When you are buying any used car like a Pajero in Brisbane, there are certain unwritten rules you should follow to make sure that you are buying a car that you will ultimately be happy with for many years to come. Here, we will look at tips for buying a used car Pajero in Brisbane.
Buying a car with a poor chassis is not a good idea. First, you should be looking for any noticeable corrosion on the chassis. Then you need to check to see if there is any rust. If there are any chassis issues, it is probably best to avoid the car. Work on the chassis is usually expensive and will take a long time to complete.
When checking the motor, check to see the condition of the ‘engine room.’ A lot of the time, if the engine room has been kept well the motor will be fine. Open the bonnet and start the engine up to listen out for any strange sounds.
Furthermore, look at the engine when it is being revved, does it look like it is running correctly? At the same time, check to see if you can see any signs of leaking oil, or previous signs of oil leaking.
You should also check to see if the timing belt has been replaced recently, if it has not, you may be able to use this to negotiate the price.
If you are checking a manual car, push down on the clutch and check all the five gears and reverse. You should be checking to see there are no issues with sticking, or that it is not hard to use these gears. You should also check the 4WD setting on unfavourable surfaces to see that there are no problems with the 4WD settings. Make sure you always keep an eye on how the gears change on any test drives. Some of the older Pajero’s, like the 89 and before models have been known to have minor gearbox issues.
If your car passes the above three tests, you should avoid major issues. However, make sure you also keep an eye out for any external or internal damage to the car. Then check over the joints and bearings to make sure that they are all in good condition.
You should also check to see that all the exterior lights are working, and that the breaks are sharp and have a quick reaction time. Finally, you should check to see that all the added extras of the car are working; radio, windows and sunroof if applicable. Then you should check any other points you are worried about as well.
Remember, you should check all of these points when buying your used Pajero in Brisbane or anywhere else in Australia. You are the one who is buying a car and spending your own money, so make sure you are as rigorous as possible, as there is nothing worse than buying a dud car.