Cheap but pukka 4X4 needed - what options?

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  1. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    I need to get a 4x4 off road vehicle to cover my part in a 500 hectare hunting syndicate.

    Needs to make circa 15-20 x 50km each way road trips to the location.
    Can be used as a run around if needed, so say 2-3000km per year.
    Needs to get up tracks in all weather for carcass recovery - max off road 1-2km at a time.
    Diesel, but economy not important (see mileage).
    Reliability most important.

    I'm thinking a Landcruiser SWB with 200k on the clock, or a Subaru Forester.

    Budget 5-10K Euros but as little as possible preferred.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

  3. Want it for the "88"? If so let me know, will talk to Reinhardt at Mulhouse, he might still have some small Unimogs. Bought one not so long ago as a farm runabout - goes anywhere, almost indestructible. Paid about 7k for it!!
     
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  4. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Good tip, cheers - do you have a website link?
    Its from 88 up to 57, and a reliability failure on the 53km run up there or back would be a major problem, Mulhouse is 90 mins the opposite direction from my side of the hill.
     
  5. Will get my man to talk to Reinhardt tomorrow, it's his friend from his naval days. PM me your e-mail address so J-M can give it to Reinhardt. Does not have a website as far as I know, most of his dealings are though friends as it is rather specialist. J-M will make the introduction for you and get Reinhardt to e-mail you a stock list of what he has on hand. Can assure you our friend is 100%, even drove our "Mog" over to us before we paid for it.

    Emsav
     
  6. wagon or ute? hilux or mitsubishi triton aren't too bad.
     
  7. Totally useless in the terrain of 88 & 57, would only last a month. The need is for a "Mog"
     
  8. I'd love a Unimog, no need for one really but they are just...
     
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  9. And I thought you were going to say Bedford ;-)
     
  10. Our friend "Artisan" has the need for such a vehicle, they are the dogs cahoonas for the work he has in mind. When you come over you can have a play with our one - 80km/h across ploughed fields!!
     
  11. They are a lot cheaper than Unimogs but crap around town.
     
  12. It might get fastened to my towhook and take a holiday.
     
  13. judasssss1
     
  14. They are pretty lovely though.
    CamperMog (Unimog Campervan).
    Not big enough for my needs for a motorhome but be great for playing outdoors with.
     
  15. Used to drive Mogs often in my old job .... dogs bo**cks ... I did however get one so stuck you could step out of the cab and UP onto terra-firma .....
     
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