Do you reckon this is a fair price?

Submitted: Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 15:10
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Some time back I put a post on here seeking to help a mate out to buy new 4wd.

Since then he’s come across another vehicle which is of greater interest than a 100 series Land cruiser.

Here is the description of the car:

2004 Nissan Ute (Telstra pod), 5 speed manual with 4.2 diesel.

190Kms on the clock.

Includes Warn winch, duel fuel tanks, water tank, rear slide out drawer, twin rear wheel carriers, duel batteries*, Bull Bar, snorkel, hot water system, skinny’s with split rims, suspension upgrade etc.

The Nissan was used by Telstra in the Horsham area and sounds in pretty good nick for its age.

Are there any inherent problems with this model, and does a dealer price of $24,000 sound alright?

*Dealer will put in new batteries.

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 15:28

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 15:28
Kim,

The Telstra Nissan Ute were prone to crack the chassis near the rear spring tower.

I have heard and seen this a few years back but not sure if there has been a fix.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 15:36

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 15:36
Thanks Wayne.

I'll tell Doug to look out for that.

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 17:20

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 17:20
I think you will find the telstra utes were leaf sprung - certainly the one i saw on its roof was
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Reply By: mowing - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 18:55

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 18:55
Hi Kim, I have been looking at the ex Telstra Nissan's for a while now. There are quite a few on the market at present and what I have found is that the ones with the bar, winch etc are usually the ones that have been in remote locations so have had a fair degree of 4wd use. But like all things, some of the drivers look after the vehicles and some don't. The Telstra Nissan's are as far as I can tell all leaf rear models with OME suspension upgrade H/D. If your friend looks at the rear spring pack he will see that it has a fair amount of leaves in it. Their was a problem with the chassis cracking I believe behind the cab but Telstra got Nissan to put a patch on the chassis prior to delivery, and if your friend looks at the chassis behind the cab he should see a "V" welded on the chassis.
The Telstra vehicles appear to have been well serviced. I am looking at one at the moment in WA that was used in the Gippsland in VGC 158,000km six brand new tyres, bar but no winch or duel battery and the asking price is $35K but I will probably offer $33K. This is the best one I have seen so far and I have looked at about 15 of them. $24K is about right if the vehicle is average condition. If it is in VGC then it is a very good price. Just make sure a pre purchase inspection is done.


Regards

Mark

Regards

Mark
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Follow Up By: mowing - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 18:56

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 18:56
I am a very friendly fellow :)
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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 20:42

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 20:42
Gidday Mark

Yes, he did mention it had a H/D suspension pack (eight leaf?)

I’d be inclined to take a leaf out, and install a couple of air bags to make it a bit more comfortable around town.

If I get the chance, I'll go down tomorrow and have a look at it.

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 20:56

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 20:56
Mowing

Why is it that we have to put up with dills like you?

If you've got nothing constructive to say, go back to your teat.

Kim
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Follow Up By: mowing - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 21:45

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 21:45
Kim, that was me, as I put regards twice by mistake, I followed up with I am a friendly fellow.
I read your post and thought, "gees what have I done to upset Kim"

Regards

Mark (mowing)
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 21:51

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 21:51
ROFLMAO well done Kim. Pull your head in hahahahahahaha

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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 21:55

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 21:55
Sorry mate

I did'nt read the reply correctly. That makes a dill out of me. Have to go now and suck on me cows udder.

Sometimes I think I should be put out to pasture.

LOL

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 21:35

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 21:35
Kim

Did yer mate call that fella which I suggested?


Cheers
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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 21:42

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 21:42
Gidday Willem

Yes Doug did ring him. I'm not to sure of the outcome. I'll ask tomorrow.

What are your thoughts on the Nissan I've described?

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 22:00

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 22:00
G'day Kim

I would not touch it with a barge pole at any price.

The incidence of it being thrashed is too great.

After all, drive it like its a Hire Car, or Telstra vehicle :-)


Cheers
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Reply By: kidsolo - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 21:49

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 21:49
It's done a fair few K's for something only 4-5 year old.
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