Buying 4wd. (any suggestions)

Submitted: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:21
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Gday all, looking to buy used 4wd for around 7-8k give or take, input would be much appreciated as the 4wd game is a new one for me. landcruisers and hilux come to mind though. driving will be around 80% bitumen and 20dirt. will be used often for towing 1500kg caravan. will be travelling interstate often also, cheers chris.
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Reply By: SPRINT-GTO - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:35

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:35
Check out carsales.com.au--plenty of bargains in 4wd. For that sort of money you may get an early model 40 series or even a 60 series--Goodluck.
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Reply By: chris viscount - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:41

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:41
good stuff mate. will do cheers
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 17:10

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 17:10
Suggest you look at Jackaroo. Your budget will get you a 95/7
3.2 V6 with around 200k on it. Have a look at Ebay for a guide.
Good Luck...oldbaz.
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 17:34

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 17:34
Early to mid 90's Pajero V6. Plenty of them around at that money. If you can find one with the 3.5 all the better.

Well looked after motors are reputed to do 450,000 km.

Jim.

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Reply By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 18:30

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 18:30
HI Chris,

I reckon you can't go past a 60 series - they are tough and reliable. A good one might be a little higher than 8K but you can allways negotiate.
Have a look at vehicle ID 5621581 on car point - a 1985 5 spped manual diesel Sahara with 260,000 km. Looks pretty good.
I have no relationship to seller - just did a search to see whats there in your price range (or close to it).
I've owned 6 different 60 series over the years (all diesels) and found them very good value - to operate and reliable. I get about 12 litres per 100km - good for a large 4X4. Also can tow a van your size no problem but would look for a turbo diesel if you can find one. Last 60 series was built in late 1988 or early 1989 I think.
Main problem is rust around roof gutter but can be repaired if not too bad.
Hope you get a vehicle you like and enjoy it,
Cheers,
Glen
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 18:34

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 18:34
Buy this months issue of 4WD Action There is a big article on buying 60 series in it with all the good and bads.
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Follow Up By: chris viscount - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 20:24

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 20:24
thanks graham h. i,m looking at 60 series but i am a little concerned with the 4.0 petrol/carby motor pulling a 1500kg van with luggage and 4 passengers. will look at action mag forshore.cheers mate chris.
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Reply By: gmac - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 00:04

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 00:04
Hello,

Suggest yoy may get a reasonable GQ Patrol diesel for a little bit more.Worth a look as unbreakable although a little steady.

Good Luck
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Reply By: MYMYTPAJ - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 22:47

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 22:47
Have to concur with earlier response,,Pajero's have to be the most under rated 4x4's on the market, we get to all places the troopies, patrols & cruisers get, & because of the lower weight, often more places those others cant. Dont overlook the mighty Paj. Good luck
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