Originally Posted by Johann 1984
Johann, you are the only one who can figure out, whether or not you are able or willing to afford the Patrol.
Of course you can do overlanding up to Tanzania (and a lot further) in a HB. In a certain way you could compare it to driving on the beach with a beetle vs. a 4x4. Possible, but not necessarily ideal, unless you don't want to afford a 4x4.
Overlanding with the Patrol would be much nicer than with the HB. THe Patrol would offer so much more comfort and possibly space. Enginewise the larger 6 cylinder Patrol is a better option than the HB engine, it is hugely downrated and was made for that purpose of leisurely propelling the vehicle.
Overlanding with the HB would roughly half your fuel cost. Depending on how long you were planning to keep that bakkie, devaluation by putting on the extra miles would be an issue.
But the question you are asking can't really be answered by simply comparing cost. It is about what do you want to travel in and what do you want to afford.
In my case it is certainly financially not reasonable to keep my old Cruiser. But I do it anyway.
When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.