Patrol WOW

Submitted: Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 20:55
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We want to thank everyone for the reponse that we have recieved (it was sensational and we took everyones thoughts on board )regarding our new purchase.
We have just signed for a 4.2 lt diesel with snorkel,bonnet protector, tinting, bull bar,tow bar,driving lights, rust proofing,fabric protection etc etc etc you name it we bought it. (we are suckers) Total cost on road $57,500, We still have the option of upgrading on the tyres but are in two minds as we have 12 months before we intend to travel and they come with bridestone all terrain tyres (is there anything wrong with these really?).

Mind you they offered us a crap tade in so if any one would like a VX commodore silver wagon it's going pretty cheap!!!

Thanks once again everyone and when it comes time to discuss Fridges and generatorors etc we'll let you know

Jemm
By the way I'm FEMALE and love it
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Reply By: Aandy(WA) - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 21:02

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 21:02
LOL good on you jemm. I think Wood Ducks is the name the trade gives to your type! Salesmen just love you. Enjpy your new vehicle.
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Reply By: Member - Ray - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 21:40

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 21:40
DUMP THE TYRES
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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 21:57

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 21:57
Congratulations on the new purchase Jemm. I wouldn't call you a sucker, it sounds like you just ordered everything most of us have on our wish lists anyway. if you are happy with the deal that's all that matters....but how could you not be happy ater just ordering a new Patrol!?

I actualy had my face pressed up against the windows of a few new models in the car yard today, till they ran me off the property.
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Reply By: Moneypit - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 21:58

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 21:58
Jemm

The tyres will be fine. I actually changed mine because I brought it over the net and for some dumbarse reason i got it in my mind that it came standard with Grandtreks. I spose that was the hangover of having had Toyotas up to now. If I had known it had the Bridgies on it I would have left them on.

Having said that the Coopers are fine as well

Dave
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:03

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:03
Hi Jemm
Enjoy your new truck and the tyres will be fine, there down side is they do not get very high milages.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:18

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:18
The tires that come standard will be good for 40,000klms so would be perfect timing to swap them JUST before your trip!

Gee they are so much cheaper than Cruisers and better!

enjoy it!
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Follow Up By: Member - Ray - Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 00:27

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 00:27
Don't forget to tell them not to do any offroading with the Bridgestones Truckster as many people (and Nissan and Bridgestone )will also say they are meant to give a "sedan like ride on the blacktop" and are not suitable in the bush.
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Follow Up By: Shawn - Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 07:27

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 07:27
Jemm,
Go with what Truckster has said, my wagon is 14 months old now and came with the Bridgestones, they will require changing very shortly. The only thing heavy in the wagon is, dual battery, _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx in the back and its contents, but I suppose the weight adds up.
Cheers
Shawn
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Reply By: Member - Roachie- Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:29

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:29
Jemm,
Glad you've settled on the big deal.....it'll be a "little bit" different to driving the dunnydoor you've been used to!!!! LOL
Great to see the girls appreciate a great truck as well as us dumb-ass old blokes!!
Regards,
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Reply By: rolande- Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:50

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 22:50
I'm extremely envious!!!!!!!!!!
Rolande
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Reply By: Mick - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 23:41

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 23:41
You'll be3 able to buy lots of goodies with the savings compared with a Landcruiser. Mind you, my advice would have been to stretch the budget and buy the best. You probably would even have been better off getting one a couple of years old - they're hard to come by and still expensive but that's the way it is when you buy quality. Still ... the Nissan will be a HUGE improvement on a Commodore!
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Follow Up By: Flash - Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 09:28

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 09:28
I'm not surprised that someone had to come out and criticise their choice...

Sorry Mick, but I reckon they've got just as much quality for far less dough, and a better off-road vehicle to boot.

