I want a 4WD!

Submitted: Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 18:03
ThreadID: 3635 Views:1714 Replies:7 FollowUps:8
This Thread has been Archived
Greetings,

I am looking to buy a 4wd around the $15000 mark and i dont have really any idea what would be the best to get for my first 4wd. Can anyone give me some idea's.


Thanks
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: GOB - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 18:33

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 18:33
nissan `s the go mate 2 thumbs up had an mq patrol now have gq both been dual fuel next one will be a deisel but good luck with your choice and your 4x4 driving
AnswerID: 14365

Follow Up By: diamond - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 20:21

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 20:21
oh oh here we go lol
0
FollowupID: 8630

Follow Up By: diamond - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 20:21

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 20:21
oh oh here we go lol
0
FollowupID: 8631

Follow Up By: GOB - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 21:06

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 21:06
hiya diamond you know how it is somebody opens that big can and somebody has to go first so it might as well be a nissan patrol but as has been said after this it all depends on what use you have for it. my daughter has a little terios but it gets over the bumpy roads ok but it would be interesting to see it try and straddle a large washout without dissappearing but i havent tried it out yet to much work and not enough playtime our little play group hasnot done any serious 4x4 for about 12 mths but we are trying to get movig again and when we do i will try and take the toy out to play to see how it handles trying to find somewhere the fires havent been that is open is aproblem may have to try forests up your way any way back to the can of worms
0
FollowupID: 8634

Reply By: Member - Alan- Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 20:28

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 20:28
Depends on the things you plan on doing and size of your friends/family etc.
If you want to do real off road, get a Landcruiser early 80 series or 4 Runner or a Patrol - diesels are the best and cheaper to run.
If you want to drive around town and a little off road Pagero diesels are good.
Adding a Turbo charger gets the diesels going.
Petrol versions are OK too - it is just dearer due to fuel consumption, but better acceleration.
Make sure the vehicle has been well serviced and treated well.
I would buy a standard diesel and get it turbo charged by a reliable diesel engineering shop.
AnswerID: 14368

Reply By: Truckster - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 23:16

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 23:16
Somethin like this? From Shoalhaven BBS

Black Nissan Patrol 4.2LT Diesel 1989 model in top condition OME suspension/Snorkel/Duel batteries/CB Radio/ Bull Bar/Tow bar/Brand new clutch/Alarm/Tinted windows- Serviced every 5000klms and Logged and brand new air con also it is fully detailed !!spotless :

Price $12,000.00 44217500 or 0414866258 Can be viewed on the hwy at South Nowra near Harvey Norman round about...

mailto:aceandrew@shoal.net.au
AnswerID: 14390

Follow Up By: Jack - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 23:59

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 23:59
Truckster!!
You're a legend!!! You always come up with something. Love reading your replies. You came up with some great advice on my crook 80 Series headlights, and now you can find 4WD's for people. Keep it up!!
Jack
0
FollowupID: 8649

Reply By: bones - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 00:40

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 00:40
Greetings again,

Looks like The Patrol or Landcruiser are the way to go then...I have seen a 92 Hilux dual cab around the corner, are they any good?
I plan to use it for beach mostly or getting into the bush for camping ect..
Thanks for your advice guys, hopefully you will save me from buying a dud.

P.S Thanks for the tipoff Truckster, I am in WA but that one for sale gives me a good indication of what i can get.

Cheers fellas
AnswerID: 14396

Follow Up By: Will - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 11:30

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 11:30
Bones,
If you can extend a little, I got a friend who is selling his two year old Ford Courier Turbo Diesel (top of the range model) with canopy CD stacker etc, I think he wants $20, it is another 5 grand but you get a two year old 4WD....
It has 4 brand new tyres too...

Will
0
FollowupID: 8663

Follow Up By: flappan - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 14:14

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 14:14
Bones, mate that question is like asking, how long is a piece of string.

Truckster is a known Patrol nut, so he would recommend a Patrol first and foremost (with good reason though mind you), but consider several options and take them ALL for a drive. You will find them vastly different.

Couple of opinions. Whilst the Patrol and Cruisers are probably the pick, consider because of that you will pay a Premium price for one.

The one Truckster pointed out was what, an 89 Patrol for $15000. You should be able to get a 92 or so model Pajero for that, with all the creature comforts. Probably handles a bit better on raod too. Maybe not as well offroad though granted. Maybe consider a Maverick rather then a Patrol. Identical vehicle but generally a tad cheaper, because its a Ford.

have a look around a drive a few. then come and ask, and make a decision from there.

0
FollowupID: 8677

Reply By: flappan - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 14:25

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 14:25
Sorry Truckster, $12000

Pajero 1994 GLS $14,990
1989 Maverick $14000
AnswerID: 14418

Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2003 at 13:23

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2003 at 13:23
Your talking stock car(Paj) V accessorized(patrol)... Stock Patrols can be had in 94 models for $14,000 too...

Top condition OME suspension/Snorkel/Duel batteries/CB Radio/ Bull Bar/Tow bar/Brand new clutch/Alarm/Tinted windows.. Although not world beating accessories, they are good. Few Grand worth there..

You can also get 94 Patrols with the works for $15-18k.. I'm talking $10k of accessories.. You can also now get GU's for Verylow $30's and around the $29k mark!

I actually like the older model Paj, they look good. Nice smart, and comfortable.

The latest plastic bleep looking Paj is a TOTAL TRACTOR! Plastic Chrome everywhere, oh yea that looks as cheap as a backlane Hooker.
0
FollowupID: 8726

Reply By: oziemale - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 12:04

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 12:04
Hi mate, If you';re serious about 4WDriving a Cruiser is the ONLY way to go. I've been all over OZ & you can always get parts for them anywhere
Went to Cape York in '98 & at the workshop in Bamaga there was 11 4WD's waiting for parts to be flown in. Not one cruiser among them.
Other makes might be better riding,handling etc but if you're off the track & need parts Cruiser is the way to go.
AnswerID: 14717

Follow Up By: tristjo - Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 17:51

Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 17:51
You know why you can get parts for them so redely?? Because Toyotas are always breaking down..... Ive seen 40 series bending its chassis, an 80 auto with three trannies under its belt in its first five years, 6 month old prado's with busted diffs, more busted 75 series front ends than i care to remember......... The Nissan's mite not be quite as refined, but are absolutely bulletproof...........my fam and friends have GQ's, and have never had any trubs.... Why are nissans always winning the comps??? Last winch challenge, top three series vehicles were nissans, and sumfin like 6 or 7 of top ten aswell.... Its called durability my friend!! Plus, they are actually priced so that mere mortals can afford them.... 3lt GU turbo 50 grand... Turbo cruiser 70..... Slight performnce advantage, but 20 grand........ Thats a joke.... Hope i have shed some lite and stirred some bleep !!
0
FollowupID: 9244

Reply By: bones - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 23:42

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 23:42
Thanks to everyone for their input. It has certainly been veery helpfull and entertaining.
I love this site!

Thanks again
AnswerID: 15543

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)