A mate of mine rolled his diesel Prado a few days ago and well.... the Prado she is finished. Luckily my mate walked out of the wreck with just a few bruises and a stiff neck and a sore foot.
So now he is looking for a replacement..... He is looking for a Patrol/Cruizer/Discovery type vehicle as he is not the smallest chap I know and he will look a little out of place in a Nissan Micra....hahaha
Petrol is not an option as its going to be a daily drive. So diesel it will have to be. The old school 4.2 is not ideal for him as he needs a little more zip and the turbo 4.2s can deliver that, but he still prefers the fuel consumption of the 3.0 better for daily driving in town and on the highway.
Does anyone know this vehicle? Frans ?? dis net om die hoek van jou? It is a 2001 but the motor has been rebuilt so possibly everything has been resolved?http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies ... 0029500109
The write up is this.....Hard to find, true offroader Nissan Patrol 3.0Di GL 4x4, in very good condition.
Engine professionally reconditioned at 211 754km, from Tygerberg Engine Rebuilders, in 11/12/2012. Economical for a 3 ton SUV. Wired for auxiliary battery including power supply loom to the rear of vehicle.
Factory 2nd (gauged) 35lt tank, coupled to main 95lt diesel tank. Custom front and rear Maniac bumpers, with high-jack lifting points front & rear, as well as recovery points, 1x rear bumper spare wheel carrier. 5x Dick Cepek custom rims with 5x EXCELLENT COND 16" BFG A/T's (3x brand new & 2x with only 23000km). New electric remote winch, spot lights in front bumper.
TJM Gold series suspension upgrade, including steering damper shock, polyurethane suspension bushes (50mm lift) & new Firestone rear air suspension helpers. TJM snorkel.
New rear brake discs, skimmed front discs & new brake pads front & rear. Anti smash & grab tinting. Handsfree bluetooth kit. CD / radio with remote. Remote alarm / immobiliser / door locking.
Interior LED ceiling lights. Upholstery in good condition.
One of the toughest suspension and drivetrains in the 4x4 field.
Reduced from R185 000... VERY SLIGHTLY NEGOTIABLE - Sold as "VOETSTOETS"