What 4x4 do you drive?

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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby Geolin » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:11 am

Hi there,
I drive a 2005 3litre diesel Toyota Prado and find the dual fuel tanks give me a range of around a 1000 km towing a two ton van behind. Couple this with the fact that I am driving a 4wd with the comfort of driving a sedan makes this a very good vehicle. My previous vehicle was a 2003 3 litre diesel Patrol and the only fault I found with this one was that the comfort wasnot as great. Both good vehicles.

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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby markcrook » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:56 pm

We have got a Jeep Cherokee 3.7l V6 petrol (I did have a Wrangler but it was 12 years old so was retired), the cherokee is a 2005 but has only done 30000kms bought it for $22000 in January. Its is the extreme sport version so has a digital compass and better tyres!

I liked the cherokee over the Outlander and x-trail as it has a proper 4WD system, with High/Low ratios and a dif lock setting so if you do decide to do a bit more than unsealed it as the power and ability.

Down side - not much in the way of storage nooks inside.

I managed to put a big scratch on the front wing yesterday putting it in the garage as i was to close to my wifes bike!

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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby jonno » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:27 pm

Teabag wrote:You wouldn't be a Jonno I know from the Peel 4wd Club by any chance? If not, thanks for the comment. Lived in W.A (Perth) for around 10 years and loved it......


Nope not me. Fairly new to four wheeling actually. Bought myself a 92 Surf in January and loving it. New suspension going in next couple weeks to give a 2" lift, and throw away the rubbish 17yr old sagging stuff!
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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby benno » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:40 pm

Hi all
We have a 06 rodeo 3lt turbo diesel, it now has a 2in lift under it so as not to sag down when loaded up for trips away. Behind it is a customline camper with nothing but the basics.
Does our family of four with plenty of room.
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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby Derek Bullock » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:45 pm

I know you are proud of it but did you need to make the photo so big. Hehehehehehehe.
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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby benno » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:50 pm

um yeah sorry bout the size of the photo it wasnt that big before. Not sure how to make it smaller.
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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby Derek Bullock » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:56 pm

Carmilla Beach looks like a good spot to camp. Is it still free to camp up there.
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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby benno » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:04 pm

Hey Derek
Camping is free, there is miles of room with plenty of sites to choose from.
They have basic toilets there but you need to take your own water to flush, not sure if they were out of water at the time or if that is just how they are. There is some good fishing there off the beach or at the end of the beach is a creek mouth. We had a ball.
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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:16 pm

Yep that pic is definitely BIG......Tell me please...where is Camilla Beach??


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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby Derek Bullock » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:37 pm

It's roughly half way between Marlborough and Mackay.
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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:36 am

Thanks Derek.....is it signposted & easy enough to find. Will it be on a map??

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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby Derek Bullock » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:42 pm

Yep it is easily found. Just type in Carmilla Queensland on Google maps. Carmilla is a small town not that far from the beach.
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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:07 pm

GREAT...thanks Derek

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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby jac&mark+4 » Fri May 15, 2009 4:46 pm

Pajero through & through, most our friends own landrovers or patrols, and we usually are the ones pulling them out.

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Re: What 4x4 do you drive?

Postby Redback » Fri May 22, 2009 7:29 pm

My Disco and camper.
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