If ya can't say something nice, say nothing at all!
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 17:12

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 17:12
Here Here!!
Well said Flash!
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Reply By: Member Eric - Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 07:58

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 07:58
Jemm if you are in Melbourne , I can have a look at the Wagon

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Follow Up By: jemm - Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 08:00

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 08:00
Sorry Eric

On the Gold Coast

Jemm
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 08:39

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 08:39
goodday jemm
mine is just 12mths old the tyres are u/s the dealer told us after a lot of complaining they are "mums taxi tyres" not meant for carrying loads in back or for towing heavy weight for crying out loud why do we buy them
anyway we go away in 10 weeks and new tyres will go on in new tax year before we go 1 fulll set of hankook a/ts last ones were 80k+on the gq so will try them out on this truck

steve
ps the truck is great 4.2tdi st
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Reply By: Member - Chris {Karratha} - Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 15:40

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 15:40
Great choice in 4WD, we've had our 3l Patrol for 2 1/2 years and its been great, the only things I can add is that if your getting the nissan b/bar keep in mind that there are no points on the bar to use a kangaroo jack on even the jack attatchment cant be used, I found this out the hard way.

If you dont have dual batteries that is definately worth looking at as well.

As to the tyres, we live in the Pilbara and the Bridgestones are crap off road, we did 25,000 kms before I had finally had enough of them, numerous punctures and destroyed 1 out of the 6 I changed over to Coopers AT 265/75, much better tyres, I have done 30,000 kms over the same country since and not 1 puncture and they are only about 1/3 worn, they are expensive but worth the money.

You cant go wrong with what you have bought, as good a 4WD as any toyata and much less money

Chris
Karratha
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 17:07

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 17:07
Jemm
Great choice of vehicle, and a great place to live!!!!
Do you belong to a 4X4 club yet? Gold Coast 4 Wheel Drive Club meets 1st Tuesday in the month at Nerang Bi-Centennial Hall 8pm, if you're interested. A great club!!
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Reply By: jemm - Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 18:26

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 18:26
We will certainly think about it if time can permit

Unfortunately the line of work we're in is 12 hours per day X 7 days per week
or 365 days per year -10 hours off for Xmas day

Roll on July 05 cause we're out of here

Jemm
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Reply By: jemm - Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 18:27

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 18:27
We will certainly think about it if time can permit

Unfortunately the line of work we're in is 12 hours per day X 7 days per week
or 365 days per year -10 hours off for Xmas day

Roll on July 05 cause we're out of here

Jemm
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Reply By: crowie - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 16:40

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 16:40
Congratulations

Glad you didn't pay an extra $10000 for a funny looking badge (I'm ducking). As someone said if those tyres are Bridgestone will do you until they wear out which will be sooner rather than later. I reckon OE fitted Bridgestones are built to a price and are not the same as the same model Bridgestone tyre you buy aftermarket here. Look after afteermarket ones will get you close to 100000km per set if you rotate them. Also check you bearings early - Nissan a pretty stingy on their grease sometimes.

You have a good vehicle - older technology but essentially bulletproof.

Enjoy

Crowie
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Reply By: TD6 - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 11:47

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 11:47
Jemm,

For what it's worth on the tyres I can offer the following.
Last year I purchased a 4.2tdi and 4 weeks after pickup spent 4 weeks in the Gulf country, Arhnem land etc ex Sydney. All of my previous vehicles had more "off road" style tyes than the Duellers that came standard with the Patrol. I decided to leave these on for this trip to see how they performed. I also purchased an extra spare and changed the alloys for Trac II steel wheels.
On this trip we towed a camper trailer complete with boat, motor, fuel, tents etc and spent most of our time in remote locations.
Round trip approx 12,000 klms. A fair share of off road use ie: rocks, stony country etc and not one flat.
this can alos be put down to good luck but all I can suggest is save you money and run these tyres out before you replace them. For the record I changed mine last Friday. All 6 of them shot at 36,000 klm. Didn't put the same ones on again though.
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Follow Up By: jemm - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 16:08

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 16:08
Yep

We agree, we have 12 months before we intend to do any major travel so we reckon we might do the research throughout the next year.
Next on the list is the van so it's off to the Brisbane camping show to check it all out.

MORE CONFUSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MORE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MORE WORK TO PAY FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jemm
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Reply By: motherhen - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 23:35

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 23:35
Want a good van? - Bushtrackers are as tough as they come. Love my Nissan and LOVE my Bushtracker.
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