What to buy

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 08:27
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I have a friend who is languishing in an old 55 series 'beast' that continually gives him problems. You'd think he'd have sorted them all out by now, but they just keep coming. As a result he is looking for another, more reliable vehicle, and he sent me this question:

"I have just had a look at a (yes I know, not a Toyota Landcruiser)
Holden Jackeroo 1994 model 3.1 litre turbo diesel complete with
intercooler, 5 speed g/box. It has 350,000 Kms on it and it looks in
fairly good condition.

They are asking $11,000 for it and the book price on this model is
$13,000 to $15,000.

Have any of you heard of any problems with this model vehicle and how
would it go compared to a landcruiser?"

Your thoughts and opinions would be appreciated. I don't have experience with Jackaroos, and my own view is that he'd be better to aim for a GQ or 80 series...Russell S
Prado RV6
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 09:26

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 09:26
That seems a whole lot of klms for that many $$$..

I would say too expensive.

Redbook says

1994 HOLDEN JACKAROO
UBS Wagon S 4dr Man 5sp 4x4 3.2i (Jan onwards)

average kms 170,000 - 210,000
trade in price guide* $8,900 - $10,900
national average price - private sale* $10,500 - $13,300
price when new (RRP) $43,595

1994 HOLDEN JACKAROO
UBS Wagon SE 4dr Man 5sp 4x4 3.2i (Jan onwards)

average kms 170,000 - 210,000
trade in price guide* $10,600 - $12,900
national average price - private sale* $12,400 - $15,400
price when new (RRP) $51,011

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Follow Up By: pathfinder - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 09:47

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 09:47
that looks like the V6 truckster - presumably TD would go for a bit more as with most other makes?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 09:48

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 09:48
3.1 is the diesel??

1994 HOLDEN JACKAROO
UBS Wagon S 4dr Man 5sp 4x4 3.1DT (Jan onwards)


average kms 170,000 - 210,000
trade in price guide* $9,900 - $12,200
national average price - private sale* $11,700 - $14,600
price when new (RRP) $47,612

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 09:49

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 09:49
www.redbook.com.au
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Follow Up By: Member - Russell - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 11:42

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 11:42
Thanks Truckster, good info.Russell S
Prado RV6
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Reply By: Andrew(Vic) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 10:07

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 10:07
Unless he is prepered to keep the Jackaroo untill it dies of old age I would not touch it.
Year or two and you hit 400K mark the price will be really , really low.

I would rather go for Hilux with same milage and at least you know that you can easily put Holden V6 cheaply if diesel creates any major problem or gives up the ghost.

Do you know the history of this Jackaroo ? Was it serviced correctly ?

If you decide to get it try to pay 9K as there won't be many takers with that
kind of milage
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Reply By: joshinthecity - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 11:20

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 11:20
I know where there is a really beautiful 60 series diesel with 300klm, and just the best one I've seen for ages. For sale in Sydney. I have no connection to this car or it's seller, just something I stumbled accross.
red in colour, A/C , $8500 (from memory)
Call me on 0408-507-819 if you want the details of where it is and who to ask for.

Josh.

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Follow Up By: Member - Russell - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 11:41

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 11:41
Thanks. I've passed the post number on to him, so he can take action if he wants to.Russell S
Prado RV6
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 14:10

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 14:10
I actually like the look of Jackaroos, Id have one for second car, or just a basic 4b.

They are very underrated cars. Just with that many klms on it, things are bound to start going wrong, and will have ZERO resale vaule in 12-48 mths time when it has another 100-150,000klms on..
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Reply By: Rex - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 16:15

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 16:15
Hi Russell,
Too many K's. Wont be worth a crumpet soon. I have 60 series diesel for sale with 155k's on it if he is interested at the right price?
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 18:14

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 18:14
gday russell.
so you couldnt convince him to get a prado lol.
i think there was a post a couple of months ago about some huge huge price for injectors for jackaroo.check archives—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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