Automatic 4WD

Submitted: Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 11:09
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Iam looking at purchasing a used Automatic 4wd to be used for towing a small camper trailer and off road driving. Any views on what makes/models etc would be good and reliable. Feedback would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 11:38

Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 11:38
how used? I'd be looking at the turbodiesel versions of Pajero, Disco II, Jackeroo, and Prado in that order. For prices go to:
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Reply By: Member - Alan- Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 13:51

Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 13:51
Tony, I had a 1996 300Tdi Auto Discovery and found it excellent in sand and the rough stuff.
Towed a van weighing approx. 1500kgs. as well (not in sand) and you had to limit your ambitions a bit on hills but it still did a good job.
Pretty reliable and economical vehicle.
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Reply By: Stuart - Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 22:53

Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 22:53
My previous vehical was a 95 3L v6 auto pajero, once l was out cutting wood with my faithful old F100 when on the way home it blew a welsh plug, so l had to hitch a ride home (about 150k's), hire a tandem trailer and go and rescue the F100 with the pajero. Now the F100's are a heavy vehical, but when they are full of wood they are bloody heavy, anyway the pajero towed it on a trailer no problems at all, l comfortably sat on 90 to 95k's all the way home - it used a bit of fuel though. Hope this helps and happy hunting.....Stuart
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Reply By: volvofh12 - Sunday, Nov 16, 2003 at 22:05

Sunday, Nov 16, 2003 at 22:05
I own an automatic discovery. I also drive for a living and not having to change gears is a real high light for me when it comes to 'driving for fun'. Definetly recomend an auto. Also drive manual 4wd Patrols and Isuzu 4wd trucks with the RFS and find that the only real advantage of a manual is your hill decents are a little easier on the brakes.

Would recomend that you buy a jump starter system just for emergency. as for towing, its a breeze with a an auto, however a little heavier on the fuel.

Have owned a nissan patrol and my current vehicle, both autos. The nissan patrol was excellent for hill climbs etc you just use your brakes a little more. Really wouldnt consider a manual unless my current job changed.
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