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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    The swb pajero models have slip diff in rear, so if you can manage it carefully you can cause it to work well like a diff lock using your hand brake.
    The lwb is more practical,
    The 3l v6 pajero is a little under powered vs the 3,5 v6 plus my 3,5 v6 lwb gives better fuel economy than what my friends 3l v6 swb did. We both have branches and he has a better free flow exhaust than me amd I also drive with roof rack on all the time. So the 3,5l v6 is definitely better on fuel.
    I got mine for R40k and spent 12k and did timing belt etc and cor amd have just spent another 6k or so with doing alternator, power steering pump and service. So in 2 yeats of having it having spent 18k or so is not to bad especially for its age.


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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by allandell View Post
    The swb pajero models have slip diff in rear, so if you can manage it carefully you can cause it to work well like a diff lock using your hand brake.
    The lwb is more practical,
    The 3l v6 pajero is a little under powered vs the 3,5 v6 plus my 3,5 v6 lwb gives better fuel economy than what my friends 3l v6 swb did. We both have branches and he has a better free flow exhaust than me amd I also drive with roof rack on all the time. So the 3,5l v6 is definitely better on fuel.
    I got mine for R40k and spent 12k and did timing belt etc and cor amd have just spent another 6k or so with doing alternator, power steering pump and service. So in 2 yeats of having it having spent 18k or so is not to bad especially for its age.
    Does yours have diff lock?

    From which model did they come with difflock as standard?

    I am interested in a 96 model, but from what I can see, this model does not have difflock...

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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryno Visser View Post
    Does yours have diff lock?

    From which model did they come with difflock as standard?

    I am interested in a 96 model, but from what I can see, this model does not have difflock...
    Mine is a blister fender from 99 and has diff lock.
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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryno Visser View Post
    Hi all,

    I am just wondering if it is possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget....

    If so, what would you suggest?

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    maybe an old datsun safari !!

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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    I owned a 1998 Suzuki Vitara JLX - brilliant car! (Why did I ever sell it?) A 4x4 that would see off many bigger, much more expensive SUVs on the rough stuff. Simple 1400cc engine, easily and cheaply maintained. Very economical. Seemed immune to rust.
    OK not a great load carrier but had 4 seats and was perfect for running round Plett with the top off in the summer, as well as trips to Baviaanskloof, Swartberg Pass, etc. Warm & dry in the winter (good aircon/heater). I had a removable hardtop but there is a permanent hardtop version too - not sure if it's called a JLX though.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    Hi Ryno,
    My friend has a Landy Disco 1 - 300TD for sale for less than R40K. It's running well and the body is good. If you are keen give me a call (or WhatsApp) on 083-4541119. The van is in Cape Town.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Glass View Post
    Hi Ryno,
    My friend has a Landy Disco 1 - 300TD for sale for less than R40K. It's running well and the body is good. If you are keen give me a call (or WhatsApp) on 083-4541119. The van is in Cape Town.
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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    R40k might get you a 4x4 but unless you are scoring the bargain of the century it will probably need a good R10-20k to catch up on maintenance and get it back to all round good working order.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    I bought this '98 300tDi Disco a month ago, roadworthy included.

    Purchase price - R25K.
    Fitted TerraFirma shocks - R5K.
    LBB engine monitor - R2K.
    Fuel lift pump - R650.
    Brake Booster - R1750.

    Total spent - R34,4K

    I arrived back home at 04:00 this morning from a Caledon - Stilbaai - Kei Mouth - Port St Johns - Hilton - Van Der Kloof - Caledon road trip. Distance covered - 5463km. Diesel used - 581.17l = 9.4km/l.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Commander View Post
    I guess it would depend on what your use case is. A 4x4 for use "on the farm" can be a lot more rough than a daily driver.

    From my perspective the running cost on a 4x4 is always what will kill you if you are on a tight budget. Tires are bigger, sumps are bigger, heavier on fuel, more mechanical components that can break and ware out. More stuff that can leak etc.

    If you want something to go to the shops and back a small hatch will always be cheaper. (As much as I it pains me to say as I am a car guy and will always yearn for the out of the ordinary/big/fast/capable/weird/etc.)
    I agree. Cost=K x n x (m)2. Thats m squared. Where m is the mass of the vehicle, n is the number of driven axles and K is is a constant which is unique to the cost of a basket of spare for the vehicle.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    Yes it is but you must budget for repairs, service, tyres and sometime a very deep clean and polish.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
    You can get a nice XJ for that price. That is what I sold mine for and it was reliable. Parts from Rock Auto in the US is cheap and can be couriered fast so no issues there. They are simple honest cars to work on and quite capable.
    Just how reliable are these Jeep XJ's with the 4.0 straight six and 4speed auto?

    And do they have difflock?

    The 1 advantage of these are the solid front axle...

    And what would the expected fuel consuption be?

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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    Engine very reliable, gearbox slightly less so.

    10km/l open road, 6-7km/l in town.

    LSD in the back.

    Lost of fun to drive, good kw/kg ratio and sounds nice, good visibility.


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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    Dealer friend tells me Jeep spares are expensive!


    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Koop net iets Japanees.

    Hier in die Noord-Kaap is nie eens 10 Jeeps in totaal nie.Onderdele gaan 'n nagmerrie wees.
    Glo my daardie Dana diffies is van kaas gemaak. Die term When you play you pay kom van Jeeps af.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    Dealer friend tells me Jeep spares are expensive!
    Compared to?


    A WK, XJ and a Ducati...

    "Stil, broers,daar gaan ‘n man verby, hy groet, en dis verlaas.
    Daar’s nog maar een soos hy; bekyk hom goed."

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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    He is a Toyota dealer.
    Most dealers like Midas!

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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    Please even before you think XJ search Dana 30/35 and 44 XJ diff problems. Same for the NP 231 chain driven transfer case. Once you push the limits the endless list of modifications will start.

    When I build my 347 V8 Ranger all forums and individuals have boosted the strength of Dana Diffs. I have run Dana 60 at the back and 44 high pinion heavy duty front

    They are cheese. I have the trophies to proof it. Chrome Molly shafts stronger gear sets, up graded U joints and many more to get them to handle 4x4 stuff.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    Dealer friend tells me Jeep spares are expensive!
    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Please even before you think XJ search Dana 30/35 and 44 XJ diff problems. Same for the NP 231 chain driven transfer case. Once you push the limits the endless list of modifications will start.

    When I build my 347 V8 Ranger all forums and individuals have boosted the strength of Dana Diffs. I have run Dana 60 at the back and 44 high pinion heavy duty front

    They are cheese. I have the trophies to proof it. Chrome Molly shafts stronger gear sets, up graded U joints and many more to get them to handle 4x4 stuff.
    So XJ is a NO GO then...
    Thanks for the info!

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