4WD Purchase

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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by Oldbloke » 17 Jul 2018, 7:00 pm

That is a pearler Daddybang.

Well known for quality/reliability issues. Does anyone here have the balls to own up to owning a Jeep?
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by scoobs » 17 Jul 2018, 8:08 pm

glad i bought a ford then, im broke enough with one woman :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by Bigjobss » 17 Jul 2018, 9:18 pm

For that $$ I would honestly be looking at a Pajero, highly underated and great value.
The current model has been around for ages so they are pretty dated but the tradeoff is that they have worked out all the issues and the 3.2l diesel is bulletproof.
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by madang55 » 18 Jul 2018, 12:09 am

Sat in a Navara today. Navara owners must be midgets, couldn't get my legs under the steering wheel. Sat in a couple of Tritons, much better. Sat in A D-Max, even better.
Having a look at a couple of B3000/BT50 soon.
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by darwindingo » 18 Jul 2018, 1:29 am

Oldbloke wrote:That is a pearler Daddybang.

Well known for quality/reliability issues. Does anyone here have the balls to own up to owning a Jeep?


Yep that's a pisser DB.. :lol:

OB the bloke that used to live across the road from me in the NT had one, I would see him working on it almost every other day. :oops: . Reckoned he regretted buying a Heap Jeep as he called it... :lol:

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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by bigfellascott » 18 Jul 2018, 7:55 am

madang55 wrote:Sat in a Navara today. Navara owners must be midgets, couldn't get my legs under the steering wheel. Sat in a couple of Tritons, much better. Sat in A D-Max, even better.
Having a look at a couple of B3000/BT50 soon.


I have the same thing with my mates Hilux (around 2009 model I think it was, the one with a little seat and half doors it has SFA seat adjustment for the passenger seat my knees were hard up against the dash and I'm only 5ft10" so god only knows how a tall streak of pelican poop would go! :D

I can't even get behind the wheel of my mates HZ75 Cruiser, its got SFA seat adjustment and my fat gut sits on the steering wheel :lol: I'd happily own one of those if I could fit in the bloody thing properly :(
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by madang55 » 18 Jul 2018, 11:23 am

Daddybang, cute cartoon, but my wife won't sharing me. Its a wife thing.
BUT......Nissan Patrol....4Cyl, 3lt Diesel. Just found a very nice looking one I am going to take a look at. 3lt seems a bit on the small size for a brute like the Patrol...any quick ideas anyone
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by madang55 » 23 Jul 2018, 11:34 pm

Mazda BT50. Same age as my trade in, Same km, drives very nicely, has a bullbar and 20000lb Warne winch almost new, 5 almost brand new BF GRich tyres. Is wired for UHF and has an arial attached. I need to get a canopy for it. Been looking at Gumtree and ebay. If anyone sees a 2nd hand one, preferably black, PM me. Thanks guys. By the way , Mazda radios suck.Will certainly install one with BluTooth etc
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by Archie » 24 Jul 2018, 2:16 pm

Oldbloke wrote:That is a pearler Daddybang.

Well known for quality/reliability issues. Does anyone here have the balls to own up to owning a Jeep?


Knew there was a reason I bought the land rover...

I rented a Jeep for a roadtrip once. That was enough to cure me of ever wanting to own one. 400km and I stopped in at a town with a branch of the rental company and told them I'd swap it for anything with wheels. It rattled so much I thought the doors were going to come off and the sealing on them was bad enough that dust would come in on the highways. If you can't properly build a door I don't want to know what the other components were like.
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by Lifesaride » 24 Jul 2018, 2:40 pm

madang55 wrote:Mazda BT50. Same age as my trade in, Same km, drives very nicely, has a bullbar and 20000lb Warne winch almost new, 5 almost brand new BF GRich tyres. Is wired for UHF and has an arial attached. I need to get a canopy for it. Been looking at Gumtree and ebay. If anyone sees a 2nd hand one, preferably black, PM me. Thanks guys. By the way , Mazda radios suck.Will certainly install one with BluTooth etc


I know 4 people who have or have dad bt50s. An 08, 2 2014s, and a 2015. All have been very impressed due to no major issues, and they are a bloody comfy car to drive.

As for a 2nd hand canopy, good luck, you have to be quick. If you’re on Facebook there should be a buy, swap, sell group for bt50s. A lot of gear gets moved through them, or you can ring around wreckers but generally you won’t make much of a saving off new.

On a side note, if you’re handy, strip down and regrease the winch. Warn are renowned for only packing half of what they need in the housing which will cause plenty of dramas long term.
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by madang55 » 24 Jul 2018, 7:56 pm

Lifesaride wrote:
madang55 wrote:Mazda BT50. Same age as my trade in, Same km, drives very nicely, has a bullbar and 20000lb Warne winch almost new, 5 almost brand new BF GRich tyres. Is wired for UHF and has an arial attached. I need to get a canopy for it. Been looking at Gumtree and ebay. If anyone sees a 2nd hand one, preferably black, PM me. Thanks guys. By the way , Mazda radios suck.Will certainly install one with BluTooth etc


I know 4 people who have or have dad bt50s. An 08, 2 2014s, and a 2015. All have been very impressed due to no major issues, and they are a bloody comfy car to drive.

