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  1. Re: Costs of owning a Toyota Landcruiser 105 4.5EFI

    You're spot on in terms of the spirit of this post. This was not a post to complain about what I have been charged; rather it was meant to give a bit of transparency which I never found when I was...
  2. Re: Costs of owning a Toyota Landcruiser 105 4.5EFI

    Thank you! It was put in by the original owner, so I'm not sure who built it.
    Not pictured is the section where the rear seats would ordinarily go, which adds two additional rows of drawers (side-...
  3. Re: Costs of owning a Toyota Landcruiser 105 4.5EFI

    Could it be that each mechanic has not trusted the work of the previous? I did take it to three different mechanics, all of whom would be common go-to names on this forum. My hope is that the coming...
  4. Re: Costs of owning a Toyota Landcruiser 105 4.5EFI

    It's certainly not an instagram rig but I love the experiences it has taken me on.
  5. Re: Costs of owning a Toyota Landcruiser 105 4.5EFI

    Haha what a wonderfully positive perspective. Thank you!
    The approach taken is very similar to ASWP.
  6. Re: Costs of owning a Toyota Landcruiser 105 4.5EFI

    I have always approached the maintenance with the mindset that I wanted a mechanically perfect vehicle, so it may be closer to restoration than standard services. For my first service, I felt...
  7. Costs of owning a Toyota Landcruiser 105 4.5EFI

    Long before going on my first 4x4 trip, I had been coming to this forum to read about the experiences of others’ vehicle ownership and 4x4 adventures. As I became increasingly enchanted by the idea...
  8. Trip advice from Johannesburg to Cape Town along East Coast

    Hi all,

    I'm planning a one-week trip for my girlfriend and I to go from Johannesburg to Cape Town along the East Coast. Time is, unfortunately, quite limited but we have both been wanting to make...
  9. Re: Five days from Joburg to Lusaka - Route recommendations needed

    Hi Tony,

    Thank you for the quick response and the excellent tips! We will try to camp just after the SA border and then make the drive up North and also follow your suggestions for Zambia (they...
  10. Five days from Joburg to Lusaka - Route recommendations needed

    Hi all,

    My girlfriend and I will be travelling from Johannesburg to Lusaka (one-way) on Monday and have allocated ~5 days to allow us to see some things on the way, particularly in Botswana. Does...
  11. Re: 9-day trip from Cape Town to Sossusvlei and back

    Thank you all for the great advice. We just came back from an amazing trip and I wanted to share the iteniary and a few of my thoughts in case someone may find it useful in the future.

    Day 1: Cape...
  12. Re: 9-day trip from Cape Town to Sossusvlei and back

    Thank you for the quick response, Chris!
    We are indeed going camping w. a 4x4.

    Do you have any experiences with NamibRand Family Hideout and would this be a suitable jump-off point for going to...
  13. 9-day trip from Cape Town to Sossusvlei and back

    Hi all,

    My family and I are planning to do a 9-day drive from Cape Town to Sossusvlei and back again. Obviously these timelines are quite tight and we want to get the most out of the trip.
    Does...
  14. Pajero mechanic needed in Pretoria North

    Hi all,

    I'm looking at buying an older Pajero 3.5 GLS which is currently located in Pretoria North. Before sealing the deal, I'd like to have a seasoned mechanic (with knowledge of Pajeros) check...
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    Used fortuners (what to look out for?)

    Hi all!

    I'm sure people on here have a lot of experience with used fortuners.
    What are the things to be aware of when getting a used fortuner?

    It strikes me that there are a lot of <200,000...
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    Re: Safe to commute on scooter?

    Thank you for the overwhelming number of responses.
    I truly appreciate it, and I have to admit, guys, you are not making my life very easy! ;)





    What type of scooter? We are considering a...
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    Safe to commute on scooter?

    Hi all,

    My girlfriend and I are relocating to Johannesburg, and my girlfriend will need to commute to university in Blairgowrie.
    Is it safe to commute on scooter? In terms of;
    - Hijacking
    -...
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    Re: Advice on first car in SA

    The Cherokee looks like a steal! How would you expect maintenance costs to be on that?
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    Re: Advice on first car in SA

    What's the resale value? If I buy one w. >100,000km on the clock and drive it for a few years, will I have trouble reselling it at a reasonable price?
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    Re: Advice on first car in SA

    Why would you stay clear of those three brands?
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    Re: Advice on first car in SA

    Thank you all for the replies!

    It seems that there is broad consensus around three cars. What would you expect the yearly maintenance cost of these to be (keeping in mind that I will get a used...
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    Advice on first car in SA

    Dear all,

    I have been quietly reading your forum for the past month, and decided it was time for me to enter the conversation and ask for some advice.

    In September, I'll be moving to...
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