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Submitted: Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 13:54
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I popped into the local Nissan Dealer to do some window shopping for a new GU
they did not have a new one in stock not petrol or diesl, the new car sales man said they where realy hard to move because of the price of fuel but the rough price i was quoted was quite excessive.

Dave T
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Reply By: Robin - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:03

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:03
More likely because on the petrols because they have ripped out the sub-tank, reduced the power from 185 to 180kw and made the LSD internals smaller

Robin Miller
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Reply By: GUPatrol - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:15

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:15
I was talking to a friend who manages one of the dealers the other day, he said that the Pathfinder as well as higher fuel prices slowed all Patrol sales down.
He said the japs were coming down to discuss the future of the Patrols to improve sales.
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Follow Up By: DavidT - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:37

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:37
Maybe ill just hang of and keep my car a bit longer got a price on a 5sp 4.2 landcruiser new 10th 2005 $63000 drive away but told me to sell the GU private i just do no.
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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:54

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:54
Just for interest sake.. I bought a late 05 4.2 Gu with B'Bar, Tow Bar, and Spotties on road for $58000..
However, I have since been trying to sell my 99 2.8 GU privatley and have had a lot of interest from those passing it on the road (10 calls a week ) and not a single one from Trading post, carsguide etc)
Everyone seems to be looking for a 3.0 to which of course I snigger thinking they must be crazy to buy a 2nd hand 3.0.. let alone expect to get one for $21000. But of course I can't say that..
Am I asking too much to expect $21000 for a 99 GU 2.8?? I think it's pretty bloody good but as said above.. price of fuel has meant people are frightened away.. I recon good luck to em.. buy the 3. for a few grand more, then when it blows up in your face, spend another few grand to replace the motor.
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Follow Up By: GUPatrol - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 15:06

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 15:06
A few months ago a friend with a 2000 4.2TD patrol with over 240000kms got $22k as a trade in.

To give you an idea how things are changing, another friend with a 3.0L 2003 model with about 150000kms today got a trade in price quote of about 21k to 22k tops... Vehicle is in good nick.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 18:09

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 18:09
Hate to say it, but trade in prices are ABSOLUTELY meaningless on their own.
You will get a better trade in price by

1; buying more accessories
2; paying more for your purchase i.e not bargaining on that side
3; using their finance package
4; using their insurance package
5; using their extended warranty package
6; purchasing other assorted dubious "necessities".

as you can see none of these involves you actually coming out on top.
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Follow Up By: GUPatrol - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 22:19

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 22:19
Fisho64,

I think we all know that...
I was trying to make a point that things are changing somewhat due to fuel prices.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:28

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:28
The fuel price has had a huge impact on all large vehicle sales. A number of people are being forced into bleep y little cars with weak motors to probably regret the purchase when they haven't got the grunt to pass that truck on the up hill passing lane.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 00:44

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 00:44
Thats not the way to talk about the Hilux ...LOL.... (maybe)

Richard
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 00:56

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 00:56
LOL, Yeah well you're not wrong but you wouldn't buy one to penny pinch on fuel but they are a good honest off road play vehicle. I have another vehicle for the boring trips :)
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 01:00

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 01:00
Yer no worries we run a fleet of 4, 2WD at work, very good unit

Richard
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Reply By: froomey - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 03:16

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 03:16
just traded my 2004 st wagon 60,000 klms 3ltre manual on a late 2004 st cab chass, coil, got 36k for the wagon , cab chass was 39,999k,( top truck)
if your gonna worry about fuel prices , you scare your self into not going anywhere
just save a little bit longer, you still use fuel staying at home
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