130 Dual Cab

Submitted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 18:04
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Afternoon all,

I seriously looked at a Landy 5 years ago, though the consensus from 4 blokes I spoke to was go for a Jap brand due to the quality of the 110 not being up to scratch. Reliability,oil leaks, minor items falling off, vacuum line connections failing etc.

Has the quality improved as I am interested in buying a diesel 130 crew cab.

Don't want world war 3 just some accurate comments.


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Reply By: mowing - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 18:46

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 18:46
Hi Steve, as you have probably found out, it is hard to get a good 130 at the present as they don't come up that often.


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Reply By: Steve - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 19:07

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 19:07
We can do without another Steve with a 130 ;)) but I've had a '96 version for the past 2.5 years because it's the last of the pre-electronic jobs. Have to admit on mine the electrics have been a bit troublesome with apparently unrelated probs but nothing major. Just a bit annoying. As an off-roader and tourer with heaps of room I doubt if there's anything better and superb economy as well. Very tough vehicle.

Your best bet would be to go to here for better advice than I can give. What these blokes don't know isn't worth knowing.


I know a few blokes in the club have the latest Defenders and it's pretty much down to what you want out of the vehicle, whether you go for the modern version or the older pre-electronic version like mine.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 19:11

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 19:11
btw, for a current model you'd probably have to order one in from the UK - otherwise, do what I did and keep looking at carpoint.com or carsales.com. There are a few used ones around. Very easy to add bits and pieces and really, that's what the car was made for. Toyotas are probably more reliable but they are not a Land Rover.
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 19:54

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 19:54
G/day Steve.

The first thing you have to do is drive a 130! !not a 110!, there is differences, If it appeals, then my advice is to to buy one at the right price, and build it up to a reliable unit !, not all that costly, these days, Thats theTDI 300 models i'm talking about, non electrics, and the 98 mods were the probably the the ones to try an get hold of. I have a 96 130 ute and overall ,for dollars spent per thousand ks it shapes up very well to some of the competition often mentioned around here!..lol.

As i say there is a lot to learn with them, but if you buy right, and build right!, it will be all good i can assure you.

Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 07:22

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 07:22
Ahhh the Landrover man arises from the depths........LOL

Now the way I see it....you must have a lean towards these machines.I have a mate who has had a couple fo RR's, bought verrrry second hand, and with endless troubles. But he persists!!!
Even I have had a few of the earlier model Landrovers....hmmmm now I know why I have a crook back.....LOL

In all fairness, if you can live with Landrover foibles, then they could shape up as good vehicles.

(I won't mention Toyota's, Axle.....hahahaha)

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Follow Up By: blue one - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 08:45

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 08:45
Well !!!!!
I bought a 05 4.2 Patrol new and it has been very reliable with over 200k on the clock. All I have done is changed the filters, oil, greased it and put some fuel in now and then. lol

This is a bit of forward planning for the next 4wd.

What I like about the 130 is, room for 4 people, carrying capacity, coil springs, live axles, basic layout, which all leads towards a bullet proof 4wd.

The only problem is most people I talk to have had problems with their Landy in some form or another and at the most inopportune times.

I don't like having to live with faults or niggles as it would make me uncomfortable when we go away if the 4wd wasn't 100%, and I don't like being uncomfortable.

I think I will hang onto the Patrol for another 200k and put up with load restrictions, pulling seats out and temporary storage solutions for long trips.


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Reply By: blue one - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 20:10

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 20:10
Thanks all
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