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    Default Re: Buying a 4x4 on a budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam vd Merwe View Post
    Gen 2 is based on the colt bakkie.
    Most definitely not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PajeroMan3500 View Post
    Most definitely not!
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    Is the Gen 2 the one with the 2,6 petrol engine?? The Colt Galant engine??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Is the Gen 2 the one with the 2,6 petrol engine?? The Colt Galant engine??
    Gen 1 & 2 (wiki)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcoP View Post
    Gen 1 & 2 (wiki)
    One of THE best , the 2600 Mitsubishi petrol. The Mazda B2600 had the same one I think, when Mazda and Mitu were still together........MMI.
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    Check this out. Needs alternator and battery. Not the neatest but those tyres look cool. Seems like there is an oil leak at the back at the centre diff? 230k on the clock. 3.5 v6 Starts on the go and sounds good....what do u guys think?
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    Is it on auction at Burchmores or for sale there??

    Tyres and mags look very 8)........having said that, look for more important stuff like any FSH, does the 4WD etc etc work and so on and so forth.
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    Auction. There is a red light on on the 4wd. Sounds good but too risky. My buddy works there. Im not in a rush so will shop around a bit more till i find something that ticks all the boxes privately. Has no service history though it has been maintained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
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    Can you send me some pics of the Mitzi.

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    Sorry guys, following this thread as well, although my budget is much lower. Was the 1995 Pajero 5 door a 7 seater? There's one for sale on Gumtree.

    I've been looking at Ssangyong (conflicting opinions) because they are a 7 seater, are 4x4 and can be had quite cheaply. The owners on this forum love em. Second is Disco's, but finding a good Diesel at up to R35000 is not really possible. Don't mind a fixer upper as I have a workshop.

    Would love a diesel Gen 1 Mitsu, but not sure they comply to the 7 seater requirements

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    7 seater, I had the 96 models. They are very nice vehicles.

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    Save your 100k and take the disco off road, just stay away from the scratchy stuff or put on the clear plastic guard...cant remember off hand what its called

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostokkelos View Post
    15 to 10 year old 4x4 and Reliable in one sentence. That to me means a Japanese car. Nissan Toyota Mitsubishi Isuzu (in older cars), that would be my choice over LR, Jeep etc.
    I'm surprised nobody has suggested Prado 90/95 series yet.

    Here's a nice one with 207k km. I had one of these in Botswana for 4 years, not a SINGLE hiccup, and I tell you, if importing it wasn't such a ball-ache, I would NOT have sold it. Chobe, CKGR, Khutse, West Coast, etc etc etc never missed a beat. The 3.4V6 is also very difficult to break and about 7.5km/l in town. Spend a bit of money on a raised suspension if you feel it's necessary (I did, but not essential), RTT, lose the running boards and off you go. Also in that ballpark, older 80 series Cruiser or Patrol.

    https://www.autotrader.co.za/used-ca...2FzYy9zZWFyY2g

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    https://www.autotrader.co.za/used-ca...2FzYy9zZWFyY2g

    Here's what mine looked like:
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    I agree. I have a Prado 90. Great vehicle. Also look at Cruiser 80

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    Guys. I'm most probably going to pull the plug on this one.

    https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bak...40911279975609

    Just need some quick advice:
    it says 3.5 not 3.8 is this correct. and if it is right, is this engine fine?
    What do i check for and how, if it's more than a 1 step process?
    Im out in durbanville, this guy in Grabouw, if anyone who knows pajeros is willing to take a drive with and have a proper look while I kick tyres- I have ice cold beers, tequila and whiskey depending how thirsty you are when we get back

    Thanks in advance chaps.
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    now just to throw a spanner in the works i see this advertised below

    https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bak...+KwaZulu-Natal

    lucky its far away, but it looks like a much better deal.
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    Fly there and drive it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stoffel View Post
    Fly there and drive it back.
    Got a hold of the guy. Looks like its sold already.

    The guy is bringing the blue one around tomorrow. Holding thumbs its a good one.
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