Which 4by

Submitted: Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 22:23
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Hi All

I bow to your knowledge and wisdom with all things 4by.

My son wants to by a 4by. Has upto $42,000. Does he buy new as in Coloeado, d-max. triton or look at 2nd hand toyota, triton etc.

Peter
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 22:31

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 22:31
Peter

What exactly does your son want to do with this 4by apart from driving to the shopping centre or to work?
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Reply By: Wherehegon - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 22:34

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 22:34
Presume he's after a ute ?? Buy a good second hand one and put the rest to all the aftermarket goodies available. Any of the above you have mentioned not forgetting BT 50 mazda as well. Diesel/petrol ?? WHG
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter H (WA) - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 22:43

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 22:43
Hi Again

Ok he wants a diesel. For now he wants to be able to get down on the beaches and do some fishing. No extreme 4wding. He also wants to be able to some of the tracks and take it out bush. Just normal stuff. and next year he wants to start towing a caravan 20footer.

Peter
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Follow Up By: Wherehegon - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 22:57

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 22:57
For what you have described any of the vehicles you have mentioned would suit him fine, just check out the towing capacity of which ever vehicle as 20 footer loaded will be a fair weight so will need to keep it all legal. Any of the vehicles you have mentioned all have good write ups about them. The only advantage with buying a lux will be its resale value, BUT you will pay for it in the first place, for the amount you have said this wont get him into a SR5 but will get him into the top of the range mitsi with factory rear diff lock (optional). Best would be for him to go and drive the lot of them, see what he finds comfortable and what he likes and dislikes between them then start the bargaining with them. WHG
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Reply By: Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 06:54

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 06:54
As stated above they are all good vehicles and all tow around the 3 ton. He could buy new with those dollars and get the LX or better optioned version. If he does not want to do a lot off serious offroad you could option it with a few goodies and still come in under budget (Roo Bar/Spot Lights, 3t Tow Bar, Snorkle, ute liner)
After buing my first new car ever (Rodeo model before Coloeado) I would suggest a late model 2nd hand is still the way to go if you want to option it up quite a bit. You save may $ on the purchase and you can put that saving into accessories. Most of the time you will pick up one of your choice cars above with only 25k on the clock, already with options,have a balance of Warrenty and save at least 5k. My Rodeo performs very well soI can reccomend that as a good choice. Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 09:10

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 09:10
Tony,
That is a nice looking penthouse on your car with plenty of ventilation for hot nights. What brand is it ?
Thanks,
Willie.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 11:46

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 11:46
Willie. Its a Shippshape Australian made. Very good quality canvas, but not a cheap option. It has the downstairs add on rooms if you can bother to put them up - we don't. I see that they now do not make them in Australia, they have sent that aspect oversees to the slave labour countries. Guess thats to compete with all the other cheap import ones. Bit of a shame that unfair trade practices affect good aussy made products.
Keeps us away from the crocodiles, we used to camp on the floor, but we were in the next bay around the same night that fellow got taken out of his tent up in Lakefield National Park. Made us think! Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Member - Jason & Jodie - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 09:53

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 09:53
Hi Peter,
All other advise sounds good. Mine would be to buy second hand cause no matter what you buy you will always want to spend 5 to 10 k on bits (it's a blokes right of passage :-)) and you just cant help yourself.
Triton, Rodeo or Patrol would be my consideration - Toyo's are a reliable, strong unit but the cost difference is unjust & for what you get is very basic (internal/comfort in mean).

Cheers
Jason
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 22:56

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 22:56
For $42,000 you could probably go to the auctons and pick up a very good 100 series.

I see 3 at Pickles in Brisbane coming up this week

.One is a 2005 and the others are 2006 update with the LED tail lights.






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