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    Default Should I keep it?

    Hi Guys, I have a 6 year old 2.5 Triton. Nearly 250 000 km on the clock and never gave me any trouble. Some big ticket items coming up like drive belt; around 10k and clutch which was never replaced; at least 12k. I never missed a service. In my opinion she should last at least another 250 000 km. What is your opinion?

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    Default Re: Should I keep it?

    How many installments (on a new vehicle) does the R22k represent?

    Rather the devil you know.....
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    Default Re: Should I keep it?

    For R22k you have a vehicle good for another 250K km , by your own admission. What can you replace it with at remotely that price.

    In these times in our country I would not be spending money on things like new vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    How many installments (on a new vehicle) does the R22k represent?

    Rather the devil you know.....
    Exactly. My son is paying off a GD6 Fortuna, a Dakar, and a BMW X3 M40. His monthly payments and insurance on the three is more than i wish I could earn a month. It's just beyond my comprehension. Besides, how many cars do you need.
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    Facing a similar dilemma on my 2012 Tuna. 240k on the clock, no issues, clutch done at R200k. It's got squeeks and rattles, testimony to it's overlanding experience - was in CKGR at 3 months old and hasn't stopped. The only thing really driving a replacement is the rattling and the fact that the next one is probably my last dinkum overlanding vehicle, another 12 years and I'm not certain of the kind of travelling I do now.

    I was going to replace in 2020, then put it off till this year, now after a month in Bots without a missed beat, not so sure any more.

    I'm leaning towards another 12 months as she is, but maybe some airhelpers to help towing and a long distance fuel tank, so about R12k to spend, 2 monthly installments, but I'd have to spend that on the new one anyway.
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    Default Re: Should I keep it?

    Echoing the advice already given: keep it.

    But you have the itch that only the seat of a new car can fix. Regardless of what other okes say.
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    My opinion: if I was north of 60 I'd rather keep the older vehicle and reserve the R1m in my RA..........because we haven't seen the end of the poo in ZA.

    Unless you're rolling in money in which case you wouldn't care about the financial aspect of this.
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    Default Re: Should I keep it?

    From a financial perspective, keep it.

    I gained a whole different perspective on those vehicles after a few years in Zambia, I would say its good for another 500 000kms

    (Unless of course what Swannie says has kicked in)

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    Default Re: Should I keep it?

    Keep your money in your pocket, or, keep your powder dry as the saying goes. I have to agree with jelo, we have not seen the end of trouble here in this fair land of ours!
    "Never give up! Even Moses was a basket case."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    My opinion: if I was north of 60 I'd rather keep the older vehicle and reserve the R1m in my RA..........because we haven't seen the end of the poo in ZA.

    Unless you're rolling in money in which case you wouldn't care about the financial aspect of this.
    Agree, except for the RA part. Ship the million offshore where prescribed investment doesn't dump it into the basement at the Oberoi Hotel in Dubai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gungets Tuft View Post
    Agree, except for the RA part. Ship the million offshore where prescribed investment doesn't dump it into the basement at the Oberoi Hotel in Dubai.
    Yes, better advice for stability but lower ROI.
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    Default Re: Should I keep it?

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Yes, better advice for stability but lower ROI.
    Indeed, the tax savings are attractive, but I have a massively reliable investment destination that offers 13% pa, compared to the miserly returns on the 2 RAs I still have. I worked out that I will have recouped the tax gain in under 4 years and have an unencumbered investment free of handles for grubby thieving paws. Already took a fearsome tax blow by taking 25% of my old corporate pension out 36 months ago.

    And have convinced myself that my old Tuna has fins for another 12 months at least.

    Edit - just for clarity - because my post was clumsy - the 13% return is in South Africa, not offshore. Offshore is much lower, aided only by currency depreciation (which has not been in my favour for 3 months either)
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    Default Re: Should I keep it?

    Thanks Guys; I just wanted to see if my gut feel is right. I will keep my Triton. Why sell a car that never gave me any trouble. Might give her a body lift and snorkel. Cheers

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    Default Re: Should I keep it?

    I've just had a new clutch fitted in on my 3.2 Triton(2011} @ 280 000 km for R6950 with a 1yr guarantee
    Going like a dream again, now to sort out those squeeks.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac27 View Post
    Thanks Guys; I just wanted to see if my gut feel is right. I will keep my Triton. Why sell a car that never gave me any trouble. Might give her a body lift and snorkel. Cheers
    ..... and it has SuperSelect!
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    Default Re: Should I keep it?

    Such sound advice from everyone. I need to revisit this thread everytime I get the itch to replace my Nissan that has given me no drama at all. I agree with the adage "better the devil you know..... "

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    Default Re: Should I keep it?

    "Yes, better advice for stability but lower ROI."

    No, when you go offshore you dont use interest bearing instruments.
    You go for ROR which lies in equities.
    If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right. SJ

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    Default Re: Should I keep it?

    Hi Mac
    My 2,5 is nearing 400,000k and still going strong. All I have replaced is the clutche and a sensor tube to turbo sensor and exhaust gasket. I expect to take this car to 600,000 if not more as what i will get is far less than what it is worth.

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    Default Re: Should I keep it?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    ..... and it has SuperSelect!
    and it simply loves 2SO

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    Default Re: Should I keep it?

    There are quite a few thread about keep or sell a car almost all are keep , but how long can one run a vehicle until its not reliable ? One important factor is can the owner do repairs himself (herself) if not then change
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