Cruiser snowy series should i buy?

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 10:57
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Hi there
i've found a 1999 cruiser 'snowy' series auto 4.2 diesel,
in addition to the usual GXL and snowy extras it has an aftermarket turbo fitted as well as after market cruise.
asking is 35K, which sounds ok to me but its got 160k on the clock.

I'm due to see it on the weekend, and if it looks ok, then get an NRMA check on it.

if it all checks out would people consider this a reasonable buy, or would the km's be a potential problem?

cheers
Ruffy
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Reply By: cruiser - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:16

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:16
Sound alright to me.

I have a mate with a 2000 model RV (so no GXL extras) with raised supsension, aftermarket turbo, alloy bull bar, towbar, snorkel, 12 months rego and 90K for sale.

He has been offered 40K by the local Toyota dealer on a new GXL turbo auto, so 35k seems pretty good to me, considering that this one you are going to look at is a year olderand has more k's.

Good luck with it.
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Reply By: floyd - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:26

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:26
Really high milage for a 4 year old car. I would be lucky to do that milage in 10 years.
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Reply By: JohnH - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:40

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:40
Ruffy sound reasonable. My only concern would by who fitted the turbo and how much boost etc has been running through it. As far as the km's travelled and the age I have never been overly worried about a vehicle that has obviously done some regular long trips. Wait till you see it, might be that the trps have all been through the bush. If it all looks fairly straight and your happy the km's could be a barganing point for you. Get the NRMA to check it as you said.

Good luck, hope it's what you are looking for.

Cheers

John H

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Follow Up By: ruffy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 14:12

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 14:12
Thanks John and all else who have responded. I originally included the busniess that fitted the turbo, but they have a bar on their name appearing on the site. Suffice to say that it is a well know fitting business in the southern highlands of NSW

cheers
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:44

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:44
http://www.drive.com.au/buy/used/search_results.asp?first_record=0&FromSearchScreen=1&make=TOYOTA
&model=LANDCRUISER&location=&lowPrice=&highPrice=&lowYear=1999
&highYear=&body=&keywords=&keyWordMode=&go.x=26&go.y=9 There are all the Landcruisers. Nothing wrong with a 4 year old car with 160 k on the clock - any less and you'd wonder why they had it up on blocks.Bob
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Reply By: Wheelerdog - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 12:19

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 12:19
Bob,

I agree i do between 40 to 50 thousand km's a year in my work vehicle,99% being country kms, km's should not be a problem provided maintanance has been done as per book.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 14:41

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 14:41
Go for it, this sounds like a good truck, the things that usually go at 200kms are front c/v joints worn/oil leaking from swivel housings.
Other than that, this would be a hard vehicle to come buy (haha) with diesel autos being non existant in earlier cruisers all but the rv 105 for a while there, and now if u want an auto, it is petrol or t/d independant front.
Andrewwheredayathinkwer mike?
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