Looking around for a Cruiser

Submitted: Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 21:19
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First of all let me say what a great site this is, very informative and in most fair comments from all formites.So then to my story past and present.Many years ago I purchased my first 4x4,it was a G60 Patrol which I had for about 7 years and it served me well,the only repair that had to be done was to replace a rear wheel brake cylinder and a new battery.After all those years it was time to upgrade to a later 4x4 and due to peer pressure (all my mates had one ) I bought a 1983 60 series Landcruiser and what a great truck that was as well,that was until my son wrote it off in 1997.After the accident I ended up buying a Falcon wagon which I had for about 3 years and traded it in on a VT Commodore wagon in 2000 which I still own.

Right oh right oh I'll get on to the present,I've got the 4x4 bug again so I went for a look around the car yards mainly at 80 series Landcruisers and found a beauty,the thing is I need your advice.Its a 1997 RV model 4.5 petrol, 5 speed gearbox,aluminium bullbar,side steps,sunraiser wheels,air con and has been well looked after.The best part is that it only has 52,200 klm's on the clock the worst part is the car yard wants $28,999 for it......well this is wear you guys came in,I need your expertise.So my question is do you think the price is ok seeing it's not a GXL model or is it a bit to high?

Please help me out here as i'ts been 7 years since owning my last 4x4 I'll take all advise.

Thanking you all,
Phil.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 21:28

Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 21:28
www.redbook.com.au

CALLING ERIC ARE YOU BACK YET!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 22:01

Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 22:01
I think he's back but very busy running around looking for a new truck for Maaaaaaaaa.Dare to Lead not to Follow
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 22:18

Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 22:18
lol , you guys crack me up . I do think its a little hi for a 97 RV , its a petrol don't forget , the Kms are fantastic if they are real . What area are you in ?Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 23:37

Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 23:37
you know any good dudes that do valuations on accessories etc, Insurance company is enlarging my bottom unless I can get the thing valued. they wont go over $4000 on accessories! My calcs are thousands more than that.
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Tuesday, Jan 27, 2004 at 07:52

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2004 at 07:52
if they be happy with a valuation from a licenced motor car trader , or are they asking for a sworn valuer ?? if there happy with a trader , ill be more than happy to do it or you Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2004 at 07:58

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2004 at 07:58
Trucky...you want to be careful about any one wanting enlarge your bottom - sounds painful to me...lol

LynLife - Live it , Love it !





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Reply By: Rowler - Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 22:59

Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 22:59
7 years old & 52000 on the clock!
If it sounds too good to be true.... it usually is.

PS check out the govt. auctions www.auctions.sa.gov.com if your budget goes that far you will get a lot younger truck for your buck
Cheers Rowler (dave)
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Reply By: ross - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2004 at 09:03

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2004 at 09:03
Get a diesel or be condemned to to forever pumping petrol.The diesel should use about 25%-30% less fuel which is a big factor in purchase price.
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Follow Up By: Stuart - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2004 at 17:49

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2004 at 17:49
no arguements here, l have a diesel 80 series and it is cheaper to run than our AU falcon!
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