2002 Jackaroos

Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 13:24
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i am just looking at the public trustee auctions coming up in qld, a lot of the 4wds for sale are 2002 jacks (3.5l, man and auto) with less than 50000 on the clock.

i know nothing about jackaroos, can someone inform me and any other curious forumites regarding reliability, offroad ability, fuel economy, comfort, available accessories, all the usual stuff that you want to know before you buy a new car?

cheerio, tim c
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Bris) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 13:51

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 13:51

I have the same unit. Good strong 4wd. Not flash by any means. The only problem I have had is range. 85 ltrs fuel is not enough. 140 ltr tank now gives me reasonalbe range.
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Reply By: VWR - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 13:51

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 13:51
Go for it
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 14:03

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 14:03
Great cars, no problems with all of the above, fuel consumption is not bad for size of motor and car.
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Reply By: Tim - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 16:58

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 16:58
Yeah they are a great truck (petrols) there have been issues with the diesels though-a quick post search will demonstrate that and something you may want to think about is that the jackaroo is no longer produced new, but that doesn't always mean much.
For all the questions you asked, they are great, I believe economy wise you will get around 12 to 14L/100
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Reply By: Billy - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 07:46

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 07:46
We owned a '98 3.5 Monterey Auto for 4yrs and 120K, traversed major tracks, sometimes towing.

Re your questions I offer the following opinions:

Reliability: Most trouble free vehicle I ever owned, particulcarly considering the use. The only problems were installed by Authorised Holden Dealerships. IMHO, find an independent 4WD mechanic with a knowledge of Jack's (there is nothing too special about them). If you buy an Auto, have the fluid changed every 40K regardless of what the book says. And make sure 140W goes in the diffs. Still had original brake pads in it at 120K.

Off road ability: as good if not better than most medium sized IFS wagons. You can get about an inch and 1/2 lift at the front by just winding up the bars. Rear wheel articulation is absolutely best in class. Transfer case is a little low for rock crawling and you need to drive around that issue in some cases.

Fuel Economy: Town 17-20L/100 depending on the owner of the right foot. Highway solo 11-12l/100. Towing a small trailer "in the hole" 14-15l/100. Larger heavy trailer pushing wind 17-20L/100. The tank is not large but the only time I ever put a jerry in was just north of Arkaroola, having come from Inna, towing, even then I reckon I could have made it.

Comfort: Very good, athough you will need a set of Polyairs at the back if you carry heavy loads over rough roads, the travel upwards at the back could be better and you will bottom out occasionally. IFS will chew low quality shocks, particularly on corrogations, rear is pretty sympathetic.

Accessories: Pretty good availability of most of the common items. They have been making them over 10 years in basically the same form.


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