Up grading to something with low range

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For those that have perused the trader section I am looking to let my Extrail go to new pastures and update to something with low range. I am in between settling on a Prado or Pathfinder T/D. Power difference 3 Lt against 2.5 Lt does not seem to be much. Cost is a factor. I thinking the difference in price, would pay for the bull bar and tow bar. @57000 against $64000. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Reply By: Madfisher - Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 20:42

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 20:42
On a recent Jackaroo club trip a current Pathfinder was left in the camping area due to a lack of ground clearance. Prados and Jacks had no trouble
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 21:26

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 21:26
Hi Steve, go to www.carsales.com.au/isuz/vehicross....that what you need mate. Don't need some $60k Toyota to do the job this thing can do.
Cheers Bruce
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 21:28

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 21:28
It's OK Bruce ....................... I'll tow you home hehehehe









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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 21:28

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 21:28
sorry gee I'ill be in trouble left out the "U" in Isuzu heheheheh
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 21:33

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 21:33
Kev have a look at that thing mate they are awesome won a lot of rally's in their day. Would buy it but got no money for any more toys bah bah
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Follow Up By: Member - TonBon (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 08:34

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 08:34
Wash your mouth out Kev lol
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Reply By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 22:17

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 22:17
Stay Clear of the Pathfinder if you are going to tow a trailer. Having a few problems with the mas damper flywheel on them

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Follow Up By: stevie1947 - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 14:40

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 14:40
The Auto Pathfinder is a great allrounder. Plenty of room and tows my 18' caravan no problems.
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Reply By: Dave... Adelaide (SA - Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 22:42

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 22:42
G'day Steve

I have just changed over to a 2003 TD Prado after owning 4.2TD Patrols....so far i am very impressed with the Prado....

Cheers.....Dave
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Reply By: Notso - Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 23:09

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 23:09
Why not have a look at the Mitsubishi Challenger,

Based on tried and proven Triton.
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Reply By: Member - Barnesy - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 05:40

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 05:40
Why buy new? A decent second hand 4wd can be had for a lot less than $60000. Many just use them as shopping trolleys and have had very easy lives. What sort of driving do you want to do?

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Follow Up By: Member - steve. B... (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 12:18

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 12:18
Hi Barnsey. I agree with you. Had a look at a 2006 T/D Prado. One Owner. 130000 ks. 95 Kw engine. T/B B/B. Rego May 2010. $43.000 + ORs. Qld Rego
Looks like a bit of a mine basher. Used are still a bit dear for what you are buying.

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Reply By: olcoolone - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 10:07

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 10:07
When we travel in the remote outback we come across Prado's all the time but never a Pathfinder....I think that says it all why they $7000 dearer.

Pathfinder is a toy and a Prado is the real thing.



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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin B1 (WA) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 11:36

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 11:36
Agree,, I would also go for the Prado, I think the extra money would be well spent.
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Follow Up By: stevie1947 - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 14:44

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 14:44
Must have your blinkers on again Non so blind as those that won't see!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 13:24

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 13:24
I recently went through a similar thing trying to decide if I should buy a newer 4*4 or get a older pre loved one.
In the end I went for a high km HJ80 in perfect condition for $7000.
I am a mechanic by trade so fixing something as simple as the old HJ 80 is no problem.
To date other then having the Air Con re gassed I cant fault this vehicle.

I have a problem taking a $60,000 Plus vehicle off road, too scared of damaging it.
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