2004 3 litre turbo diesel holden rodeo

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 21:29
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hey everyone i have found a holden rodeo that i am interested in. its a dual cab 3 litre turbo diesel 2004 model. its in very good nic and runs well. i have had it checked and there is nothing wrong with it. the only thing is is that it has 260000 kilometres on it. wat should my approach be towards this car with that many kilometres? thanks callum
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Reply By: kwk56pt - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 00:15

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 00:15
They are a high reving diesel that works hard. Even though a lot will see 400k a lot dont. Low sulphur fuel means reduced lubricity and fule pumps can start leaking. Expensive to fix and many end up wrecked when the motir fails due to the high cost of repair.
At 260k the odds against you are mounting. I think a 2002 V6 petrol jackaroo is good value and the motors will see 400k plus with few troubles. Perhaps some other posters may be able to indicate how many kms their rodeos have achieved
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Reply By: Member - Malcolm (Townsville) - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 11:50

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 11:50
You don't say how much they are selling it for.

Have a look in classifieds for my DMAX. After advice from a mate I've reduced it to $38K. It is ONLY advertised on Exploroz at this stage to give members the option of first buy.

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Reply By: didjabringabeer - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 16:22

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 16:22
Hi What price. I have a 2002 3.0 turbo diesel with tradesman canopy 105500 k's.
got offered $13000 as trade in on new Ranger. had it new
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Follow Up By: spaanderman65 - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 23:17

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 23:17
they are asking $10000 grand for that car mate.is that a fair price or not? where abouts are you situated? cause im in albany wa. thanks callum
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Reply By: MP - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 20:56

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 20:56
Hi Callum,
As has been mentioned previously it depends on the price you are paying. I have a 2003 RA 4x4 diesel with 235000kms. It is a work ute that I tow a trailer with every day. It is no rocketship off the mark but is strong. I also think it is geared quite low(I can get to 3rd before I need to use the throttle and very steep descents in low range 1st are painfully slow). The downside is it revs quite high at 110 in 5th (2900rpm). Mine is in really good nic, but shows wear and tear ie drivers seat, steering wheel & gearknob. It is regularly serviced inc front wheel bearings and all fluids. I have just replaced the front discs. It is very reliable but it is a machine, so just be aware of what may need doing in the short term, like a clutch, rear drums and linings etc. I have had a few issues. EGR valve, ignition swith, rattly clutch(ongoing, it won't die so I can get a new one) but nothing major. 10 litres per 100kms week in week out towing a trailer around town up to 15 litres per 100kms towing a 1500kg pop top van at 100km/h. Very capable 4wd. Approach with caution but be positive as well. What else is on the market for the same money? How long will I keep it and how many kms will I do? A mate of mine has had lots of issues with his new Hilux and another needed a new turbo on his D4D Prado, $4500 later....

My 2 cents worth.


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Follow Up By: spaanderman65 - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 23:15

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 23:15
thanks a lot for that info guys. does help a lot and gives me a lot to think about. they are asking $10000 for the car so i dont think that is an unfair price but i will let yous judge that also? thanks
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