'Spanner' dog gets a Navara but Kevin & I have to pay.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 08:50
ThreadID: 68972 Views:2954 Replies:5 FollowUps:16
This Thread has been Archived
Have'nt had or wanted a new veh for 9 years. My dog Spanner loves the Wrangler I got new in 2000 so will keep that,forever.(Dogs are fine for camping in Landcruiser Mountain Park) Handbrake reckons I need a dualcab to carry family,grand kids etc with dog in back. Kevin says we should spend to keep the economy moving. Last time I heard that was from Johnny. All the new dual cabs of the big six are fine. We have never had real trouble on any rig we ever owned and had seven magic years with Nissan so quite happy to run with the Navara. Requirements were mainly: Cruise: Drink Holders (No beer etc): 3 tonne tow: Manual: Proper tie down points: 3yr warranty min: boxy body style (yep! I'm square): Tilt steer wheel: 12v power outlets: diesel: fair fuel econ incl van towing and reasonably heavy for towing safety. Passing interest in ABS,air (gas) bags etc. ABN holders get a well deserved break this year to get just a little of the tax they pay back.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 08:59

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 08:59
RockyOne,

If you think outside the boxy square a Troopie would have to be the go. Even the 4 door 70 Series would be worth a look.

It would fill most if not all of your requirements.

I don't understand this statement "Handbrake reckons I need a dual cab"???

Wayne
AnswerID: 365627

Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 09:24

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 09:24
"Handbrake reckons I need a dual cab"

His wife wants him to buy a dual cab ute.

Geoff,
Landcruiser HDJ78,
Grey hair is hereditary, you get it from children. Baldness is caused by watching the Wallabies.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 633330

Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 09:38

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 09:38
Geoff,

I had a feeling that is what he meant, but I still do not understand why he would refer to his partner and mother of his children as a "Handbrake".


Wayne

0
FollowupID: 633332

Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:02

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:02
Hi Wayne,
I suspect he reads 4WD Action or whatever it is called. Roothy quite regularly refers to his wife as "the handbrake"

When do you head off for the season mate?

Geoff

Geoff,
Landcruiser HDJ78,
Grey hair is hereditary, you get it from children. Baldness is caused by watching the Wallabies.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 633334

Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:12

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:12
Geoff

HAND BRAKE;......a devise when pressure is applied stops you from going any where.

hhhmmmm.......does that sound on the money?



cheers :-)
0
FollowupID: 633335

Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:44

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:44
Geoff,

That would be in
432,000 seconds
=7200 minutes
=120 hours
=5 days

Return in
19 weeks
=133 days
=3192 hours
=191520 minutes
=11491200 seconds

but who is keeping track??

Wayne
0
FollowupID: 633340

Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11:10

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11:10
Hi Wayne,

Good for you, enjoy!

Geoff

Geoff,
Landcruiser HDJ78,
Grey hair is hereditary, you get it from children. Baldness is caused by watching the Wallabies.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 633343

Reply By: Stu-k - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:35

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:35
Better keep the brake happy!
Forget the 3 ton tow, its marketing rubbish
AnswerID: 365639

Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11:37

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11:37
You call her the Handbrake and your still alive? You'd better start crawling and get her the one she wants then. Navara sounds good - if she agrees.

Motherhen
Motherhen

Red desert dreaming

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 365646

Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 15:27

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 15:27
MH

If a man has to call he's wife a Handbrake, the man married the wrong wife.. ;-)

Richard
0
FollowupID: 633374

Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 15:40

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 15:40
Maybe she married the wrong man!

Corporate Management or Minister for Finance maybe, but never that offensive term Handbrake.

Mh

Motherhen

Red desert dreaming

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 633378

Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 17:23

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 17:23
Motherhen,

Even child restraint would be a better description.

There has been a few threads about fitting child restraints lately and I thought it might be a sign.

Wayne
0
FollowupID: 633403

Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 18:55

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 18:55
Yes Wayne - I approve. Men are just like children sometimes (maybe often?), and we fairer sex have to protect them in these child like moments for their own good.

Mh
Motherhen

Red desert dreaming

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 633420

Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 21:23

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 21:23
"Maybe she married the wrong man!" 100% correct MH. I can't see why people of both sorts put up with it..

Cheers

Richard
0
FollowupID: 633435

Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 21:39

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 21:39
Oh well Richard, my man (married 40 years as of last weekend) knows that to say Handbrake ever again is certain death. I think RockyOne is getting off lightly by only having to purchase a new Navara - it had better have all the extras.

Mh
Motherhen

Red desert dreaming

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 633440

Follow Up By: Member - RockyOne - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 08:23

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 08:23
Hey MH! She was'nt a wife when I married her;-) Blame Roothy for the term anyway,he's no doubt used to it. "Who's Roothy?" He and the Phantom (Dianna was his handbrake) only have a first name. Anyway,my wife is quite happy with the name Handbrake. After my six years of my around Australia in the army, four years touring around Oz skydiving etc ( a vagrant with a few shillings kind of) then four years touring Qld in the woolsheds (some skydives thrown in from cockies planes) etc my wife is quite happy to apply 'the handbrake' so she does'nt have to put the house on a pallet. As of this moment in a fleeting window of time,I am still alive and there is a better than average chance I will be on parade tomorrow,same time,same place.
0
FollowupID: 633480

Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 13:05

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 13:05
Am i missing something here?? Are you thinking out loud Rocky or talking to us?? LOL!!! Michael
Patrol 4.2TDi 2003

Retired 2016 and now Out and About!

There's time to rest when you're dead,
Get out and do something instead!

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 365653

Follow Up By: Bushwhacker - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 16:35

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 16:35
Yes, must put that at the top of my list for new vehicle specs.... drink holders. Wouldnt care about off road ability, safety etc....lol 'Whacker
0
FollowupID: 633391

Reply By: Member - warren G (VIC) - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 17:08

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 17:08
i bought a navara stx d40 last year turbo deisel auto . if you expect good service from nissan you will will not get it.good car to drive but non loaded i get 16.8 lt per 100kl.just spent $1600 to get somebody to fix it.havent done many klm.to know if it is fixed.cheers warren
AnswerID: 365694

Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 19:30

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 19:30
...and what was the fix Warren? I've got a 2008 D40 Auto and it runs like a dream. Fuel usage is a bit higher than I expected at 12.5L/100k and that is with a winch, steel bars, ORS storage system, 70 ltrs of water in the back in a ss tank, 2x105 AH supercharger all rounder aux batteries, a 160ltr long range fuel tank, full underbody protection, ARB air locker and an aftermarket suspension setup. I've also not had any problems with Nissan...in fact the dealer is one of the best customer service organisation I've ever struck....and so is the service. That said I would like to know what you have done to fixt the fuel problem you've experienced as I do know of another person (work colleague) who is having the same problem.
Cheers
Pete
0
FollowupID: 633422

Follow Up By: Steve_D40 - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 16:06

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 16:06
I've got a D40 STX TD Manual I bought 3 and a half years ago and it's don 50K km and fairly regularly returns around 10.5L per 100 km. Nissan dealers have been very helpful and looked after me but a bit expensive for services compared to non-dealers. I love the ute :)
cheers
Steve

0
FollowupID: 633904

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)