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best 4x4 for £5k or less

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by gingeruk, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. gingeruk

    gingeruk Active Member

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    Thinking of getting a 4x4 or pick up which I would need to use as a everyday vehicle but would also come in handy for the shooting n fishing, all advice n opions welcome good n bad
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    don't need 5k,
    mine does all I need it too,just a bit juicy :eek:
    had two jeeps now,will never buy anything else now in a 4x4
     
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    I'm looking for the same so interested in anyones point of view. I sold my 4 door defender 53 plat 3 months ago becuase of the increased road mils I'm doing. It was too uncomfortable, noisy and thirsty for a couple of hundred motorway miles.
    I've looked at a load of things but its a minefield. Loads of abused junk out there. Anything decent at that price gets snapped up quick it would seem. Any good pick ups I've seen at that money end up with VAT to be added which takes it above budget unless you can claim it back.
    I'm currently looking at a Nissan X trail. Heard good things about them still being capabile in a field but drive well on the road and not too thirsty.
     
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    I take it u mean one of the 4 door jeeps *** age of one would u get for 5k
     
  5. vitalich

    vitalich Keyboard Hero

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    Jeep Grand Cherokie or Mitsubishi Shogun or Shogun Sport would be my choice
     
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    I was just looking at the shogun n the swb is nice looking n the lwb is practical I know japanese u cant beat for reliability (cars 8 know but not too sure about 4x4) has anyone owned a shogun n got any fedback????
     
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    read up on the dual mass fly wheel for the shogun,it might put you off
     
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    vitalich Keyboard Hero

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    My shogun sport 2004 done 145k from new (had this one till 2009)
    No prob at all, just need the regular tlc
     
  9. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    We got an old Vitara (just Vitara, no Gran at all), or under £500, 2 piece bikini roof, damned bomb proof that thing, -16, snow, ice, never stopped it. Low ratio gearbox so great off road too! MPG not too bad at about 30-40mpg. Not the fastest thing on the road but we took it down to London and then to Leicester when it was -16 as the other halfs diesel would not start!
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    weren't they built for hair dressers :rolleyes:
     
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    - yeah VW are the same dual mass flywheel faults noisey n judder but not all suffer I think it might be luck of the draw
     
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    cbrdave Nuts

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    I have a lwb shogun 2.8td auto, great car, not too bad on fuel, was told always go auto on a 4x4 as has no dual mass flywheel to worry about and torque is distributed better, shogun was too cheap to resist and was an auto so went for it, handles all my bedroom fitting tools and runs up and down motorway with ease.
     
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    Toyota hilux surf,had mine since 2007.The 2.4l I have had cylinder head problems in certain models,mine included £600 all in,fitted it with a mate.Bit thirsty,it does weigh just over 2 tonne though.The 3l is about the same mpg wise plus the heads don't go.Look for one with the head done,no other faults I have come across.The shogun has fuel pump and draglink probs as well,jeep seem dear for parts,and land rover apart from the 90 and 110 seem to be rot box's.If you gor for an import 4x4 check out specialist insurers as some don't touch them,mines £220 ish fully comp.
    andy.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback it seems I am drawn towards a shogun at the moment
     
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    Lan'rover. Lot of good Discoverys still knocking around if a Series isn't to your liking.
     
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    Suzuki Jimny 1.3 . cheap tax, insurance Great MPG 2 inch suspension lift and all terrain tyres cost me £600 for the mods , love it , great off road , left a ford ranger and a land rover defender stuck in the mud and on narrow tracks . Bloody thing goes anywhere !!!! was going to keep it for a year and get something bigger but if i change it il just be getting another Jimny . Hey unless you need to tow heavy stuff or your un happy with the size of your man gear it it does the job spot on , heated leather seats are handy as well , hey i sit for hours in it ratting , would have frozen in winter otherwise cant be beaten for them money and more moddable than a crossman :D
     
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    Nissan Terrano best 4x4 I've had, roomy,2.7td, relatively economical,easy to maintain, took back seats out for my lurchers, still a 4 seater, same engine as some London cabs, great for towing and can be bought for very handy money.
     
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    jps norton One Hit Wonder

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    Beware of older shoguns / pajeros ..... They have head issues.
    I should know .... cost me over a grand to sort mine when it decided to crack!
    When I looked into it further it seems a fairy common problem
     
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    Another point about a Jimny is if anything that is going to cost me over £300 goes wrong with the motor . Simply buy any handy engine and bang it in over the weekend :D Because its a Suzuki at the end of the day and you can swap stuff round like lego :up: And its best car iv ever had for parking in town , surprisingly important ! wing mirrors bigger than a benefit cheats TV , Surprisingly use full !Fantastic hunting car , tiny and light One wheel on each corner , can get me anywhere on the estate i need to go . 1 big mod needed for shooting out of . Bit of foam pipe insulation to slip on the edge of the window for a rifle rest
     
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    Landcruiser ... plenty around for the £5K mark :eek:)
     

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