Patrol, Patrol Patrol......

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Hi All, Just checking some of the posts from the last few days. It seems very much like a Patrol forum now. Most seem to be buying Patrols, and no doubt enjoying them. Cheers Michael
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 12:44

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 12:44
some of us aren't :)))
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 12:55

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 12:55
Me neither.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 13:01

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 13:01
I just enjoy overtaking them :-))))
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C.- Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 16:40

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 16:40
Ya hafta catch me first!!!!! (hehehe)
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 19:02

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 19:02
yep i'm with you ... goota love the 'cruisers... :-))
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael- Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 19:46

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 19:46
Hi Mike
I bought a 3L turbo diesel patrol about 18 mths ago, it had been used as mum's taxi or had never been off the black top, had a few problems getting it into and out of 4wd initiall, but okay now. Only other problem I've had was 2wks ago bought a tank full of contaminated fuel blocked up the fuel filter big time.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 22:29

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 22:29
Ya can't halp the rabble getting into "our" Patrol forum hahahaha
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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 13:07

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 13:07
I enjoy the extra loot in the bank by not buying one. Good luck to those who do.
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Reply By: Member - Tony G (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 13:11

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 13:11
Hi Michael,

I have just purchased a Patrol also, but I think it more reasonable to say that 3.0TD Patrols are at a price that is cheaper than others others on the market. (ie 4.2TD Patrol or Landcruiser)

It has meant a lot more people can enter the 4 x 4 scene based on this price bracket, who otherwise could not afford to get into these cars.

My thoughts anyway

Thanks

TonyG
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 14:54

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 14:54
Fair enough I spose, but who said you had to spend $50k on a brand new 4wd to enter the 4 x 4 scene???

I would say that there is just a hell of a lot of people on this forum now days and as the patrol is one of the biggest selling 4bies, there are obviously going to be a lot of them on the forum.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 22:56

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 22:56
Pay for what you get...

4.2 bulletproof...
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Reply By: miker - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 13:26

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 13:26
Everyone needs a stepping stone on their way up to a Landrover!

Just stir'n. Don't start. :)
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 15:46

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 15:46
Hi Miker,, Thanks for the laugh,,,, near wet myself.... Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 15:46

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 15:46
Hi Miker,, Thanks for the laugh,,,, near wet myself.... Michael
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Follow Up By: miker - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 16:59

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 16:59
Michael...wasn't THAT funny. Go the Defender!
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 22:06

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 22:06
LOL !!!!!!!

Good one cobber.
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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 13:51

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 13:51
They're tough and good value for money. That's why so many have bought them, including myself as you all know now!!

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Wil - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 15:15

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 15:15
Tough as teak...solid axles..awesome
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 15:50

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 15:50
solid axles...Mmmm.....that was definitely a factor also!

Leroy
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Reply By: Davoe - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 15:14

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 15:14
Can someone pleae explain to me why a hi tech 3.0 with hairdryer is cheaper than the ultra low tech 4.2 of which noa used 2 as inboards for the arc?(by the way truckster etc I think lo tech is the only way to go for bush repairs I just want to know why technology costs less)
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 15:49

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 15:49
I reckon it's probably a marketing thing like someone else mentioned as the ol' 4.2's manufacturing equip would have paid for themselves over and over by now.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 20:00

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 20:00
Yeah but depends on tooling costs which is outa this world and on going. The costs of tools for the auto manufacturing industry never fails to amaze me.
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan - Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 01:23

Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 01:23
I reckon they sell them cheap because when they get to 200,000km they will be flogged-out and Nissan will make a fortune out of selling spare parts for them:-) Hi –tech may be good when new but how many have done 400,00km??? Give me the old 4.2 (patrol or Toyota) any day because I know that in 15 years time they will still be going.
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Reply By: Member - StevenL - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 18:04

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 18:04
Maybe there is so much discussion about Pootrols because of the hassles with some of them.... I see alot of Toyotas on here but they are busy discussing what a great time they had at the great places they had been to rather than discussing the vehicles themselves!!!

Seriously though... I see lots of happy owners of both makes (and others) who obviously take alot of pride in the details of their units.

Always happy to fly the Toyo flag... now if they would just hurry up and deliver it!!!

StevenL
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Reply By: Member - Peter (York) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 19:24

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 19:24
love my Patrol ( Toyota recovery vehicle) LOL
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 20:14

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 20:14
We were a toyota recovery once, now that must have been really hard to take, although he did'nt show it at the time, lol.
BAZ.
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Follow Up By: flashnick - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 23:50

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 23:50
Dont laugh and Im not being nasty here but......................................
Landcruiser Mountain Park has a...GU Patrol as a recovery vehicle. What the.........

Nick
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 19:52

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 19:52
Gotta looooove them Nissans!!!! Built tough, strong and near as damn unbreakable!!!
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Follow Up By: TuffLux - Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 16:26

Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 16:26
You want unbreakable..... get a Hilux... : )

(Just stirrin')
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Reply By: Member Eric - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 23:17

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 23:17
My winch had a little winge the other day , ask if it could have a day off , and not winch any patrols for a day lol
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Reply By: Member - Humbie - Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 09:34

Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 09:34
I would rather push a Patrol than ride in a cruiser
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 11:35

Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 11:35
Well for my 20k I'm VERY happy and my little bugger takes my family to all the places we want to go and then some in comfort and saftey. If it packs it in in 10 years who gives a ... I'll give it to the reckers, spend another 20k and I'm still 20k in front!!
Each to their own, but I don't have the kind of cash to throw around on new patrols or cruisers and IMHO don't see the need to either! They are nice cars ( I drive one for work ) but frankly my 7 year old surf is more comfy than the 3.0l I drive for work and power to weight has got just as much poke.

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