What 4x4 would you buy with $20k?

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What 4x4 would you buy with $20k?

Prado
14
50%
Lexus RX/Harrier
2
7%
Rav4
1
4%
Surf + 2jz
3
11%
Other
8
29%
 
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What 4x4 would you buy with $20k?

Postby dub » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:50 pm

Wishlist
<$20k
Prefer SUV over Ute
Toyota?
Towing power/Beach launches
Petrol?
Space


Need a new wagon for the missus, may as well try to tick some of my boxes. Open to anything, suggestions welcome.
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Postby Bling » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:50 pm

What are you towing with it?
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Postby dub » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:55 pm

Bling wrote:What are you towing with it?

The boat of my dreams.
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Postby Bling » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:11 pm

Not all 4wds will be suitable for towing heavy dreams, that's all :wink:
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Postby iOnic » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:23 pm

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Postby Al » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:12 pm

Rangie, then park in Merivale mall carpark.
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Postby dub » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:29 am

The boat will be of the 5-6m ~1500kg inshore type most likely.

Disco drivers doing 150kph on passing lanes then slowing to 50kph to get around corners without tipping over is in my top 10 gear grinders. Another downside as with all the Prado's in this price range is size, ideally want something I can lift kayaks on and off of.
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Postby thegreatestben » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:39 am

80 series landcruiser
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Postby rollaholic » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:56 am

iOnic wrote:Disco2


could get into a D3 for 20k i reckon

keeping it on the road would bankrupt you though

edit - hmm, just had a look on TM and theres nothing you'd want to own for less than 30
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Postby iOnic » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:17 am

If you're worried about cornering stability you aren't going to get anything that will tow a decent sized boat comfortably. May as well jump into a highlander/Tiguan/q5/harrier/other oversized car.

Also land rovers (modern ones) are some of the most stable big SUVs on the market.

I strongly dislike them but credit where it's due, they actually do their job well.
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Postby Mr Revhead » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:20 am

What do you want 4wd for. Actual off road? Or just pulling out of boat ramp?
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Postby dub » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:50 am

Mr Revhead wrote:What do you want 4wd for. Actual off road? Or just pulling out of boat ramp?


Want to be able to use it on the beach, forestry roads that kind of thing, so yeah off road.
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Postby Mr Revhead » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:47 am

Hmmm but you don't want height.
Get a ladder?
Prado or Safari I'd be looking at.
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Postby strx7 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:09 pm

thegreatestben wrote:80 series landcruiser


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Postby Mr Revhead » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:10 pm

Bloody old though now.
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Postby Alex B » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:32 pm

Old man tows a 5m Cresta Craft with a 2.4 RAV just fine, hardy even feel it on the back.
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Postby rollaholic » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:59 pm

iOnic wrote:If you're worried about cornering stability you aren't going to get anything that will tow a decent sized boat comfortably. May as well jump into a highlander/Tiguan/q5/harrier/other oversized car.

Also land rovers (modern ones) are some of the most stable big SUVs on the market.

I strongly dislike them but credit where it's due, they actually do their job well.


well optioned ones corner amazingly well, better than they have any right to IMO. they can be pushed much harder than your instincts tell you - its a bit unnerving.

they hammer brakes, tyres, and suspension doing it though.
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Postby strx7 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:58 pm

Mr Revhead wrote:Bloody old though now.


gaining in price for a good one.
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Postby Jdawg » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:41 pm

Jeep, prices are around the same as Discovery for similar condition
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Postby holden_fan2005 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:38 pm

Thought about a toyota granvia? They aren't badly priced and go like the clappers with the 1kz diesel.
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