Should I keep or sell

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 00:02
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would like advice on my 1998fzj105r 4.5 Litres. It is petrol and gas live axle Toyota Landcruiser. it has 367000 K.L.M I am thinking of selling it as it is getting on in age& starting to need some repairs on it. Is it better to spend money on it or up date it. I was thinking of a twin cab ute 4x4 the hand brake said it would be better to spend the money on it because we own it if we did up date we will have to finance the new one


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Reply By: get outmore - Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 01:11

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 01:11
Ive been down this street more than a few times
In short
Sell
And thats from alot of personall experience
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Reply By: OBJ - Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 08:53

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 08:53
I have an 80 series Landcruiser (diesel) with 478,000km, and it's not for sale.

For what one pays for a new one, I could probably spend $20 on my old beast and make it better than new. Plus I don't get upset if I get a scratch on it.

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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce B5 - Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 15:37

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 15:37
Hi obj you have a diesel over my petrol diesels hold there money more than petrol ones if mine was diesel I would keep it


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Follow Up By: OBJ - Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 16:09

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 16:09
You are right, Bruce. I always seem to overlook the obvious.
Good luck.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 16:39

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 16:39
Nope. Last vehicle I had was an 80
I resisted getting rid of it and it turned into a money pit.
Bit the bullet and sold it for 6k after spending 3kon it just weeks before. Still needed 000s spent on it
A pos cant be fixed. It just demands more and more
Its not the first second or third time ive thrown money down s pit.... my lesson?
The pit is bottomless
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 09:54

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 09:54
Not a lot of info there Bruce but a new $50 ute will probably loose 10K in first year while the $50k will generate a couple of G's in interest.

Depreciation is by far the biggest expensive on newish cars - while fuel cost is around 20% of newish car running costs, so a car that only uses 1/2 the fuel would only save you very roughly $2-3 k if you do 20k a year.

Sometimes though you just want a new car and sometimes people don't want to play with things and leave it up to service department.

Only you know the relative importance of those things.

For me though , if your still do lots of 4wding then you already have a great car.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce B5 - Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 16:18

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 16:18
Hi Robin
I brought the cruiser with about 259 776klm on it in 2008 & since then I have done normal oil & filter replacements tune ups the most dear item was the radiator I put this in my self with new fan& a/c belts on it in wa when I was there.At this time the power steer is leaking & had quotes of up to $ 1600.00 to fix it March this year.This is way I am thinking of selling it is this just the start of more money to spend on it I know one has a crystal ball.


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Reply By: Mudguard - Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 11:38

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 11:38
Yep just been thru the same saga, we ended buying a new one,(No.3) and after 30yrs 4wding it will be fun to try and adapt the bits into the new Tug. it came down to (for us) comfort to drive 1000s of klms and still be capable offroad. It will also depend on how HARD those 367000 klms have been ie: having to constantly fix those annoying rattles ,squeaks, weeping dust & oil seals and failing seats.cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce B5 - Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 16:33

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 16:33
Hi Mudguard
Could you tell me what brand of 4x4 you brought & is it wagon or ute you said that you try & adapt your parts from one 4x4 to the next is this so you get a better deal on the new one .The Kim's on the toyota have been easy no hard 4wding just some state parks dirt roads & towing my 22ft full size caravan that's is why I have the big landcruiser & I am a big bloke two.

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Follow Up By: Mudguard - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 14:49

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 14:49
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Reply By: Mudguard - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 00:55

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 00:55
Hi BruceB5
Our first 4wd was a new 84 Nissan 720 D/cab Diesel had that for 13yrs and did some pretty hard trips with the kids & towing a camper trailer, next was a new 98 GU Patrol 2.8 Tdi over the years it became heavily modified and we've travelled nearly all the big treks CSR, Cape, Steep point etc, its done 335000 now and been WELL looked after but age & corrugations are starting to take its toll even put RECARO seats in but then our insurance company had a fit because the replacement value of all the acc was more than the 4wd was worth! With your 4wd having an easy go you could just redo all suspension bushes, even upgrade/change to turbo Diesel, seats etc it would work out cheaper than buying say a new Jeep Grand Cherokee V6 Diesel (which is what we did) cheers
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