I've been reading this forums for a long time now ( i did order the Overland MY13 diesel but consequently cancelled due to the issues and the My14 models)
fast forward 12 months later, its time to start the process again but this time around i have a wedding to pay for next month followed by a 4 week honeymoon in the US.
I wasnt planning on selling my car ( had trouble selling it 12 months ago) so thought i would test the waters and as you expect i sold it the next day.
I would like some help deciding which car to choose i have been going back and forth the last few days and no where closer to where i started.
The purpose of the car, would be a weekend driver for most parts. It does have towing duties ( 2T boat), eventually would turn into a family car.
Now i had always had my eyes on a Diesel Limited, and there is a limited, sunroof offroad pack etc that i could pick up tomorrow if i wanted it. but that is extending the budget close to overland (quad lift and sunroof are nice to have but not neccessary) ~$70K+
i started thinking of looking at 2nd hand ones to lower the budget and found a 70th Anniversay 2011 with only 12k kms on it, but its petrol. My partner really loves the car, around $50k..but when i add on stamp duty there isnt much gap between that and a new MY13 Petrol. plus you get all the cool new stuff - 8speed, daytime driving lights.
Theres a few more diesels on the market with more than 40K+ on it, all of which are asking more than $50k.
as most of my driving is city driving i am starting to think that the petrol version might suffice...but then i read all the guys towing at under 13L/100km now thats a dream.....my patherfinder ranged from 20-30L/100km. that was Diesel as well...
but given that taking the boat down to the ramp is once every fortnight and the occassional up north trip....daily driving or normal driving takes precedent.
i hope it all make sense, these one of many thought processes running through my mind