78 series t/d or patrol 4.2 t/d

Submitted: Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 22:27
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I am caught between these two 4wds. Can anyone help me make the final decision.
Only 20% of my driving will be offroad, so I will need some on road comfort.
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Reply By: Member - glenno (QLD) - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 22:36

Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 22:36
Pick the patrol for comfort .
pick the troopy for versatility.
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 23:09

Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 23:09
Thanks for your thoughts
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 23:06

Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 23:06
Mate,
I'd have to agree with Glenno to a certain extent. It depends largely on what your personal circumstances are. If you are travelling alone or with one other person and need to carry heaps of gear, the troopie is going to be a better option. If you're like me and have 3 boys, the Patrol suits my needs quite okay. I need a roof rack to store stuff that a troopie owner could probably fit inside.
Horses for courses....both very capable trucks and able to cope with the same level of demand IMHO.
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 23:09

Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 23:09
thanks for your thoughts
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Follow Up By: Member - glenno (QLD) - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 23:25

Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 23:25
You have to kind of love a troopy.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 23:11

Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 23:11
Personally go and drive both. See what you think then...

they are both totally different to drive.
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:20

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:20
thank u
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Reply By: stevesub - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 07:12

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 07:12
We love our Troopy. Great truck but only for 2 up. Any more people on board, it is a pain.

We have never been keen on the Nissans.

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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:21

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:21
thank u
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 09:47

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 09:47
Hi
Went through this is 2002 ended up with buying the GU ute. More room in cabin, better seats and a much better price tag.
Drove both and found the Nissan more comfortable on the road and off road. Both are great vehicles so comes down to personal preference after driving.
Ray
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 12:38

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 12:38
One drawback with a ute though, is you cant wind back the passenger seat for a snooze while on the road.

And another is keeping everything on the back water and dust proof, compared to a wagon, which comes that way.

I had a troopy, and the only drawback was the 2 doors, Polans 3rd door is a great idea, and if I got another troopy would do that before I picked the car up.

I made afew small suspension changes to my troopy, which made it much nicer to drive on road, and off road, and with a 10mm bodylift, fitted 36" swampers on 16x10" rims.

They also come with 180lt of fuel standard, seperate systems on the diesel, a lower low range for when bush, and the good lower 1st gear gearbox.

A troopy sure makes for being able to travel in comfort, by being able to fit everything you want to take though, and once you have had one, and go back to a wagon like we have, you wonder where you fitted everything ;-)
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 14:29

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 14:29
A troopie or ute is also significantly narrower than a wagon (toyota at least) meaning less cut and polish on over grown bush tracks
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:21

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:21
thank u
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Reply By: Member - Peter (York) - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 12:08

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 12:08
I would have to agree with Raymond , I find the room in the Ute plenty and very comfortable , I have a fiberglass canopy on mine we can fit a double mattress crosswise as the tray is 1.9m wide without removing my drawer set up at the front, the canopy is also approx 100kg so I am starting off light before I start adding all the extras , heaps of head room ,and we can get to the fridge from the liftup side window without having to remove it each time . Go for the ST model with bucket seats and a few other extras .The 4.2td gives me all the power I will ever need , hope this helps
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:23

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:23
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Reply By: ianmc - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 15:28

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 15:28
Troopie narrow with high centre of gravity.
Roof rack would not help at all.
No side doors are a pain as I have been thru this before.
Most things are tucked away where you cant reach them.

Currently run a ute & its great,
Patrol wagon, wider track & better ride & stability.

The 36" tyres & wheels may well void your insurance on a troopy
or anything else nowadays with the wheels necessary to hold em bein more
than 1" wider than standard.

Big brother is watching.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 18:44

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 18:44
Thats why we have engineers........8-)
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:23

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:23
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Reply By: thomo - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:16

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:16
Did i miss something ? I cant see anything about troopies in the origanal post.
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:24

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:24
thank u
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Follow Up By: thomo - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:25

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 19:25
I take it your looking at trays.
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Reply By: ianmc - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 22:18

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 22:18
Glenno used the "troopy" word & I guess I got caught up in it!
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Reply By: Mike-TS - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 00:21

Friday, May 14, 2004 at 00:21
Comfort and civilised driving and "suburban" = Nissan

Basic with lots of room and industrial/agricultural = Troopy

They cater for very different market segments.

You'll probably find Nissan has more power as well unless you are buying a 4.2 TD troopy.

Drive both and see which one you like. I'd prefer the Nissan - BUT opinions are like a#$%holes - we've all got one.
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