As for a 2nd hand canopy, good luck, you have to be quick. If you’re on Facebook there should be a buy, swap, sell group for bt50s. A lot of gear gets moved through them, or you can ring around wreckers but generally you won’t make much of a saving off new.

On a side note, if you’re handy, strip down and regrease the winch. Warn are renowned for only packing half of what they need in the housing which will cause plenty of dramas long term.
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Handy info, thank you. Once I get my hands on it, my mechanics are going to have a field day. General order will be, "take it apart and put it back together again" Especially, winch, brakes, clutch, transmission. I will get down and dirty with a grease gun and generally crawl all over it for several days
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by madang55 » 31 Jul 2018, 2:23 am

You'd reckon that buying a car would be simple. So, I decide to buy this car,(BT50), the salesman agrees to give me whatever for my car as a trade-in. I pay a deposit, sign some papers, during which I comment to the salesman, "your handwriting is crap" and go home with a smile on my face. On my way home...salesman calls me, says there is a financial hold on my car, the one I own and am trading in.(refer to PPSR) My comment, "bovine droppings!!!" A week later, after some very creative detective work and some descriptive emails, several visits to 2 different bank branches, I discover....that......4 years after I pay cash for my car, a car is sold in Wodonga. A highly educated, highly motivated sales person in Wodonga, writes down the VIN for the vehicle they are selling, and........the next person in line, types that VIN, transcribes the VIN, to the sales contract and finance agreement. ONLY ONE THING WENT WRONG. Who ever was the primary school teacher of the person who wrote down the VIN didn't cane the little toad enough during handwriting class. The VIN for both cars is EXACTLY the same except for the very last digit. My VIN ends in 20525, the car they sold has the VIN ending in 20528. 10 days later and I'm still waiting to pick up my BT50. Wodonga have contacted the bank with the hold on the wrong car. The bank say thankyou. I'm ready to bite the heads off budgies, neither of them have contacted me. When I do pick my new/old car up, guess what they are going to do.....re-write the whole contract in legible hand writing. This is why Asylums were invented, I'm booking in.
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by Daddybang » 31 Jul 2018, 7:03 am

madang55 wrote:You'd reckon that buying a car would be simple. So, I decide to buy this car,(BT50), the salesman agrees to give me whatever for my car as a trade-in. I pay a deposit, sign some papers, during which I comment to the salesman, "your handwriting is crap" and go home with a smile on my face. On my way home...salesman calls me, says there is a financial hold on my car, the one I own and am trading in.(refer to PPSR) My comment, "bovine droppings!!!" A week later, after some very creative detective work and some descriptive emails, several visits to 2 different bank branches, I discover....that......4 years after I pay cash for my car, a car is sold in Wodonga. A highly educated, highly motivated sales person in Wodonga, writes down the VIN for the vehicle they are selling, and........the next person in line, types that VIN, transcribes the VIN, to the sales contract and finance agreement. ONLY ONE THING WENT WRONG. Who ever was the primary school teacher of the person who wrote down the VIN didn't cane the little toad enough during handwriting class. The VIN for both cars is EXACTLY the same except for the very last digit. My VIN ends in 20525, the car they sold has the VIN ending in 20528. 10 days later and I'm still waiting to pick up my BT50. Wodonga have contacted the bank with the hold on the wrong car. The bank say thankyou. I'm ready to bite the heads off budgies, neither of them have contacted me. When I do pick my new/old car up, guess what they are going to do.....re-write the whole contract in legible hand writing. This is why Asylums were invented, I'm booking in.


Mate I know it's probably to soon but..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :drinks:
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by madang55 » 07 Aug 2018, 10:01 pm

Just saying....anyone ever put a 20,000lb winch on a dual cab?
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by madang55 » 07 Aug 2018, 10:05 pm

OH, and I finally picked the BT50 up. But....the story aint over yet, and I may still need the white jacket with the long arms. And, no I will not bore you with the details, suffice to say I am days away from going to VACC, the Ombudsman, my mates wife the QC, a shady character on a stool in the dark corner of the seediest pub I can find.
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by Bigjobss » 08 Aug 2018, 1:15 am

madang55 wrote:Just saying....anyone ever put a 20,000lb winch on a dual cab?


I am no auto elec but that sounds like a problem in the making without some electrical upgrades, I may be wrong but surely a standard setup would struggle to run that at capacity for any usefull period of time under load.
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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by Daddybang » 08 Aug 2018, 6:48 am

Bigjobss wrote:
madang55 wrote:Just saying....anyone ever put a 20,000lb winch on a dual cab?


I am no auto elec but that sounds like a problem in the making without some electrical upgrades, I may be wrong but surely a standard setup would struggle to run that at capacity for any usefull period of time under load.


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Re: 4WD Purchase

Post by madang55 » 08 Aug 2018, 6:46 pm

Picked the BT50 up this afternoon. Broken earth wire on engine block. Car yard were very good about it all
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