98 Mitsubishi Pajero vs 88 Montero

This next duel comes from TeleArrow who writes: I spent some of my teenage days driving too fast on the network of dirt roads our farm was on. Luckily no one got hurt. Now I dream of having someone rally-ish to drive responsibly. I find these two options tempting. I like the Pajero because I wouldn’t want to do anything to it, but it seems overpriced. The Montero is also overpriced but you might come out ahead. Seems like a worthy dilemma for DT. Find this 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero offered for $23,000 in South Londonderry, VT and this 1988 Mitsubishi Montero offered for $7,800 in Marshfield, VT via craigslist.

From the seller of the Montero seller:

1988 Mitsubishi Montero
condition: fair
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 100000
paint color: brown
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: SUV
1988 Mitsubishi Montero. About $100,000 miles. Needs engine work. Body in good shape.

From the seller of the Pajero:

1998 mitsubishi pajero
condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 65000
paint color: white
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: SUV
1998 mitsubishi Pajero gdi (right hand drive)

23k or best offer


zero rust or corrosion whatsoever

Fully serviced 4wd mini monster. 3.5 liter gdi v6 (6g74) engine. Will go wherever you take it. “Super select” transfer case, can switch between 2wd and 4wd at speeds up to 50mph. Locking center differential. Gets 20-22mpg depending on driving style. Imported this vehicle earlier this summer and have been driving it every day since. Super solid rig, smooth and quiet on the highway and rugged offroad. Feels like driving a Dakar rally vehicle!! Comes with original drivers manual and maintenance records. Extensive regular maintenance performed prior to import from Japan.

Features included:

-Brand new boss audio head unit with apple carplay, usb connectivity, bluetooth, etc

-sunroof with rare factory wind guard

-factory rain guards on front windows

-auxiliary led light bar

-fold down rear bench seats for extra storage

-rear window privacy tint

-rare factory rear spoiler and front bull bar

-ralli art rear spare cover

-new alpine white paint job

Recent maintenance includes:

-oil/filter service (full synthetic Castrol)

-new 31” falken wild peak tires

-new rear shocks

-brake pad service

-fuel filter/air filter replaced

-brand new battery

-undercoated for winter (nh oil undercoating)