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    Question Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    Evening all!

    I’ve been driving (and LOVING) my 2015 Duster 4x4 dci for about 5 years now. Recently started getting the itch to upgrade to something more comfortable, and much more capable off road. We’ve been hiking quite a lot (some tricky roads to get to camps) and offroad quite a bit at places like Hennops, but the car will also be my daily runner in and around Sandton.

    My budget is around R400k max, ideally closer to R350k.

    I’m looking (so far) at the Ranger Wildtrack or XLT, Disco, or Pajero. Also considered the Everest, Isuzu Dmax and Fortuner, but not 100% sold on those.

    No kids, so space isn’t a factor! Only things I’m definitely wanting are: Has to be 4x4, has to be automatic, has to have low range+diff lock for the hairier bits, and a fancy touch screen console would be a bonus (I’m a bit of a tech junky). Long term maintenance should also be fairly low (reliable, availability of parts, etc).

    Any suggestions on what to look for in this range, and also what kind of mileage is acceptable for a decent price?

    Appreciated in advance!
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    Default Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    How about a FJ Cruiser?
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    Default Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    Quote Originally Posted by SJN View Post
    Evening all!

    Iíve been driving (and LOVING) my 2015 Duster 4x4 dci for about 3 years now. Recently started getting the itch to upgrade to something more comfortable, and much more capable off road. Weíve been hiking quite a lot (some tricky roads to get to camps) and offroad quite a bit at places like Hennops, but the car will also be my daily runner in and around Sandton.

    My budget is around R400k max, ideally closer to R350k.

    Iím looking (so far) at the Ranger Wildtrack or XLT, Disco, or Pajero. Also considered the Everest, Isuzu Dmax and Fortuner, but not 100% sold on those.

    No kids, so space isnít a factor! Only things Iím definitely wanting are: Has to be 4x4, has to be automatic, has to have low range+diff lock for the hairier bits, and a fancy touch screen console would be a bonus (Iím a bit of a tech junky). Long term maintenance should also be fairly low (reliable, availability of parts, etc).

    Any suggestions on what to look for in this range, and also what kind of mileage is acceptable for a decent price?

    Appreciated in advance!
    If I was in your shoes these are the options I would look at
    Suzuki Jimny (new model)
    Mitsubishi Pajero SWB gen 4
    Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (cause of tech) if can get a new enough one with all the tech
    Nissan navara (shape with Mercedes)
    Mitsubishi triton
    Ford everest

    I am not sure nissan does the pathfinder anymore but it was a great vehicle in the older models


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    Default Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    My choices would be.

    Pajero sport
    Fortuner
    Any extende cab bakkie. This gives you more space in the back but then if you start a family very soon you might have to go back to the others.

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    Default Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    Quote Originally Posted by SJN View Post
    Evening all!

    Iíve been driving (and LOVING) my 2015 Duster 4x4 dci for about 3 years now. Recently started getting the itch to upgrade to something more comfortable, and much more capable off road. Weíve been hiking quite a lot (some tricky roads to get to camps) and offroad quite a bit at places like Hennops, but the car will also be my daily runner in and around Sandton.

    My budget is around R400k max, ideally closer to R350k.

    Iím looking (so far) at the Ranger Wildtrack or XLT, Disco, or Pajero. Also considered the Everest, Isuzu Dmax and Fortuner, but not 100% sold on those.

    No kids, so space isnít a factor! Only things Iím definitely wanting are: Has to be 4x4, has to be automatic, has to have low range+diff lock for the hairier bits, and a fancy touch screen console would be a bonus (Iím a bit of a tech junky). Long term maintenance should also be fairly low (reliable, availability of parts, etc).

    Any suggestions on what to look for in this range, and also what kind of mileage is acceptable for a decent price?

    Appreciated in advance!
    Long term maintenance fairly low then rules out the Discovery or a Ford.

    Isuzu, Mitsubishi and Toyota are good choices. Also can't go wrong with an Amarok. Just not sure what year model and km reading your budget will allow.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    A new shape Jimny sounds like what you might want to look at. Not the most tech-laden car, but has enough to make it comfortable and definitely capable off road. Running costs will be on the low end. Reliability won't be an issue either. Haven't heard of any issues

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    Default Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Schambies View Post
    A new shape Jimny sounds like what you might want to look at. Not the most tech-laden car, but has enough to make it comfortable and definitely capable off road. Running costs will be on the low end. Reliability won't be an issue either. Haven't heard of any issues
    read this again carefully:

    "Iíve been driving (and LOVING) my 2015 Duster 4x4 dci for about 3 years now. Recently started getting the itch to upgrade to something more comfortable"...."has to be automatic"

    Are you stating that an auto Jimny is more comfortable and has more power than a Duster?
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    Default Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    read this again carefully:

    "Iíve been driving (and LOVING) my 2015 Duster 4x4 dci for about 3 years now. Recently started getting the itch to upgrade to something more comfortable"...."has to be automatic"

    Are you stating that an auto Jimny is more comfortable and has more power than a Duster?
    Are you suggesting that a Jeep wrangler is a comfortable, low running cost and reliable option? Haha Jimny ticks more boxes

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    Default Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Schambies View Post
    Are you suggesting that a Jeep wrangler is a comfortable, low running cost and reliable option? Haha Jimny ticks more boxes
    Yes. I own one. 260,000kms now. 9 years old last week.
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    Default Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    Volvo XC60?
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    Default Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Yes. I own one. 260,000kms now. 9 years old last week.
    Happy to hear that jelo. But when looking at dealership support and fuel consumption alone the wrangler is not exactly the most cost effective

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schambies View Post
    Happy to hear that jelo. But when looking at dealership support and fuel consumption alone the wrangler is not exactly the most cost effective
    have you owned one?

    In fact, do you have a new auto Jimny on a long term test? Have you owned a Duster?
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    Default Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

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    Volvo XC60?
    Not 4x4. I suspect long term Volvo's are not cheap to maintain.

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    Default Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    TBH - a newer Duster would be my choice. Or the same Duster.

    What exactly is in not fulfilling? I can't believe that any hiking trail road will be so bad a 4x4 duster can't make it.

    You ask for low range. Why? If you can find a late model Freelander that might be a very nice "upgrade" and still keep the good fuel consumption and daily driver comfort.
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    Default Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Schambies View Post
    A new shape Jimny sounds like what you might want to look at. Not the most tech-laden car, but has enough to make it comfortable and definitely capable off road. Running costs will be on the low end. Reliability won't be an issue either. Haven't heard of any issues
    Quote Originally Posted by Schambies View Post
    Are you suggesting that a Jeep wrangler is a comfortable, low running cost and reliable option? Haha Jimny ticks more boxes
    You did read that the OP states difflock as a "must have"? A large box left empty by the Jimny. It might be capable enough in your opinion, but that's it, your opinion, not the OP's.
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    I am going to go left field and suggest the Pajero Sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiksilver View Post
    TBH - a newer Duster would be my choice. Or the same Duster.

    What exactly is in not fulfilling? I can't believe that any hiking trail road will be so bad a 4x4 duster can't make it.

    You ask for low range. Why? If you can find a late model Freelander that might be a very nice "upgrade" and still keep the good fuel consumption and daily driver comfort.
    OP wants to do 4x4 trails, too. RTFOP
    How would the same or a new Duster be more capable offroad?
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    Default Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beesblaas View Post
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    From duster 1.5 DCI, a small diesel motor, to a disco 5.0 V8 petrol... Man, the daily fuel bill will kill him.

    (Yes, i own a D4V8 SE 2012. Beauty all the time, apart from while refuelling)

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