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Patrol - daily drive

Post by Oetie » 10 Nov 2018 08:08

Who is using his/her Patrol as a daily drive?

I just bought a 2009 TD42 through Thinus, but cannot keep both the Pathy and the Patrol.... wish I could but can unfortunately not do so at the moment.

The Patrol I bought is an ex UN Patrol from Lesotho, stock standard and VERY clean with 140k kms on, so some cash will have to be spent to kit it out, including magical touch by Michael. Photo’s will follow once I have received it, which should be soon.

The Pathy is a 2007 2.5 auto with 300k kms, I bought it on 109k kms and love driving the vehicle. It has a OME suspension, and recently got some TLC with new injectors, turbo and diesel pump. Avg fuel consumption of 10km/l on the open road, a bit heavier in town.

Whatever I keep will be a DKW (dans, kerk, werk) vehicle...

What to do..??? :think: :think:
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Re: Patrol - daily drive

Post by TijmenvdS » 10 Nov 2018 09:35

I use my TD42 Patrol as a daily an love it since I am use to parking big vehicles and working close to Mamelodi a small car vs a taxi is quite risky (not that I am referring to the path as small)
I run on bio diesel as a lot of us have been doing lately as supply allows. last night I urgently just had to put in R200 of diesel at sasol to reach home because I just haven had a chance to fill up on bio diesel.... For R200 I got 11L :doh: The Bio diesel ranges from R10.50- R12 per Liter and makes my car affordable to me as a daily.
As for touring the Pathy would simply be cheaper but the Patrol can run on sunflower oil :lol:
It looks to me that it might be cheaper to go and tour neighboring countries with their lower fuel price than our own at the moment.
But drive the Patrol alone for a week and get back into the Pathy and I am sure it will feel like a go cart :lol: :lol: the Patrol is a huge ship that can conquer the biggest and roughest seas, but I love my boat
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Re: Patrol - daily drive

Post by Anthony Forgey » 10 Nov 2018 11:07

My (turboed) TD42 is my daily drive.

for round town trips the Pathfinder will be waaaay more economical. for touring and hard 4x4, the patrol is king
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Re: Patrol - daily drive

Post by iandvl » 10 Nov 2018 12:28

I have two. Both are daily drives.

The 4.8 is the wife's run around for the kids. She needs 4x4 for work, as she is regularly on the canal roads around here. The Hardbody was previously her run-around, but with the daughter's extra murals, she needed a seven seater. Another Patrol was a no-brainer.

My 4.5 is my daily run-around, and the vehicle we use to tour (I just prefer a manual for that).

Obviously, they are both Petrols, and my monthly fuel bill is fairly horrible. But considering I purchased both vehicles cash, I think I am still saving in terms of monthly installments and insurance (a lot cheaper for the trols than other vehicles I have owned).

Some people say I am mad to own two such gas guzzlers. I probably am. But there is not another vehicle I want to drive. And I reckon that it is my cash keeping the two filled, so I can probably drive what I want. :biggrin:

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Re: Patrol - daily drive

Post by ces » 10 Nov 2018 15:18

Hallo Leon,

OK so ek het nie 'n Pathfinder nie, maar wel 'n Navara met basies dieselfde enjin (my tweede een). Dis 'n lovely 2.5D daai, en het nogal goeie krag en wringkrag (myne is maar die 106kW 356Nm set-up). Ek reken dis veral ook goeie waarde vir geld voertuie, teenoor byv die vorige reeks 3.0tdi Toyota Hilux/Fortuner, met baie beter rygemak.
Maar daai lekker moderne enjin kom teen 'n risiko van groot geld spandeer. EK moes my vorige Navara se injectors en turbo terselfdertyd vervang. Dit was eina. So 2 1/2 jaar gelede, met groot afslag en "special sourcing" ongeveer R24,000 vir die 4 injectors en R15,000 vir die turbo.

6 maande daarna het ek die Navara verkoop en my 1998 Patrol 4.2D gekoop...

