Kakadu Lancruiser

Submitted: Friday, May 29, 2009 at 20:31
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Hi All ,We are looking at buying (subject to finance) a 2004 Kakadu LC it's done 80,000 ks,got a bull bar ,tow pack nice clean car I know we don't need all the electrics but makes life so much easier for me my arms and hands are pretty wrecked with arthritis anyway they want $54,000 Just wonder what you guys reckon about the car and the price we have never had a Toyota love our Pajero but we need the extra power to tow our new caravan Which is going to be way over the 2500kgs it can tow Thanks in advance Cheers Sue
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 20:41

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 20:41
Sounds a bit pricey
My 2005 GXL TD cost $57000 in dec 2007 with 58,000 on it and a years registration which is worth nearly $700
S/H bullbar and tow pack only worth $1000.

Check the service records to make sure its been looked after .

Is it a petrol or a diesel cos its top dollar for a diesel.

A petrol should be at least $10,000 less
GXL is the same except for a few bits that arent really needed although the cool box if its got one is worthwhile

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Follow Up By: suepajero - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 20:51

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 20:51
Hi Graham H ,It's a diesel And yes it has a cool box and has had all it's services seems very well looked after .I know they can make most cars look pretty good though ! I do love the electrics like i said makes life o lot easier .
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 22:19

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 22:19
Does it have active suspension as in a Sahara as some have had troubles owing vans and have had to fit Polyairs or similar as the suspension plyes up due to it trying to level the load all the time.
Some on here have them so they will advise.
Is it a dealer or a private sale I reckon 50 is any amount for a 2004 But in saying that they are holding their price.




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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 22:06

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 22:06
Hi Sue, friends of ours have their Kakadu on the market at the moment, it has 49,000ks on the clock, is a V8 Petrol Gas and they are asking $47,000 for it.

We are in WA so I don't know how that compares with where ever you are and given that one of the above replies has allowed $10,000 difference with petrol v diesel maybe that one is a little over priced. The one that I am talking about also has been well looked after, serviced regularly and never been off the beaten track.

Hope that helps a little.

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 22:30

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 22:30
A friend of mine was going to trade his petrol GXL till he got offered absolute top price of $28,000 for it.

Petrols are for sale everywhere. A good diesel is harder to come by.




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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 22:41

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 22:41
Hi Graham H

I agree with you regarding Diesels being harder to find, but I still think that if the value is there then a few extra $$$ is worth it.

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Reply By: MrBreeze66 - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 07:00

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 07:00
Hi Sue,
I purchased a 2004Kakadu TD last month with 90000 ks on it for around the same money being asked for the one you're looking at.After looking all over the the country at normal GXL and Kakadu I thought it was good value.They are a great car and you won't be disapointed.Regardless of what the redbook etc says the TDs are holding their value as always.From my searching you would be hard pressed to find a Kakadu with less than 100000 ks for under $50,000. If you did I would be a bit wary and ensure that it hadn't been damaged and repaired etc..I found a Kakadu in Brisbane in immaculate condition for $48,000 with only 60000 ks on the clock but it turned out that it had been a write off then repaired.Hope this helps.
Cheers, Dean
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Follow Up By: suepajero - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 09:57

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 09:57
HI MrBreeze66 ,Dean do you tow a caravan with yours
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Follow Up By: MrBreeze66 - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:32

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:32
Sue, no I don't tow a caravan but I will assure you that the Landcruiser TD will handle this task as good as (if not better) than any other vehicle.I have a chip in mine and I get good economy, heaps of power and beautiful car to drive on and off road.

Dean
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Follow Up By: suepajero - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:46

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:46
Dean,can you tell me how much roughly the chip cost And have you had a big service yet I'm not really worried about service bills you have to have them don't you
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Follow Up By: MrBreeze66 - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 13:11

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 13:11
Sue, the Dtronic chip in mine cost approx. $1400.00. You don't necessarily need a chip for towing it just makes the car perform a little better than standard.
The TD goes very well in standard form in my opinion anyway.I don't think it will have any trouble towing a van, you'll hardly know its there unless on a steep climb.Regarding the servicing I agree with you 100%.
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Follow Up By: suepajero - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 14:06

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 14:06
Hi Dean ,might not worry about the chip just yet.We have got our loan so will be picking it up Monday,Tried to get him down but he wouldn't budge he will put electric brakes in though so that's better than nothing and it has only 72.000ks so it's all good Cheers Sue
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Follow Up By: MrBreeze66 - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 14:27

