Purchasing a Toyota C/C

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:12
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In intend to avoid the next few NZ winters by touring Outback OZ. my intentions are to buy a Landcruiser C/C to put a tray-top on. I have contacted various dealers from Brisbane Airport to Toowoomba by email and am still waiting for a reply.
I have owned Landcruisers since I bought a new 3 speed a while ago so no need for other than Landcruiser replies\ no Towny! trucks.
Can any one put me onto a dealer in this general area that I would at least get a reply from .
Cheers
Russ
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Reply By: Member - Russnic [NZ] - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:16

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:16
So much for spell checik, replace the first word (In) with I
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Follow Up By: Member - Russnic [NZ] - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:18

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:18
Perhaps I should find my glasses Check
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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:16

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:16
Have you tried Scifleet in Brisbane ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Russnic [NZ] - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:26

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:26
Thanks
No
Where are they
I have done the track from the Airport to Windorah any where in between would be OK. Logistics would suggest the outskirts of Brisbane would be best
email address would be good starting point
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:32

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:32
www.scifleet.com.au

N.B. I cannot recommend them as I have never dealt with them. All I know is that they have a wide range and seem to sell a lot of Toyotas.
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Reply By: Jim from Best Off Road - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:44

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:44
Russ,

Try www.tradingpost.com.au

Many dealers advertise there.

Jim
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Reply By: Geepeem - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 11:59

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 11:59
HI Russnic,

Also look on:

www.carpoint.com.au

A lot of dealers advertise on here as well.
You can fine tune your search to specify Queensland, year , model etc you are looking for.
You will probably find 20 to 30 c/c at any time on here for sale.
Includes private sales as well.

Hope you find what you want,
Cheers,
Glen
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Reply By: Member - Russnic [NZ] - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 12:11

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 12:11
Thanks
Sold some land here to Dairy Developers so I am planning on buying new.
Ate these trucks going out the door that fast that the sales persons don't see the need to reply to an email from across the ditch?.
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Follow Up By: Geepeem - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 12:38

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 12:38
From what I've heard there is a fair waiting time for a new one.
So I guess why bother with an enquiry from NZ when they can sell all they can get their hands on locally.
But if you order one early enough it could be ready when you get here in winter - just depends on what you want as soem have a 6 month waiting time I've heard.
Cheers,
Glen
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Reply By: Camoco - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 12:49

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 12:49
Do a lookup on Black Toyota.
They have one of the highest throughput of 4wd and commercial toyotas in the area. ie: dealerships in Chinchilla, Dalby, Roma, Warwick, Oakey & Grafton Black toyota
i have no affiliation as I don't lean toward toyota but... I haven't heard too many complaint (none actually) and they serve the local mines and drilling companies with vehicles also.

The Local Toowoomba "Butlers Toyota" are a waste of time in my opinion as you have probably discovered.

Cheers Cam
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Follow Up By: Member - Russnic [NZ] - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 15:52

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 15:52
Thanks Camoco
Havn't tried Black Toyota didn't find an email link through Toyota Aus web page.
Have to agree with your last sentence, four emails, no answer was the reply.
In NZ the last quote I had for GXL C/C Air & diff locks was $65,000 GST included. NZ dollars of course, one sitting in the shop here at the moment, havn't checked on latest price or if it's available.
Helll don't what it costs to take a vehicle from NZ to OZ.
Last quote I got was for a 40ft container shipping only Melbourne Bluff $1800.00 bare
Please plenty of advice.
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 21:44

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 21:44
Russ, it will be very difficult to get a new one. I'm looking at ordering one at the moment. Local dealer said if I order this week, I may have it by August, but it could be longer. One arrived in their yard yesterday that was ordered in May last year.

As a result second had ones (even the older 4.2TDs) are very expensive. Was planning on getting a 2004 to 2006 4.2 TD, but good ones are only $10,000 to $18,000 or so less than new. I'm not in a rush so decided it was worth the extra $ and wait to buy new.

But you might be lucky if you contact a few dealers. There might be a canceled order somewhere.

Norm C
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Reply By: Austravel - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:22

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:22
Hi Russ,

Can't help with the Toyota question, I'm not that far south and have only had nissans.

Though since your from NZ I'm hoping you will give me your opinion. My wife and I are thinking of travelling to NZ for a few weeks between May and June. Thinking of hiring a camper and do both islands. Will it be bitterly cold at this time travelling in this style?? Not used to the cold so am concerned it maybe a waste of time and money.

Thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Russnic [NZ] - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 06:49

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 06:49
Hi
As a rule weather in May is not too cold but by June snow starts to build up on the mountains and the frosts start. While the temp gets below zero at night the clear sunny days that follow can be quire pleasant in the sun. That is why a lot of Ozys are here in the winter to enjoy the snow. If you are concerned that it might be too cold tour the SI first, the NI hasn't got the same mountains and will usually be a few degrees warmer in June.
Of course in the winter near the coast is warmer than Inland.
We have used camper vans in the winter and never found the cold to be a problem. I would suggest to pay a little more and hire a self contained van, enjoy freedom camping and the convenience of having every thing inside.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:53

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:53
Thanks Russ really appreciate the advice. Was considering cancelling our plans but may now reconsider. One of the reasons for the winter travel was the huge reduction in rental costs for campers. Not being stingy (well maybe I am) but thought if I can travel at 1/2 to 1/3 of summer rates why not. Was just really concerned about the cold. Have been through central Aus in winter and it was a struggle some days.

Thanks again and sorry to be off topic.
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