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    Hi guys,

    So I haven't been on the forum for quite a while, but hopefully have some time to pursue my passions over the next few years, so I plan to contribute a little more from here on out.

    I do have to ask for a bit of advice, however:

    My SO is finishing her masters at the end of this year (yay) and will be working as a farm manager from the beginning of next year. She's likely to receive a petrol card, but not guaranteed and she'll be doing a lot of transporting.

    My suggestion to her has been to get something as simple as possible and she seems to have taken this advice seriously.

    We've come across a nissan np300 2.4l 4x4 with low milage, it's completely set up for her needs and we would probably be able to buy it outright from the get go. They're asking 180k for it.

    I'm a little worried about consumption, but as similar diesels are about 80-100k more, I think it's actually a good option. My other suggestion was to go for a patrol or cruiser, but we'd need to pay instalments and I'm not too fond of this idea...

    Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Go for diesel. The fuel bill on that 2.4 will kill you. Diesel also better for her type.of work. 3lt Toyota or 2.5 Nissan P300 much better. Does not have to be 4x4 except if required due to roads if it is on an irrigation farm then 4x4 will be required

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    Drive a 2.4 NP300 4x4. Average consumption over 60000kms is 14L /100kms.

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    Can fill a number of 2.4 petrol tanks foe a R80K purchase price difference......
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    Broad advice would be to stick with your outright purchase plan if you can and not get into monthly payments. However, if you can put a large enough deposit down and have the discipline to pay off remainder in 1 or 2 years max, then definately explore the alternatives to the vehicle you have been looking at.
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    If she is going to be working as a farm manager doing their work and deliveries, surely they must give her a vehicle to use?

    Or is she getting paid per km to use her own vehicle?
    If so make sure the rate is right, AA has a very good guideline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mplester View Post
    Drive a 2.4 NP300 4x4. Average consumption over 60000kms is 14L /100kms.
    2.4lt N/A petrol are strong engines. Thirsty, but last long if looked after. not the quickest either, don't be fooled into the chip and branch story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris8d View Post
    If she is going to be working as a farm manager doing their work and deliveries, surely they must give her a vehicle to use?

    Or is she getting paid per km to use her own vehicle?
    If so make sure the rate is right, AA has a very good guideline.
    these are the correct questions and advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandro View Post
    She's likely to receive a petrol card
    Why are we concerned about consumption? Very few employees will give two s***s about consumption. It is only us business owners who spend two hours a day in a Corsa Utility...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitebob View Post
    Why are we concerned about consumption? Very few employees will give two s***s about consumption. It is only us business owners who spend two hours a day in a Corsa Utility...
    Because the petrol card is not a given, she might not get a card to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris8d View Post
    If she is going to be working as a farm manager doing their work and deliveries, surely they must give her a vehicle to use?

    Or is she getting paid per km to use her own vehicle?
    If so make sure the rate is right, AA has a very good guideline.
    Yes agree. Is the company not resposible for a vehicle with fuel. If not then it has to be per km. If per km rate has to be higher than normal as the vehicle is going to work harder that the norm as it is on a farm and will be loaded. Tyres and shocks will work hard.

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    Thanks guys,

    Really appreciate the advice!

    So I've suggested she holds off until she has a little more clarity on everything. We'll be going to Stellenbosch in a few weeks and she'll be having a meeting with them, so hopefully she'll be getting all the important answers then.

    I'll let you all know what ends up happening, thanks for the advice, was well needed and well received.

    Cheers!
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