3lt TD

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 17:38
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Looking at a new vehicle around May. Like the specs on the Navara 3lt turbo. Waiting for one to come into the local dealer for a test drive. Also looked at the Rodeo 3lt. Test drive didn't impress that much.
Have heard whispers that Mitsubishi is releasing a new 3lt TD soon. Registered my interest with several dealers on this.

The couple of write ups I've seen didn't think much for the handling, but from previous posts here I read that maybe fuel economy is not that crash hot??? Basically looking for user feedback on the Navara and Rodeo users at this stage. I do a fair bit of country driving, mainly good tracks. Also tow a boat, tinny weighs around the 750kg mark + all the fishing / camping gear.

Look forward to your feedback.


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Reply By: Tim - Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 20:13

Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 20:13
jack - go and test drive the mazda (new! update is now available - better looking) and i think that youll find that the 2.5 i/cooled t/d drives very well and pulls better than the navara 3.0 non inter cooled t/d and has better manners on the bitumen and same handling off the road - the old model is the same car in plainer looking skin and cheaper if you can find one - good luck, tim
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 20:23

Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 20:23
Search the archives for Rodeos I think it was snapping in half?

The Navara has the GU 3.0 donk in it, so it goes good in a 2 ton GU, in a less weight ute, it will do more than fly!!!!

Drive all of them, but drive each one twice from different dealers. This way if one is a lemon, then you can drive another to see if they are all like that or not.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrewpatrol - Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 19:22

Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 19:22
The Navara donk does not have the intercoooler so produces a little less power. But I agree with T'ster test drive as much as you can. And make sure you get to drive the configuration you are looking for. Sometimes they might not have an auto in stock so give you a manual and they can be totally different from each other. INSIST INSIST INSIST
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 20:06

Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 20:06
The GU bonnet scoop is only $99! then the intercooler and stuff for around $1500-2000.... You would have a crazy machine!
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Reply By: peter - Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 06:50

Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 06:50
jack,
ive got a 2000 v6 model crew cab rodeo. taken it to the cape alone and a lot of general off road. besides the ground clearance even taking it up 40 mm all round. taken me where ive wanted to go also a great on roader.
the upgraded navara out soon with better suspension.
all new rodeo coming in 2 months, says my local dealer
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Reply By: JackLivesHere - Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 07:58

Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 07:58
Loved the Mazda. Mate has one.We did a trip to Townsville in Sept towing the boat, so got plenty of time behind the wheel. Very impressed with it. Pulled away from a 4.2l diesel cruiser up the Cardwell range, while towing the boat. At the Mazda is what all the others will be compared to it.

Yeh new rodeo has more room apparently.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrewpatrol - Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 19:15

Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 19:15
how do you know the cruiser was trying?
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Follow Up By: Jackliveshere - Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 16:57

Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 16:57
It was the other mate in the cruiser. Said we were going like cut snakes.
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Reply By: Savvas - Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 08:21

Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 08:21
Here's the new rodeo, as shown on Isuzu's Thailand website.

http://www.isuzu-tis.com/eng/vehicles/rodeo/index.html

I'd guess the Australian spec would include the intercooled turbo as is now available on the current model.
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