Newbie meedsa fourbie

Newbie Needs a Fourbie!!

Hey guys,

Im new here and have started hunting around for a 4x4 in Brisbane.

Basically I have a jetski to pull. Also would like to get some simple beach drives in. Camp on straddie. Maybe noosa etc if possible ....

I was considering some soft roaders like an xtrail, outlander etc around the 8k mark. The wife would be happy with something like an SUV, but not totally against a ute (as long as its half modern).

I could do around 15k for a half decent ute. Was thinking triton? And seeing a few D40 navaras in that price range... but I was told they are garbage and shouldnt touch one? But when reading nav owners forum sections apart from the dual mass flywheel issue, and a handful of timing chain issues ... they are mostly happy? Confused :(

Any help and advice would be much appreciated.

Still very much open to suggestion.
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Should find a Triton or Navara for that coin. All utes have their short comings. Perhaps a Challenger is an option. Coil sprung rear with low range is probably a better option than a SUV.