Mitsubishi Shogun The toughness of a Land Rover Defender, luxury of a Range Rover and prices that undercut both.
Meet the If you want the toughness of a Land Rover Defender, the luxury of a Range Rover and prices that undercut both, then take a closer look at Mitsubishi's Shogun. The long running 4x4 can trace its roots back to the early Eighties, but by far the most common second hand buys are those built since 1991.Early 2.5 and 2.8 litre turbodiesels are rough and ready, but make good workhorses, while 3.0 and 3.5 V6 petrols are refined, yet costly to run. The 3.2 TD DI D, launched in March 2000, is the most refined oil burner it's quicker and more economical than the V6, too but is in big demand.Residual values are strong because respected 4x4s are always popular, but not all Shoguns make good buys. These cars are often used for towing and off roading, so careful inspection is recommended before making any purchase. There is also quite a number of grey import Pajero versions on British roads. While these can provide decent value, they differ from UK spec and aren't worth as much. Off road ability means many louis vuitton purses tumblr Shoguns are worked hard, so check carefully for underbody damage. Problems with the transfer 'box have been reported on older cars. With the vehicle stationary, check that the selector lever engages both ratios. Well used Shoguns suffer suspension wear. On high milers, have the springs checked by an expert. Pre 2000 diesels can have injector problems which are pricey to fix. The biggest tell tale is a cloud of thick, black smoke under acceleration.Glass's ViewAs with all 4x4s, the Shogun holds its $900 neverfull louis vuitton tote bags value well and the bubble has yet to burst, according to Glass's Consumer Values. Diesel engines and seven seater interiors are particularly desirable selling points, but even petrol engined three doors are popular. Be wary of Pajeros dressed up as UK cars, however, and remember that these imports are worth 10 to 20 per cent less than British models.My Shogun.When Ray Waller from Thetford, Norfolk, was considering a 4x4 to tow his caravan, he wanted something appealing to the eye which was also comfortable, reliable and safe. He bought his first in 1999 and immediately fell in love with louis vuitton shoes hockenheim the off roader. Now he owns louis vuitton shoes ss14 a 1994 Pajero 2.8TD grey import that he bought in May. "It's just what I need," says Ray, 68. Despite being a touch unrefined, 2.
8 litre diesels are strong workers and can return more than 30mpg, while the five doors are ideal for families, making them the best choice for running costs and resale values. If you can swallow the fuel bills, however, the automatic 3.5 V6 is a refined, relaxing and comfortable cruiser.
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