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    Smile What to get as a DD?

    Looking to get a DD from end December/Beginning Jan '21. The D2 V8 gave up the ghost in lockdown, and I sold it to a willing mech. So doing homework (again)

    Criteria
    - 7 Seater (3 Children that become biggest enemies after 50km)
    - 4x4 with LR
    - Any fuel
    - Auto/manual
    - 50-70k Range

    Used for
    - DD (school and visit clients on occasion. I am a remote worker by trade anyway)
    - Golf trips (4ball/kit/brandy stains)
    - Camping trips (pulling offroad trailer/roofrack)
    - odd playtime at Atlantis or various trails
    - Long road trips (although my wife's tiguan sniffs diesel on the open road)

    Possible 7 Seaters
    - Pajero Gen 2/3
    - Disco 2 TD5 (again? sanity lost)
    - Prado (read desperate seller on above mentioned budget)

    Outside 5 Seaters
    - Grand Cherokee (WJ/WK)
    - Nissan Patrol
    - FJ62 (one of my fave beasts - sold as the rust ate it)
    - RR P38
    - Touareg (in this price bracket might be a lemon)

    So opinions please. I have time so no desperado

    And thats it. Someone suggested the Forester and XC90 but without LR I will kick/scream when presented with obstacles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor V View Post
    Looking to get a DD from end December/Beginning Jan '21. The D2 V8 gave up the ghost in lockdown, and I sold it to a willing mech. So doing homework (again)

    Criteria
    - 7 Seater (3 Children that become biggest enemies after 50km)
    - 4x4 with LR
    - Any fuel
    - Auto/manual
    - 50-70k Range

    Used for
    - DD (school and visit clients on occasion. I am a remote worker by trade anyway)
    - Golf trips (4ball/kit/brandy stains)
    - Camping trips (pulling offroad trailer/roofrack)
    - odd playtime at Atlantis or various trails
    - Long road trips (although my wife's tiguan sniffs diesel on the open road)

    Possible 7 Seaters
    - Pajero Gen 2/3
    - Disco 2 TD5 (again? sanity lost)
    - Prado (read desperate seller on above mentioned budget)

    Outside 5 Seaters
    - Grand Cherokee (WJ/WK)
    - Nissan Patrol
    - FJ62 (one of my fave beasts - sold as the rust ate it)
    - RR P38
    - Touareg (in this price bracket might be a lemon)

    So opinions please. I have time so no desperado

    And thats it. Someone suggested the Forester and XC90 but without LR I will kick/scream when presented with obstacles
    When I read DD, I thought this thread was about bra sizes.

    Note to myself: Get your mind out of the gutter.
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    Default Re: What to get as a DD?

    I learn of a new abbreviation on this forum on a daily basis.

    DD=daily drive yet I thought its something completely different
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    Wot about a D3 V8?
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    Default Re: What to get as a DD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor V View Post
    Looking to get a DD from end December/Beginning Jan '21. The D2 V8 gave up the ghost in lockdown, and I sold it to a willing mech. So doing homework (again)

    Criteria
    - 7 Seater (3 Children that become biggest enemies after 50km)
    - 4x4 with LR
    - Any fuel
    - Auto/manual
    - 50-70k Range

    Used for
    - DD (school and visit clients on occasion. I am a remote worker by trade anyway)
    - Golf trips (4ball/kit/brandy stains)
    - Camping trips (pulling offroad trailer/roofrack)
    - odd playtime at Atlantis or various trails
    - Long road trips (although my wife's tiguan sniffs diesel on the open road)

    Possible 7 Seaters
    - Pajero Gen 2/3
    - Disco 2 TD5 (again? sanity lost)
    - Prado (read desperate seller on above mentioned budget)

    Outside 5 Seaters
    - Grand Cherokee (WJ/WK)
    - Nissan Patrol
    - FJ62 (one of my fave beasts - sold as the rust ate it)
    - RR P38
    - Touareg (in this price bracket might be a lemon)

    So opinions please. I have time so no desperado

    And thats it. Someone suggested the Forester and XC90 but without LR I will kick/scream when presented with obstacles
    With that budget you're probably not going to get a Prado unless the seller is VERY desperate but then again he'd get more for any old Joe Soap. So realistically you're looking at Pajero / Disco I would think... Of those I would go for the Pajero but a decent Gen3 would be at the very top of your budget, even slightly over. ANd no, I'm not pushing the Pajero because I have one but because I think it is the better option for YOUR stated needs.

    I don't think you would get a more comfortable and kitted ride in that price range. It is capable. You'll make your Tee time without oil on your hands........
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    Default Re: What to get as a DD?

    You do not have the budget for your wish

    Save for longer

    At least not for anything remotely reliable enough to do what you want it to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    You do not have the budget for your wish

    Save for longer
    sadly Hedge is right

    Even a low end Patrol 4500 is going for R120k+.

    Unless you want to take a chance with a Nice Patrol Grenade model?

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    Default Re: What to get as a DD?

    Yeah car prices, despite the economic downturn, have been going up like mad, especially SUV's and double cabs. R70k wont get you anything decent or reliable
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    Default Re: What to get as a DD?

    The fact you not worried about fuel type a v6 pajero will fit comfortably in yoir budget and a fairly decent one too. It will be reliable so no worries there.
    Forget toyota at those prices.


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    Default Re: What to get as a DD?

    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    I learn of a new abbreviation on this forum on a daily basis.

    DD=daily drive yet I thought its something completely different
    Make sure you do a proper DD before buying a DD!

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    Default Re: What to get as a DD?

    Couple of Prado's in your price range on We buy cars. Have a look. All high milers though.

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    Default Re: What to get as a DD?

    the patrols are 7 seaters.
    Maybe the older patrol? The 4.2 GQ?
    or left field - the old microbus syncro?
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    4.0 V6 2003 Prado for R85,000

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    It never fails to amuse me - It does not matter what the question is, it would appear as if the answer is always a "second hand pajero"...
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    Default Re: What to get as a DD?

    Quote Originally Posted by iandvl View Post
    It never fails to amuse me - It does not matter what the question is, it would appear as if the answer is always a "second hand pajero"...
    It is i think it is due to the reliability and pricing of them.
    I am biased though.

    But in all honesty, it really is a huge amount of reliable motoring at a really great price.


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    Default Re: What to get as a DD?

    Quote Originally Posted by iandvl View Post
    It never fails to amuse me - It does not matter what the question is, it would appear as if the answer is always a "second hand pajero"...
    or AMAROK
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