A spritely old-timer

A mi­nor facelift can’t hide the wrin­kles on this of­froader, but it still gets the job done

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Road Test -

HID head­lamps, sun­roof, rep­u­ta­tion for re­li­a­bil­ity. Elec­tronic driver aids, mod­ern in­te­rior, sup­port­ive seats. Model year 2015 Mit­subishis are cov­ered by a fiveyear/100,000km war­ranty in place of the pre­vi­ous five-year/130,000km deal. It won’t af­fect most pri­vate buy­ers who are un­likely to rack up 20,000km a year. Ser­vice in­ter­vals are 12 months/15,000km; the first four trips will cost $2600. Glass’s Guide projects the Pa­jero’s re­sale value to be a solid 57 per cent af­ter three years.

Run­ning boards, rugged feel off-road, neu­tral man­ners. Lack of space be­tween door and driver’s knee, ab­sence of ra­tios in the auto trans­mis­sion, glossy wood ac­cents. The GLS costs $58,990 and misses out only on heated and pow­ered front leather seats and the big pow­ered sun­roof, mak­ing it the smart buy of the new, three-vari­ant range.

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