new work ute

Submitted: Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 12:47
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Hi All

Currently in the market for a new diesel work ute, must be dual cab. Tossing up between Rodeo and Navara. Any words of wisdom in regards to either?

Cheers Matt
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 15:19

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 15:19
Go with the str navara, they go like a cut cat and have been getting some really good reviews. We just got a ra rodeo for me at work and what a dog it is. it would be ok if you didn't actually load it up or want to work it hard. a real dissapointment after the previous model. mine has just gone 17k and is 4 months old - already been back for serious warranty work 4 times. I doubt it is going to make it to the 3 year lease expiriry. More room in the cab but the tub is actually smaller , all trim and body panels very flimsy, bad brakes etc etc Cheers Matty, BradMoo... everyone knows what a Jackaroo looks like :-)
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Follow Up By: fj45ute - Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 16:18

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 16:18
Thanks Brad
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 15:49

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 15:49
Matt,

My brother and our best freind have both recently bought Navara dual cabs. Both are stoked with them and as someone already said, they go like the clappers. Downside is lack of leg room for backseat passengers. Oh yeah, there's no child restraint points either but that may not effect you...

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: fj45ute - Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 16:18

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 16:18
Thanks :o) Melissa
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Reply By: fj45ute - Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 16:17

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 16:17
Thanks Brad and Melissa.

Does the navara suffer any of the same faults as the gu?

Any rodeo fans out there?

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Matt
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 16:24

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 16:24
I'm sure i'll be corrected but i am fairly sure the early engine problems have been well sorted out by now. Rodeo fan - previous model absolutely, great machines - new model lots on the second hand market already taking a big depreciation hit, enough said.Moo... everyone knows what a Jackaroo looks like :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Tim&jan - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 23:43

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 23:43
nothin wrong with the gu it will go were your rodeo will never gogu bush basha
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Reply By: mik*2 - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 00:13

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 00:13
matt
I'm in the same boat as you, just about to get a car allowance instead ofr a car and really like the Navara STR. Great to drive , the other choice was the Triton, but after driving one was very dissapointed. Thats what I wanted to know, does it share the problems of the Patrol. What are you looking at, the diesel or petrol. I'm going for the petrol....

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mike
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Follow Up By: mik*2 - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 00:14

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 00:14
Do you like the look of the dash!!??

mike
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Reply By: Member - JohnR - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 08:58

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 08:58
Interested in the comments above myself too. Have a previous model Rodeo as a farm 4by and it has had 3 clutches in its 5 years so I will be looking elsewhere as the dealer reckons it's out fault!!! Not often with a trailer. Turbo diesel too.

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Follow Up By: mik*2 - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 15:25

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 15:25
the new rodeo's look a little odd to me. I haven't bothered even looking at them, maybe I should. Got some more quotes today, best so far is $37900 drve awayfor the Navara STR, not bad..that includes the fleet discount. Now all I gotta do is get the finance...

cheers
mike
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