Which vehicle?

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 16:53
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Hi guys, got ourselves a new (secondhand) caravan. Opalite Midlander 17"6'dual axle. Our poor Commodore SV6 2010 struggles to pull, so guess we need a new vehicle.

Been looking at Nissan Navara. Mitsubishi Trition, Ford Ranger.....

Can anyone make any recommendation, 4 cycl, 6 cycl??

Any help/advice would be appreciated. Budget is no more than $40,000.
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Reply By: Ross M - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 17:16

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 17:16
Personally I don't like the Nissan offerings, just personal preference, however when you say 4 or 6 cyl the newer 2012 and 2013 BT50 and Rangers are 5 cylinders engines.
They will pull the van with no worries and also best if you have an Auto for that purpose.

Isuzu Dmax although only 4 cylinders like the previous BT50 and Rangers will also do the job well.

You might find a pre loved 5 cylinder BT50 or anger for $40k. Possibly have some warranty left on it too. ie Lease vehicle.

Ross M
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 18:22

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 18:22
Ross! I agree about the Nissan but I would never buy anything Mazda, they are over complicated and expensive to fix and Ford make crap products generally, probably better these days. My opinion only. Its interesting how we all think differently about brands. I like the Isuzi Dmax and I have the same thoughts about the 4 cylinder. Michael
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Follow Up By: sam h6 - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 18:49

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 18:49
I have an 07 BT 50 and it's great. 4 cyl 3L diesel Pulls like a train and excellent fuel economy! All BT 50's are built by ford anyway so it's only really a badge and a few minor cosmetic differences between them.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 19:26

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 19:26
Hey Sam, Yeah, its just a perception, we all have a different take on it. I'm sure they are good! Michael
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Follow Up By: Axle - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 20:03

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 20:03
G/Day Mike , My perception of Mazda is the same as yours,Have had one diesel ute, and one car, Never ever will go near the product again,... But others won't buy anything else, ..Where a weird mob!!...lol


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Reply By: Member - The Bushwhackers -NSW - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 17:20

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 17:20
Hi UKWizard

We recently purchased a 2010 NT Pajero 3.2 diesel auto after asking a similar question on the forum.

The feedback was so positive for that vehicle, it was hard to buy anything else!

Mine is an ex police vehicle, had less than 80k on it, and I got it for $38000. Has a Smart Roo bar, winch and driving and fog lights, along with 3 tonne towing equipment. Our van only weighs in at 1300kg loaded, but you wouldn't know it was on the back.

Great car in my opinion, comfortable, powerful, economical and a few bells and whistles, (not a Rolls Royce).

You're in the right place for advice.

Good luck, Dave
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 19:20

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 19:20
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Reply By: ukwizard - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 21:13

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 21:13
Wow! Thanks guys for the replies, awesome!

Just to completely change my idea, I am now considering a Toyota Landcruiser UZJ100 V8. A few around the country for less than $40k.

May I have your thoughts on these vehicle?

Thanks again. Great response.

Daz.
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Reply By: mountainman - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 22:53

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 22:53
yeah the toyota v8 are awesome.
fuel economy not towing are pretty good, mates getting 12 on the highway..
just dont lay the boot in, youll see double numbers.
they are soo cheap too, for what you get!!
3500kg towing, pretty damn good.

if you can get your head around it, meaning everyone buys the TD 1HD FTE, with a 20g price premium, and worth it..
the 20g in saving is alot of fuel you can burn, and cheaper service costs..
and the engines are soo cheap if they die..
if you do ALOT of towing, and HEAVY loads, the TD is the better option.
but for a few trips away a year the V8 is the go.

theyre just soo cheap for what you get.
leather seats and all that stuff that oozes comfort and class.
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Reply By: mountainman - Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 03:12

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 03:12
http://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/toyota-landcruiser-1998-13932393

check this out.

v8 dual cab, but in WA..
slight bit of a drive
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