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    Greetings!

    I am a "newbie" to Mitsubishi.

    What is the fundamental differences between the Pajero LWB 3.2 and the Pajero Sport? (Except the engine size)

    I like the looks of the pajero sport.
    Owners of the pajero sport, please tell me the following:

    • Ride comfort
    • Off road performance
    • Avg Fuel consumption
    • Mitsubishi service (Your experience from the dealerships
    • Can I use 500ppm diesel
    • Availability of spares
    • Built quality
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    Hey Duka, see my comments in red below. However, you can't compare the full sized Paj with the Sport - two different vehicles. If I could stretch the budget I would go for a full sized Paj just because it is a more luxurious vehicle with more space and more refined. It is substantially bigger than the Sport which some see as either a plus or negative. I believe the Sport will be more capable offroad, but since I'm not into hardcore trails the Paj would suit me fine.

    Good luck with making a choice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Duka View Post
    Greetings!

    I am a "newbie" to Mitsubishi.

    What is the fundamental differences between the Pajero LWB 3.2 and the Pajero Sport? (Except the engine size)

    I like the looks of the pajero sport.
    Owners of the pajero sport, please tell me the following:

    • Ride comfort I'm very happy! Better than a Fortuner
    • Off road performance Very good, have yet to get stuck but I don't do hectic trails, more overlanding
    • Avg Fuel consumption see my fuelly, but I do drive mine quite hard. Got 9.8l/100m to Jhb and back but I do mostly town driving, overlanding and towing so my average is quite high
    • Mitsubishi service (Your experience from the dealerships) Pietermaritzburg dealer good so far over a combined 110,000km between my two Sports
    • Can I use 500ppm diesel On 3.2 yes, on 2.5 you can but not recommended by dealer.
    • Availability of spares couldn't get wiper blades for my original Sport but that was just after Imperial took over and haven't had a problem since, but this may be due to below.
    • Built quality No hassles at all!
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    Hi Koppycat

    Thank you for the comments. I am going to Pretoria later in the week and will try to get to a Mitsubishi dealership and compare the two. The Pajero looks quite a bit bigger than the PJ Sport. Will also try to test drive one.
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    Test drive both and decide for yourself.

    We really do not want a civil war here between Pajero and Pajero Sport owners

    Both vehicles got pro's and con's.
    Its only funny until someone gets hurt.
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    Will do so Johan!

    I have driven the Pajero LWB and was very impressed. I just like the looks of the sport. But, space is a big factor to consider. Going on holiday etc, my Land Cruiser would be filled to capacity. (Have wife and three daughters so just imagine..)

    I will keep the Cruiser. Like it too much!

    I am looking to replace my Mahindra as "work" vehicle. My Mahindra is an old model without airbags and the company I work for does not want to allow official trips without certain safety equipment on the vehicles. So the Sport might suit my needs.
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    Well storage space i would say the PJ win

    This is the how i use the storage space in mine:



    All that and some more fits neatly into the 3rd row seat void in the PJ:





    Sort of a "Man cave" in the Pajero, No access allowed for Swambo to put her stuff there. She got the rest of the Pajero to fill up
    Its only funny until someone gets hurt.
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    The main things to consider.
    paj has 5 speed gearbox
    Paj sport 4 speed.
    If you dont need an auto box I would go for the 5speed manual pajero sport.Comfy,spacious,economical and capable.
    It still offers a bit of that rugged bakkie feel which personally i like alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post
    The main things to consider.
    paj has 5 speed gearbox
    Paj sport 4 speed

    New Sport has a five speed auto!
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    O yes i forgot.

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    Lets answer the question.
    First of all, if you buy new the price is a big difference, I take it you talking new?

    For the more expensive price on the Gen 4 LWB you get

    The 3.2 did, new sport has the 2.5
    In the LWB you had a full maintenance plan but on the sport the service plan
    In the LWB the 4x4 slection mechanism is an electronic system with actuators
    In the sport it's a direct link lever
    The LWB has I depended suspension all round, the sport has it in front and a solid axel at the back.
    The LWB has traction control if it is the GLS, and the sport rear diff lock
    The LwB is a monoque setup, while the sport is a body bolt on to a ladder frame chassis.
    The LwB has geniune leather seats, electric both sides, the Sport has a synthetic leather with electric seat at drivers only.

    Both autos today is 5 speed
    Both has 7 seats
    Both has 6airbags....I think the LWB has 6
    Both has aircon at the rear
    Both share the same front suspension

    The LWB should drive more car like because of rear setup, but it does tend to bottom out when loaded.
    The sport drives more harder, but does cope better at the rear if loaded, cause the ground clearance doesn't change.

    For R440 000 you get n new sport, for R440 000 you get a second hand LWB with about 80 000km on and is around three years old. You need to take in consideration the fact that the second hand LWB will be out of warrantee soon.

    I like both, I wanted a new car that only I drove and keep it for say 8 years.
    The sport is a bit more leaning towards aftermarket suspensions, lifts, bumpers etc, but one does get most of it for the LWB.

    I am a fan of the 3.2 DID, thus I would have considered the LWB strongly if I were you! But the warrentee issue will arise, i don't like the 2.5, and will therefore never sell my 3.2 sport for a 2.5. My warrantee has expired and I drive my 3.2 without worries.

    I hope the 2.5 will be as reliable going fw

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    Thanks everyone for their inputs. Bostokkelos, I will take a serious look at the LWB pajero as well. I appreciate the good comparison you made between the LWB and the sport. I just don't want to spend too much on a second vehicle. I hope to find some time to go and check out the vehicles and compare.
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    Check this out

    http://www.mitsubishi-motors.co.za/pre-owned/

    Option 1
    Mitsubishi
    Pajero 3.2 Di-Dc (140 kW) GLX Auto
    2012
    13000 kms
    R449995.00
    Gauteng - JHB East Rand

    Option 2
    Mitsubishi
    Pajero 3.2 Di-Dc (140 kW) GLX Auto
    2013
    6000 kms
    R475000.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by mooiloop View Post
    Check this out

    http://www.mitsubishi-motors.co.za/pre-owned/

    Option 1
    Mitsubishi
    Pajero 3.2 Di-Dc (140 kW) GLX Auto
    2012
    13000 kms
    R449995.00
    Gauteng - JHB East Rand

    Option 2
    Mitsubishi
    Pajero 3.2 Di-Dc (140 kW) GLX Auto
    2013
    6000 kms
    R475000.00
    Just remember that those are both GLX (lower spec) models.
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    Prices look good! Thanks for the info
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    Ok, so I went to take a look. I like the Pajero LWB a lot more. The sport is not bad, but the LWB is in another league! Now, decisions......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duka View Post
    Ok, so I went to take a look. I like the Pajero LWB a lot more. The sport is not bad, but the LWB is in another league! Now, decisions......

    The only decision should be what colour? Good luck with the decision making!
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    Silver or white??
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    Both nice, not sure? I drive a silver Jetta and my wife's Pajero is gold so white for me
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    The silver one is on the floor
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    SWAMBO does not want to part with her beloved 76sw cruiser. So now to convince her that we we need a pajero as well...
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