2007 Mitsubishi NS Pajero Review
Owner review by: Anthony
Model: NS Pajero
Spec level: Exceed
Engine capacity: 3.2-litre
Fuel type: Diesel
Owned: 9 years
Uses: Family car | Off-road | Touring and camping | Towing | For work | Fishing
PROS: Towing ability | Reliability | Off-road ability
CONS: Dealer service | Seats
Would you buy this car again? YES
We have owned the 2007 NS Pajero Exceed for over 9 years and all I can say is WOW! It has been an excellent car over the years with no issues what so ever.
Being the top spec model in the Pajero range, it has all the bells and whistles of a luxury car that makes it great value for money; HID xenon headlamps, leather seats, front heated seats, electric seats, rear-diff lock, woodgrain trim inserts, sat nav, 12 speaker sound system with sub-woofer and many more! It is all quality inside and out that is made to last.
The car has just ticked over 200k kms and is still driving beautifully like the day I drove it off the showroom floor. With the usual servicing and maintenance, they can last over 300k kms easily. I have known some people with the same model that have nearly 400k kms and they are still running strong, proving that the 3.2-litre Common Rail Turbo Diesel engine is one of the most reliable engine out there.
Since buying the Pajero as a new car, we have modified it a lot to make the reliable 4×4 into a more reliable 4×4 for my needs. We’ve fitted a 2″ lift kit, all-terrain tyres, bull bar, full front and rear bash plates, snorkel, lights, rear draws, dual battery, on-board air compressor, engine chip and tuned, 3″ exhaust, and many more mods.
It now feels like a completely different car and is more reliable than ever and ready to take on the tracks.
It has never missed a beat off-roading and it’s traction control is great for getting out of sticky situations. It can be an unstoppable 4×4 if modified correctly.
The towing capability is excellent with the Pajero. We have a 6.7m Bar Crusher boat and it just tows beautifully. The power and torque of the 3.2-litre engine makes towing anything easy.
Yes, it could have done with some refinements to make it feel like a higher quality vehicle. The dashboard rattles like crazy on corrugated roads but I fixed that problem with a few zip ties and some of the plastic trims aren’t securely fastened enough and can squeak and rattle. I’ve managed to fix that problem with some rubber.
Overall, it has been by far the best 4×4 I have ever owned. After owning a Landcruiser and a Patrol, I am happy to say the Pajero is the better vehicle, being both comfortable on-road and capable when off-roading. Even a mate of mine who has the new Prado Kakadu told me he wished he got the Pajero instead. I would definitely buy another Pajero.
Love that car!