A relative bought one fresh model i think of 2000 or 2001 of mini pajero, calling 2001 fresh, though is silly but thats the last model available :
1. at 660cc this car is not under-powered at all, even better then local 1000cc Alto, thats what he says, he is driving it on his agriculture lands and its doing great on 4 wheel drive on petrol.
2. 1995 or 97 mini pajeros must have ran so much, you ll need to re-haul the engine in a years time max., useless to buy a 1995 or 1997 , when the difference for 2001 is 1 lac to 2 lacs.
3. Dont buy it, buy anything thats locally assembled OR imported Vitz only, parts here is a big issue ! plus Vitz is the only car which has some parts available here now, go for a 2002 to 2004 Vitz, nothing else imported ! otherwise you ll be the one trouble searching for spare parts and Re-sale issue.