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Hello - another Patrol seeking newbie.

Post by JasonRSA »

Good morning all

Currently have a Patrol sized itch I need to scratch. the 4x4forum guys directed me here.
Have been checking out the usual car sites. Budget about 150 - if I can sell/trade my TJ.

Any thoughts on these two?
https://www.autotrader.co.za/car-for...60=0&so=0&pl=0

https://www.cars.co.za/for-sale/used...nburg/7511281/

Thanks!
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Re: Hello - another Patrol seeking newbie.

Post by iandvl »

Welcome to the forum.

The one page gives a 404 (ie: page not found). The other white 4.5 does not give a heck of a lot of detail in terms of mileage and similar. From the photos one can see it is a manual transmission, but that is about all.

I'd suggest getting hold of Tinus Lotz (link to his profile is over here: https://patrol4x4.co.za/memberlist.php? ... file&u=516). He normally has a chunk of vehicles available. I think he actually knows of virtually every Patrol for sale in ZA... :rolling: :rolling:

Not to worry though - your Patrol will find you. :)
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Re: Hello - another Patrol seeking newbie.

Post by JasonRSA »

Hi Ian

Thanks for the reply - here's that link again.
https://www.autotrader.co.za/car-for-sa ... &so=0&pl=0

Will definitely reach out to Tinus

Thanks!
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The second one looks in amazing condition. But it is Brits Nissan, and the owner has a soft spot for Patrols
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Yo ! Combine year model, mileage, and being 4.5 (vs 4.8 or diesel) those prices are pushing the limits for what they are, respectively. In my frugal (cheapskate) opinion. But I suppose it is 2022 and I must adapt :oldtimer:
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Re: Hello - another Patrol seeking newbie.

Post by ricster »

Welcome to the Patrol Forum !!!

Like Ian said, your Patrol will find you......haha.... It's like a bad rash... you can't get rid of that itch :welcomewave:
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The 4.5 Patrol auto is heavier on fuel than a 4.8 Patrol auto , rather get the 4.5 Manual

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Re: Hello - another Patrol seeking newbie.

Post by Peter Connan »

Welcome Jason.
With regard to the 4.5 auto: the gearbox on those is quite an old-tech 4-speed design, and it is an extremely polarising experience. Some love it, most hate it. Definitely drive before you buy, and as extensively as you possibly can.
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Re: Hello - another Patrol seeking newbie.

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Here's a 4.8 - price way too high I think.

Also 300,000 kms

https://www.autotrader.co.za/car-for-sa ... &so=1&pl=0
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Re: Hello - another Patrol seeking newbie.

Post by iandvl »

That is a pre-facelift 4.8. I think it is over-priced. Please get hold of Tinus via PM (the link to his profile I posted in the second post on his thread). Alternatively, I'll PM his number to you. Chat with him - I'm pretty sure he will have something available.
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