i must be getting old

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 20:30
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Gentleman

Im thinking of selling my 2 vehicles ones a 95VS Commodore Aclaim 127000kms the other 2002 78 series troopy 1hz 142000kms to cut down on running cost rego and stuff like that thinking about buying a single vehicle looking at maybe a 100 Series T/D auto anyone got one i know it will cost the earth for a 2nd hand one in good nick but i thinking its the only thing that will do what i want my g/f has to take it shopping and i have to take it to Central Australia on hols
So gentleman tell me all about them are the autos heavy on fuel to the manuals how many ltrs per 100 do they get ?? my Troopy gets about 15ltrs per 100 and i hear the Turbos are better and the 100 has 4 doors as i have a new baby girl and its a bit hard to get into and out off

thank in advance for your help

Glenn
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 05:50

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 05:50
Glenn,

On touring trips I was getting 14L/100KM in my auto and after I put in a D'tronic I now get 12.5L/100KM. That's fully loaded with 60L water and an extra spare usually traveling by myself.
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Follow Up By: redfive - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 19:18

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 19:18
Hi Richard

I had a drive of 2 cruisers today one in Parkes and one in Orange i must say they are a mighty fine machine both where 5 speed autos had my G/F driving the one in Orange and she too said how nice it was
so thats what we will be buying tell me somethink what is the switch marked 2nd on the console for is that for the 2nd battery under the bonnet ????

Glenn
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Follow Up By: Richard W (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 21:07

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 21:07
Glenn,

The "2nd start" button inhibits the auto dropping back to first. Reduces the chance of wheelspin on a slippery surface.
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Reply By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:46

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:46
HI Glenn,

I can't help with fuel use but there is one coming up at Government auction on Friday April 11 in Brisbane (you did not say where you were).
Check out:
http://www.pt.qld.gov.au/pubs/docs/motor/080411zlm.pdf

Have a look at LOT 546 .
Its a 5 speed manual though, 100km, auxfuel tank, 4.2TD, snorkel etc. In my experience Govt vehicles tend to be well maintained (for liability and insurance reasons).
Anyway I thought I would mention this - there may be other forumites reading this who may be interested.
Cheers,
GPM
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Reply By: Jim from Best Off Road - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 21:03

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 21:03
Glenn,

For business purposes I had to visit a few Toyota Dealers yards to do some research on Saharas.

I was shocked to find V8 Petrol Saharas at about 20 large cheaper than a same age TD GXL.

This fixation with "if it ia a 4wd it must be diesel" is having a severe impact, that can be beneficial to the savvy buyer.

Get a V8 Sahara, fit sequential LPG for about 4 kilos, get 2 back from the Govt and you'll have a vehicle that has
-more fruit
-more power
-less torque (greatly overrated)
-fuel cost will be substantially less than the diesel

And you'll have about 18 Gorillas to spend on a Caravan, Camper or VIP membership to your nearest Gents Club LOL

Jim.

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