Touring vehicle

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In the market for a 4x4 for general and remote camping and long range touring, around 20k. Looking for all opinions on landcruiser single cabs and extra cab hilux/ranger/dmax. Will be putting a canopy set up on the back with dog cages. Occasional towing. Any opinions appreciated.
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Reply By: Mick O - Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 23:22

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 23:22
Mate, look no further

Everything you need!


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trip would doubtless be attended with much hardship.''
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Follow Up By: Mitchell N1 - Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 00:40

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 00:40
Sorry mate I'm after a ute
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Reply By: lizard - Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 09:17

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 09:17
A GU ST Patrol 4.2 ute , coil springs all round , comfortable ride , 185 litre fuel tanks
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Follow Up By: KevinE - Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 14:57

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 14:57
Except that they're rarely for sale & usually over his $20K budget.
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Follow Up By: OutBack Wanderer - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 21:58

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 21:58
I just copied and paste GU ST Patrol, got 10 pages of Patrols on GumTree

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Reply By: Ron N - Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 14:38

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 14:38
Look, mate - just hit the bank up for a bit more $$$'s, and you can go the whole hog in style ..... [;-)

2014 F650

Seriously - if you can find a low km 2009-2011 Colorado diesel, I don't reckon you can beat them for a robust 4WD ute. They will do 500,000kms and give little trouble.

2011 RC Colorado

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Follow Up By: Kenell - Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 15:13

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 15:13
Ron,

They are both 2wd I think.

Love the idea of the 650. I think we must both be old head turners from a long way back. Reckon it might like a drink but ohhhhhhh the grunt !!

I like the Isuzu and the Colorado (in 4wd versions) too.

Ken
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 15:51

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 15:51
it's interesting the Ford 650 advertisement, they only show you the black one, what colour is the other one! :) Michael
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Follow Up By: OBJ - Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 17:00

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 17:00
I ***think*** it might have been Henry Ford who once said "you can have any colour you like as long as it is black". Not much has changed.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 17:16

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 17:16
Kenell - Yes, sorry, the F650 is only 2WD. I drive past it, in that yard, every day, and for some reason, I thought it was 4WD.
But the Colorado I linked to, is definitely 4WD, it says so on the VIN plate.

Michael - you can get in white, as well as black! For the $$$'s involved, you'd think they'd offer some slick colours, wouldn't you?

F650's for sale

I bought a new F100 4WD in 1977 and the colour range on offer was great.
Mine was "Pine'n'Lime", an outstanding yellow colour with a faint trace of green in it.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: axle - Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 19:10

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 19:10
The early Isuzu 3.0L fitted to the RA rodeo and the first of the Colorado, was a strong engine in the way it was built ,but was absolutely gutless due to the way the pollution gear was set up on it, it could be rectified but you then had something that was illegal lol!. .Not sure when they changed to common rail, but a completely different beast..

Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 19:22

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 19:22
Ron, I misunderstood the F650 ad, I assumed for $272,000, you got two vehicles. I was just wondering what colour the other F650 was!!!
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Follow Up By: 76lifted - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 00:45

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 00:45
That F650 has been for sale at about 6 different dealers in the last 2 years...........if not even more..... probably waaaaayyyyy to impractical

Cheera jed
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Follow Up By: Mitchell N1 - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 09:26

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 09:26
Cheers Ron I will check out the Colorados
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Follow Up By: KevinE - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 13:05

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 13:05
I used to drive one of those Colorado's for work. It was the most uncomfortable Ute I've ever driven. I'd never buy one.
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Follow Up By: OutBack Wanderer - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 22:09

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 22:09
Thanx Ron, my screen is now covered in sugar-coated Frosties after clicking on F650's For Sale, $272,000.00.

Gee's it would be great to be rich and not have to spit sugar coated Frosties all over my PC

For that kind of money I definitely took up the wrong career path, lol;

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Follow Up By: Gbc.. - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 06:48

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 06:48
Second the RC Colorado/dmax. I had one for 6 years and did plenty of desert/remote work with it. Couldn’t hurt it. Apart from the join in the door card ripping out the occasional leg hair I found it comfortable enough. The manuals got extra torque and for touring, the cab chassis versions had a longer wheelbase for better load carrying in all models. That’s the one I’d be looking for.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 21:50

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 21:50
For your $20K, you could get a 2000-20006 Landcruiser HZJ79 ute(1HZ engine), and maybe have a little left over. If you could round up a few more $$$'s, you may even get into a factory Turbo, if the Kms, and the $$$'s, aren't too high. Some blokes inflate the selling price of their 1HZ ute if it's been fitted with an aftermarket turbo, but they're just dreamin'. The factory turbos are at a premium, with most examples still in mid-30's, and have seen a couple lately that are asking up to $50K!!!

Drove a 3 litre Hilux dual a number of times doing an 800km Mail run, and was surprised how good it was, except for a few electronic aids. Comfortable with aftermarket suspension, and about 10km/L economy.

A friend has an extra cab Dmax auto and it goes alright, with good economy.

Your $$$$'s, your choice........

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Follow Up By: Mitchell N1 - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 09:34

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 09:34
Thanks for your comment mate will take that all in. Is the cruiser much more I'm fuel economy? I've been trying to decide for over a year now, looks like I cant go wrong with either of the toyotas
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Reply By: Siringo - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 11:38

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 11:38
One thing to consider with a single cab ute is the seats. You can't put the seat rears way back and lie down or stretch out.

I've driven the IFS ute type vehicles and the full size 4WDs and the heavier 4WDs, Patrols & Cruisers sit on rough road more comfortably, IMO.

Also coil sprung vehicles handle rocky corrugated tracks better than leaf sprung vehicles, again IMO.

Patrol utes give you about 180 litres of fuel capacity, so do Prados.

Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Mitchell N1 - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 11:43

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 11:43
Thanks heaps mate have noted all of that
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