want to by 4wd for my 18 year old lad

Submitted: Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 16:48
ThreadID: 6914 Views:2080 Replies:11 FollowUps:4
This Thread has been Archived
Was thinking of assisting my lad to get a 4by instead of 4/6 cylinder suped up noisey low flying brick that can do burnouts all night long with half a dozen mates hanging out the window.
What I want to know is what would be a Good buy up to say $6-8K
I figure that as he is interested in camping, fishing etc, a 4by may just keep him out there in the bush and more often and away from the pubs (and loose women lol) etc.
He has shown a liking for tray tops (which I also like as he cant get too many mates in the cab) that he would like to do up ie a flash black respray etc.
Wagons are not out of the equation though.
I like the idea of diesel as the engine should be more reliable than a petrol.

All thoughts and recommendations greatly appreciated.Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: johnsy - Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 17:24

Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 17:24
Richard for that sort of money would you be better getting a ute with tray holden /ford put a diff locker in the rear and let him learn in that as it will keep his running costs down.
AnswerID: 29568

Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 17:51

Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 17:51
i wish you luck in stoping him bieng a teenager ,out o f pubs & away from loose weman ,I had a hilux for my first 4by & still did all you mentioned but having said that i am still here wich is a lot better than a few of my mates.
My advice would be a single cab hilux or a hj 75 ute tray back not only will he be able to do everything he wants to it will keep the number of passengers down to him & one other hence less peer group preasure to cut loose
the only other thing is i would talk him out of the flash spray job i spent $5000 on reroofing & flash spray job & got bugger all back for it when i sold it
Regards Bruce
AnswerID: 29575

Reply By: winky wanky woo - Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 17:59

Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 17:59
Get a Nissan Patrol. They dont have any problems.
AnswerID: 29578

Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 18:14

Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 18:14
Richard look around for a toyota 60 series from adout 1983 onwards desiel and I dont think you can go to wrong . They are a pretty simple truck and easy to work on , also they are as tuff as teak.Good luck
All the best
Eric
www.capeyorkconnections.com.au
4wd Tag Along AdventuresCape York Connections
AnswerID: 29582

Reply By: Member - Bill- Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 20:19

Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 20:19
Holden Jackaroo, late model square rigger '89 or so. Turbo Diesel. Top one will go for that kind of money. Mid size, no rocket, bulletproof.Regds

Bill
AnswerID: 29595

Reply By: Member - Allan - Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 23:17

Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 23:17
Went through the same issues myself. Got my son a Landcruiser Bundera. Coil sprung so reasonably comfortable, SWB & tidy so not an eyesore in the driveway and a 2.4 petrol which is simple to work on and not too expensive to run. Still going strong after 4 years with a 'hoon' behind the wheel. Does not stop the 'loose' women but at least he can take them camping to remote places.Cheers
Allan
AnswerID: 29610

Reply By: Willie - Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 08:48

Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 08:48
Richard,
How about a good Nissan G60... would be hard pressed to do donuts and burnouts in that...good for fishing truck and ever so reliable...and cheap too boot!
Cheers,
Willie
Never a dull moment
AnswerID: 29623

Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 16:55

Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 16:55
Willie, when you use them for fishing how do you "set" them, cause I haev heard that of your bait is too big it will frighten off the fish.......So many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
0
FollowupID: 20764

Reply By: Pauly - Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 16:13

Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 16:13
Any where near perth i've got a single cab hilux 1990 4x4,2.4 petrol/gas just had a recon due to pin hole behind water pump(oil got milky and i didnt do a compression check would of cost me 50 bucks instead i spent 2k)but any waynew shocks, leafs,new tyers,fiberglass canopy,tanaue cover,full bar work alloy,6 spotties,uhf,cd,a/c,p/s prestine condition 9k but negotiable.

cheers
paul
AnswerID: 29640

Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 17:46

Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 17:46
That's a good idea. Fly the boy over there and get him to drive it home. One way ticket is $229 from Sydney (Virgin). What a way to get to know and respect the vehicle.Bob
0
FollowupID: 20768

Follow Up By: Pauly - Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 12:03

Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 12:03
Yeah the hilux would do that no worries at all
0
FollowupID: 20800

Reply By: mrdesmo - Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 02:00

Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 02:00
Hi Wherethehellawi
I’m surprised no one has suggested a Suzuki Sierra ute, should pick up a good example for that sort of money, ultra capable off road, heaps of after market goodies, don’t go too fast, certainly can’t carry too many passengers, can customize till the cows come home, easy to recover when stuck (just pick ‘em up and carry ‘em out!) spares aplenty and very cheap to run (important as a youngster.) Easy to work on although a bit cramped in the engine bay.
There’s a gem being done up as a project car in 4WD Monthly at the mo (Otis?) and its looking pretty good, maybe a bit overdone but shows how much you could do to it with imagination and not a lot of bucks.
I did my 4WDing “apprenticeship” in a Holden Drover (rebadged zook) and learnt plenty. Packed it to the hilt with camping gear and went everywhere in it!

Cheers
AnswerID: 29687

Reply By: ThePublican - Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 16:06

Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 16:06
Pray tell us all a little more about these "loose women " that a young fella gets into all kinds of strife with when he first gets wheels,,,,,,,,,,,, ahhhh memories..........
think back,,would a tray back have stopped YOU from ??????????? nah ,think not.
AnswerID: 29714

Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 16:17

Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 16:17
I am thinking back Publican.....geez cant remember, too old lol lol lol
but thnking of what it might have been like i reckon a tray back would have been too airy for meWow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
0
FollowupID: 20807

Reply By: mcboom - Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 14:42

Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 14:42
Import 1988 Pajero Wagon with 2.5 turbo diesel (4D56) will be in this price range. Most are low klms (100,000-150,000) and in good nick. On-road around $9000.
AnswerID: 29778

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)