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4.8 GRX - URGENTLY WANTED

4.8 GRX - URGENTLY WANTED

Postby Squireton » 31 May 2016 09:49

Morning All!

The wife and I are about to start a new job in the bush and we need to purchase a serious 4x4 for the somewhat dodgy roads on the reserve!!

My family had a 4.8 GRX when I was growing up and I've always wanted another and this is the perfect chance. Was looking at a 2006 4.8 GRX in Edenvale with 200,000km but someone managed to purchase it before I could make my move for R140k :thumbdown:

Anywho, we need a 4.8 urgently, we've got an absolute maximum of R145k (ideally less) to spend and we would much prefer a facelifted model, preferably with a few options (roofrack, bullbar, winch etc). Also preferably a GRX as we need the autobox as the wife really really doesn't like to drive a manual!

Any help with getting us into the world of the mighty Patrol would be greatly appreciated!!! :woo:
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Re: 4.8 GRX - URGENTLY WANTED

Postby SJC » 31 May 2016 10:24

Welcome Edward.

Not sure if these are still available:

viewtopic.php?f=65&t=6229

viewtopic.php?f=65&t=6224
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Re: 4.8 GRX - URGENTLY WANTED

Postby Squireton » 31 May 2016 10:53

Hi SJC, thanks for the links but i'm ideally looking for a facelifted 4.8 QQQ
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Re: 4.8 GRX - URGENTLY WANTED

Postby Michael » 31 May 2016 11:09

Edward, its not going to be easy finding a facelift 4.8 for your budget.....but not impossable I guess
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Re: 4.8 GRX - URGENTLY WANTED

Postby Squireton » 31 May 2016 11:12

Hi Michael, found a beauty in Edenvale in budget with good options, but some else managed to pip me to the deal as I wasn't in town!!! Will keep looking though!
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Re: 4.8 GRX - URGENTLY WANTED

Postby offroadbiker » 31 May 2016 11:16

Will keep an eye out, but not going to be easy... if not in a hurry they do come along.
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Re: 4.8 GRX - URGENTLY WANTED

Postby Squireton » 31 May 2016 11:19

Thanks offroadbiker , really appreciate it! We desperately want a Patrol, it's the dream vehicle for us at this stage, I dread to think of what we will have to buy if we don't find a decent Patrol!
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Re: 4.8 GRX - URGENTLY WANTED

Postby offroadbiker » 31 May 2016 11:30

Why a 4.8 specifically?

There are quit a few good 4.5's out there and GQ's - especially if it is going to be a bush vehicle?
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Re: 4.8 GRX - URGENTLY WANTED

Postby Squireton » 31 May 2016 11:34

We have driven both and the 4.8 just feels like a better motor, that and the wife prefers the newer looks (inside and out) of the post 04 models!
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Re: 4.8 GRX - URGENTLY WANTED

Postby offroadbiker » 31 May 2016 11:36

:thumbup:
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