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Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 16:49
by La Niña
Looking for a Patrol between 80 and 100k, looking for a 4.2, 4.5 or 4.8 as standard as possible with a tow bar as i will mostly be using the vehicle to tow my boat and for fishing. I would preferably like one from the Western Cape and with as little rust as possible.

Re: Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 21:10
by mvcoller
I think for that kind of money you will have to look at at something like the Safari 2.8 from the 80s or if you are lucky a GQ 4.2 from the 90s.

You probably will not find a decent Y61 4.5 or a Y61 4.2D, but you WILL NOT find a going 4.8 for that money. A wreck, maybe.

Sorry to be a bearer of bad news.

Re: Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 10 Aug 2018 06:42
by graham1
With that budget youre looking at the 4.2 (petrol) GQ models, and (very) high mileage 4.5 GU.
You wont find a 4.2 diesel, cos I will have found it before you :rolling:

GQs seem to pop up quite a bit on gumtree etc, Im sure you'll find the right one with enough persistence.

Maybe the other guys can advise on towing with a GQ, but, from my GQ ownership (I never towed), I dont think I would want to put myself through that kind of torture. :biggrin:

Re: Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 10 Aug 2018 09:02
by SJC

Re: Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 10 Aug 2018 10:42
by La Niña
Thanks guys, I do not have very far to tow, my main launch spot is 10km away and the furtherest i would use it is about 30km away so the towing fuel consumption would not be too much of a issue.

Ive found a very neat 2002 model 4.5 with under 200 000km for 120k close by which seems to be a really good deal.

What would be general things to look out for other than the obvious wear and tear?

Re: Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 10 Aug 2018 12:51
by graham1
I think that 4.5 in the gumtree ad looks very good (the one for R120k).

But, check out the link SJC put above here, I said it once and will say it again, not sure why that one hasnt sold yet!

In terms of things to look out for, nothing actually. Its a Patrol :biggrin:

Check that the difflock works, the switch or actuator can sometimes bomb out.

Re: Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 08 Nov 2018 17:09
by Rossdog
I have a neat 4.5 auto with lots of practical extras, including an Old Man Emu suspension, snorkel, towbar, ARB bullbat, canvass seat covers and BFG tyres well within your budget range, plus I'm just around the corner from you in Struisbaai. The vehicle is ex Joburg, so it has no rust.

Contact me on 079 695 8372, and I'll send you some pics.

Re: Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 09 Nov 2018 07:26
by Africa_Trekker
I bought an ‘06 Y61 4.8 GRX with 220k kms about a month ago. Has a winch, roof rack, Rancho shocks, and rooftop tent. Paid R120k all in, and car is in excellent condition, garage kept, no accidents, and full service histroy only from Nissan.

If you’re patient the right ones do pop up. Its been a dream vehicle to own and the last month has reconfirmed that dream. This thing is a tank.

Re: Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 09 Nov 2018 07:56
by XenoBlitz
Fanus, keep posting that link... and one of these days I'll take it off your hands. (Just need the cash on hand.) I actually thought it was sold already, but then 3 weeks ago I waived to a lady in Sabie (your wife methinks never having actually met her) driving a Patrol just like that one. (This can be turbo No. 2 :blonde: )

Re: Looking for my first Patrol up to 100k

Posted: 09 Nov 2018 08:56
by SJC
my wife’s daily drive... (thats why i need to find something lighter on fuel).
just need to find a patrol bakkie in same price range.