Nissan Terrano 3.0l Diesel 1996

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 23:30
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Just a quick query. A friend of mine is looking at a Terrano 3.0l diesel auto for sale in a car yard for $21000. It has low km 67,000 and he is aware that it is an import. Any thoughts.

SteveIt's the journey not the destination that counts!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 23:45

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 23:45
If its an import, chances are it wont be original klms...

noting how they are ALL low klms?

Personally wouldnt buy an import, but know heaps of blokes with them, and are happy..
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Reply By: LBJ - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 10:21

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 10:21
this is amazing! i actually agree with truckster for once. yes steve do beware of the imports. there might not be anything wrong with them but check it out thoroughly.
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 11:04

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 11:04
It's an import! Why wouldnt it be a great car?......... Probably be as good as any other 4x4 out there,,,,, "BUT",,,,,, just think of it when it is resale time..... The shoe will be on the other foot and probably have to give it away........ There is a huge market for Aust delivered 4x4's and only a small market for imports.......... If you keep cars for 10 - 15 yrs it will only be worth peanuts anyway........

PS... Just reading my post back and it makes less sense each time i read it.... Ever get that?????___________________________________
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Reply By: jeff-wa - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 12:36

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 12:36
I have an import and am very happy with it, yeah the resale value will probally be poop, but who cares, I buy 4bies to work'em not look pretty when dropping the kids off at school! Besides I've now had three different 4bies, the two previous ones were aussie models and had full log books, apart from the dents in the bottom and scratches on the paintwork were fantastic buses and I got stuff all resale for them too, so go figure!
Also, ok so it's a $21000 3.0TD 4by with all the mod cons. Buy an oz model it'll cost you $10000 more. How much resale do you think you will lose? 50% of the total price just because it's an import. I doubt it. So your still in front really...
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Follow Up By: jeff-wa - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 12:43

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 12:43
Oh yeah everyone goes on about "watch the kms on imports!". Umm, I bought mine with 80k on the clock and it's nearly 10 years old. Yeah I was sus, but compression tests, and all the other checks came out like a car that had only done 80k. Besides you have to pull the whole dash apart to wind the clocks back in these cars, it's not real easy!
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Reply By: Member - Bruce and Anne - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 13:52

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 13:52
As I keep saying on this forum, these imports are built for the Japs them selves and they are not goning to drive around in crap vehicles. Truskster Nissan is probably built from old Aussie Nissan bodies anyway. Where is it anyway, if this person doean't want I might.
bruceMU-ving on
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 16:01

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 16:01
I think the law in Japan is 80000 ks & you must replace it so they export them & you get a cheap truck. Get it checked out by nrma or racv or whatever were you are & go from there. Also Steve is see in your rig discription you have a compressor under the bonnet, were did you mount it as i can't find any spare room in mine?Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Steve & Paula - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 23:47

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 23:47
Hi Bob,

I don't have a second battery and there seems to be provision for one on the pasenger side. This is where I mounted the compressor. My KK has a battery mounted on it and I use this as my second! Obviously it won't start the car, but it runs the fridge and lights when stopped so this is all I need!

Cheers

SteveIt's the journey not the destination that counts!
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Friday, Jan 30, 2004 at 15:45

Friday, Jan 30, 2004 at 15:45
Thanks Steve, I thought thats where you put it but i was hoping you found somewhere i missed. We have a second battery as we dont always take the KK . You can start car with KK battery just unhook camper back up & connect jumper leads.Regards Bob
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