Hi the long lost pal "Mitsu-Man". Man your love for Pajero is legendary I must admit please dont get me wrong here. I also have a prado 99 year and have recently sold my Pajero 93 Exceed, have had two other pajeros in the past and many SUVs abroad like in US and Saudi. I once not long ago had a surf SSRG 1997. and when I campare Prado with Pajero or for that matter Surf with Pajero I have a big disliking for the Pajero. You have your own views and I have mine, so do peole her on the net, so why not take them lightly and not start arguing over one comment that I or any one else has placed to benefit someone make up his mind to purchase a vehicle or two. I honestly have regard for the Pajero but I definitely cannot comapre her with TOYOTA period. I mean get real here Toyota has a legendary reliabilty and performance. The engine does not blow up easily, it does not wear out as easily as in pajero, the value for which folks are paying excess money for it does not happen because a few Beaurocrats can purchase one. I mean In Saudi I could never see a single Pajero, perhaps a few with few Sudanies, and that too very old monteros. Only Toyota can with stand the beating that a rural Saudi gives to his vehicle Iam sorry not even Nissan Patroll comes close.