You'll probably find the Bighorn to be more expensive for given year and mileage than a Pajero.The 4M40 engine in the 2.8 Pajero is not that great,no cam belt,but I really don't like alloy heads on a diesel....it becomes a service item,one day it will crack and need a new one.The bighorn has a cambelt,and I think that's worse than an alloy head on a diesel....break a belt and a hell of a lot of metal ends up in the scrap bin.The Bighorn engine is a shit load more expensive to rebuild than the Pajero.28mpg max from both,going down as you work them harder.
You can get a V6 option for both....and halve the fuel figures for them.They feel a lot more powerful than the diesels....until you make them work,they get gutless very quick as the weight goes up....and suck even more fuel.Both good engines - but they have cambelts,and waterpumps and tensioners and,and,and.
Running gear on both is top knotch - the only thing on either that gives trouble is the engines.....but that's enough.The Japs build diesels that only last as long as a petrol engine,and cost more to run and fix.
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