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    If you are sitting inside it, who cares what it looks like? My question would be, how does the novated lease package otherwise impinge on your salary? Which way is better for the money? What package would you get if you kept your own car? Everything else is 'not your problem'.

    Seems from your original post that it would suit you. What happens to the 110?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johntins View Post
    If you are sitting inside it, who cares what it looks like? My question would be, how does the novated lease package otherwise impinge on your salary? Which way is better for the money? What package would you get if you kept your own car? Everything else is 'not your problem'.

    Seems from your original post that it would suit you. What happens to the 110?
    My bonus is currently being taxed at a ridiculous rate. The accountant suggested the novated lease as a way of killing two birds with one stone.
    The 110 isn't great for a growing family. Ive got a 16 month old and we're trying for our second child. The market at the moment seems to be commanding a good sale price for defenders so it makes sense to get rid of it now. The money i get fpr the defender i throw onto the mortgage and have for when the mrs has time off work with our second child. At the same time allows me to have a new comfortable family saloon, good tourer and get me to campsites on weekends away with the boys. Will it ever do what my 110 does? No! Im hoping the v8 puts a grin on my face and makes up for the lost enjoyment of driving the 110. In a perfect world id have both but.......i have other responsibilities now and have to put my head before my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinc View Post
    Id take the nissan over the lc200... like you have found out the maintenance costs of a petrol v8 vs a modern euro4 diesel v8 are eons apart...

    The fuel economy is amazing when you take into account their torque and kw outputs and the shear weight and size of them.

    The factory fuel capacity is also huge. 120l iirc.

    Jc
    What sort of kms can one expect from a petrol v8 motor? I know its a impossible question to answer accurately but are petrol v8s good for big kms in terms of engine life?

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    It is a difficult thing to judge however nissan and toyota have made some fantastic and ultra reliable petrol v8 engines. I've had several Lexus LS series, a 400 and a 430 and they have been without doubt the most trouble free and glorious to drive vehicles (apart from the 110 and my l322 of course&#128519 i have owned.

    I wouldn't worry about their reliability or lifespan😎
    The Isuzu 110. Solid and as dependable as a rock, coming soon with auto box😊
    The Range Rover L322 4.4.TTDV8 ....probably won't bother with the remap..😈

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1nando View Post
    My bonus is currently being taxed at a ridiculous rate. The accountant suggested the novated lease as a way of killing two birds with one stone.
    The 110 isn't great for a growing family. Ive got a 16 month old and we're trying for our second child. The market at the moment seems to be commanding a good sale price for defenders so it makes sense to get rid of it now. The money i get fpr the defender i throw onto the mortgage and have for when the mrs has time off work with our second child. At the same time allows me to have a new comfortable family saloon, good tourer and get me to campsites on weekends away with the boys. Will it ever do what my 110 does? No! Im hoping the v8 puts a grin on my face and makes up for the lost enjoyment of driving the 110. In a perfect world id have both but.......i have other responsibilities now and have to put my head before my heart.
    Sigh.. Another one gone to the Dark Side. Mate, whatever floats the boat. Bloke's paying... Never happened to me, get in while you can... Us LR folk will still be here, when the siren calls.... You know it will....
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    I'd take one for a test drive first.I drove a friends around Mandurah last week and it was very tiring work not running over stuff.Parking was a nightmare. Pat

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    I was interested in them until I checked out the load area. Compared to a D3/4 it is very poorly done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAT303 View Post
    I'd take one for a test drive first.I drove a friends around Mandurah last week and it was very tiring work not running over stuff.Parking was a nightmare. Pat
    It couldn't be worse than a 130 Pat?

    That's one thing that was immediately apparent with the D2 vs driving a 130 and GU ute for the last fifteen years, and a near new BT50 for the last 18 months.

    Parking and maneuverability, on and off road is a revelation in comparison.

    The current crop of Japanese utes are quite big, the Ranger/BT has a 127" wheelbase, and I think the others are very close to that. They've all increased their size with the last few models.
    They make a 110 look compact!

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    The Y62 is very wide, which makes carparks and 'bushstriping' tough, but at least thats better dynamically, for space, etc. The interior is acres of bland, kinda like the exterior. But a test drive should sort your thoughts.

    Seems a decent thing with some mods. Saw a goldy/orangy one with aftermarket rims and tyres, colour coded front bar etc, and it looked a lot better. Saw a vid of one trying a hillclimb and the suspension etc just didnt work and it failed, but with the right (uncommon) mods it could go well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick130 View Post
    It couldn't be worse than a 130 Pat?

    That's one thing that was immediately apparent with the D2 vs driving a 130 and GU ute for the last fifteen years, and a near new BT50 for the last 18 months.

    Parking and maneuverability, on and off road is a revelation in comparison.

    The current crop of Japanese utes are quite big, the Ranger/BT has a 127" wheelbase, and I think the others are very close to that. They've all increased their size with the last few models.
    They make a 110 look compact!
    My son just bought a Ranger double cab. The thing is massive. Not as big as the Toyota Tundra I saw on the Monash a couple of weeks ago, though.
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