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Cheap but pukka 4X4 needed - what options?

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#1
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?
 
#3
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?
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!!
 

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#4
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!!
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
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.
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
 
#10
I'd love a Unimog, no need for one really but they are just...
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!!
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#12
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!!
It might get fastened to my towhook and take a holiday.
 
#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 .....
 
#17
Ultimate in cheep and capable is the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Get one with the factory tow pack and it comes with a limited slip diff in the back, european spec Mk1 models were built by Steyr in Austria and build quality is good.
Diesels are shite (the same VM found in early Range Rover diesels) but the 4 litre straight six petrol is bomb proof. WIll go pretty much anywhere a Land Rover will, could spec/ equipment levels.

Best of all you can buy a very good one for a grand, doesn't matter how much of a mess you make of it at that price, run it for a couple of years then throw it away and buy another one.
 
#18
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 .....
Couple of years back local electricity company got one stuck in our back field same as.
It was there from Jan till early April.
gave them a lift back to our house for a cup of tea in my 42yo series 2a.
In fairness it was the driver not the truck they do look dogs dodahs.
 
G

goatrutar

Guest
#19
drove u1700 mogs over here. they are the ducks nuts. army here supposed to be replacing
them shortly. god knows what with though. they are in the process of offloading the
landrover and replacing with g-wagens.
 

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#20
Thanks for all the feedback.
My preference would be for a Landy, 'cos I know them and have a lot of off road experience with them. Problem is the reliability, which seems to vary from dodgy to totally crap - any resident experts with more precise info?
Land Rover - 90 Hard Top RHD & LHD - MOD Sales - Military Vehicles for Sale - Ex MOD Land Rovers for Sale SWB LHD hardtop - perfect!

Unimog = I had actually looked at Pinzgauer options, I would put them in the same category, oddball. Risk is VOR for weeks even for any minor failure while specialist parts are sorted. Still a fun option though, and on the list.

Old Jeeps are usually driven by *******, new ones by gay guys (Top 10 Gay Cars | Gaywheels), I would be buying mid-range so run risks both ways.... ;-)

Locals go for Landcruisers LWB or SWB, Mitsubishi's (shit) and Nissans (shit) - shit ratings coming from owners feedback. Nobody has Subaru's (lack of dealers??). Hi lux are popular, so much so there is nothing used about.

I have plenty of time (end summer) to find something.
 

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