New car- Upgrading from a jeep cherokee TD- to 100 Series?

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Gday all, long and the short of it, am selling my xj as it has too little room after I installed all of my touring stuff- DOH! I am looking to buy a late series (2003 or newer) 100 series GXL TD. have 50k to spend, then a little on the top for mods.

The big question is how good are they REALLY?

I live in the bush, so need a 4wd. Have decided I'd like all the mod cons, so the 100 series wins over the 70 series. How does the suspension/engine/drive train hold up in the long run? am planning 6 weeks a year to be touring the far outback, including CSR etc, so will have LR tanks, wheel carriers, roof racks and the like.

What sort of fuel consumption do they get in the real world- keep in mind 95% of my km will be highway at 100kph.

Oh, I also own a 17 foot boat which is towed every 3 weeks approx 800 return km.

Thanks in advance!

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Reply By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 19:14

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 19:14
The big question is how good are they REALLY?.......IMHOYou can’t buy better!
Fuel economy around town (Brisbane) 13ltrs per 100km…. put my trailer on and it jumps to over 17ltrs per 100km. 26ltrs per 100km through the Simpson.
I’ve got plenty of enhancements and still want sliders, long range tank and electric winch.
I use it as a regular drive even though I have three other cars. I just like driving it.
Hope you feel the same.
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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 21:11

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 21:11
AHAHAHA ,how good is a 100 series. Thats cheeky coming from a Jeep owner.


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Follow Up By: Janek - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 00:27

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 00:27
Hey, i did say mine is an XJ, and a diesel... No fires for me. And besides, that's why i always carry 4kg of dry powder! :D

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Reply By: chisel - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 21:51

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 21:51
I get around 11L/100km on the highway, maybe a touch lower if careful. 13.5L/100km around town (measured over 25000km+).

If you are worried about GVM issues, you might hit a snag once you've added the long range tank etc. I doubt many well-equipped 100 series run under GVM when fully laden.
They've been around near enough to 10 years now so any big issues should be known about already.
$50k will get you a good one. Maybe 2005/2006. The last update was Sept 2005 (17" alloys, rear aircon in the GXL).
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 22:00

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 22:00
Saw a nice 2005-6 update model in a dealers in Warwick on Tuesday Didnt see the price though

It was a 4.2TD and was dark grey.




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Reply By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 22:31

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 22:31
the price of them over the last 12 months has gone UP- does that tell you how good and wanted they are?
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Reply By: fisho64 - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 00:26

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 00:26
I go along with the figures from the others here-11/100km highway, 13/100km around town. and pretty consistent. Got near 200K on my 04 model now.
Front suspension is always going to be a stopping point in hard going terrain-best fit at least 1 diff lock.
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Reply By: Janek - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 00:28

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 00:28
Glad to hear I may be heading down the right path. In NSW the only sub 50k ones ive found are 2004 models.

Oh, i should mention it has to be a manual, i can't drive auto for peanuts! :P

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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 01:47

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 01:47
youll find it a little harder to get a manual, but it may be cheaper as well.
The A750F 5sp auto post sept02 is a huge selling point also. Rock solid, reliable and smooth.
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Reply By: trickytoo - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 19:56

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 19:56
I saw a 06 model at a Toyota dealer south of Sydney, for 70k!!!! How much were they new?
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