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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbejaanspanner View Post
    Thanks for all the great advice, what about safety and resale between the fj and dustie?
    We bought the Duster end of 2013 when the price was R240k. Last year we got offered R175k and when we eventually decided to trade it in we received an offer of R145k. Slightly below trade but we can live with it.
    The 2.2 ranger that was suggested is also a good buy.
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    Did you have 18 or 20 wheels on the Jeep?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbejaanspanner View Post
    Hi all,

    Okay to give you a bit of background, we had a 5.7 Grand cherokee.... Great vehicle and loved it. But after some off-road driving all the dash lights came on and the rear diff gave some issues and we decided to sell the vehicle due to the major installment combined with fuel costs and repair costs.

    I live 1.8 km from work and live in Malelane, so you can imagine all the great places to travel to from here, Swaziland, Mozambique, Mac Mac pass etc....

    I have two daughters aged 3 and 5 and our current car is a kia picanto.

    So I was wondering, do I wait for the new 4x4 reno duster or do I consider something like the FJ Cruiser 2012 with about 100k km on the clock?

    Budget is about 350k max, what would you do and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olderbushbaby View Post
    Why not consider the very under-rated Suzuki Grand Vitara? Just over your budget and you may even be able to negotiate on the price. New. The "Dune" has 4 x 4, low range and diff lock and went everywhere the three other Defenders went on an overland trip. Fuel consumption is nowhere near what is quoted in the magazines if one is just aware of the pressure on the accelerator. The trip of just under 4000 kms saw me averaging 8.8 litres/100 kms.
    I also thought about the GV yesterday, but with that fuel consumption I might be ght as well go for the fj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steen View Post
    Did you have 18 or 20 wheels on the Jeep?
    20 inch, what a great experience searching for AT tyres......

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    I am thinking about the new 4x4 duster and a disco 1 v8...... Things changed when I heard I can get diesel for a reduced price at work
    ... I just dislike a bakkie and the fortuner....

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    It won't be a next Land Cruiser. It will be another Land Cruiser.
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    Just got back from a 5,500km road trip with my 2012 FJC taking it to >123,000km. I've had it since new and I could only once again, give it a nice pat on the bonnet and thank it for being such a trustworthy and competent vehicle. I refuse to discuss fuel consumption, as it doesn't matter , I returned home with another smile on my face.
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    The words 'fuel consumption' appear somewhere in your reasons for selling.

    You do not buy any big 4X4 if you are worried about fuel consumption. It can be anywhere between 12 and 15l/100km in normal driving going right up to 20l/100k in sand. With the Duster, you are most probably going to live in the 8-12l/100km range.

    But then the Duster is not going to take you where the 'proper' 4X4 can take you (but do you need that?) and it will most certainly cramp your towing horison.

    Having been happy with a Grand Cherokee, perhaps a Prado is a good move?

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    Thanks to all the guys constructively contributing, just bought an FJ.

    AND I LOVE IT, I have a long range tank in to sooth the fuel consumption concern. I can get approx 900 km on a tank... to me that sounds great! (Just for some of you,yes I know that is not how it works....)

    My wife is already bugging me for a snorkel, roof rack and bull bar....

    There goes my hunting rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbejaanspanner View Post
    Thanks to all the guys constructively contributing, just bought an FJ.

    AND I LOVE IT, I have a long range tank in to sooth the fuel consumption concern. I can get approx 900 km on a tank... to me that sounds great! (Just for some of you,yes I know that is not how it works....)

    My wife is already bugging me for a snorkel, roof rack and bull bar....

    There goes my hunting rifle.
    Congrats....but why do you need a snorkel Noisy and pointless unless you cross rivers regularly or travel in dusty conditions.
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    Congrats that V6 you make you smile everytime.......well almost
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    Congrats....but why do you need a snorkel Noisy and pointless unless you cross rivers regularly or travel in dusty conditions.

    My wife..... personally I don't like the snorkel, nor cutting the bodywork

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbejaanspanner View Post
    Thanks to all the guys constructively contributing, just bought an FJ.

    AND I LOVE IT, I have a long range tank in to sooth the fuel consumption concern. I can get approx 900 km on a tank... to me that sounds great! (Just for some of you,yes I know that is not how it works....)

    My wife is already bugging me for a snorkel, roof rack and bull bar....

    There goes my hunting rifle.
    Congrats!! Best choice ever, I get at least 1000kms to a tank, add your details here https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...(or-dislikes-)
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    Congrats.
    So, when do ou take on the fisrt 4x4 trail with it?

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