The Mitsubishi Pajero SFX might be a thing of the past now. However, it is still one of the most worshipped nameplates among the motoring enthusiasts for its macho appeal and immense capabilities off the road. We have already come across several examples showcasing its prowess where the tough gets going. Here is another fine but dangerous example showing how mighty of an SUV the Pajero SFX still is when it comes to off-roading.
The video seems to be from Kerala, which shows a red-coloured Mitsubishi Pajero SFX crossing a free-flowing water stream effortlessly. Considering the speed of flow, the whole driving experience seemed to be difficult at first. However, the Pajero SFX came out crossing the stream quite effortlessly.
It looked like a lot of fun, but is not advisable
While the video showed the glorious side of the Mitsubishi Pajero SFX and might look entertaining, such stunts are better to avoid in real-life driving conditions. In this video, we can see that the SUV was initially dragged by the river flow before it gets stuck on the rocks in between the river. However, the driver seemed to have used his presence of mind to pull out the SUV, which otherwise might have turned out to be a life-threatening experience.
In many cases, one can’t be sure of the inconsistency of the speed of the water flow. This unpredictability of the amount of flow of water can turn out fatal too. Adding to it, one might not be fully aware of the slush and rocks in the bed of such rivers and streams. It can make the vehicle stuck in the river, making it difficult to come out.
Proper expertise is a must-to-have thing
Such stunts are not advisable to perform for fun, but if the situation persists, make sure you drive with all the correct knowledge and tools. For crossing a flowing stream, ensure that you are aware of the obstacles coming in your paths, such as rocks and slush. You should also have an idea about the flow of the water before crossing it. For performing such a task, make sure your vehicle has a proper four-wheel-drive system, snorkel, lift-kit and off-road tyres. In addition, your vehicle should be accompanied by a rescue vehicle, to pull you out if you get stuck.
In this case, the Mitsubishi Pajero SFX used is one of the finest SUVs from the past to have a capable four-wheel-drive system. However, considering that Mitsubishi is now defunct in India, any major damage caused to the vehicle would have resulted in nightmares to get it repaired.