Why do that when new vehicles are about to come online i.e. Toyota and Ineos? I find it easy to ignore the instant gratification thing that seems to afflict a lot of (young) people these days. Leave the money in the bank accruing compound interest and simply wait - get a new car with full warranty and zero use history ... seems to make a lot more sense.just go on Facebook market lace find a rig and do it up
Maybe tame down the swearing, it's a global web Forum, not a remote bush campfire discussion - time and place.no cunt you don't want new shit cause.
they all have computer-based programming. in the long run you waste more money on it than what you will on an older cruiser or lux
you don't need warranty or use history an old 2h or ln106 or even a 1hdt,12ht can go goo in the late 400,000 when serviced good even then they can go good up to early 600,000.
mate all the new shit is just a waste of time and money you will waste 100 grand plus a year in them new hit boxes.
Maybe tame down the swearing, it's a global web Forum, not a remote bush campfire discussion - time and place.
Ditto what DiscoMatt said - Horses for courses, an old 4WD with high mileage may be okay for a second farm vehicle or a trailer queen being taken to rock climbing events, where a few spot welds, dents, structural integrity and unpredictable reliability aren't important, but that's the exception, not the rule.
For a daily driver or remote traveller structural fatigue and the need to replace or rebuild components is always an issue with the unknowns of a 2nd hand vehicle. The benefits of new over old is reflected in reliability, safety, 'power', and creature comforts, especially considering that most 4WD's spend 95% of their time on blacktop going to/from the bush.
I totally agree with your computer and electronics comment, where less = more. But it's almost impossible to skirt that now, so easier to choose a new vehicle with comparatively fewer electronics - arguably only one these days = LC 70 Series. (Maybe the Mahindra?)
I'm not interested in rebuilding a car that has been through the wringer of multiple owners, amateur mechanics/auto electricians, and with an unknown history - used and abused. Just want a new 'clean slate' so I can upgrade it to my needs, knowing it will last me out.
What a bargain, NOT, tell him he’s dreamingWe bought a 78 series 2003 Troopy, upgraded the mechanicals, added an integrated rooftop conversion (Headspace Campers) and a custom fit out. Just finished travelling around Australia. Loved it! Just listed it for sale on the usual platforms - car sales, caravan camping and just4x4 as well as our website https://haveswagwilltravel.com/troo...adspace-campers-ultimate-4wd-touring-vehicle/ We had no computer errors preventing us from driving, e.g. we have a mechanical fuel pump. It's a straight 6 cylinder diesel, no turbo. We have been told that when a turbo goes you're up for big bucks to repair/replace. Definitely recommend the 1HZ engine.