Advice on GQ diesel

Submitted: Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 17:24
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G'day All,

Before I ask, I should say that I own a 1992 GQ diesel with 185000km on it and I'm very happy thus far.

My old man is looking for a run around car for his block on KI (Kangaroo Island). It will be used for a too and fro vehicle from the ferry to the block, to tow a boat approx 100KM back and forth, and to run around on the farm as a work vehicle.

My folks typically go across about once a month. The land gets very boggy in the wetter months (most of the year for KI), and hence a 4WD is required.

The old man has found a tidy 1995 GQ TD42 diesel with 298000km on it for $12000. Does this represent good value? It's fairly high km so what should he look out for? I realise that the TD42 is a great engine, and that is if well looked after can do well in excess of 400000kms.

All he has said thus far is that it pulls up a hill OK and that it has a bit of engine rumble in low revs (1st and 2nd gear). Are their any other tricks that he should be looking out for?

Cheers

Jono
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Reply By: Vinnie - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 21:28

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 21:28
Jonno

If you were to buy one of the 4x trader rags, what you are looking at would be a good buy. I have seen them in the trader for $18,000 plus for 92 models with around the same K`s. It seems they are hitting top price for GQ diesels lately, reason............Unknown.

Vinnie

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 21:40

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 21:40
Price seems good to me for a low klms Diesel.

Check out
http://www.gqpatrol.com/buyingagq.htm
for things to look for when buyin a GQ.

IF looked after well, 500-600k klms is not hard.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 21:50

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 21:50
Jono,
185,000klm

How can you only do 14,200 klm per year.

My 80 Series has 485,000 and is the same vintage.

Are GQ's that bad to drive, LOL

Wayne
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