hilux or landcruiser?? hmm

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 22:52
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Hey guys. A bit stuck what to do.
My grandfather has passed away and im wanting to keep his fzj105r landcruiser for his sake and I do love it and I plan to travel or do I not keep it and get what I was originally going to get... a 3.0td cab chassis hilux???
I do plan to travel but also live on a farm so a ute would probably suit farming better?
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 23:53

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 23:53
Can't help with the farm cobber, but the 105's a vastly better vehicle (in my opinion).
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 23:56

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 23:56
Make that 2 for the Cruiser. + you have your grandfather on every trip.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 08:40

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 08:40
And I will add a vote for the landcruiser.

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Reply By: The Bantam - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 00:06

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 00:06
The two are very different vehicles.

One is no better than the other...but they are very different.

The hundred series is far heavier and thurstier and has a higher towing capacity.
The hilux will carry nearly twice the payload of the hundred series and will be much cheaper to run and maintain.

My recommendation is to keep the cruser and buy a hilux.

you should be able to get into a good used pre 05 TD hilux for between 12 and 18 grand depending on how it comes.

Buy older and you may get something servicable for as little as $5gorrillas

Keep the landcruser and keep ya best hat & boots in it for going to town.

Get ya self a hilux....use it for work..and claim it on ya tax.

Gives you a clear log book seperation.

Then if one is broken, you have another and you arent stranded.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 05:54

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 05:54
Yep keep the Cruiser and get a paddock basher for the farm
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Reply By: Slow one - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 06:37

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 06:37
A very good life long friend of mine was faced with the same problem.

He is a farmer as was his father in law. When the father passed away he inherited a cruiser in good condition and was torn between keeping it for sentimental reasons or purchasing a more modern fuel efficient vehicle.

In the end, he traded the cruiser and bought a near new replacement ute that suited his purpose.
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Reply By: gbc - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 06:47

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 06:47
Have the cruiser cut down into a ute. It will go forever and be twice the ute a hilux will ever be.
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 22:21

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 22:21
the cruser will never legally carry a full tonne in the tray...the hilux will.

cheers
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Reply By: matth j - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 07:27

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 07:27
Thanks guys, im thinking to keeping it and maybe getting a ute a bit later once I save a bit of cash, I could just use the tractor or quad for the time being. Thanks
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Reply By: Iza B - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 07:56

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 07:56
Sentimentality is admirable but granddad is dead and won't know. There are many other ways to appropriately honour the memory. It is not selfish to make a decision based on what you want. You wanted the HiLux first, I suggest you follow the decision without external pressure.

Iza
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Reply By: Hoyks - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 13:43

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 13:43
It just so happens I have an extra cab Courier that would do nicely as a farm ute. 4x4 and low km for it's age ;-).
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 15:02

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 15:02
matt,

Just my opinion from a grandad's point of view.

Supposing your grandfather had not passed away or not left you his Cruiser, or you could have spoken to him on the subject before his passing. What do you think his take would have been?
My point of view. When I shuffle off I wouldn't expect any of my kids or grandkids to keep anything they did not want to.
Just another thought, is there anyone else in the immediate family that could put the Cruiser to better use and still keep it in the family if the thought of disposing of it doesn't sit well with you?

Cheers
Pop
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Reply By: matth j - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 19:08

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 19:08
I have allways loved it but the only thing putting me off is a ute is better on the farm, reason I wanna keep it is because he loved his car and he wanted to travel in it. (Never got to). Ive thought of a couple things but I think ill either buy a cheap ute for the farm or wait and save and but a good ute for the farm, but on a farm an old ute will do the job hey! Perhapt a ford courier even
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Reply By: Member - Russler - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 20:23

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 20:23
I'd keep the 105 if travelling with a wife, girlfriend and/or kids. If I were travelling on my own or with mates, only then would I consider the Hilux.
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Reply By: matth j - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 21:07

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 21:07
Ahh thats the other thing do I get a toyota landcruiser 2 door cab chassis that can do both the jobs I need and yeah I only need 2 seats?? Iam definetely a person who can never make up my mind lol!
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