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    Both vehicles are soft roaders IMO so you should also look at subaru forester or Nissan xtrail, both better than the previous 2
    cheers
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    I have driven 5 Pradoís and 2 Pathfinders as company vehicles over the last 20 years. Prado by a country mile. No comparison.
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    Prado.....capable enough and reliable.

    Not that Iíve driven a Parhfinder....

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    Dave I've worked on both, early and later models of each, and the Toyota product wins out IMO for less faults during ownership. The pathy is not a BAD vehicle, just not as reliable as the Toyota. The preference also is for a V6 petrol Prado, yes they are a little thirsty but maintenance costs are very low. They are a magnificent engine
    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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    I'll let her know

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    Quote Originally Posted by bblaze View Post
    Both vehicles are soft roaders IMO so you should also look at subaru forester or Nissan xtrail, both better than the previous 2
    cheers
    blaze
    Prado is hardly a soft roader, even with their IFS. They have a ladder chassis and long travel beam rear end and good low range gearing and quite good clearance. They are not comparable to an Xtrail.

    Cheers

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    We have 2 R50 Pathys (both 3.3 V6 petrol autos - only option in the R50)

    1 with 290,000 ks ('98)

    1 with 60,000 ks (yes 60) ('04), purchased recently after good running cost experience since '98 with the first one

    I smile to myself when I read about the troubles with sophisticated 4X4s of the time

    utterly reliable in our experience, comfy, good but smaller size, reasonable 4X4 ability, 3.5 tonne towing ability

    economical & cheap
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87County View Post
    We have 2 R50 Pathys (both 3.3 V6 petrol autos - only option in the R50)

    1 with 290,000 ks ('98)

    1 with 60,000 ks (yes 60) ('04), purchased recently after good running cost experience since '98 with the first one

    I smile to myself when I read about the troubles with sophisticated 4X4s of the time

    utterly reliable in our experience, comfy, good but smaller size, reasonable 4X4 ability, 3.5 tonne towing ability

    economical & cheap
    Good perspective right there. Pulling out of the Land Rover ownership bubble is a good way of assessing Land Rover ownership, the good and not so good, with more objectivity.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozscott View Post
    What is her intended use and wants and needs Inc?
    Cheers

    she needs a 7 seater, to do camper trailer hauling etc

    has 4 kids from 11-2 yrs

    i talked her out of a d3 as it had issues

    she previously had a pajero but it eventually died and her partner talked her into a madza which she dislikes and it wont do the camper trailer thing...

    12k is her upper limit i believe

    and it has to have a split 3rtd row seat
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    Quote Originally Posted by incisor View Post
    she needs a 7 seater, to do camper trailer hauling etc

    has 4 kids from 11-2 yrs

    i talked her out of a d3 as it had issues

    she previously had a pajero but it eventually died and her partner talked her into a madza which she dislikes and it wont do the camper trailer thing...

    12k is her upper limit i believe
    Territory ?

    We chose one some years back (now on our third) because of seating options and child restraint points in the 3rd row. Only problem is the lack of luggage capacity with the 3rd row in use.

    Maintenance cheap but.... suspension bushes & diff bushes need regular replacement. Not sure about the SZ AWD which is 'on-demand', have heard problems compared to the earlier 60/40 split system.

    TDV6 is great (now on our second) but plan for cambelt & HP fuel pump belt changes. Cheaper now that independent's have experience of doing the job. Petrol was thirsty, on the school run, SWMBO was getting 18litres/100 !

    Towing 2.3tonne with the 2WD and higher on AWD diesel.
    2WD diesel tows a tandem trailer with a Series Land Rover on it without issue at the legal limit, fuel consumption isn't bad even with a trailer potentially above it's 2.3 Tonne towing capacity.....


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