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My 4 x 4 just keeps going

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9 years ago I bought a cheap pajero as a run around whilst waiting for my new disco 4 to be built, I thought I would run round in this pajero for winter and sell it when the disco arrived.

Disco arrived but I just could not part with the pajero so kept it, it is a 1996 swb manual 2.8td I have used it for shooting ever since and in 9 years all I have done is brake pads and a clutch kit

Its amazing off road I have hankook AT tyres on it and it has never got stuck even in the deepest of mud I have jacked it up a bit by winding the torsion bars up

I can use it in 2 wheel rear wheel drive 4 wheel high or go 4 wheel low which also locks the centre diff in this mode it really is unstoppable I paid £1400 for it in 2010 and it's still worth that now according to eBay and autotrader on other people selling them 

It really is my own little tonka toy I will run it till it dies now

What do you have that just keeps going

LB

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Land Rover 90  1989 ...just a few miles short of 200,000 miles and does everyhting I ask of it.  I paid £800 eleven years ago and have modified it a bit !! 3.9V8, LT85 box, Reange Rover Classic rear axle(disc brakes), but today all I have to do is service and replace the occasional wear part..brake pads,  just had new alternator believe the old one was original but I have no intention of parting with it.  Like your Pajero, it does the job.  The great thing is there are no 'computerised, parts as such. It is still like a big Meccano set and parts are easily replaced. 

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1 hour ago, Walker570 said:

The great thing is there are no 'computerised, parts as such. It is still like a big Meccano set and parts are easily replaced. 

Yes Walker thats another thing no ecu to go wrong no cambelt on mine its chain just feels like it was built to last i am in it now as i type watching some rape fields 

I would trust this pajero every time over and above all the latest disco and range rovers I have had that went wrong every week 😄😄

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Had a 94 Shogun and really liked it, sadly my wife off roaded it up a lampost. [she fine] Have a 97 Landcruiser Colorado now which has rust problems with the rear axle, it still doesn't loose a drop of oil and I hope its repairable as its a brilliant drive

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Had my  1996 Toyota surf 15 yr,s  just passed 225 K,  only replaced the D M F clutch, brakes, tires , still going strong,never missed a beat 

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We still have our first car..... 106 bought brand new in 2000 - no abs no power steering and nothing electrical 

keeps passing it’s mot and we can’t bear to part with it

i use it once a week ish to keep the battery charged and oil moving 

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Daft as it seems, you tend to like the older or little quirky motors. 

My rav was great and I had no intent on selling it untill my wife tried to kill it in hot weather in traffic overheating it.  I was not a happy bunny.

Managed to sort it but had bought another shoot bus so ended up getting rid of it as it was taking up space and she didn't like looking at it.

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I've a 2003 L200 that I bought 10 years ago for £3k.

The then mrs Edd worked for a leasing company and it had been one of theirs so full service history etc.

Could have doubled my money the next day and then bought a cheaper one and pocketed the difference but I liked it.

In 10 years I have put a pair of leaf springs on it and changed a couple of brake pipes that were corroding.

It still looks tidy enough to use every day for work, it's clean and tidy inside, it's done about 180k and been the least troublesome motoring I've known.

Might even give it a wash today.

 

Edd

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My dad had a 2.8 Pajero for about 15 years, undersealed soon as it came in to the country, was still solid as rock when he sold it about 18 months ago. Manual box with a set of maxxis mud terrains it went anywhere, never gave any trouble at all. 

Changed it for a pick up and he still misses the Pajero.

 

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My daughter and son in law used to live in southern Spain. Some of the expats had Pajeros, my son in law asked the locals why they laughed when a Pajero passed by. He was told to look for slang Spanish or some South American translations. :lol:

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as I have said before, 1999 Suzuki vitara 4u , 1,6 97500 on the clock had it 15 years now, never let me down , change the oil every 3000 .

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