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    No it was a school. My accountant said it was a common arrangement for workplaces to have a uniform standard, require logos, have staff buy them and then claim the cost as a tax deduction.
    My workplace would also refund $100 in uniform costs directly, but then it couldn't be claimed as a tax deduction, of course.
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    Was that "Palen Creek Co-op", Mick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    Was that "Palen Creek Co-op", Mick?
    Some place out of 'Twin Peaks'? perchance, what is it?

    DL

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    It's a bit of an 'in' joke up here.

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    The Fridge has arrived.

    So. I now drive a 2018 white Prado Toyota.
    I have only driven it on 2 short drives and it OK. That's all, just OK.
    Next week I will be off to Cloncurry & Mt Isa so I will report back on comfort etc.
    I have booked it in to get spot lights & canvas seat covers, it has a steel BB & not much else.
    If I get some time off this week-end I will take it down some tracks to some creeks around here & see how it goes while cocking wheels.
    One thing I will say is it seems very BIG after the D2.
    Jonesfam
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    Including the 3 Amigos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesfam View Post
    So. I now drive a 2018 white Prado Toyota.
    ............................
    One thing I will say is it seems very BIG after the D2.
    Jonesfam
    That's coz of the plastic around the cabin uprights in a D2. Just massive.

    After being used to a RRC looking out all the windows in a D2 is like looking out portholes.

    Then there is all the plastic on the sides behind the rear seats in a D2........

    And on the inside of the tailgate...............

    DL

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    What about the rear load space? D2 looks to have more usable storage for a touring setup?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonesfam View Post
    So. I now drive a 2018 white Prado Toyota.
    I have only driven it on 2 short drives and it OK. That's all, just OK.
    Next week I will be off to Cloncurry & Mt Isa so I will report back on comfort etc.
    I have booked it in to get spot lights & canvas seat covers, it has a steel BB & not much else.
    If I get some time off this week-end I will take it down some tracks to some creeks around here & see how it goes while cocking wheels.
    One thing I will say is it seems very BIG after the D2.
    Jonesfam
    Cheers

    Simon
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesfam View Post
    Next week I will be off to Cloncurry & Mt Isa so I will report back on comfort etc.
    Jonesfam
    I often drive a Prado at work. Despite their reputation for comfort, I ALWAYS get a sore neck and shoulders on long trips no matter how I adjust the seat. Funny thing is though, I never have any issues in my so called 'unergonomic' 110 County. I find the work Triton much comfier than the Prado as well.

    Apart from the sore back and annoying turbo lag I don't mind the Prado. They have a pretty good load space and they pull the 2 tonne trailer quite well too, although the rear suspension does sag a lot.

    Enjoy!

    Edward

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    My mate and I came to the conclusion that the most tempting offering from the "Dark" side to replace a D2 or even a D3,4,5, would be a Ford Everest as the 3.2L is even a 5 cylinder like a TD5. It also has a Terrain Response system similar to L-R, possibly even "borrowed" from L-R when Ford owned them. The 2.0 L Bi-Turbo has similar specs to a D5 2.0 L at 500Nm each and has electronic locking rear diff. The rear seat arm rest cupholders also look just like the D2's. Obvious negatives, a bit down on towing 3100kg vs 3500 and no air suspension.
    2005 D3 TDV6 Present
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    Quote Originally Posted by RANDLOVER View Post
    Obvious negatives, a bit down on towing 3100kg vs 3500 and no air suspension.
    And a lot smaller than a D3/4/5.
    Paul

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