200 Series 2016 Picked Up Friday 15th

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200 Series 2016 Picked Up Friday 15th

Unread post by Guss » March 27th, 2016, 9:39 pm

Hi all, thinking out loud here!
Time has come for me to update from my NM Paj & I'm seriously looking at ordering a VX Diesel.. Just wondering if anyone on here has 1 & if so what's your thoughts..

Guss ;)
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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by Peter Aawen » March 27th, 2016, 10:16 pm

Hey Guss, haven't got one myself, probably won't either, but I've been noticing there are more'n more of them out there touring these days!?

Maybe not quite so many hitting the really gnarly stuff, but they are certainly growing in popularity amongst the tourers, and they seem to do that fairly well!! I reckon you could do a lot worse than go for one of them!! :thumb:

Ps, hope you'n yours had a good Easter, & good to hear from you too! ;)
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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by Guss » March 27th, 2016, 10:49 pm

Thanks Peter, I have to admit my back pocket is screaming at me...but the old back is very thankful :lol:

Yes been a while since I've posted.... have been popping in for a look..
Hope you & your family had a great Easter too mate ;)
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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by 4wd Hobbit » March 28th, 2016, 1:34 pm

My brother has a Sahara. Low power for such big engine and high fuel consumption to match. The front suspension sags so expect to do an upgrade after a little use.

Big on the outside bit not so big on the inside. Lots of nice luxury touches.

Good reliable vehicle - just a little bland.

If you think they suit then go for it.

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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by Guss » March 28th, 2016, 1:49 pm

I'm pretty happy with whats reported from others with the 200 series economy wise.. Plenty of punch for my needs, & yes like all 4WDs these days stock suspension is not fantastic.. I'll be upgrading the suspension straight away as I tow a 2 Ton Off Road Van. ;)
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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by 4wd Hobbit » March 28th, 2016, 6:20 pm

Well expect an average 22-24l/100km when towing that van. That is what my bro is getting towing his similar sized van.

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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by Guss » March 28th, 2016, 6:28 pm

Heard a few getting those figures but also some getting a lot better too so will just have to wait & see.. ;)
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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by stretch4x4 » March 29th, 2016, 5:41 pm

People seem to be a lot happier after they have fitted a lockup kit of some sort, I think the programming of the gearbox is much more suited to countries with higher speed limits..

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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by Guss » March 29th, 2016, 8:14 pm

Bit the bullet ordered this Merlot Red VX Diesel Today:

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Now the 3-4mths wait begins.. :ooh:
Click link below go to last page My NM Exceed is For Sale :cool:
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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by Peter Aawen » March 29th, 2016, 9:02 pm

Nice looking 200, but Jeez Guss, that's gonna be a bit of a wrench isn't it.... saying farewell to your Paj!?! Ahhh well, as the body gets older you just gotta do things like this, at least the 200 will provide armchair comfort and pull the van with ease!! :thumb:

And I s'pose while you get the comfort & power, someone else's gonna get a bloody nice Paj out of it too - that's a pretty good price considering the condition & all the gear on it!! :eek:
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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by Guss » March 29th, 2016, 9:35 pm

Thanks Peter, bloody hard to see the Paj go mate, but it has to happen mate the Old back needs an armchair ride now so I can keep doing what I love..

And your right whomever buys the Pajero will be on a winner it's in A1 condition all country Klms with full history, invoices & even some spares & not to mention a bucket load of mods ;)
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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by 4wd Hobbit » March 29th, 2016, 10:03 pm

Guss wrote:Bit the bullet ordered this Merlot Red VX Diesel Today:
You will regret it :lol: - you should have bought a Discovery 4 - more oomph on the road, better fuel consumption, larger inside, better tow vehicle, better to drive :lol:

I am sure you will be happy with your purchase - enjoy, they are a good vehicle.

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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by Guss » March 29th, 2016, 10:31 pm

Not this little blk duck no way discovery wasn't even in the mix ;)
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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by Guss » April 13th, 2016, 5:28 pm

Sold My Pajero last night with good deposit in bank, went quick so now the wait will really drag :huh: Luck would have it a Neighbor has a spare Triton, company vehicle, he's allowing me to use.. Didn't hesitate to offer it either, bloody lucky to have neighbors like that hey ;)
200 Series VX Twin-Turbo V8 Diesel Landcruiser
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NM 3.2 DID Pajero with a few Mods. SOLD..

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Re: 200 Series 2016?

Unread post by Shann Low » April 14th, 2016, 12:04 am

Really like the look of that one Gus!
Green with jealousy!
Enjoy!

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