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Old 11-04-19
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My impressions regarding the PS and the MU-X are:

MU-X. Bullet proof engine. A little agricultural. More room.

PS. Modern and more refined. Superior 4WD system (being able to use AWD on the bitumen is an advantage when towing or even in the wet). A bit small inside compared to the Isuzu.

With regard to reliability of Mitsubishis, I've owned/driven:
Gen2 NH Pajero
Gen4 NS Pajero
MQ Triton (current daily drive)
ASX (wife's current daily drive)

My daughter has had two Magnas.

The only issue I've experienced with any of them was the problematic DPF in the NS.

In relation to towing, my Triton (same engine as the PS) tows a 1.2 tonne off-road camper like it's not on the back. I haven't towed anything heavier so can't comment beyond that.

Finally, regarding the actual Pajero, I'd suggest driving one. They don't feel anything like most 'proper' full sized 4WDs, and they aren't that much bigger than either of the options you are asking about.

Thanks for the detailed feedback

As above, Pajero is another 300kg heavier, 1 less gear, and physically larger.
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Just re-read your comment about towing and realised you were referring to the Pajero.

They are a capable tow tug as long as you aren't towing a massive van.
Yes referring to Paj Sport, everyone seems to rate the Isuzu as a better tow rig.
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I test drove a Isuzu MUX when purchasing my PS.
No comparison regarding fit out and included extras.
The MUX is badly in need of a facelift. Cabin looks and feels 10 years old.

Transmission in the PS is great. Keeps the motor in the sweet spot all the time and is very smooth.
I am 6ft 4in tall and find the PS very comfortable. Drivers seat goes way back to give a good driving position and there is a foot rest for your left foot in the right place.
I went for the base model as I found the cloth seats much more comfortable than the leather. Did not need the 3rd row seats either.
Cheers.

I like 5 seats also, but I didn't want to miss out on the factory diff lock.

I see older models had a midspec 5 seater that got the diff lock though.
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I test drove both before choosing the PS. The MUX was on the short list but the wife didnít like it and as well I didnít like the rear cargo area with the fold up seats intruding and hampering fridge slide etc. Overall the MUX felt a little dated.

The PS impressed, it has up to the minute electronics, lots of USB outlets and very smart controls. For towing our 2.5 T van I just love the superb 8 speed gearbox and combined with the finger tip paddle shifters its perfect. It tows very well which is due to the 8 speed gearbox, it tows better than my old NT Paj. It is not as roomy in the front as the Paj but its acceptable.

In the end I chose the PS 5 seat PS over the MUX, Prado, and VW Touareg.
Thanks for the insight, appreciate it
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3 weeks ago we bought a Pajero Sport, 7 seater GLS, upgrading from a NW Pajero.

We have 3 kids and tow a 2.5T caravan about every 3 weeks.

We took it for it's maiden towing voyage last weekend and it is nicer to tow with compared to the NW Pajero.

I studied the market and considered the MUX but also felt it looked a bit plain inside the car and also there were no Isuzu dealers near me in Western Sydney, so servicing could be an issue, if I wanted to get it service at the dealer.


We just finished getting ours setup for towing before last weekend and changed the tyres to BFG KO2, Redarc TowPro Elitev3, CB radio install and bullbar.


Very happy with the car and reason I chose it was could not go past the 7 year/150K warranty and included value with the car.

It is very nice to drive, comfortable inside and has lots of goodies.

Just yesterday whilst I was driving to work listening to music via android auto/spotify it finally kicked in how comfortable it was to drive.

Now just keeping it clean from kids and wife!
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I studied the market and considered the MUX but also felt it looked a bit plain inside the car and also there were no Isuzu dealers near me in Western Sydney, so servicing could be an issue, if I wanted to get it service at the dealer.


Don't know where you are in Western Sydney but there are two isuzu dealers. Huntingwood and Penrith.
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3 weeks ago we bought a Pajero Sport, 7 seater GLS, upgrading from a NW Pajero.

We have 3 kids and tow a 2.5T caravan about every 3 weeks.

We took it for it's maiden towing voyage last weekend and it is nicer to tow with compared to the NW Pajero.

I studied the market and considered the MUX but also felt it looked a bit plain inside the car and also there were no Isuzu dealers near me in Western Sydney, so servicing could be an issue, if I wanted to get it service at the dealer.


We just finished getting ours setup for towing before last weekend and changed the tyres to BFG KO2, Redarc TowPro Elitev3, CB radio install and bullbar.


Very happy with the car and reason I chose it was could not go past the 7 year/150K warranty and included value with the car.

It is very nice to drive, comfortable inside and has lots of goodies.

Just yesterday whilst I was driving to work listening to music via android auto/spotify it finally kicked in how comfortable it was to drive.

Now just keeping it clean from kids and wife!
Wasn't aware the warranty was that good!

Great feedback thank you.
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It all depends on your preferences. If you want a replacement for the LC80 then the MUX is the right car. If it is more important to replace the Falcon then the PS is the right one. Both are capable off-road though I would recommend a suspension upgrade for either. Again both are capable tow-tugs. Test drive both and see what suits you best.
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It all depends on your preferences. If you want a replacement for the LC80 then the MUX is the right car. If it is more important to replace the Falcon then the PS is the right one. Both are capable off-road though I would recommend a suspension upgrade for either. Again both are capable tow-tugs. Test drive both and see what suits you best.
How about comfort of my old SZ territory, but more capable off-road and way less fuel than my 80 lol
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How about comfort of my old SZ territory, but more capable off-road and way less fuel than my 80 lol
My mates all have GQ Patrols and modified Hiluxes and I can get my PS anywhere they can go. My only hindrance was the H/T tyres. If you're looking for comfort you can't go past the PS.
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