Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Zakhil » 19 Aug 2015 12:57

We will be driving from Pretoria to Mzuzu. The SUV will accommodate my needs perfectly but it looks like the Patrols are very scarce. A buddy of mine told me that if I don't come right with a Patrol that I should look at the Jeep Overland. Not too sure about that since parts might be difficult to obtain.

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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by SCUBA Patrol » 19 Aug 2015 14:27

Zak,

Patrols are very popular in the countries you are mentioning. Why not purchase one there rather than in SA? Nissan Zambia sells more Patrols in a month than Nissan SA! :surprised:
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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Tinus lotz » 20 Aug 2015 07:08

Zakhil wrote:We will be driving from Pretoria to Mzuzu. The SUV will accommodate my needs perfectly but it looks like the Patrols are very scarce. A buddy of mine told me that if I don't come right with a Patrol that I should look at the Jeep Overland. Not too sure about that since parts might be difficult to obtain.
Patrols are available just let us know what you want and we will find it....

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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Wilkie » 20 Aug 2015 07:49

Hi Zak
I'm thinking of up grading to a 4.8 so my 4.5 GRX might become available .If you are in Pretoria you welcome to come and look at it

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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Zakhil » 20 Aug 2015 09:19

That's great, thanks for your help guys. I'm looking for a diesel Patrol, from what I saw the 3l GRX is the one. It needs to be R150k or under and I will have to trade a NP200 and maybe a motorbike.

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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Tinus lotz » 20 Aug 2015 10:36

Look for a 30l post 2005 the one with crd motor. ....mabe 150 and a motorbike you won't be sorry

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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Zakhil » 20 Aug 2015 10:59

I searched through all the post and couldn't find it.

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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by JohnBoyZA » 20 Aug 2015 12:17

Welcome,

did you look here?

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Nissan Patrol, GRX, 4.8 (GU Y61)
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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by JoshJ » 20 Aug 2015 18:10

Just a correction on the 3.0CRD. its post 2007. so with SA's slow sales figures I would say your best bet would be 2008 model. they will however be out of your price range. why don't you look for a good 4.2TDI. they are well with in your budget and even leaving room for some extras. Michael and Cedric both run them with many happiness. Michael and I did some comparison tests on the river trip and the fuel consumption was very close. not much in it. EGT's and the rest are all very close. Michael knows these motors very well and would be able to give you good assistance to get the best out of it. they are very robust motors and would do great in Africa. :mytwocents:

I will however keep an eye out for a good CRD3.0 and let you know :thumbup:
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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Alex Roux » 20 Aug 2015 20:44

A buddy of mine is selling his 4.2 diesel GU shape.
He would let it go for around 100', maybe 110'.
See below:
viewtopic.php?f=65&t=5206&p=57959#p57959
Skilpad & Shortie

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