to go for a seven seater SUV.

I am considering Pre-owne Fortuner, Innova, Endeavour and Pajero too. My budget is within 9 lakhs and do you think buying a Pajero a good idea in 2020?

I am going to use it as a city car and occasional highway drive. I clock around 15 k kms in a year and have been a Toyota guy so far. I have always been fascinated by Pajeros and love the old school design. They are literally old anyway 😀. I wait for your advice. Thanks.

Ps - I stay in Chennai and appreciate if you could provide me any good Pajero specialists who can assess a Pajero and help me with spares in the future, if I go for one.
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I have finally decided to sell my 2014 altis (petrol, manual) and planning to go for a seven seater SUV.
In today's age, a pre-owned Innova is a much better option compared to the Pajero, unless you have already fallen for the latter An Innova is way more practical and comfortable as a regular daily driver and people-mover, both in city and on highways. The lower gearing and archaic engine of the Pajero is off-road biased to a large extent, and will leave you wanting for more power on the highways, unless you are a sedate driver, content with cruising speeds of 85-95 km/h on today's runway-like highways. Anything beyond this, and the Pajero guzzles fuel like nobody's business with the tacho touching ~2,700 rpm in 5th cog, as you hit triple-digit speeds . That said, if you intend to tour to offbeat places on a dependable and solid workhorse, the Pajero will be your best friend.

Do note, however, that Mitsubishi after-sales leaves a lot to be desired - at least here in Bangalore - and your best bet would be to get hold of a good garage along with a reliable source of spare parts.

Hope this helps!

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Thanks @cool_dube - what about Endeavour?

I have seen a 48k run 2013 Endeavour which drives so well. I test drove it and it felt so good to drive it.

What are all the things I need to be mindful before finalising it?
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Thanks @cool_dube - what about Endeavour?

I have seen a 48k run 2013 Endeavour which drives so well. I test drove it and it felt so good to drive it.

What are all the things I need to be mindful before finalising it?
Since you say 2013, I guess you are referring to the previous generation of the Endeavour. If so, I'd suggest against it due to its harsh ride (especially for rear passengers, as it is leaf-sprung). Given your budget of 9 lac and use case of mostly city drives, occasional highway drives, and 7 seats, a pre-owned Innova is your best bet for a fuss-free ownership.

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