Ek love my Patrol, en het hom laat turbo-intercool by Michael, (wat sy ry-baarheid as 'n daily runner baie sal verbeter)! Die beste deel van die spesifieke voertuig, behalwe nou vir die "go anywhere ability" is die gevoel van onbreekbaarheid. Goed, dis 'n stuk yster, en enigiets kan breek as jy dit genoeg "strain", maar hierdie is basies 'n trok wat "dress-up" as 'n SUV in my opinie. Die enijin is kliphard. Meer as een ekspert, en ek praat nou nie van Patrol eienaars nie, het al vir my gesê dat daai enjin op 500,000km omtrent eers die helfte van sy leeftyd bereik het (gegewe natuurlik hy's mooi opgepas). Myne het nou 300,000km+ op, waarvan ek maar ongeveer 20,000 opgesit het. Ek is die 4de eienaar, en behalwe vir 'n paar wear and tear goed wat ek moes vervang, en 'n rattle hier en daar wanneer ek sinkplaatpad ry, kan ek nie kla oor die kar se gedrag nie.

Vergelyking:
Jou Pathfinder is obviously mooi opgepas, anders sal hy nie op 300,000km sonder issues aangaan nie. Maar eish daai Common rail moet nie lol nie, dis duur...
Ek gebruik my huidige Navara dubbelkajuit as 'n daily runner (om mee te boer en my kids aan te ry). Die bakkie het baie lae km's en ek sal hom nog lank ry, maar ek weet nie of ek by 300,000km sal verbygaan nie.

Jou Patrol, anders as myne, is amper nog nuut! Dit beteken dat daar minder klein irriterende geluidjies op 'n sinkplaatpad sal uitklim, byvoorbeeld. En as hy mooi opgepas is, wel dan het jy nog BAIE ver om daarmee te gaan. Jou kinders sal hom dalk nog erf. En as hy injectors nodig het... wel ek reken dit maak die verskil in brandstof-verbruik maklik op. (ek kry 6.5-7.4 km/l)

Een ding wat teen die Patrol tel is sy grootte. My vrou, wat 'n VW Tiguan ry, wil nie met hom die dorp aandurf nie.

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Re: Patrol - daily drive

Post by Kagiso II » 11 Nov 2018 02:00

Oetie.. Bru, "Money talks" .. Die Patrol het klaar waarde geval tot waar hy nou is, en sl min of meer daar bly vir die volgende 5 jaar , byna ongeag kilo's.
FRIK daarenteen se waarde is nog afdraand, per maand byna en oor 2 maand eis "n jaar ouer" [in the mind]

Jou hart lê nog by FRIK, maar jy het reeds die Patrol. Laat gaan vir Frik en ry die Patrol. Ry maar mooi rustig, dan vreet hy nie te veel nie.
Die ekstras wat jy bysit het NIKS met die vortuig te di=oen nei maar wel vir jou en gesin se gerief / gemak. so dit moenie in berekening gebring word tov die voertuig se koste van eienaarskap nie... [ek weet julle "bean counters" sien dit anders ,, dis maar hoe ek daarna kyk.

Laat gaan vir Frik. Gee die Patrol n naam, raak geheg aan jou lorrie en geniet hom.

O ja .. PLAK FOTOS van die "new comer"
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Re: Patrol - daily drive

Post by Oetie » 12 Nov 2018 09:13

Die besluit is gemaak…..

My seun Stefan vat die Pathfinder oor, dan bly hy ten minste nog in die familie…

Die Patrol behoort die week nog te arriveer :blonde: , sal dan die nodige foto's post.... die naam Tlou draai in die kop maar nog nie vas nie…

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Re: Patrol - daily drive

Post by ricster » 12 Nov 2018 16:35

I used my Iron Maiden for 7 years every day, and only in the last 3 months have I been driving a Kia Sportage around as my daily drive, purely cause it's paid for and is actually now not much cheaper to run than my Patrol. I miss the Iron Maiden EVERY day that I'm not driving it..... it is simply just a completely different beast, and a simple vat nie kak nie chickmagnet for taxi drivers. They seem to get all shy and timid when they see a Patrol approaching them with speed.....oh and a big plume of black diesel smoke coming out the exhaust
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Re: Patrol - daily drive

Post by graham1 » 12 Nov 2018 17:32

I drive the 4.8 on Monday’s and Tuesday’s. Best days of the week for me. I’m so relaxed when I get home after driving it, even my wife comments on how nice I am when I get home after I’ve driven it. :rolling:

Hopefully there will be a td42 in the garage soon, and then I’ll use it everyday.

Ricster, funny you mention the taxi thing, it’s amazing to see the respect I get in it. Had to teach a taxi a lesson just this morning at a robot that was out.

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Re: Patrol - daily drive

Post by ricster » 13 Nov 2018 09:18

:rolling: :rolling: :rolling: .... And what is even more amazing is that they actually listen when being spoken to in Patrol language..... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
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