Thanks for the appreciation guys,
very kind of you,
Regarding your queries madcyrus,
The availability of parts really depends on what part exactly you are talking about, yes true that some of the mitsu petrol engine filters are not that widely available, with the diesel the 4D56 engine is virtually the same that is used in the popular Hyundai Shehzore, so parts are widely available for the engine in general but to be honest I don't really know what you mean by engine parts, please elaborate.
For petrol Mitsus, the Hyundai Galloper in the middle-east are off shoots of the Pajero so their engine parts etc are very easily available and if you frequent the region you can pick up stuff from Dubai and the likes.
Your long route stalling query is very funny, no man this is not true, does not even make mechanical sense unless there is something really wrong with your car which can of course be rectified by a mechanic, sounds like a choked air intake system to me.
Regarding Mr. Rao's Pajero, I don't really know how it was much more powerful or what it was much more powerful than as I am not familiar with his particular Pajero but a single vehicle or experience can not be taken as representative of an entire manufacturing line, has your current Nissan Sunny never gone wrong? and does that mean all Nissan Sunny's are faulty?
I have owned a number of Mitsubishi, Toyota and Suzuki 4 wheel drives, not one of them was trouble free other than the ones I bought brand new and sold within 3 years.
When you buy a vehicle that is 15-20 years old you should expect teething problems, you will definately have a leaky hose, little bit oil seeping out, some bits and bobs here and there and therefore before you spend your money on buying a vehicle you need to set aside contingency costs, an old 4X4 is not a purchase it's a relationship,
You buy the vehicle, you test it and get it to the standard that you want and then you just need to maintain it once you have reached the level of perfection that you desire from or can afford for your vehicle.