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Mitsubishi Pajero 1998

The 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero range of configurations is currently priced from $3,100. Our most recent review of the 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Mitsubishi Pajero: Roomy, Excellent 4WD

The 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Mitsubishi Pajero 1998 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mitsubishi Pajero here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • I wanted to get your advice on an older cheap car for around $5-7K. Do you have any recommendations?

    It’s a bit hard to go past an older Holden Commodore or Ford Falcon for this brief. That said, your towing requirement means you’d be best looking at something like an AU (1998 to 2003) Falcon Ute (assuming you only need to move one other person).

    These are strong, simple cars that any mechanic can deal with and parts are plentiful and relatively cheap. There are other options (older Japanese dual-cabs) but nothing really gets close to the Aussie stuff for durability and running costs. An elderly Nissan Navara, for instance, might do the job but is likely to become fragile as it ages. A two-wheel-drive Toyota HiLux is another possibility, but you’d probably be right at the limit of your towing capacity with one of those. The Falcon ute, meanwhile, can legally tow 2300kg. It’s not glamorous or sexy, but it’ll do the job and stay on target price-wise.

    The other obvious contender would be an early Mitsubishi Pajero with a V6 engine. These had a towing capacity of 2500kg and are around now for very little money, certainly within your budget. They also double as a very handy off-roader should you wish.

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  • I have a Mitsubishi Pajero GLX-R. The vehicle is running well except when tank reaches 1/4 full...

    Perhaps the clue here is that the problem only occurs when the fuel level reaches one-quarter or less. That suggests that there’s a problem with the fuel pick-up in the bottom section of the tank. Typically, this will involve a split in the fuel pick-up line.

    When the tank is full of fuel, fuel covers the split, allowing the pump to pick up fuel normally. As the level falls, the split is exposed and suddenly the pump is sucking air instead of fuel.

    Alternatively, your problem could be bleed-back of the fuel pressure when the car is parked, but that would potentially affect things regardless of how much fuel was in the tank at the time. Unless the bleed-back is being caused by the split we’re talking about, in which case you’re back to square one. Either way, it would be wise to check pump pressure and delivery rate (litres per minute) to see that the pump itself is working properly and at correct capacity. Don’t rule out something like a blocked fuel filter, either, which can seriously reduce the flow of the fuel to the engine; critical in any cold-start situation.

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  • What's a good 4WD for the outback?

    You really have two ways to go here. The fact that you want to go off-road in the best/worst conditions this country has to offer means an SUV or cross-over just isn’t going to cut it. With that in mind, you’re looking at either a dual-cab ute or a conventional four-wheel-drive wagon.

    In the ute world, there’s plenty of choice within your budget, but you need to be careful that the vehicle in question hasn’t been worked to death by a tradie towing a bobcat Monday to Friday. The popularity of these vehicles, meanwhile, means that there’s lots of choice when it comes to aftermarket bits and pieces to complete your dream vehicle.

    The other route – a conventional wagon-style 4X4 – also places a lot of choice within your budget. The Toyota LandCruiser Prado would be a good choice, as would something like a Mitsubishi Pajero which has always represented good value for money both brand-new and second-hand. You could also look at Nissan Patrols which also give you plenty of car for the money and, if you shop carefully, you could find a really nice LandCruiser 80 Series, reckoned by some to be the absolute pinnacle of off-road wagons, even though they’re getting on a bit now. There’s great aftermarket and service support for all these options, so it will come down to your personal preferences.

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  • What is causing my 2014 Mitsubishi Pajero to blow black smoke, jolt through gears and only go 60km/h?

    The Mitsubishi Pajero is actually regarded as a very reliable vehicle, so your experience is not typical. There are several potential causes for this, but the thing I’d check first would be the air filter. Is it possible this was overlooked during the recent service? A blocked or dirty air filter will certainly make an engine blow smoke and operate poorly.

    I’m assuming your vehicle is a diesel, so it would be worth checking the suction-control valve on the back of the fuel pump, too. Also, a stuck injector that is pouring fuel into the engine can also potentially create these symptoms. I’ve also heard of the Pajero diesel suffering from a build-up of black gunk inside the intake system that can also cause symptoms like the ones you’ve described.

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Mitsubishi Pajero 1998 Price and Specs

The Mitsubishi Pajero 1998 is currently available from $3,100 for the Pajero GLS LWB (4X4) up to $6,820 for the Pajero GLS SWB (4X4).

Pricing guides

$4,960
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$3,100
Highest Price
$6,820
Mitsubishi Pajero Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
GL LWB (4X4) SUV 2.8L Diesel 5 SP MAN 4X4 $3,700 $6,050
GL LWB (4X4) SUV 3.5L ULP 5 SP MAN 4X4 $3,400 $5,500
GLS LWB (4X4) SUV 2.8L Diesel 5 SP MAN 4X4 $3,500 $5,610
GLS LWB (4X4) SUV 3.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO 4X4 $3,500 $5,720
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Mitsubishi Pajero 1998 Towing capacity

The Mitsubishi Pajero has maximum towing capacity of 2500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Mitsubishi Pajero Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
GL LWB (4X4) SUV 3.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 4X4 2500kg
GL LWB (4X4) SUV 2.8L,Diesel,5 SP MAN 4X4 2500kg
GLX LWB (4X4) SUV 3.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 4X4 2500kg
GLX LWB (4X4) SUV 3.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 4X4 2500kg
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Mitsubishi Pajero 1998 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1785mm x 1910mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mitsubishi Pajero 1998 Dimensions  include 1890mm height, 1695mm width, 4655mm length.
Mitsubishi Pajero Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
GL LWB (4X4) SUV 1890x1695x4655 mm 195 mm
GLX LWB (4X4) SUV 1890x1695x4665 mm 195 mm
GLX LWB (4X4) SUV 1845x1695x4665 mm 195 mm
GLX LWB (4X4) SUV 1890x1695x4655 mm 195 mm
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Mitsubishi Pajero 1998 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mitsubishi Pajero is available with the following fuel types: Diesel and ULP.

Mitsubishi Pajero Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
GL LWB (4X4) SUV 2.8L,Diesel,5 SP MAN 4X4
GL LWB (4X4) SUV 3.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 4X4 12.8L/100km
GLS LWB (4X4) SUV 2.8L,Diesel,5 SP MAN 4X4
GLS LWB (4X4) SUV 3.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 4X4 11.8L/100km
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Mitsubishi Pajero 1998 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Mitsubishi Pajero vary from 15x6 inches to 16x7 inches.

Mitsubishi Pajero Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
GL LWB (4X4) SUV P235x75 R15 15x6 inches P235x75 R15 15x6 inches
GLX LWB (4X4) SUV P235x75 R15 15x6 inches P235x75 R15 15x6 inches
GLS SWB (4X4) SUV 265x70 R16 16x7 inches 265x70 R16 16x7 inches
GLS LWB (4X4) SUV 265x70 R16 16x7 inches 265x70 R16 16x7 inches
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