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    What about a Toyota Condor 4x4 2400?
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    Quote Originally Posted by biltong View Post
    A Pajero can certainly work.
    for 7 adult pax? I think not........
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    This would probably be ideal but were never available in SA. Saw one again yesterday near Mbazwane with Moz plates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    This would probably be ideal but were never available in SA. Saw one again yesterday near Mbazwane with Moz plates.
    One reason why the double cab Hiluxes were to popular to steal was because a Hi-Ace shares the same chassis.

    Quite a few 4x4 Hi-Aces in Lesotho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biltong View Post
    One reason why the double cab Hiluxes were to popular to steal was because a Hi-Ace shares the same chassis.

    Quite a few 4x4 Hi-Aces in Lesotho.
    Another one we didn't get here is the Delica, also seen in Moz/ Swazi. But it seats a questionable 7 and not 32 like a Hiace
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    Just my 2 c, a syncro is an 8 seater, 10 at a push, has 2x diff locks as standard, engine is in the right place for sand, rear, so the front is light and does not dig in, dry the syncro weighs in at 1650kg, they are awesome in sand, i ran the lake sibaya road and sodwana beach with 1.8 bar tyres, no hassles at all, if you need any help with advice on a syncro call me +2783 629 9951, you can get a really nice kitted syncro for R180k, and it has boot space with 8xpax, no trailer needed, thanks stuart, 083 629 9951

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    Quote Originally Posted by syncromad View Post
    Just my 2 c, a syncro is an 8 seater, 10 at a push, has 2x diff locks as standard, engine is in the right place for sand, rear, so the front is light and does not dig in, dry the syncro weighs in at 1650kg, they are awesome in sand, i ran the lake sibaya road and sodwana beach with 1.8 bar tyres, no hassles at all, if you need any help with advice on a syncro call me +2783 629 9951, you can get a really nice kitted syncro for R180k, and it has boot space with 8xpax, no trailer needed, thanks stuart, 083 629 9951
    They are great, but the heading did include the word "reliable"..
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    In my opinion the Land Cruiser 80 series 4.2d is the most reliable vehicle on the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luka View Post
    What about a Toyota Condor 4x4 2400?
    I forgot they were even made.
    This is actually not a bad suggestion.

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    Look at a Prado. Back seats come standard (although cramped!) and windows open on vertical hinge. Much more comfortable than either LR or LC76 and you could find a few in your range. By the way, I have a LC76 and the back windows DO open-on vertical hinges.

    Quote Originally Posted by Righardt View Post
    Hoping that you guys can please assist me with some opinions on this one!!

    What would you guys suggest to be the most reliable and viable vehicle to use..

    We run adventures with tourists on the KZN north coast, Kosi Bay area, with tourists.
    Our return trips generally consist of roughly 400km of tar road and 150km thick sand tracks.
    The biggest obstacle is the number of seats as our group sizes are often 5-7pax..
    Budget is around the R180 000 mark

    These have been my minds options

    Land rover

    I personally only find the 300tdi to be a reliable option although comfort is build almost solely around the driver..
    The rear bench seats are horrible..

    Land cruiser

    The ultimate would be a troopy although it seem like one simply cant find them..

    76 station wagon seem to be limited with the option of more seats in the back as the windows cant open.
    Price range also a bit high.

    80 series in the 8 seater could work but also seem to be difficult to find..
    With the age of these models, are they reliable?

    Regarding reliability again, 4.5efi or 4.2 diesel?

    Vw syncro

    Although this option sorts out the seating issues, I don't trust that it will cope with the Kosi bay sand..

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    Long wheel base Prado V6 petrol with jump seats . Even the automatics, in fact I recomend the automatics. for R180K you could get 2 late 1990 models, a good service, byte vas when you fill the tank and off you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    Another one we didn't get here is the Delica, also seen in Moz/ Swazi. But it seats a questionable 7 and not 32 like a Hiace
    Seats 7 comfortably, some seat 8. They quite popular here by us in the tourism industry, but unfortunately becoming more and more difficult to get a hold of. The new one, the D5 also not bad, although not as off road ready as the previous models. Pity you guys cant get em down there. Low km good condition models go for not too much money.

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    The VW Synchro can cope with almost anything the right hands.

    Check out my previous post in this regard.
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    Thank you all very much for your opinions!!

    Decided to up the budget and reliability a bit and go for either a 4.2d 2007ish Land cruiser 76 wagon or a troopy of similar age..

    Anyone know if the back windows of the 76 wagon can be modified to sliding windows?
    I have some Pajero back seats that I ll fit in there..

    Or where on earth do I find a troopy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Righardt View Post
    Thank you all very much for your opinions!!

    Decided to up the budget and reliability a bit and go for either a 4.2d 2007ish Land cruiser 76 wagon or a troopy of similar age..

    Anyone know if the back windows of the 76 wagon can be modified to sliding windows?
    I have some Pajero back seats that I ll fit in there..

    Or where on earth do I find a troopy
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