My 4WD's - A history of all the 4WDs that I have owned
|My 1st 4WD. I called it the "Sharman Tank"
as it was unstoppable!
Landcruiser FJ55 Wagon (1983
But after a few years, it started burning a lot of oil and rusting quite badly, so it was time to update!
|My 2nd 4WD was bought brand new. How nice to
drive a new more modern 4WD!
Holden Jackaroo DLX Wagon (1991
After 6 years, I decided it was getting a little old, and wanted something bigger, and more suitable for towing my boat...
|My cruiser was my best 4WD, being most
reliable, and most capable off road. I regret selling it. Purchased 2nd hand
at age 1.5 years and 40000k on the clock.
Toyota Landcruiser HZJ80 DX Wagon
|I decided on
Rodeo Project, and forged ahead doing
up my little truck. Purchased 2nd hand at age 1.5 years and 30000k on the
Holden Rodeo Turbo Diesel Dual Cab
Ute (1998 model)
But after nearly 2 years of mechanical repairs (gearbox, transfer case, clutch, starter motor, wheel bearings...etc) it was time to get a more reliable truck...
|I decided next to get a Toyota Hilux (
), bought a brand new one in. This was my best 4WD to date, after never
having a serious mechanical problem in 7 years and 230000 k's. What a
Toyota Hilux Turbo Diesel Dual
Cab Ute (2002 model)
|Ok, so time for more comfort. I am thinking coil springs, Auto transmission, good fuel economy.
So I decided on a Kia Sorento. Read how I decided on my Sorento Project page. I bought this brand new.
Kia Sorento EX Turbo Diesel (2008 model)
|Ok, so, the Kia turned out to be too troublesome (read about the troubles here).
And my new partner already has a Pajero which is in good condition and
well setup, so, it makes sense that this should be my main 4WD, and the
Sorento should be stripped back and sold.
Mitsubishi Pajero NL GLS v6 (1998 model)
I was able to purchase a 4WD that best suited my needs, being Toyota
reliability, decent power and economy from the D4D diesel engine, and
great touring range from dual 90 litre fuel tanks.
My Current 4WD...
Toyotal Landcruiser 120 series GXL D4D (2009 model)
Contact Skip (Alan - that's me) for more info. Email me.
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