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    Wagon change but what to get

    So after some long hard thinking i have decided my swb safari will be going up for sale, i have a 2 year old and a 2nd on the way and 2 dogs with a 3rd on the way, safari was cool while it lasted but need to look at the 4 door option now, am thinking older hilux with a canopy mayb a 2.8 as i will be only spending what i get for the saf (around the 17k mark). Is the hilux my best option or are the other makes worth a look aswel? Any thoughts be helpful toward making the final decision cheers.

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    the last of the couriers would be around that mark had one I liked it too much to take too far off road but was a good family 4wd and road cruiser.

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    4wd hiace.
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    17 for a Safari?
    The older 2.8 luxes were a good truck in there day but are all getting end of life now....I got rid of mine for a 80series as I couldnt legally or easily put a baby seat in the back....later ones you can but still a pain in the arse as there just isnt enough room.

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    80series would fit the bill

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    Yeah 17 she one of the tidy low km ones. Payed that for it last year and put 2 inch lift safari snorkel 33s and bullbar, also has winch. Shes a minta. Aw yes cheers i was wondering what they be like for carseats. Its still guna be my sole hunting wagon as we have a station wagon for family trips, so guna do alot offraod but boy loves coming along aswel as mates and dogs so need the room. The safari was a silly buy looking back but got the swb bug out of my system.

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    KZJ78 Prado, coil suspension all round, 1KZ motor same as Hilux more room and stationwagon body for more storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    17 for a Safari?
    The older 2.8 luxes were a good truck in there day but are all getting end of life now....I got rid of mine for a 80series as I couldnt legally or easily put a baby seat in the back....later ones you can but still a pain in the arse as there just isnt enough room.

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    They have increased in value. Mine was worth 50-75% more when it was nicked than when I insured it.

    Even the Bighorns are going up in price. To get one in the condition of mine when I bought it would be at least 50% more than I paid 3 years ago.
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    2000-2004 hilux for similar $ is my pick, that or an 80 series

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    They have increased in value. Mine was worth 50-75% more when it was nicked than when I insured it.

    Even the Bighorns are going up in price. To get one in the condition of mine when I bought it would be at least 50% more than I paid 3 years ago.
    I've seen a POS 1990 Terrano sell for over 4k, no way in hell I'd spend that kind of money on a Terrano.

    I probably wont get much support but I really like the Series 2 Land Rover Discovery, the TD5 had a few teething issues but has proven to be a reliable motor. They are a comfortable vehicle on the road amd very capable off road, and despite the LR reputation are reliable.
    Biggest down side to an LR is of something does break can be difficult to fimd someone to fix them, but of you do work yourself parts are readily available.

    Can get a good one under 10k easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetroot View Post
    a good one 10k under easy.
    Fixed it.
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    Thanks for the replys, would love a 80 series but my budget wouldnt get me one that has under half a million ks, shit they hold their value. Like the idea of a canopy for the dogs and can sleep in if need be. Need to sell safari 1st then think il just sit and wait for something to come up that fits the bill.

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    80s run 7-12grand here and safaris less than that.

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    we run a triton, goes like the clappers with the egr turned off

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    My old 3lt Diesel Prado, fits the bill quite nicely for me, enough room to fit the whole family comfortably, tough enough and pretty cable off road for most situations. Comfortable enough on longer trips and enough power, and not too flash or expensive to worry about sratching it and leaving overnight at road ends etc.

    My 4 year old in the back coming out of the Ruahines after his first overnighter in a DOC hut over the School holidays.

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