Which SWB?????

Submitted: Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 22:01
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Just getting advice on buying a SWB 4x4??? I am looking at a 2000 Frontera and wondering if there are any comments or recommendations on something better?? Something easy to work on, good availability of parts etc???
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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 02:09

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 02:09
Cruiser :-)
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Reply By: zigdog - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:11

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:11
Jeep JK Wrangler.

Will go where ever you point it, is probably the most modifiable / after market options available vehicle around and so easy to dismantle and fix.

They look great out in the bush too. Ours never failed us.
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Reply By: Penchy - Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:54

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:54
Landrover 90
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 12:00

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 12:00
An Isuzu MU, but this one is not for sale lol. Image Could Not Be Found
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Follow Up By: Mark S10 - Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 20:33

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 20:33
Many thanks for those that replied :-) I am wondering why there are not too many MU's around for sale and that the parts online seem a bit scarce?
Bruce what kind of fuel consumption does a MU get. They appear to be a bit more beefer than a SWB Frontera? Many thanks Mark
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 07:48

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 07:48
Hi Mark, parts are not a problem, just ask for Rodeo parts if it is a 2.8 motor, and if it has the 3.1 (which is in our two) ask for Jackaroo for motor parts that is.
Fuel consumption:- town 11/100, Hwy 9/100 and towing our 1.3 tonne c/t around 13/100. The also have a fully galvanized body, the only problem has been the turbos which I have replaced on both vehicles at a cost of $1000 each, sure you can get them much cheaper now.
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Follow Up By: Mark S10 - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 21:11

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 21:11
Hi Bruce, fantastic info, many thanks. looks like the Jackaroo turbo goes for about $650 on Ebay and around $500 for the rodeo which is not too bad. I think I am leaning towards the MU as they look a solid off roader, although I won't be climbing the side of a hill...LOL, just looking for something to get off the beaten track and take some photos. There are not many around so I will keep my eye peeled and see if I can get something reasonable and spend a couple of dollars on to bring it up to scratch? Thanks for your advice, greatly appreciated. Cheers Mark
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