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    Advice Please on vehicle...

    Have been reading through some of the threads regarding replacement vehicles which is very informative because I have very little knowledge of what is what with vehicles.
    I have a double cab Nissan Navara 1996 2.7d two wheel drive and hopefully all going well I will be able to think about replacing it later this year or early next year...touch wood, my ute has been fantastic and I love it but because of wanting to access other places to work my dogs etc I want to go to a 4x4 and preferably petrol because of the RUC and rego etc. this is my second Navara the first having done 405,000 k before I sold it; only ever had a gearbox bearing go. My present Navara is nudging 330,000k.
    Are the 4x4 capabilities of SUV's the same as a ute or it is the wheel size and clearance that make it different? Sorry Guys, I dont know enough about these things!!!!
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    Petrol over diesel,I'd still go diesel,better performance towing,and most 4 liters engines love to gobble the petrol. My colorado averages 9 liters per 100 k/ ms just towed a tandem trailer over the Laimais to Ham loaded a Toyato ha ha and heading back shortly, would be thru a tank of petrol by now, only used a quarter tank of diesel,and cruised at 90 ks

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    thank you Maca49!!!! maybe I should revisit my budget!!!
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    I'm selling mine at present someone having a look this pm but 2wd got my fingers crossed

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    eeebees, some questions to narrow the choices.

    do you need a vehicle capable of towing ? what specifically ?

    you have a double-cab currently right. do you want same internal size, smaller or larger ?

    for comparable petrol and diesel, there is a magic milage number where if you travel more than that per year, it is cheaper to get diesel, even with RUC. i might be completely off track, but kinda remember for my business van, it was 5000km ? maybe someone in fleet management / transport will know the answer.
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    Thank you, EBF, twin cab or single doesnt really matter cos I can get my dog crate adjusted, even if it didnt have deck like a SUV or had a backpak. I rarely tow anything. 5000k, yikes...I mostly do a round trip to work of 86k a day, plus weekend jaunts!!
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    Diesel me thinks

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    Generally speaking standard vehicles a waggon will be more capable off road than a ute.
    Utes have stiff rear suspension to carry loads which hampers articulation unless loaded and long rear overhangs.

    But there is not as much stuff to scratch or dent on a ute especially if its a tray not wellside.

    Im picking you won't be doin any serious off roading in it anyway ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Diesel me thinks
    yip, diesel given you are doing close to 500km a week
    Depending on budget the turbo diesel navaras from the early/mid 2000's where a pretty good wagon

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    if you are on a farm/block, and most of your "off-roading" is near home, I'd look at getting an economical little hatchback for commuting, and then a farm rego vehicle to bash on the weekends...

    commuting in something that uses 10lt or more per 100km is going to hurt long term
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    Thanks to you all...I am just scared I will get something that is going to cost me the money I do not have to do endless repairs...but your advice has been invaluable thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    I'm selling mine at present someone having a look this pm but 2wd got my fingers crossed

    SOLD yahoo bring on the field days

 

 

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