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Old 17 March 2015, 09:51   #1
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Tow car?

What do we think of this? Good value or a potential money pit?

I'm thinking of a career change so I may be able to buy something which doesn't need to do company mileage.
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Old 17 March 2015, 10:23   #2
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Great cars, especially if you don't mind working on it, tow whatever you got But get the wrong one and is a potential money pit, check for rust everywhere, oil burning and turbo wear along with all of your general stuff, the 300tdi is generally a good motor, in my mind this is a tad overpriced for 4k you could be sitting in a td5 with a few more miles on! but I'm sure someone will be along to prove me wrong momentarily! I gave up with landies and got a hilux and I love it.
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Old 17 March 2015, 15:50   #3
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That's strong money...........with the discoverys you've got to check for rust in the rear, once established is can write the motor off ( cost of repair outways value etc ) - check rear body mounts, rear arches, pull the boot carpet up and check the floor and of course the sills. I have the misfortune of working on them every day lol otherwise robust , reliable motors and cheap parts
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Old 31 March 2015, 16:51   #5
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If no rust excellent machine. I've just swapped my defender for a later one.
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Old 31 March 2015, 19:02   #7
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Probably blasphemy but this looks like good value to me... http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...01503161779580
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Old 01 April 2015, 02:49   #8
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TOYOTA HILUX 3.O D4D INVINCIBLE 57 REG | eBay
What about this! Only just run in at 220'000 miles!
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Old 01 April 2015, 03:58   #9
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Probably blasphemy but this looks like good value to me... Mitsubishi Shogun Sport 2.5 TD Warrior 5dr
as you know dan i have a mitso shogan auto and love it its the second one i have had it will pull a house down,reliable,comfortable fuel consumption wise 500 miles to a tank & 350 miles towing to the tank my mate has the same as your looking at and happy with it.
good luck your new boat looks brill by the way

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Old 01 April 2015, 08:33   #10
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Cheers Jeff. I'll admit I'm pretty excited. Only 10 days to go.

The 'proper' Shogun was one of the things I started looking at but they all seem to be autos which seems risky to me on something leggy (>70k) Dunno what your experience is?
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