80 series buying help

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 14:15
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We live in northwest WA and the price of a second hand 4wd is as inflated as the tomatoes. Does anybody know of a person or company that will find , check , bargain and ship a car to another party. If some one has used one of these companies/persons any feed back will be appreciated

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Reply By: phantom - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 14:52

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 14:52
Hi Coops,
As a start there is a web site through Yahoo called drive .com.
It has listed about 1200 Landcruisers around Oz but you can restrict the search for whatever model, year, price or location you want. Most are sold by Dealers so they have to provide warranties etc. Freight would be an issue but you may save that on purchase price. If nothing else it will give you a good price guide.
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Follow Up By: camship - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:10

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:10
A good broker would do that, how do you tell a good from bad?
I dont know.
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 20:37

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 20:37
What exactly are you looking for and what is your budget? I know a broker and a couple of car yard buyers here but your first requirement is define what you want and your price then they can chase it up for you. Wholesalers all like to have a genuine buyer avilable, saves them lots of work time and money. 80 Series are very cheap ATM here $ low teens for both petrols and diesels retail in the yards. !00 Series below $30k Distance from anywhere is your major problem. Where exactly are you? Cheers Rob
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Reply By: grayson - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:17

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:17
I don't really know anyone that does it for a living but my brother-in-law works at ARB 4x4 in Osborne Park and he comes across a lot of good quality 4x4's for sale. If you want, I can ask him to keep his ear to the ground for you and let you know of anything that comes past him?

He would want to know what details of the 80 series vehicle you are chasing (diesel/petrol, GXL, year model etc) and what price range so it didn't take up too much of his time.

Don't know if that;s any help or not?

Rob G
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Reply By: Grumpy in WA - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 17:23

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 17:23
You could try these guys:


or similar services.

I did talk to a guy in NSW that came recommended and if I find his number I'll pass it on,

Good luck,

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Follow Up By: Grumpy in WA - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 17:31

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 17:31
Here are some more:

Find Cars

or Car Broker

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Reply By: 120scruiser - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 17:41

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 17:41
Hi cooper127
There is a member or guest that regularly gets on here that is a wholesaler.
I can't recall his forum name but he may read this thread and jump in.
I do mechanical work for car yards and one comes to mind that shipped a car over to WA not last year but the year before. The buyer stated it was cheaper to pay for an inspection over here (Sydney) and ship it across. It was a Triton dual cab 4by.
The car yard has moved on now so I can't point you in that direction. I will be seeing them tomorrow and will ask the question.
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Reply By: Laura B - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 21:41

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 21:41
not sure where to get help

in sept 05 we bought an 80 series gxl dual fuel with 248000km,white in great condition,standard as they come but for the roof rackes and side steps,the front shocks toyota replaced for us because they wouldnt have passed rego., had to do a few little things like new radiator, gas tune-up,dont think there as too much more we had to do.....we paid $16000 including tade-in off 1994 ford futura (130000km immac condition)....hope this helps a little...we have added heaps to rig since then....

Laura B
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Reply By: sjp - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 08:27

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 08:27
what you need to do is find someone like me who going to trade one in on a car for his son and gets offered $7100 for his 91,1hz 80series dx with 320000 on the clock(because nobody wants them???)on the full retail price of the car,you would probaly save the cost of the airfare etc and have a small holiday by doing it yourself and buy privately ,warrantly would not be worth much either because the yard would want it taken back to them
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