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    A friend of mine recently bought an old but very nice Sani at an extremely good price. It's a 2.4L 4X2.

    It made wonder about trading my flatcar in for one, but not sure which model to go for with regards to:

    Reliability, Consumption, towing, etc.

    I'm not interested in ever taking it offroad so I don't need to know how good/bad it is at that.

    Advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Cur: 2005 Merc C320 V6 Platkar
    Pre: 2000 Toyota Hilux 2700i 4X2 (Missing V6 power)
    Pre: 2001 Pajero 3.5 V6 Manual Gen3 (Lemon)
    Pre: 1999 Pajero 3.5 V6 Auto (Written off )
    Pre: 2002 Nissan X-Trail 2.5 4X4 Auto (Still a Softy)
    Pre: 2001 Toyota Hilux KZTE 4X2 (Hard suspension killed me)
    Pre: 1995 Range Rover Classic 3.9 V8i Auto (Broke down too much)
    Tow: Venter Botswana (Sold)

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    Thanks for the PM - I posted on nissan4X4 site.
    Cur: 2005 Merc C320 V6 Platkar
    Pre: 2000 Toyota Hilux 2700i 4X2 (Missing V6 power)
    Pre: 2001 Pajero 3.5 V6 Manual Gen3 (Lemon)
    Pre: 1999 Pajero 3.5 V6 Auto (Written off )
    Pre: 2002 Nissan X-Trail 2.5 4X4 Auto (Still a Softy)
    Pre: 2001 Toyota Hilux KZTE 4X2 (Hard suspension killed me)
    Pre: 1995 Range Rover Classic 3.9 V8i Auto (Broke down too much)
    Tow: Venter Botswana (Sold)

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    After 95 they came out with factory fitted camil suspension up front to prevent sagging so go for one newer than that.

    the 2.4i is pretty old and slow and quite useless at towing. The 3.0lt v6 is amazingly quick (about 11seconds 0-100) and has good power for towing, but I was getting terrible consumption (even when not dicing golfs from the traffic lights) around 18l/100km or there abouts. Was absolutely horrible, maybe 450km off a 80lt tank, used about 40 litres going up matroosberg (not exaggerating either).

    Reliability wise both are pretty solid, my 3.0lt hardbody got stolen at 286000km and never missed a beat.

    - Owen
    2001 Mitsubishi Colt 2.4i Trailbuster
    Ironman Suspension
    40mm Body lift
    31x10.5x15 Cooper STTs
    

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    Thanks for the input. Driving one heavy on juice V8 is tough enough thanks

    Do you know the kw & nm on those 2.4s and also the real-life consumption?

    Consumption is the main thing here as I might still tow with the Landy. It would therefore replace my everyday car.
    Cur: 2005 Merc C320 V6 Platkar
    Pre: 2000 Toyota Hilux 2700i 4X2 (Missing V6 power)
    Pre: 2001 Pajero 3.5 V6 Manual Gen3 (Lemon)
    Pre: 1999 Pajero 3.5 V6 Auto (Written off )
    Pre: 2002 Nissan X-Trail 2.5 4X4 Auto (Still a Softy)
    Pre: 2001 Toyota Hilux KZTE 4X2 (Hard suspension killed me)
    Pre: 1995 Range Rover Classic 3.9 V8i Auto (Broke down too much)
    Tow: Venter Botswana (Sold)

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    The consumption of the 2.4 is better than the 3lt but nothing to write home about, my friends '93 he says is getting 14/15lt per 100km, or around 7km per litre. My 2.4 colt is 10.5lt per 100km or around 9km per litre so I would not put up with 7km per litre from an underpowered 2.4.

    from what I have (just) heard its not worth getting as a platkar replacement. But thats my opinion, my friend seems happy with his (305 000km btw and only needed to replace the clutch and exhaust since ownership so reliability still a plus).

    - Owen
    2001 Mitsubishi Colt 2.4i Trailbuster
    Ironman Suspension
    40mm Body lift
    31x10.5x15 Cooper STTs
    

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    Mmm - decisions decisions...thanks for your input!
    Cur: 2005 Merc C320 V6 Platkar
    Pre: 2000 Toyota Hilux 2700i 4X2 (Missing V6 power)
    Pre: 2001 Pajero 3.5 V6 Manual Gen3 (Lemon)
    Pre: 1999 Pajero 3.5 V6 Auto (Written off )
    Pre: 2002 Nissan X-Trail 2.5 4X4 Auto (Still a Softy)
    Pre: 2001 Toyota Hilux KZTE 4X2 (Hard suspension killed me)
    Pre: 1995 Range Rover Classic 3.9 V8i Auto (Broke down too much)
    Tow: Venter Botswana (Sold)

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