Sub 2K 4×4 touch enough for a farm and 30mpg?
“suzuki jimny my dads does everything a landy would and more”
except have the ability to tow or carry a decent load – for off road ability they are unstoppable though.
i vote – 2.2 DTI frontera.
tows 2.7 tons – does 32mpg on a run and doesnt rot badly like alot of 4x4s – its restricted to a small bit of rot on the back of the rear bumper.
cheap and cheap parts – and underrated – ESP if you find one with the LSD in the rear – pulled out a heap of other 4x4s with mine – although i always ran proper winter all terrains.Posted 3 years agowillardMember
Another vote for the Frontera here. Mine was a great shooting vehicle and returned about 35 mpg when on roads. With the right tyre it can be a good all round 4×4.
Watch out for Landys of any marque for that money though. It’s likey that they will be rotten/knackered for that price and they will get nowhere near 30 mpg.Posted 3 years ago
And based on ninfans suggestiong. Where are you based.
I am putting my frontera up spare or repairs soon( has 6months tax and test but needs fuel lines and brake lines for next mot) as ive had my hand forced on getting something newer and safer – im not letting mrs-tr transport other peoples kids in the jeep so have bought another berlingo in multispace flavour.Posted 3 years agokenneththecurtainMember
Watch out for Landys of any marque for that money though. It’s likey that they will be rotten/knackered for that price and they will get nowhere near 30 mpg.
Rusty quite possibly, 30 mpg no problem as long as you avoid the petrol engines. TDi disco will do 30 mpg no bother.
Edit: surely a landy can only be the one marque though?Posted 3 years agocozzMember
you are wrong there
3.0 had probs with some engines (although most were factory recalled and new ones fitted)
3.1 was a great engine, and very highly regarded
I loved the 3.5 v6 – that was a quick un
Ive had 7 troopers over the years
farmers use them for a reason, they are tough, so are the fourtraks, but prob harder to find a good un as they are getting older nowPosted 3 years ago
Interesting opinion. Both my trouper nutjob mates swear by the 3.0 and swear at the 3.1. Your right on the 3.5v6s we had the mitsubishi 3.5v6 in nz where fuel was cheaper. It was great fun to drive 🙂
Most of the farmers round my way run early 2000 rangers or isuzu rodeos but you wont get them for less than 2kPosted 3 years agomattsccmMember
Can agree with the Jimny. It will carry all you can fit in. Believe tow weight is 1600kg. Mine is great on and off road and does 37 average commuting on open roads and then 5 miles of stop start each way.Posted 3 years ago
Equally my 110 has a 2,8 Isuzu in it and does 30 on long drives.
2.8’s were the default replacement (even new) when your not too old 3.0 and 3.1’s died
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