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Submitted: Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 19:32
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Hi all,

After a few years of camping and 4 wheel driving with my mates, I have finally bit the bullet and purchased my first 4 wheel drive and I am after the thoughts of "people in the know"...

This is what I got for 25 grand

99 GU Patrol 4.2 TD (White in color)
145000kms on the clock
ARB Winch bar
T-Max winch
Dual Battery system
Tradesman type roof rack/tray
Snorkel
Tough Dog suspension
2" lift kit
Cargo Barrier
Drawers in the back, complete with slide out top for a fridge
Hayman Reece Towbar
Cooper STT Discoverer LT285/75R16 (soon to be replaced)

When I first picked it up, I put it on a hoist at work and had a mechanic look at it, he said that he thought it had never done anything harder than family camping trips.
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Reply By: Cruiserman1961 (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 19:36

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 19:36
Congratulations mate!
I think you did rather well, just run in and a lot of expensive stuff on it. They are great reliable trucks and i wish you lots of fun with it!
Cheers, Udo
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Reply By: Member - Mark G (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 19:43

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 19:43
yep sounds like a fair deal to me.probably one of these city/weekend warrior/more money than i dont know what do with type 4x4owners.good buy lightfoot :-)
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Reply By: Member - Nev (TAS) - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 19:51

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 19:51
Hi Lightfoot,
To put some comedy into things, as one particular member would say

Is the white lettering on the tyres showing on the outside??????

roflmao

rgds
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Follow Up By: oz doc - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 20:37

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 20:37
Ok- I just have to ask this. What the devil is roflmao?
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Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 20:50
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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 19:53

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 19:53
Done well by the sound of it...Im glad its a 4.2 not a 3lt...!!

Happy camping and 4wding!!!!
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Reply By: Ozboc - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 22:06

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 22:06
Congrads - i also have the 4.2 TDI but in the 2000 Model - i got her 2 year ago - but for $20 000 with 200 K on the clock ( private)

with bullbar - 9000Lbs warn winch 2 inch lift - old man emu suspension - hayman reice towbar , snorkel

you will not regret the purchase ... 4.2 was the better option than the 3 ltr ( although the 3 ltr would be almost 1/2 the price )

don't be scared to use it as a real 4x4 - it can take it ....

Boc
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Reply By: V64Runner - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 23:15

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 23:15
I reckon you have a winner. Not havong to go out and buy all the extras that are on the vehicle is a plus. The motor is built like a tank and should give you many hundreds of thousnds of kilometres with good preventaive maintenance. Many of my friends have the 4.2 GU and all swear by them. Not so the 3.0 litre. Yet I`m lead to believe that the problems with the 3.0 litre were resolved, but I still continue to read about problems with them. Your vehicle will give you many years of happy driving.
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Reply By: Brian - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 07:47

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 07:47
Welcome to the fold! Your Nissan will take you to some wonderful places! And I agree, you have a bargain there!

Congrats!

Cheers

Brian (Gold Coast)
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