Where are the Patrols???

Submitted: Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 12:59
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Just got back from Cambodia and Siem Riap where I was amazed to see so many Landcruisers and not one Nissan patrol. Very strange? I did see a Navara though. I have never seen so many 4WD Lexus to gether.
In Vietnam in Ha Noi the Patrols were there but in just lesser numbers than Cruisers. In Saigon there were hardly and Patrols and nearly every Cruiser had the spare high mounted. There was no spare in the normal place. Also very strange.
They must give Ford Escapes away with Kellogs as they were everywhere although mainly in dark black.
Cheers Trev
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Reply By: DukeAtty - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 13:32

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 13:32
as apposed to light black?
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 17:41

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 17:41
All the Nissans are in Africa, the Middle East and Europe and quite a few in Australia. I perceive that they are favoured by the UN for general transport.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 23:24

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 23:24
read a pommy mag once where they raved abot the ultra tough vehicles used by the un overseas with rfs and capable of anything unfortunatly they whinged it is not available in blighty - the vehicle, a troopy
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Follow Up By: timglobal - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 09:13

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 09:13
Toyotas are generally big in Asia as a curious result of history and imperial hangovers. I recall that Ford Escapes are made in Thailand, so are likely given away with Kelloggs! Toyota Kajangs are the vehicles of choice for Indo with Suzuki Jimny's a close second.

Land Rovers are the choice for the majority of Africa, but this diminishes as you get to the North East where Nissans dominate with Toyotas. You'd be hard pressed to find a Yota or Nissan club anywhere in Africa.

In many parts of Africa, the only car ever seen by some is a Land Rover and their parts are almost like a currency (not always for the best!)

Cheers,

Tim
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Follow Up By: Member - Trevor - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 09:43

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 09:43
I did see a Toyota "Tundra???" which I think had a V8?? and an extra cab. It was about the size of a Ford F150
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 15:32

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 15:32
was looking for a panel for my camper and couldnt get one from the wreckers. So I asked if they got those 1/2 cuts jap imports coz they would make a motza on parts with 75 cruisers but was told the 75s arnet used in japan and actually arnt used in that many countries I think us and the south africans are the main market. Might be bad info but it surprised me
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Reply By: NedKelly - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 18:08

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 18:08
Toyotas are so popular in Cambodia that they use the word 'Toyota' when refering to a car. eg. Your toyota is ready sir. (even if it's not a toyota)
VEry cargo cult ;) Good marketing for Toyota though.
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Reply By: ianmc - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 21:44

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 21:44
Hi Willem, U now Transport director or Purchasing officer the UN???LOL!
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