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PostSubject: Future costs question   Mon May 27, 2013 3:17 am

We checked out some motors yesterday and hoping to go back and test drive some next week but wanted to narrow down the choice and not drive them all stupid

We're thinking about long term services ownership costs. In the past I've either had old bangers (that I've never servcied) or company cars (that I've never paid to service) so I have no idea how expensive service costs are, but I'm assuming not cheap!

The cars we've looked at are:

Shogun GDi - 3.5 V6 Petrol - 2002 car with 65k on the clock
Pajero Jap import - 3.2 DiD Diesel engine - 2002 with 69k on the clock
Prado Jap import - 3.0 Diesel - 1998 with 102k on the clock
Colorado - 3.0 Diesel - 1997 with 115k on the clock

Tried to look around the net and it seems that the Prado needs a service every 6 months, and it is quite expensive (I could only see an Oz site so not sure how accurate this is) whilst the Pajero seemed to be only every 12 months. The petrol I couldn't really understand frequency.

Any help, advice would be great.

Also, would the cost/frequency of a Shogun/Pajero 3 be the same as the Pajero 2 diesel?

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PostSubject: Re: Future costs question   Wed May 29, 2013 5:51 am

Well, the Prado import is well and truly out of the question. Got an insurance quote today and it was almost £1k. Apparently parts for these are very expensive so insurance claims are bad news!

The Colorado quote was fine Very Happy So hoping to get a test drive over the coming weekend and then who knows?!?

Would quite like to look at an Amazon too - just can't find many near where I live that look good enough Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Future costs question   Wed May 29, 2013 6:41 am

Love those big VX Landcruisers. If I ever veered away from Range Rovers, that would be the one.

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PostSubject: Re: Future costs question   Wed May 29, 2013 7:06 am

I left the office today and parked right outside the door was a monster Amazon ... I admit, I did drool. Then I thought about how much juice they sup, and I wimpered bawling

Colorado a compromise? I think so long as I never park next to an 80 or 100 Amazon I'll be fine lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Future costs question   Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:39 am

Don't let mpg put you off a 4.2 Diesel. Not much in it at all. Depending on use and how you are going to drive it you could get the same figures from both.
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PostSubject: Re: Future costs question   Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:35 am

Hi,

We did 42,000km through Europe and Africa in an 80-series 4.2 diesel, driving where we wanted to. Was quite surprised at the good fuel consumption we had - it came out at more than 20 mpg!

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