Terracan

Submitted: Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 10:12
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My son has just baught a Teracan, jerrycan as he calls it, diesel. Has anybody had any expirience of these vehicles?
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Reply By: flappa - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 10:33

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 10:33
I think its Jimbo that has a Diesel Trashcan.

A friend of mine bought one a while back , and he loves it , and another mate has a V6 Trashcan.

Both have had a few teething problems , but generally excellent reports , especially given the price.

I would seriously give the Diesel Trashcan a once over when I look at replacing my Patrol.

PS, there is also a Terracan Forum over here

http://forum.australia4wd.com/index.php?s=e7b1cc0b791f5e3470b2b3d3145f1d30&act=idx
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 18:13

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 18:13
Mine's a Petrol Flappa. Diesel wasn't available when I got mine, June 04. 33,000 km, a few warranty issues; diff, rattly muffler, leather wore through on steering wheel, squeaky seat. No major probs and all fixed under warranty. I thought they may have bucked at the muffler 'cause it's got a few battle scars underneath, but no worries.

As well as the 5 year warranty, it's genuinely capable off road.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 09:58

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 09:58
My apologies Jimbo , must have been thinking about someone else.

Anyway , it would seem the "problems" are across both diesel and petrols , and nothing to do with the motors themselves.

Cant see why there would be.

The V6 is a Pajero motor , and the diesel is under licence from Mercedes.
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:21

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:21
Sweet, Flappa.

No need to apologise.

Even the best of us make mistakes; I remember doing it once, it was back in '78 if my memory serves me correctly LOLOLOL.
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Reply By: snow - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 12:07

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 12:07
Mate bought one new and did just under 40 thou with no problems, liked the vehicle and only really traded it on a Patrol to tow a larege van.
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Reply By: rocketsalad - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 13:15

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 13:15
I got one. Love it.
Bang for buck its way better than any Jap car in every way.
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Reply By: thepilot - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 13:46

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 13:46
I have had the Jerry for just about a year its the CRDI GL and love everything about it . Jimbo has the petrol mod .. for the price you cant go wrong

Dave
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Reply By: Ants - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 13:47

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 13:47
I suspect I may be the mate Flappa is referring to who owns the V6 model (highlander).

Love it. Really a top vehicle. The only actual problems I have had are a faulty muffler (replaced under wrranty) and a faulty fuel sender (which resulted in the low fuel light not working). Both replaced, no hassles, and I still ahve almost 3 years of my warranty remaining :-)
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 21:58

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 21:58
Best money I've spent on a vehicle in ages. Bloody good on road and off road. It's also interesting how many of the guys who've had Tojo's, Patrols etc are trading in on a Jerry. Try you won't be disappointed.

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Reply By: pmturnbull - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 23:26

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 23:26
mate pick mine up Wednesday crdi terra white manual 5 unlimited km warranty free towbar mats cargo liner and tints $36000 drive away
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Reply By: Mikef_Patrol - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 11:43

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 11:43
Had our Auto CRDi since May last year. Love it.

Much better than the Patrol we had. Never again.

MikeF
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Follow Up By: Zapper - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 12:24

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 12:24
Hi Mike

I am looking at buying a Terracan, what model patrol did you have??
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Follow Up By: Mikef_Patrol - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 15:58

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 15:58
Hi Zapper

2002 3.0L Manual. Not one of the bad ones necessarily, but always a worry in the back of the mind.

I have hear of only 1 CRDi motor going, and that was because the owner (in the UK I think from memory) didnt do his maintenance on time and the timing belt went.

The auto with the CRDi engine is just sweet! Tows the Rapid very nicely too. Did 8,500 kms Adelaide to Darwin and back in July, and it didn't miss a beat all the way, hot or cold.

Can't praise the Terracan enough.

MikeF
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