purchasing gx 2011

Submitted: Friday, May 15, 2015 at 21:09
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We are looking at a GX 2011 ex govt vehicle and saw that while the body was in excellent condition the back of the side mirrors on both doors were extremely scratched. It seemed odd to me that an ex govt vehicle would be scratched on the back of the mirrors. Also it has done 110,000 klms and I am wondering if this is a little high.
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Reply By: MarkLH69 - Friday, May 15, 2015 at 23:14

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 23:14
I guess you're talking about a Toyota Landcruiser ?
It must have spent some time on bush tracks, though probably not too unusual ..depending on what gov dept it was. Eg Parks & Wildlife
The paintwork has probably had a cut and polish too if it looks good .. it would have copped some scratches too no doubt.
Obviously it should be cheaper than a GXL or another similar one with lower Km.
If we are talking 200 series then the fuel system is big $ if it needs injectors due to bad fuel. Service history is important.

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Reply By: Sue J - Friday, May 15, 2015 at 23:22

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 23:22
Yes it is 200series landcruiser gx It was a police car. Service book provided but services only tell part of a story. I guess the safety check would show any issues. Yes it is cheaper than Glx. Problem is we can't take for drive as it is unregistered at present.
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 08:58

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 08:58
not sure if this works for all states, but try contacting the Public Trustee's office about the vehicle...in Qld you used to be able to give them the originally licence plate number (a lot of the time it's in the log book), and they could tell you the full service history and insurance claim history of the vehicle.
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Reply By: Member - John F (VIC) - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 04:17

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 04:17
I would look at 2012 model onwards due to the 200 series having an update. also look at a new 200 series GXL 2015 plate advertised in Melbourne at $83,990 drive away.
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Reply By: cookie1 - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 07:39

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 07:39
I have a 2011 GX Cruiser, came from an almost new Patrol (2010) thanks to Nissan. Let me say that I am so happy with it, I am down to about 13L/100km whereas the closest I got with any of my Patrols was 17L/100.

The power is fantastic, much more confidence in overtaking than the Patrol, towing anything is effortless.

Being an ex Police car I would think is a good thing, they have them serviced regularly and having owned an ex Police Commodore back in the early 80's I can vouch that it was well looked after.

Mine has done about 40,000km and will be looking to change again next year and more than likely to another GX

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Reply By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:22

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:22
The only thing that concerns me with ex police cars is that you need to check if it was a speed camera car as it would have been idling all day every day to keep the camera running and Mr Plod sipping latte's in the back comfortable before his sleep :)
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 20:31

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 20:31
Nothing unusual about scratched mirrors - government Landcruisers in SA can see a fair bit of the outback. Maybe it has also had the body paint touched up.
110,000k over 4 years might be better than say 55,000k over 8 years. If vehicles do long runs, they don't wear out as much. Where has it been serviced? Most auctions allow vehicles to be started so you can have a listen and they should come with an inspection.
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