A spritely old-timer
A minor facelift can’t hide the wrinkles on this offroader, but it still gets the job done
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.