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Thread: Best 4x4 for under $15k ?

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    Best 4x4 for under $15k ?

    what do you recommend.

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    Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    Anything diesel - cheaper to run, even with RUC.
    Jeep are a good machine, but they chew through the 91 like an alcoholic through a bottle of bourbon.

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    90's hilux
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    96-97 Landcruiser Prado!!
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    90 series prado
    Any hilux

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    I'd be looking at prado or Hilux, guess it depends what your uses will be, family wagon or solely a 4x4 hunting wagon / dog kennel

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    id go a Toyota or mitsi

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    mitsi or mazda or if you don't mind bit slower acceleration a Nissan gets you a later model and lower kms than Toyota or ford.the older jeep Cherokee is the more economical one to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    the older jeep Cherokee is the more economical one to buy.
    Ummm guess it depends what you compare it too. My old 80series is getting 7km/l (need to do oil change, work out how to stop a brake rubbing and get injectors looked at....) still using less than most petrol Jeeps I have heard about.

    Having said that, on the Nelson camping trip there was a jeep that showed up, $2K and it a nice truck..

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    It's all about horses for courses.
    Depends on what you are wanting to do with it?
    Don't over look Suzuki Grand Vitaras still very capable off road and don't cost a fortune to run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Ummm guess it depends what you compare it too. My old 80series is getting 7km/l (need to do oil change, work out how to stop a brake rubbing and get injectors looked at....) still using less than most petrol Jeeps I have heard about.

    Having said that, on the Nelson camping trip there was a jeep that showed up, $2K and it a nice truck..
    Did the math a month ago.
    If you want a low mileage 4x4 (ie around the 75,000km) at around the $16-17K mark, a Grand Cherokee is your go to vehicle. The equivalent like a Pajero or Parado in age and km's will cost you high $30's. That is a $15k difference in price, or you go for a Mitsi or Toyota for $15k that is knocking on 200-250,000km.
    Did the comparison on fuel cost only, for 20,000km/year, feeding the Jeep on 98 as apposed to 91, and it came out to just over $1k more per year in fuel cost as apposed to a diesel Pajero with RUC's. This dropped considerably if you feed it 91. Then, if you take into account the cost of servicing a diesel versus a petrol, and the debt servicing on the extra $15k (if you a buying a Mitsi/Toy of same age and km's as the Jeep), plus the depreciation on the $30k vehicle, the extra $1k you are paying in fuel per year on 20,000km is completely negated. Then if you consider the risks of buying a $15k, +15 year old diesel which has done 200,000km (injectors, pump, etc), you could be up for a major bill that adds $5-10k to the cost of your old diesel.

    I would rather buy a younger, lower km, lower cost (for age and km's), petrol Jeep and pay a bit more on a weekly basis at the pump, than run the risk with an old diesel.
    Its all about risk and economics.

    PS - I have nothing against Mitsi or Toyota. Immediate family has owned 3x L200's, 2x Challengers, 5x Hilux/Surf, and a Parado!

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    Be careful what Jeep you get some are real pieces of shit
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    Grand Cherokee is unibody, no?

 

 

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