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 14:27
Good on you, I'll guarantee you're gonna love it.Happy trails!!
Dean
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Follow Up By: suepajero - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 14:42

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 14:42
Thanks Dean,I hope we have lots of happy trails We think we are very spoiled to be able to do what we love, travelling This great country Cheers Stay Safe Sue
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Reply By: Territory29 - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:22

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:22
I have a Kakadu I find it to be a very ordinary piece of machinery, but I can't afford to get out of it. Have a look in the service book at the big services that you have comming up, through to the 160000K you may have to get another loan just to service it , I feel they don't justify the running costs.
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Follow Up By: suepajero - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:51

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:51
Hi Territory29,Why do you think it's ordinary and i would have thought all cruisers were not cheap to service ,how much extra should we borrow?
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Follow Up By: chisel - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 14:03

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 14:03
Surely the kakadu follows the same service schedule as the GXL? So you're basically saying the landcruiser servicing is expensive. Perhaps, but from what I've noticed (I own a TD 100) it is about the same as other new-ish 4wds.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 16:11

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 16:11
Service costs are roughly as follows.

80,000 cost me $912 at Caboolture cos they have to do the tappets and strip the hubs and repack them. Usually an overnighter cos the tappets get done cold.
A 5000 intermediate oil change and check can be $225

90,000 check about $300 including oil and filters

100,000 cost $660 including new belts but no oil or filters.

I use Terrain Tamer filters and Penrite HPR 15 Diesel oil.

120000 is the next $900 one

Where are you cos I can tell you where to get a good chip and fitted and tune about $1400 in Brisbane.

If you do it you also need a 3in Mandrel exhaust which when i did mine it went from 145hp to 165.2 on the dyno.

Exhaust and 3 dynos cost $1100

Better get an extension on the loan because they NEED to BE SERVICED REGULAR.

And depite what Missan owners say they ride much more comfortable towing.

I know cos I have towed my van with both and I am very glad Im not doing my present 20,000k trip in anything else.

Cheers you will be happy

PS make sure he puts a decent 6mm wire in on the brake controller or they wont work as well as they should.

I have a TEKONSHA PRODIGY and it will lock the wheels on a 2.8 tonne van if i
Jump on them really hard
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 16:18

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 16:18
One last thought Check on the pillar when you open drivers door It should have two silver recall stickers on it

One for bolts in front hubs and one for a wiring clip and cover to be put in above brake pedal under dash.

Neither are really unsafe but they are free so get them done if not already done.


Both can be done free at the 80,000k service and are free.
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Follow Up By: suepajero - Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 09:26

Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 09:26
Thanks Graham H,The Tekonsha prodigy is what we have in the pajero so will talk to him in the morning about that and the recalls didn't think of that .The service prices seem about the same as the pajero that was a diesel. Wondering if we should ring the last owner? Feel funny doing that but I think we can do that is that right?
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 09:44

Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 09:44
Yeah ring him by all means I perved in the glovebox and found the papers before I bought mine and rang the owner before I paid for it
Cheers



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Reply By: Territory29 - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 22:56

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 22:56
I just got a quote on the 150000k service from the local Toyota Stealership and was Quoted $1850.00 I bloody near had a heart attack and said that you have to joking, he then said well your not going to be happy about the 160000K service either,Better leave in the drive.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 10:41

Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 10:41
Read the service manual

At 150000 they replace injector pipes etc

At 160000 they replace auto and transfer fluids

Other than that the prices I quoted are average

Be thankful you dont need injectors as they are about $600 EACH




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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 21:53

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 21:53
Well now after all this discussion how did u get on.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: suepajero - Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 09:34

Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 09:34
Hi Graham H,Yes we Got our lovely car Monday night just got to the dealer on time ,we are in Portland Vic and had to go to Colac to pick the car up .He had put a Hayman Reese brake controller in before i rang him ,that's ok .I rang the previous owner who was great She was pleased that i had rang her she has even invited us to drop in when we are travelling past.Jim hasn't stopped driving since we got it ,the bit of a drive I've had was lovely feels like a tank on the road the way it sits ,doesn't seem too bad on fuel so far. We pick our caravan up next week so can't wait for that now,I'll let you know how that goes Thanks again Graham for all your help stay safe Cheers Sue
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