Cedric, Thank you VERY much for your efforts. Sorry I am just getting back to you at this late stage. been going a bit hectic. Sounds like it has a few isseus.
I have commited to the 4.2 SGL petrol of Abri.
maybe I can somme use the oppertunity to awnser a couple of quistions.
- No I am not looking for a second Patrol, although I would not mind owning a few.
- No I am not looking for a petrol to drive dunes. my diesel does just fine at half the feul consumption.... besides, nothing smells as good as diesel in the mornings....
- cost is the reason why I am looking at an alternative Patrol. It looks like we might move to Namibia as a family on a more permanent basis if all goes well. importing my Patrol is just not making sense if I crunch numbers. add this to other expenses and difficult choices it just isnt worth trying to keep it. so yes, my Patrol will be in the market end of february towards march. if the current prospective buyer doesnt commit.
- why Petrol. as die hard a diesel fan as I am, it is always a huge risk bying an old diesel, aspecially if you do not know the history. concidering the current import info I have, i have to buy as cheap as possible so that the import costs dont kill me. or alternitively buy a Patrol here. there in lies two problems. 1. they are very expensive here. any 4x4 for that matter. 2. i have not seen one advertized in a news paper, magazine or website, although they are many. I pass other Patrols everyday. all kinds.
so that is ma story. a sad one when it comes to my beloved Patrol. but there is a wonderfully exiting other side to ma story as well.