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01-02-2019, 11:56   #1
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Mitsubishi Pajero Replacment

So ive heard the Pajeros are up for replacment this year. Anyone know anything about it or what the replacments might be.

I love to see these puppies

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02-02-2019, 00:13   #2
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Pajero again perhaps, they are still on sale and probably the cheapest option.
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I'll second that. If its good enough for the Taliban its fine for the DF. And throw in a few Bentley Bentagas for the generals!
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Probably the cheapest model they can get.
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The Pajero is a piece of crap, it can't be replaced quick enough.

By far the best car we've had was the old Nissan GR6. Fantastic cars and loved by drivers, passengers and mechanics alike.
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The Pajero is a piece of crap, it can't be replaced quick enough.

By far the best car we've had was the old Nissan GR6. Fantastic cars and loved by drivers, passengers and mechanics alike.
Bit harsh on the pajero i always found them good old bus. You right about the nissan GR6 possibility one of the greatest jeeps ever built . Would a crew cab not suit the defense forces better especially with the room in the back. They could put a cover on and off as needed and more carrying capacity
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Bit harsh on the pajero i always found them good old bus. You right about the nissan GR6 possibility one of the greatest jeeps ever built . Would a crew cab not suit the defense forces better especially with the room in the back. They could put a cover on and off as needed and more carrying capacity
Not that many options- the Pajero is gone. There was supposed to be a Pajero Sport replacement coming but haven't seen it yet in Ireland. Think they are on sale in the Uk.
Of the traditional workhouse type 4*4 you have the Land Cruiser or Discovery.
Crew cabs seem to be where the action is due to tax reasons I think. They’re a lot cheaper

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A lot of crew cabs are too small in the back for a loaded soldier and the doors are sometimes too narrow. The DF would want to think carefully.......if I google Nissan GR6, all I get is gearboxes. What did it look like?
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At the moment the Landcruiser is the only realistic machine for the job. Those Nissan Patrols were some machine for the job.
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09-02-2019, 12:47   #10
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What about the Mercedes G Wagen?
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Too expensive for what it delivers, which is not much at all compared to any of the Japanese 4 x 4s. Mercedes prefers to flog them as Chelsea tractors. If you want a genuine gun tractor, get something like a Pinzgauer or a Land Rover Perentie (Isuzu).
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Too expensive for what it delivers, which is not much at all compared to any of the Japanese 4 x 4s. Mercedes prefers to flog them as Chelsea tractors. If you want a genuine gun tractor, get something like a Pinzgauer or a Land Rover Perentie (Isuzu).
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Perenties being retired by the Aussies and being replaced by 4 and 6 wheel Mercedes G wagons. No longer in production.

Pinzgauer ceased manufacture in 2006 after they got slated for lack of IED protection for the Brits in Afghanistan.Again an old design dating back to the sixties.

Iveco 4x4 M70.20 would be a good contender but would probably be too expensive.
http://www.militarysystems-tech.com/...les-eurosatory
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SSANGYONG it is then :
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The Patrol is still made but unfortunately is has drifted away from utilitarian uses to more chintzy urban cruiser profile. The big diesels have been phased out too.

For my money, the only equivalent contender currently on the market is the Toyota Landcruiser (200 body) 5 door in GX spec (very basic, built for durability, with engine snorkel) and a 4.5L V8 diesel with 232 bhp. It is perhaps the best regarded and most capable utility 4x4 money can buy and although that body style is gone from the commercial market in Ireland, they are still built widely in right-hand drive for the Southern Hemisphere and could be ordered in bulk, for around the 40k per unit mark.

I also understand (correct me if I'm wrong) that this is the vehicle that forms the basis of the DF current order for 24 unmarked armoured passenger 4x4s from French defence and security vehicle specialist, Centigon. The commonality in mechanicals would have obvious benefits.
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Bit harsh on the pajero i always found them good old bus. You right about the nissan GR6 possibility one of the greatest jeeps ever built . Would a crew cab not suit the defense forces better especially with the room in the back. They could put a cover on and off as needed and more carrying capacity
I'm not being harsh at all, try work with them and get back to me.

The Crewcab are grand for stores and other line work but they've a limited troop carrying capacity (although gear can be stored in the rear) plus they can't be worked in an FFR role, and the limit of their off road ability is as a stores van parked up at the ranges.

We've had some gearbox and clutch problems with ours too.

Over all they're not a bad workhorse but useless operationally.
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