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Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 16:49
by La Niña
Looking for a Patrol between 80 and 100k, looking for a 4.2, 4.5 or 4.8 as standard as possible with a tow bar as i will mostly be using the vehicle to tow my boat and for fishing. I would preferably like one from the Western Cape and with as little rust as possible.

Re: Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 21:10
by mvcoller
I think for that kind of money you will have to look at at something like the Safari 2.8 from the 80s or if you are lucky a GQ 4.2 from the 90s.

You probably will not find a decent Y61 4.5 or a Y61 4.2D, but you WILL NOT find a going 4.8 for that money. A wreck, maybe.

Sorry to be a bearer of bad news.

Re: Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 10 Aug 2018 06:42
by graham1
With that budget youre looking at the 4.2 (petrol) GQ models, and (very) high mileage 4.5 GU.
You wont find a 4.2 diesel, cos I will have found it before you :rolling:

GQs seem to pop up quite a bit on gumtree etc, Im sure you'll find the right one with enough persistence.

Maybe the other guys can advise on towing with a GQ, but, from my GQ ownership (I never towed), I dont think I would want to put myself through that kind of torture. :biggrin:

Re: Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 10 Aug 2018 09:02
by SJC

Re: Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 10 Aug 2018 10:42
by La Niña
Thanks guys, I do not have very far to tow, my main launch spot is 10km away and the furtherest i would use it is about 30km away so the towing fuel consumption would not be too much of a issue.

Ive found a very neat 2002 model 4.5 with under 200 000km for 120k close by which seems to be a really good deal.

What would be general things to look out for other than the obvious wear and tear?

Re: Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 10 Aug 2018 12:51
by graham1
I think that 4.5 in the gumtree ad looks very good (the one for R120k).

But, check out the link SJC put above here, I said it once and will say it again, not sure why that one hasnt sold yet!

In terms of things to look out for, nothing actually. Its a Patrol :biggrin:

Check that the difflock works, the switch or actuator can sometimes bomb out.