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Johannes van die See
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Johannes van die See needs your advice!

Post by Johannes van die See » 18 Jul 2015 09:57

Hi all.
I'm new here and need your advice.
I am a few days away from making a very important decision and cant make up my mind.

I have decided to sell my Hilux and upgrade to a Nissan Patrol, the main reason is to have a vehicle with the correct GCM to tow my 2Ton boat legally.
There are two Patrols I've already set my mind on and this is where I need all your advice.

First I found a 2008 4.8 GRX Auto Tiptronic for sale by a dealer in Umhlange (No extras), yes you guys should know which one I'm talking about, it was discussed by Graham on the forum as well. I was able to negotiate some discount and have quite a few things fixed and changed out.
I'm getting this Patrol with 159,000km on the clock for R249k with new tyres, steer damper and a few other changes to get rid of a vibration it had. With a substantial deposit the Finance was approved and I'm looking at a installment of R3200/m. Not bad.

Then yesterday I was told about an older Patrol for sale, not advertised yet so I have the opportunity to pick up a very good deal.
2003 4.8 Auto
277,000Km
Extras: Roof Rack, Awning, Mags + Cooper STT tyres, Spots, Dual Battery System.
Price: R135,000 Cash deal.

I'm a bit concerned about the high mileage but some people say it's nothing for a Patrol.
Advantage is that I wont have additional dept and could spend more on extras on the 2003 model.

What would you do?

Thanks for your advice.
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Re: Johannes van die See needs your advice!

Post by Wilkie » 18 Jul 2015 10:54

welcome Johannes
firstly going to a Patrol for towing your boat, :thumbup: :thumbup: ,you wont regret it
Idont think you will have to worry about high mileage on any of the patrol engines and they are robust ,,,,,,,and thirsty :blonde:
I have the 4.500 grx and I tow a 3ton boat with 260 000km on the clock and it doesn't miss a beat or drink a drop of oil
Good luck and enjoy fishing.

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Re: Johannes van die See needs your advice!

Post by Tinus lotz » 18 Jul 2015 12:13

Buy the older one for 135k....same car gives you 200k to play with .....just replace viscus and radiator and you will be all ok ....same car patrols are good for 1000000 s of kilos :thumbup:

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Re: Johannes van die See needs your advice!

Post by Tinus lotz » 18 Jul 2015 12:14

Did you look at the one jp put up yesterday? ??

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Re: Johannes van die See needs your advice!

Post by Peter Connan » 18 Jul 2015 13:31

Wekom Johannes, ek's bly jy's uiteindelik hier.

Soos ek jou vanmore gese het, ek stel voor jy kry die nuwer een. Ja, 277k km is nie baie vir die ysters nie. Hier is iemand op die forum met oor die 700k km op sy 4.2 diesel, en sover ek weet ry hy nog op sy oorspronklikke koppelaar.

Maar die ouer kar is 12 jaar oud, en niemand gaan my vertel 'n kar word beter met ouderdom nie. Dit en die feit dat die nuwer kar se enjinbeheerstelsel beter is as die ouer een. Siende jy dit kan bekostig, koop hom.

Hoe nuwer hy is wanneer jy hom kry, hoe meer jare en kilos kan jy hom geniet... :mytwocents:
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Re: Johannes van die See needs your advice!

Post by JoshJ » 18 Jul 2015 15:34

Agree with Peter. Yes these cars are capable of many thousands of kilometers, but its not only the motor that one should keep in mind. Thing like door hinges, rubber seals, wiring ext. get worn, old and hard. This leads to failures as well. So buy the newer one if you can afford to. There was a nice one with less kilos and less price just in this week. Shop around. :mytwocents:
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Re: Johannes van die See needs your advice!

Post by Andre Steyn » 18 Jul 2015 15:50

Hi dont want to throw a spanner in your works but I see there is a reasonably new 4.8 standing on the Rustenburg Nissan used floor not to sure on details but I know its white with a replacement bumber bull bar. Will have a quick look for you tomorrow.

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Re: Johannes van die See needs your advice!

Post by Johannes van die See » 18 Jul 2015 20:49

Hi all and thanks for the advice, I will have to agree with buying a newer vehicle.

Andre, I'm looking forward to hear from you again........
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Re: Johannes van die See needs your advice!

Post by Herrie » 19 Jul 2015 15:02

Welkom Johannes!! :salute: :salute:
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Re: Johannes van die See needs your advice!

Post by jonathan » 19 Jul 2015 19:16

Johannes solank jy net een van die twee koop, ons kan doen met nog 'n Patrol op die weskus! :thumbup:

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