Got a great deals on new GU Patrol

Submitted: Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 10:39
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Have just signed up for a new 4.2TDI ST with Safety Pack at $56200 Drive Away. Included standard 'bottom line deal' with free bull bar tow bar and driving lights. Plus I traded the Nissan bar for an ARB deluxe winch bar after twisting their arm. They said the Nissan item was no cost and they could not credit me for not taking it therefore I would have to sell it myself. I convinced them to fit the ARB bar straight up for an $400 which eauates to $1000 for the Nissan bar, better than I could get if I sold it privately. Nissan bar is supposed to be an ARB item so they most probably made some more money out of this but it saves me a heap of hassle and I can fit side steps later without cutting and modifying everything. I got a good deal on an additional package of accessories to be deliverd and fitted after I pickup the car.

This will sound like a paid advertisment but I am simply on my experience so that it may help you. Take it or leave it as I have no affiliation with either mob.

In Sydney speak to Geoff McCloskey at Parramatta Nissan. He gave me his best price up front with no Bull and was really helpful in putting together an accessories package.

I was given a better price by Wights Motor World in Taralgon but could not justify buying at a big distance for the saving as we were concerned about follow up service, warranty etc. If you are in Melbourne speak to Steve Mack for an even better price. Give him my regards as he put in relly hard yards to close a deal. Steve is a persistant salesman and it will take several rounds of to get his best price but keep pushing and it will be worth it.

Hope this helps to save someone on the forum some money as I got a lot of help here whilst chasing up info for the purchase.

cheers
Jamie
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Reply By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 11:52

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 11:52
Hey Jamie,

Good on ya mate, good to hear you got a bargain!!!

When do you pick it up?
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Follow Up By: JamieMac - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 12:03

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 12:03
its on the boat at the moment so it should be mine in about two-three weeks
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 14:13

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 14:13
JamieMac,

Good stuff mate, mine doesn't come for 2 and a bit months, should have it at the start of August. Unfortuately, nobody buys dx's in a color!

Good luck mate.

Chris.
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Reply By: Steve Mc - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 13:41

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 13:41
Well Done Jamie its amazing the variations in prices you get from dealer to dealer?

Cheers Steve
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Reply By: madcow - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 14:02

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 14:02
Well done Jamie, I bought mine late last year and love it. Mine was $55500 drive away with bar, lights, BFG's, headlight, bonnet protectors. I did not want the safety pack due to ABS and its issues in the bush. No doubt it will still be pluggin away in 400,000kms time

Cheers
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Reply By: TCM - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 14:02

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 14:02
Doh!! I payed almost 5 grand more then that for mine without the saftey pack. Then again I had one of the first off the boat and because it was the new model then, I guess they wheren't willing to move on the price as much.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie- Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 14:23

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 14:23
Jamie,
That's a great deal mate....My 2000 model (no intercooler of course) cost about $52K nearly 4 years ago and the only extras I got was free passenger side airbag and ABS.
Well done and I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
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Reply By: andyg - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 16:46

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 16:46
Jamie

Your going to be happy as a pig inbleep

The only thing I should have done before signing the deal was to bleep s of there tyres get the credit and put something decent on.
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Follow Up By: JamieMac - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 20:54

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 20:54
I'm hearing you, I've been told the original tyres are only good for 40k. Thsi may have new version of BS 265/60R16 but I'm not sure they will be any longerlasting.

I figured I should get something back for them while I could (ie with the little knobbly bits still on) and have tee'd up to go straight to the nearest tyre dealer to swap them for BFG 265/65R16 at $150 each changeover. Did not want to patch this into my sale price because of the extra taxes and stuff. Once its mine the taxman can have his GST but no more, less if I can claim them as arunning cost after not even one day!!!
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Follow Up By: Tim (VIC) - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:04

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:04
Hi Jamie
Do these come with 265/70/16 bs duellers like my patrol or have they changed them.
I went to 285/75/16 and find them good
Cheers Tim
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Follow Up By: JamieMac - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:11

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:11
Yeah Tim, they are 265/70R16 Bridgstones as Std.

I think I will go the 285s when my wife gets over the shock of all the extra money going into a brand new truck I will have to pluck up the dander to ask for her permission before we pick the truck up!!

I was going to put on BFR ATs as I have had a good run with them in 235/85R16 on the old GQ. What have you got on?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:14

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:14
Jamie,

inform the dealer that you want to swap tires before you pick it up, they will usually do a swap for $200-400 extra depending on what tires you want.
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Follow Up By: JamieMac - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:18

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:18
They quoted me $750 so I might have to push the point. Have already closed a god deal so iknow he wont be giving me any credit!
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 23:34

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 23:34
My GU dealer wanted to slug me $800 for BFG AT's, EXTRA. After drying my tears from laughing, I drove the new Nissan home, called by the local tyre store and got a free changeover for 5 brand new BFG's in exchange for whatever was on it. Good deal I reckon, don't let them slug you for tyre changes at the dealership, go elsewhere and do a deal.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 00:06

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 00:06
Good advice then Bonz, didnt think tire places would want them really since they wear so fast...
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 08:36

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 08:36
These were brand new T-Man, only driven from Berwick to home (near Warrnambool) about 300km, plus a bit of showing off and they took them happily, sold them on the following week too so all is well. Mind you its different in a small town than trying to do a deal in the city I reckon. Home here you get the best price up front, a bit like your mates down there I guess, and theres raraely any hassles. IMHO in the city I have found you usually have to wade thru the ripoffs and crap first, once the guy knows you know your stuff he'll do a reasonable deal.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 21:18

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 21:18
" IMHO in the city I have found you usually have to wade thru the ripoffs and crap first, once the guy knows you know your stuff he'll do a reasonable deal"

I agree 100% with that... Amazing how going to a smaller rural joint gets you better service instantly... instant REAL service.
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