2 door 4wd

Submitted: Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:45
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Long time reader of this forum but 1st ever post, so please be gentle! I’m looking to buy a small 2 door 4wd with the budget of $15000. It must be a hardtop, automatic, and have air con. What are my best options? Thanks all in advance.
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Reply By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:57

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:57
gday mate


try this one?

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:57

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:57
Hi, Are you looking for something with Low Range gears?? Michael
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Reply By: Madfisher - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 20:40

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 20:40
Welcome to the forum Nath, not much arround in swb 2 doors anymore I am afraid. A lot of the older ones like Ferozas etc I think only came in Man. What about a SWB Paj, should be some autos arround in them.
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Reply By: ben_gv3 - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 20:53

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 20:53
Suzuki Grand Vitara can be bought for under $15k. You'd get IFS, A/C, auto, low range, central locking etc. Quite comfortable.

There's also the Jeep Wrangler (TJ). Live axles (F/R), A/C, can come with a hardtop etc.

It depends on how/where you want to drive. The Suzi is more road orientated, the Jeep more off-road. Both are actually the same physical size.

If you drink latte's at the cafe then you're choice is simple... ;-)

That's about the only of the post 2000 4x4's available.
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Reply By: nath888 - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 21:28

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 21:28
hi again thanks for the options. I was thinking between a Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Jimny or a older toyota rav4. What are your options on these?
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Follow Up By: timothy - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 09:44

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 09:44
The Suzukis will both have low range, the RAV4 will not, depends where you want to take it I guess. My wife has a 4 door 2001 RAV and it's quite nice but I find the drivers seating position a bit awkward.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 21:58

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 21:58
We had a medium wheel base Landcruiser FRP top (fibreglass top) some years ago. I still see a few out there on the road, so may be worth looking for. They had a better reputation than the smaller Feroza.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 22:01

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 22:01
Like this

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 22:47

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 22:47
Motherhen

had one of those a couple of years ago...great little 4wd.mine had the coil springs all round and it rode like a car,cheers.

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Reply By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 22:17

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 22:17
Stay away from the Jimmi.
Grand Vitara V6 listen for cam chain noise.

THE SIERRA RIDES LIKE A BILLY CART AS DO MOST OF THE LIGHT 4 BY 4 WITH LEAF SPRINGS.

My pick is getting a bit old now but the 2 door MQ - GQ Patrol was a good bit of gear.

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Follow Up By: Mr Pointyhead - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:33

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:33
The Jimmi has coil springs all around, as did the later model Sierra's

MQ Patrol was a Leaf sprung MWB. GQ was a Coil sprung MWB.

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Follow Up By: kiwicampers - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 16:06

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 16:06
Wayne, could I ask why "stay away from the Jimny" please?
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Follow Up By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 19:17

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 19:17
Kiwicamper.

The Jimny does not like any lift kit and bounces all over the road.

Mainly the Auto Trans ***** it self on a regular basis.

Engine reliable enough though.

Pointyhead.
Yep I agree the Jimmi has Coil springs and rides ok without a lift kit.

I had a leaf sprung Sierra and I sold it after 12000km. Rough as guts to ride in but would go almost anywhere. Great for fitting between trees where the larger 4bys cant go LOL

One of the earlier post listed the Bundera. There were fairly good I think and certainly worth a look.

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Wayne
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Reply By: Fab72 - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 09:49

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 09:49
Mitsubishi Pajero iO, come in 2 and 4 door, auto and manual. All the creature comforts of a full sized Pajero but cheaper and more economical to run.

If you read the reviews, they are a very under-rated fourby, very capable and easy to find spares.

The average price will leave you a few beans to spend on UHF, Sat Navs, bull bar, winch, roof baskets etc.

Have a look at the link. It's only one of many on carsales (picked this one cause it has a lot of photos with it).

Pajero io
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Reply By: Mr Pointyhead - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:36

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:36
You need to analysis your requirments for the vehicle.

Do you want something for the occasions beach trip or dirt roads or do you want something from crawling up rough washed out fire trails ?

Vehicles like the Rav 4 would be ideal for beachs or dirt roads, but useless for crawling up washed out fire trails.


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Reply By: Member - Geoff H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 22:37

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 22:37
Bugger , what about a HiLux.
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