First 4x4

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 01:10
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Hey looking at buying at 4x4 will be my first not sure what is the best out there or most reliable for the amount of money I have. I have around $8000 and my job as being a 1st year apprentice my income is low so something that doesn't guzzles would be helpful. I will mostly be using along the beach and to and from work thanks.
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 07:37

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 07:37
Gday
A Suzuki Jimny will do both things
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Follow Up By: ian.g - Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 12:22

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 12:22
I couldn't agree more with Muzbry, a Suzuki will fit the bill to a "T" easy on the pocket to buy, super reliable and a hell of a lot of fun to drive. When the time comes to start adding accessories there is a lot of good things for them about at a reasonable price. Also a good vehicle to learn how to handle a 4WD in the bush.
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Reply By: nickb - Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 10:20

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 10:20
A nice 2000-2005 2.7 petrol hilux should fit the bill. Not too thirsty, reliable and plenty to choose from.
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Reply By: garrycol - Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 12:14

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 12:14
A later TD5 Discovery 2 would fit that role perfectly - most capable offroad and comfortable onroad.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 15:38

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 15:38
After reading thread 92875 and this thread
http://landroverhell.com/article/3125/
I wouldnt inflict a TD5 on a struggling apprentice
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Follow Up By: Member - Milton477 - Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 16:48

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 16:48
The best part of the landroverhell article is that by it's mis-information, it keeps a superb vehicle in a reasonable price range.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 17:28

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 17:28
It didn't take long for the vehicle slanging match to start - the aim of this thread is to offer up suggestions

Personally I wouldn't consider any of the previous vehicles offered but that doesn't matter - they may or may not not be suitable, I dont know that is up to the OP to decide, just as the Disco may be suitable.

We can find things wrong with all types of vehicles - my own experiences do not support landroverheell - just as the Landcruiser 200 is a lemon site does not support the majority experience for that vehicle.

Lets offer vehicle suggestions and leave the bagging elsewhere.
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Reply By: mountainman - Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 19:52

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 19:52
I would be getting a little buzz box till you reach 2-3rd year wages.
soo you can afford to kit it out when the step up in wages occur.
and any repair bills are manageable with the increased wages
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Reply By: rumpig - Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 20:34

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 20:34
Might pay to give a few details of the type of vehicle you think you want.
Do you want a wagon or maybe a ute?
If thinking you want a ute, single or dual cab?
If wagon, do you think a small vehicle like a Suzuki will carry what you want to in it or would you want something a bit bigger?
Give some more details and people may be able to give better options of something suitable...at the moment you'll likely get a thousand different answers with the brief info they have to go on.
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Follow Up By: Matt K7 - Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 at 19:53

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 at 19:53
I am looking at wagons and it's only going to be going along the beach from time to time or the occasional bush track nothing to serious as I'm just starting out so would a small Suzuki fit the job or am I better of getting something a little bigger like a 4Runner
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 at 20:24

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 at 20:24
If it's just going to be one or two people in the vehicle with a bit of camping gear, then something like a Suzuki will get you where you want to go no worries at all, and they are cheap to run. Pretty much any 4wd on the market will go where you want to go, so you need to work out what gear you want to take away with you and how many people will be in the vehicle with you, to work out how big a fourby you need or want to get.
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Follow Up By: Matt K7 - Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 at 14:42

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 at 14:42
Yeah there's gonna be atleast 2-3 people when I go out and carrying a swag or tent also like all the cooking and cleaning stuff, so I'm guessing I will need something a bit bigger then a Suzuki? Could you think of anything that's a bit bigger then a jimny but just as cheap?
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 at 18:27

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 at 18:27
This is where I'll have to bow out and leave it to others to make suggestions...I haven't taken an interest in the used car market in a long long time, so have no idea what would be available in your price range. Hopefully others can make some better informed suggestions for you now that you've added that lot of info into the mix.
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Reply By: wooly0005 - Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 at 12:34

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 at 12:34
A 60 series landcruiser with the 12ht diesel would probably be a good option for you mate.

Right in your price range, reliable and plenty of aftermarket stuff if you need.

Not to mention that Landcruiser reliability.

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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 at 13:22

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 at 13:22
Nissan Terrano II 2.7 TDI, excellent diesel motor, strong transmission & rear end, capable of towing anywhere & punches way above its weight off road.
Contrary to popular belief, they were not a grey import, but were marketed in Australia by Nissan.
You should also have plenty of change from your $8000 budget!

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