landcruiser resale value

Submitted: Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 19:54
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I bought a HZJ75 series ute in 2006 for $12500. It was good to me ,I only changed the clutch and alternator in that time and the mechanic said the clutch didnt really need doing.
I also replaced the windscreen frame after it got a bubble of rust.I paid someone to paint it and fitted it myself.
I did a lot of trips in the ute, 3 times to Steep Point,3 times to Esperance and a few more on prospecting trips to the Goldfields .I also used it for a lot of other things in that time,like backyard cleanups,helping friends shift house.
The saddest time was cleaning out my parents house after they had both passed away.
I did about 100000klms in that time.

It was time to upgrade and I bought a nice low klm troopy with all the ARB fruit already added .

So the old ute went up for sale and 4 mins after it went on the net I had a phone call.
The prospective buyer came round and had a look and bought it on the spot for a few hundred less than I paid for it.
I did keep up the maintenance and others said it showed.
Still,sorry to see the old girl drive off up the road without me.
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 20:13

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 20:13
ross, if you don't mind me asking, (I own one myself) what model year was it?

Cheers
Pop
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Follow Up By: ross - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 22:38

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 22:38
Pop ,it was 95 which IMO was the best as it had the disc brakes all round,twin fuel tanks and pre filter as standard.
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Reply By: racinrob - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 20:45

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 20:45
I have a '94 HZJ75 ute with 325K kms on the clock, it has been my work ute, carried my slide-on camper and now tows my off-road caravan, not an easy life and it has never let me down, how do you part with an old friend like that ???

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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 20:53

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 20:53
Hi racinrob,

Yeah my old ute is now the possessor of a newish 1HD-FT heart and H150F lungs and I wont be parting with her for a long time yet. With 2 1/2 tonnes + of caravan behind it the gearbox got a pretty good workout when a hill or headwind was encountered with the reliable but underpowered 1HZ lived under the bonnet. Now just press the loud pedal a bit and WHOO HOO... WHAT HILL??


Cheers
Pop
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Reply By: Rockape - Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 07:10

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 07:10
Ross,

I know what you mean.

While I was away from work a mate rang and said they had retired my trusty old ute. Not because it was had it, but because they ordered in a new gearbox for it and it was the wrong one. They made the decision that to get another box for it would cost to much so down the tip she has gone.

7 years old operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week in very hard conditions. Over 100000 Ks in low range 4wd. Original motor, diffs and up until retirement the original gearbox. One door replaced where a grader backed into it.

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Follow Up By: ross - Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 09:57

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 09:57
Which tip ,just curious? :cough: :cough:
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 10:27

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 10:27
Ross,
none of our utes go of site due to contamination.

Average love of the new ones is around 3.5 years as they start to cost to much to repair and the chassis will either rust through or be to thin to weld the front ends back on.

They spend all their lives in a range of mud, thick dust and corrugations depending where you are during the shift. It is not uncommon to go 30 metres with water over the bonnet when sump drains become blocked.

10000 hours is not uncommon for the engines to get and they will still be going when the vehicle is trashed. Admittedly the late model ones will have had approximately 6 aircon condensers, a couple of starter motors, a few alternators and a/c compressors + a few injectors. They are more expensive to run than the old 1Hzs like your old girl and the one I had at work. I still have an 89 troopie as my 4wd which has just completed another 15000k trip with only a clutch slave cyclinder going $60 and a battery failing due to corrugations.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 11:18

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 11:18
Oh what a feeling..!
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