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My Daughter went camping this weekend, which gave me the opportunity to babysit her Pajero.

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It’s pretty tight for interior room, despite it’s exterior dimensions. The interior and the driving experience reminds me of a Forester of the same era. Clutch and transmission are smooth and forgiving. Body roll is as you’d expect. Driving dynamics are closer to a Forester than the Wrangler.

I told my daughter that, if you’re going to drive an ‘enthusiasts’ vehicle, you have a responsibility to keep it presentable. (I know I’m projecting...I call it positive modeling, heh). Her bar of “presentable” differs from mine, so I thought I’d surprise her with a head-start.

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“GRIP THE GROUND”

It’s got a some patina, especially on the 20 year old Japanese plastic bits. I fixed up some of the problematic paint areas with ScratchX, which worked well on this silver to hide a bunch of fine scratches and rock dings.

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Afterwords, I took the Roadster out for it’s season debut.

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A very awesome, chill, Oppo kinda day.

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