Zaran Tarapore on 2015 Toyota Fortuner | new car review Dear Vimal,
Hope you're doing well, thank you for writing in.
Considering you cover a decent amount of distance on a daily basis, the Grand Santa Fe makes the most sense as it isn't built on a ladder-frame chassis like the Pajero and Fortuner, meaning it will be significantly comfier.
The Pajero is a dated offering and doesn't offer much in the way of tech. The new Fortuner is phenomenal but will likely be significantly pricier than the Grand Santa Fe.
Zaran Tarapore on 2008 Nissan Sunny | new car review Hi Tony,
Step one would be to check if the battery is in good condition! The heat takes its toll on our cars and all of their components.
Zaran Tarapore on 2015 Mitsubishi Pajero | new car review Dear Sharz,
Thank you for writing in, pleasure having you on our site.
1) The manufacturer cannot address the engine sound and wind noise until and unless it produces a newer model. In its current guise, the Pajero bears the same issues it has been suffering from since 2006.
2) Keeping the vehicle's dimensions in mind (especially its height), the Pajero cannot be compared to anything smaller. For its size, it handles very well, that's all I can say.
3) A realistic, livable average would be anywhere between 14 to 16 litres / 100 km depending on driving style, commute conditions etc.
4) At this point in time, there is no confirmation as to whether the next generation model will sport a turbo charger - it's all just speculation. The acceleration of the vehicle isn't very impressive on the 3.5 litre. For a little extra grunt, you might want to get the beefier 3.8 litre variant.
5) Being Japanese and being a Mitsubishi, the Pajero is virtually bulletproof. You can drive it on, and on, and on without worrying about it giving up on you.
6) The 3rd row seat reclines making it a little more spacious than what some of the Pajero's rivals have to offer. While it is tailored for children, it can easily be used by adults for short commutes around town.
7) Personally, I opt for the service contract since I cover great distances on a daily basis. If, however, you don't drive too much, the service contract could end up expiring before you actually get around to using it - makes sense to read the fine print and make the call depending on your daily commute.
Hope this has helped.
Please do not hesitate to write back should you require any further clarification.
Sharz... on 2015 Mitsubishi Pajero | new car review Dear Mr Zaran/,
Really pleased with your knowledge about the vehicle. I am planning to buy 3.5L mid option pajero 2016 model. But still i have confused on reviews on pajero. can you share some light on the below mentioned:
1. Has the noise level (Engine sound & wind sound) been taken care of in the 2016 model.
2. Is the vehicle stable on sharp turns on average-high speed.
3. What is the average fuel economy we can expect in UAE driving conditions.
4. Is the Pajero coming with turbo engine & hows the pickup of the vehicle inside city areas.
5. Is the vehicle maintenance efficient.
6. Is the 3rd row seat comfortable for city & long drives.
7. Do you prefer going for service contract along with purchase rather than buying it at the time of expiry of complimentery service warranty provided.
Awaiting your valuable response