Delica

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 19:42
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Hi All,
Looking at trading the FJ 62 in on a DELICA... Any opinions/things to watch out for ...what I should pay etc would be greatly appreciated. Are there particular models that are better? Are there problems with them being imported??

Any info from those in the know would be greatly appreciated.

Thanlks
Chappo
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Reply By: allaussie - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 19:48

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 19:48
Go for the 2.8l turbo ones with the manual 5 speed in em to hard to drive in the sand with auto trouble holding in gear
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Follow Up By: TheUndertaker - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:20

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:20
allaussie you dribble sh-tum, the 2.8lt turbo with auto box is the same combination as found in earlier pajeros, never a problem on sand,autos generally better on sand than the fool forever revving and cog swapping ,digging in.
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 19:48

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 19:48
ask wolfie
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Reply By: theshadows - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:36

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 21:36
great car and good allrounders...... however some parts can be hard to source.{ eg interior} ow ever the motor and drve line are all off the shelf stuff.

my pick.... auto turbo diesal with all the trimming in cluding captian seats and moon roof
shadow
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 23:00

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 23:00
Chappo
There are 2 very different models. the early unit has the motor under the seat, the later has the motor under the dash. the early ones have a better turning circle because of the shorter wheel base, but the later unit has a much better ride and safety. Eric.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 08:15

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 08:15
You are trading a very capable off road vehicle in for a more mildly capable vehicle off road.

1994 upwards are all good.

2.8 intercooled diesel. Auto is the pick. 4 x 4 is "Super Select".

Ground clearance is an issue, but can be remedied.

I know of no inherent problems that yell out at me, saying "Don't buy me...".

All round good cruising vehicle.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: chappobriz - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 10:39

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 10:39
Wolfie,
All of my off-road driving is beach driving...how do they go on the beach?
CHappo
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Follow Up By: chappobriz - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 12:52

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 12:52
PS. What isthe unbraked towing capacity ofthese things?
Chappo
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 18:08

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 18:08
Okay......

I have not done beach driving, or much sand driving at all in mine, it's usually mud & stones, so I cannot truthfully pass comment.

Unbraked towing capacity here in S A is around 750 kg. This is the law. I think it will tow around 2000 kg. all up, but I am not sure if you could use the overdrive whilst doing this.

Cheers

Wolfie
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Reply By: flappa - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 09:07

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 09:07
Actually , I would say , go for the 96 and above models.

They come with ABS, Airbags , Cruise etc. They tend to be a bit nicer.

I looked at trading in my Patrol on a 95 Delica last week.

Couple of things I didn't like were , No Cruise etc(can be fixed with aftermarket) , and check on the Stereo. The Jap stereos aren't any good for Aus. They need to be changed over.

I didn't like the moon roof option. Looked a little flimsy for my liking , and they aren't cheap to fix. The Captains Chairs though are EXCELLENT.

The 94 & 95 I looked at were $22. I have seen them in Sydney for about $18. The 96 ones seem to be around that $22-$25 Mark.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 18:15

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 18:15
"and check on the Stereo. The Jap stereos aren't any good for Aus. They need to be changed over. " Correct, well, sort of.....

You can buy this little gizmo that plugs in-between the antenna & radio, and all is good.

We just canned ours, & bought a CD player / radio.......

Wolfie
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