Recomendations for 25'gs Car

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 13:15
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Ladies and Gents,

At the end of the year I shoud have hopefully saved up 25g's to purchase a second hand 4WD. I have had a 87 L/C P/C petrol and currently own a 90 Pajero Petrol. After owning both and also spending numerous years on the mines driving Diesel land cruisers I have decided to go ahead with the purchase of a Mid size 4WD. The two that first come to mind are the Prado and Pajero. The other ones I am thinking about is a Jackeroo, Landrover or maybe a older HZJ80. I go up north of WA each year so I would prefer something with reliability, godd off raod capabilties, large rear cab space for camping gear, a good A/C (my old pajero A/C was not the best) and with good towing capacity for I also have a 5.5 mt ali boat. As I work in the city I am a little put off on the L/C's and Patrols due to there size and fuel consumption, this being one of the manin reasons for the requirement of a mid size. I am after all opionions and recomendations on where I should invest my money in as this is the 4WD I will be keeping for some time.

Cheers

Gerrad
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Reply By: flappan - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 13:28

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 13:28
A TD Jackaroo or Pajero.

Probably find that the Jack would be slightly better value.

Maybe a V6 Prado (don't think even a base TD Prado would go that price).

Do you need or want Diesel . . . Maybe a V6 of the above would be a better option for city driving.

There's also a LR Disco, and Jeep Cherokee in the mid range stuff. Decent vehicles good offroad, better value elsewhere though I recon.
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Follow Up By: flappan - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 13:33

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 13:33
1997 MITSUBISHI PAJERO
NL Wagon GLS 7st 4dr Man 5sp 4x4 565kg 2.8DT (Sept onwards)

average kms 120,000 - 150,000
trade in price guide* $19,100 - $22,200
national average price - private sale* $21,600 - $25,500
price when new (RRP) $49,560

1997 MITSUBISHI PAJERO
NL Wagon GLS 7st 4dr Auto 4sp 4x4 655kg 3.5i (Sept onwards)

average kms 120,000 - 150,000
trade in price guide* $19,200 - $22,400
national average price - private sale* $21,700 - $25,600
price when new (RRP) $49,770

1998 HOLDEN JACKAROO
L8 Wagon SE 7st 4dr Man 5sp 4x4 595kg 3.0DT (Jan onwards)

average kms 105,000 - 125,000
trade in price guide* $19,500 - $22,800
national average price - private sale* $22,100 - $25,900
price when new (RRP) $46,990

1998 HOLDEN JACKAROO
L8 Wagon SE 7st 4dr Man 5sp 4x4 695kg 3.5i (Jan onwards)

average kms 105,000 - 125,000
trade in price guide* $18,000 - $21,000
national average price - private sale* $20,400 - $24,000
price when new (RRP) $43,490

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Reply By: duncs - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 15:56

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 15:56
Gerrad,

If it was me in your shoes I would pick up the latest model 4.2l Diesel GQ patrol I could find. It will do all you want quite well and is very reliable. Your concerns about driving it in the city are reasonable but you will soon get used to it. Both my wife and I drove one in Sydney for years. The Boss wasn't overly keen but she did it without too much complaint. Iassume you are in Perth and the traffic there is nothing compared to Sydney.

I have a mate who travelled to Cape York with us in a Landrover Discovery. He worked as a sales rep in Sydney on the road all the time. Now lives mid north coast NSW last I knew his car had 350k on it and was still going strong. The car has done numerous trips in the bush with never a problem.

It's not the quickest car in the world but it is economical and reliable and plenty of towing capacity and reasonable luggage space. A lot of people will discount the Landrover automatically because of teh old series 2 and 3 vehicles and the agricultural nature of the 110 but the Discovery is a nice comfortable and capable vehicle.

Hope this confuses you a little more.

Go and drive anything you can find and enjoy the process. Most cars these days are reasonably reliable. So compare and buy the one that you are most comfortable with

Duncs.
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Reply By: Gerrad - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 16:29

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 16:29
Duncs,

In regard to the Landrover Discovery are you talking about the TDi version? What is the the size engine these come in? What is towing capacity like? Also what do you think about Patrols and Landcrsuisers on gas?

Cheers

Gerrad
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Follow Up By: Blackie - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 16:39

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 16:39
Don't start you blokes.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 21:42

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 21:42
LPG? You cant get it in remote places...
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