Yippeeee I may have found my first 4wd.

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Looking at buying a 1993 manual Holden Jackaroo V6 petrol with a few extras like cruise and AIR CON( Zx
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Reply By: Sparkie - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 07:43

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 07:43
Sorry My 14 month old daughter found the keyboard 8-(
Ill start again
Looking at buying a 1993 manual Holden Jackaroo V6 petrol with a few extras like cruise and AIR COND (Coolness for me!) I realize they are not the awsome 4wd like Cruiser or Patrol but for a newbie like myself, I can learn the basics and take the family camping in relative comfort for a few years. The car has been looked after by the owner who has owned it for 5 years( I will be owner 3 apparently) and the car had MING? protection done to it by the original owner. What is Ming and is it any good? No signs of rust anywhere.

The car has 210k on it but he has just had the timing belt replaced and lifters? cleaned and adjusted. Owner has got company car and does not need this car anymore apparently. Has assured me only beach work it has done was to put boat in water at Hervey bay one time of the beach. I know I could be Paranoid and assume worse but he said thats all it has done and I reckon a persons word should be good enough. Private sale but for $ 11000.00 ono it is a good price for an 11 year old 4wd.
Any thoughts on the subject as I am excited about getting my first 4wd and i need coolheaded responses to sober me up!

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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 10:48

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 10:48
Check if the timing belt tensiner was replaced at the same time, as these can lose pressure and cause a lot of noise at cold start. otherwise they are a great set up. check the clutch as it may be a little worn by now. brake pads are huge but could also need doing. BUT - no rust , and if she is fairly straight then it sounds great. get a good workshop to have a look and go from there. make it an even $10k and it sounds even better. cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 16:02

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 16:02
had a look at the redbook for interest sparks,


Red Book Code HOLD93BD

1993 HOLDEN JACKAROO
UBS Wagon XS 7st 4dr Man 5sp 4x4 3.2i


average kms 200,000 - 240,000
trade in price guide* $8,200 - $10,100
national average price - private sale* $9,700 - $12,700
price when new (RRP) $44,895

Sounds like it's right on the money.

see ya.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew R (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 08:29

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 08:29
DON'T DO IT!!!

All Four wheel drives are bottomless pits. A mediam for attaching accessories.
QUICK GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL HAVE SOME MONEY. HAHAHAAHAHA

Just Kidding

good luck
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 13:19

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 13:19
Sparkie, a Jack will keep up with the big boys don't worry!! 210k is a fair amount of k's for a petrol but if it's had regular oil changes and good coolant shouldn't be too bad. Just get it checked out good and proper, compression test a must. Good luck with the Jack, they are a great 4by. Price, not too bad, make sure that if anything needs fixing (from the workshop test you get carried out) to take it of the negotioated price. ie If it needs new back tryes, $500 of the price thanks etc etc.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 15:22

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 15:22
A Jack a good car mate, the diesel would be better but the V6 is a good unit too. as said above check it out thoroughly, but no different to any secondhand (and new) buy. The Ming as I remember is a paint and rustproofing treatment, which would long ago have worn off but having it means antyhing like that would be well retarded so it is prefereable to something not Ming'ed
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Reply By: TonyT - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 20:33

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 20:33
For what it's worth, I've had a 92 Jack auto 3.2L for 4 years (2nd owner) oil 5000Ks- just keeps going but fuel use heavy- but people keep telling me u can buy a lot of fuel for the cost of a changeover etc etc - had it thru the Centre etc not even a flat tyre-and as wife's daily runner thu the daily traffic, houir each way- fuel pump failed- now done 214,000Ks- looking at 25K turbo diesels 1999 but reckon theyre too dear- Hope yours hoes OK too.
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