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Do you know if the Limited v6 comes standard with Sat Nav and reversing camera?
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Lie down alright, they offered me 12k on an 05 prado.... be prepared....
At least they told you 12k.. Could not get a figure all they were interested in is what i wanted to pay as changeover. could not come to an agreement today as i am not prepared to jump into and I am not going to give my Territory away. Having said that I had longer drive in the limited diesel and it is a great piece of work, nice to drive plenty of go particularly once already going. The turbo does have the slightest of lag when you sink the boot in from stand still but it very quickly throws you back in your seat and you are way over the speed limit in no time and you are thinking lag what lag but in just normal driving it is sweet,smooth and quite.
I hope we can come to an agreement in the next couple of days but I may have to shop myself around to other dealers and finance companies something I generally don't like doing.
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:16 AM
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Hey, on this side of the ditch, choices are very limited. Hemi and diesel are only available in Overland "fully loaded" spec $92990 V8 and $97990 for the diesel with the V6 petrol in "Limited" spec at $84000.

My Stone White Overland CRD is confirmed for delivery on Friday July 29th. I hope it lives up to expectations, as I have only driven a Limited Hemi at this stage.

I have had an 05 CRD Limited and an 08 Overland CRD, both power chipped to 195kw and 610NM so hoping the new wagon will not disappoint. Idid consider waiting for the new 8 speed ZF gearbox equipped version to arrive, but have been advised that we will need to wait another two years. This box will feature in the new 300c in showrooms October this year.

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You will love the CRD, it felt faster than the Hemi, as the boost just pushes you in the seat.
I think it will be the motor of choice for most people.

As for trade-in, I was offered $30k for my Territory Turbo Ghia '07, which is a fair price. I should be able to get $35k on a private sale as it is a 7 seater with all the options. The timing of getting the new car will be everything, as to if I trade or sell privately.
Hopefully I will get a few weeks warning when my car hits Oz next month.

Do not let a good car get away just because you do not get what you want on a trade. Look in carsales what the street price and how many are listed to get a good idea on what it is worth. Also have a look in www.redbook.com.au to get an idea of the tradin value. Selling privately can be a real PIA, especially if it is a common car.
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You will love the CRD, it felt faster than the Hemi, as the boost just pushes you in the seat.
I think it will be the motor of choice for most people.

As for trade-in, I was offered $30k for my Territory Turbo Ghia '07, which is a fair price. I should be able to get $35k on a private sale as it is a 7 seater with all the options. The timing of getting the new car will be everything, as to if I trade or sell privately.
Hopefully I will get a few weeks warning when my car hits Oz next month.

Do not let a good car get away just because you do not get what you want on a trade. Look in carsales what the street price and how many are listed to get a good idea on what it is worth. Also have a look in www.redbook.com.au to get an idea of the tradin value. Selling privately can be a real PIA, especially if it is a common car.

Yeah I will keep working on it I just wanted more time to work through it and try and understand how the deal was working. In the end the change over figure is all that really matters as numbers can be made to do whatever you want and that what I was uncomfortable about. I could have one in 10 days as they have the colour i am after in there August shipment. I will hit them up on Monday after I have spoken to my finance broker and work it out.
And yeah the Turbo has a very nice lay you back in the seat feel and the speedo winds out effortlessly.
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Sorry for intrusion guys
I have been monitoring the topic very closely as I am also waiting for my Laredo.
However, I got fascinated by recent talk about CRD and now I am not quite sure if I made the right choice. To make sure I just put together some numbers and they do not seem to make much sense to me. Would you please correct me if I am wrong?

Today’s fuel prices: $135.9 (regular unleaded) $143.90 (diesel). Average consumption per 100 km is 12.5l and 8l respectively. It means that it will cost $16.99 (petrol) and $12.95 (diesel) to cover 100km. Hence the economy is $4.04 per 100km. So, one will have to travel at least 120.000 kilometers for diesel premium to be paid off. This sounds like too much given rave diesel reviews all around.

Of course, I you do serious towing or a lot of off-road then you do not have much choice. But what is so special in diesel for average Joe who will never leave city like me? No offense to anyone.
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It really depends what you do with it In my case It would repay itself within 4 years but I am also banking yhat the diesel will be the car of choice in the next few years so it should hold a $2-$2500 better resale. I am sure the V6 petrol will be fine and I am still considering it myself but having driven the turbo now I am hooked on it and just love the way it delivers its power, WK2JGC summed it up perfectly in the diesel thread on this site.
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Should I be worried?

I ordered a diesel Overland this week which apparently is built an sitting in Detroit and just about to be shipped to Sydney. I'm told by the dealer it should arrive with them in the first week of September.
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The v6 petrol is an ok motor, but forget getting 12's/100km in the city as the consumption will more likely be 14>, it is also underpowered for such a big car. We are also betting on the CRD being worth a lot more than the Hemi at sale time. You can also bet that petrol will be continually going up in price, where diesel seems to be more stable in cost, as it does not fluctuate with the pricing cycles. I have also seen the price being equal most of the week, so the difference is just not there naymore, unless you only buy fiel on cheap tuesdays or whatever day it is now. I also have to use 98RON fuel which is always 16c p/l more than ULP, so fuel costs will be better with the CRD.

Who know's which is the right motor, but I knew I would not be happy with the v6 after being in a turbo Territory and the Hemi is thirsty and felt slower than the CRD. As the price was the same as the Hemi, it was a no brainer for me, we do not get the v6 as an option in the overland model. From what I have seen the Hemi in real world city driving is getting 21lt/100km, where the CRD seems to always be under 10lt/100km, this is where we will make back the savings.

AussieWK2, have you received a VIN for your car ? I would be surprised if you will see your car this year as CRD Overlands are very rare and desirable, we have hear of people being told after mark 2012 for cars ordered in the past few weeks. I hope you do get it soon, but ask for the VIN or E number so you know where it is. This site can track based on that info.
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It really depends what you do with it In my case It would repay itself within 4 years but I am also banking yhat the diesel will be the car of choice in the next few years so it should hold a $2-$2500 better resale. I am sure the V6 petrol will be fine and I am still considering it myself but having driven the turbo now I am hooked on it and just love the way it delivers its power, WK2JGC summed it up perfectly in the diesel thread on this site.
Thanks mate
I have read the relevant threads and now I see that this is more the matter of personal preference here. Though resale value is a strong point too.
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21L per 100 C'mon .... mine averages 14.5 since I've had it and thats including a whole family of test pilots....
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