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First 4WD
« on: November 16, 2020, 05:09:01 PM »
Hey Guys

Looking for a good first 4WD for my son who just turned 17 and goes for his P's in a few weeks. So if anybody knows of one or has one which comes close to below criteria, would appreciate a "heads up"
Ideally the following:
Manual
Diesel
Legroom. He's 207cm!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hoping under $10K Could stretch if worth it.
Not expecting anything other then reliable and half tidy.
Have been looking at dual cabs and some older GU/GQ 4.2 or 100/80 series stuff.
Starting to do my head in as some peoples expectations of what is reasonable condition/fair price is obviously a lot different to mine.
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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 07:33:41 PM »
Hey Guys

Looking for a good first 4WD for my son who just turned 17 and goes for his P's in a few weeks. So if anybody knows of one or has one which comes close to below criteria, would appreciate a "heads up"
Ideally the following:
Manual
Diesel
Legroom. He's 207cm!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hoping under $10K Could stretch if worth it.
Not expecting anything other then reliable and half tidy.
Have been looking at dual cabs and some older GU/GQ 4.2 or 100/80 series stuff.
Starting to do my head in as some peoples expectations of what is reasonable condition/fair price is obviously a lot different to mine.
Thanks Dave
You need to get him playing basketball and NBA, then get him to buy you a new 4wd.


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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 07:50:29 PM »
Yeah he does pretty well at basketball atm. We've had invitations from other sports also but league is his love and he's doing very well at that.
I'll just be happy when he gets a car so I don't have to keep driving him him to all the sports and girlfriends place!!
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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2020, 12:17:38 AM »
Covid for a number of reasons has lead used car prices, especially 4wds to increase 30-50%. Good buys are few and far between at the moment. 90 series Prados used to be really good buys IMHO, but they have gone up too. I recently bought a cheap XJ Jeep, worth a look.

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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2020, 05:39:31 AM »
We’ve had the conversation about tall family members I believe? Captain 6’9” fits in the ranger to drive it and in the passenger seat. Dmax has a slightly longer leg area again. The 80/100/gu/gq are not good at all for long people, the Nissans being the smallest. The utes are worse again. Good luck with the search. Mazda 3 and i 30 he fits no worries at all - always the way that smaller hatches have the best seat area.

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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2020, 07:09:01 AM »
if you are still in Mackay, have a look for a "2005 Toyota Landcruiser Prado" on Mackay Buy Swap & Sell Facebook page...

seems to fit the bill, although K's are quite high (376,000)

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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2020, 07:27:51 AM »
if you are still in Mackay, have a look for a "2005 Toyota Landcruiser Prado" on Mackay Buy Swap & Sell Facebook page...

seems to fit the bill, although K's are quite high (376,000)


Hey mate. Yep I think that's the white one you might be talking about??
Trying to organise a look atm
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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2020, 08:02:27 AM »

Hey mate. Yep I think that's the white one you might be talking about??
Trying to organise a look atm

that's the one...

i'll keep my eye open locally, as well...
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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2020, 11:31:44 AM »
another one has come up on Mackay Buy Swap and Sell...

2007 Nissan Navara
$10,000
White Dual Cab
264,000 klms

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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2020, 12:46:42 PM »
another one (a bit left field) on Mackay Buy Swap and Sell

1999 Land Rover Discovery (TD5 model)
$7500
271,000 klms

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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2020, 01:15:58 PM »
For your price point does it have to be diesel

Reason i ask is at that level you may get a petrol vehicle in better condition
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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2020, 02:09:16 PM »
I had a colleague who was 6'8" tall. He reckoned that the Discovery was the only 4WD he could comfortably fit into, more in regards headroom rather than legroom, but both he and the vehicle had a shared origin so there might have been some bias. 
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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2020, 05:14:13 PM »
For your price point does it have to be diesel

Reason i ask is at that level you may get a petrol vehicle in better condition




Yes I have considered also, but as he wants a 4by and works at a pizza place and they are waiting for him to get license so he can deliver, i'm thinking diesel maybe a bit more economical when you don't make much in the first place. I had mates who had V6 hi-lux's and Tritons and boy they were thirsty!!
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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2020, 05:17:00 PM »
I had a colleague who was 6'8" tall. He reckoned that the Discovery was the only 4WD he could comfortably fit into, more in regards headroom rather than legroom, but both he and the vehicle had a shared origin so there might have been some bias.




We just sold a Disco 4 HSE 3.0T/D. Fantastic car but only gripe was the legroom. Steffo1 had a D1 for years and same thing, great car but ordinary legroom if over 6ft.
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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2020, 07:05:55 PM »



We just sold a Disco 4 HSE 3.0T/D. Fantastic car but only gripe was the legroom. Steffo1 had a D1 for years and same thing, great car but ordinary legroom if over 6ft.

Interesting. I’m well over 6 feet tall and have no trouble fitting in my D4 HSE .

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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2020, 04:51:44 PM »
Interesting. I’m well over 6 feet tall and have no trouble fitting in my D4 HSE .



Ask the bloke sitting behind you ;D
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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2020, 05:11:58 PM »
Confused how anyone tall can fit in a Ranger - I'm only 6'5" and they kill me for head room. If I really want to have a laugh I can try to get in the back..

Had a Disco which was a great car as long as nothing goes wrong.. service costs were fine, once we'd gone through the obligatory head gasket failure.. grrrrrr!

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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2020, 06:19:35 PM »


Ask the bloke sitting behind you ;D

What are you doing there? 😂😂😂
Seriously I don’t know a vehicle where any of my 6ft + sons can easily sit behind me.

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Re: First 4WD
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2020, 06:39:18 PM »
Confused how anyone tall can fit in a Ranger - I'm only 6'5" and they kill me for head room. If I really want to have a laugh I can try to get in the back..

Had a Disco which was a great car as long as nothing goes wrong.. service costs were fine, once we'd gone through the obligatory head gasket failure.. grrrrrr!

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It’s odd isn’t it, I’m 6’6” and I’m quite comfortable in my Ranger. Have done Perth- Melbourne- Perth with no comfort issues.

Just goes to show you need to try everything before deciding on a vehicle.