Looking for recommendations on a good 4by to learn on/in? Long wheel base vs short wheel base? fuel economy and grunt is important, Im not fussed with looks or bells and whistles; Im a practical girl and keen to get out there.
except the Nissan drivers, the Ford drivers, the Mazda drivers, the VW drivers, the Holden drivers.......etc. etc. etc. by the way, welcome to earth Fiona.Welcome to the forum Fiona , depends on what type of driving you want to do ? almost everyone on here reckons Toyota's are the best .
Fiona did say "sleep in it, if things get rough", so I assume she will opt for a swag or tent and resort to sleeping in the car in emergencies (?). In which case fold back the front passengers seat as flat as it will go and lay down a sleeping bag for comfort padding, make room for the dog on the other side or in the tub, and go bye-bye's. I've done it many dozen's of times this way over the years (in emergencies or on a long haul trip) and had no problems getting a good nights sleep. And for what it is worth IMO you just can't beat rolling out the swag for a good nights sleep under the stars (and the dog loves to make home next to you under the vehicle). Works 90% of the time in our wonderful Aussie climate!.......................... I'm at a loss to know how you sleep in a dual cab ute?
Petrol Prado are good value, these motors are very good and are know to go the mile
for an extra 3K I got a brand new Triton
I did much the same when the PKs were running out to make way for the PX, got such a good deal I couldn't pass up my first new vehicle purchase at that moment.
Probable going 2nd hand here, so to add to the comment about service records etc, you can probably bide you time and get one that's been just about only driven around the suburbs, plenty of those out there !!
Just be sure to check 4WD selection etc is functioning well, and that goes with one that is also kitted out and obviously has been used off road.
5 years old & only clocked 42900 klm's which is mostly on 4x4 trips
...…………...nice if you can do it!