Help me with this descision PLEASE

Patrolling Paddy
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Help me with this descision PLEASE

Unread post by Patrolling Paddy » February 8th, 2010, 5:32 am

Hi guy's

As you may or may not know I currently drive a modded Patrol ute, but am looking for a change as I had it for 10 years now.

My old man had a series 1 shorty and a series 3 wagon when I was still at home in my younger days and I have a bit of a soft spot for the good ol Landy.

Looking at maybe becoming part of the green family but would like some help to make sure I get a good pick straight up and don't regret the change.

Looking at either a 110 or a 130 TD5 crew cab, but what I would like to get your opinions on is how they drive in comparison to one another.
Does the extra 20" make for a smother ride? Does it affect off road ramp over significantly? Is it a pain to park around town?

I am currently leaning toward a 130 as I like the seperate tray and extra space but just a little unsure about such a long wheel base and how it affects it off road and of course the daily commute.

Cheers in advance to any replies.

PP
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Unread post by 2stroke » March 2nd, 2010, 6:59 pm

Don't know a lot about the TD5 but I have driven one with a bigger intercooler and a chip (in a 110 trayback) and I do know they can go pretty hard. I've had a TDi 130 for about 6 years and wouldn't think of getting rid of it, good economy and a GVM of 3500Kg and it crosses the Simpson on the French line comfortably at 3300Kg on 81 litres of diesel (Mt Dare to Birdsville) with a lot of side trips and playing on Big Red, not to mention towing some friends a few times. Not great to park but otherwise ok around town. Offroad and at standard height it is a match for a standard patrol. Here's a picture of it loaded on a dune near Big Red. Oh and the 130 is actually 127 inch wheelbase, maybe they thought 130 was a catchier name?
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Unread post by 2stroke » March 3rd, 2010, 9:44 am

You should definitely drive one first as even Landy fans have to admit they are a little "ergonomically challenged" but I went from a Rangie to this Landy and didn't find it too bad. AULRO.com will have lots of info. The 130 doesn't really ride any smoother than a 110 as it's stiffer sprung in the rear.

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Unread post by Patrolling Paddy » March 7th, 2010, 10:53 pm

Thanks for the reply.
I am still undecided as to exactly what I want to do. I was thinking of getting rid of the Patrol but now I am leaning more on turning it into a comp ute and getting another daily driver.
I am keen on the 130 and would really like to get one, I just need to justify it to myself and missus to get a third 4wd, or third car for that mattter.

And the decision making continues.

PP
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Unread post by rangietragic » May 1st, 2010, 7:58 pm

I have a 2000 td5 130 dc and it is the most practical vehicle ive ever owned.It can be a bit of a pain to park compared to my previous rangies but its not that bad.They are a pretty basic vehicle but ooze character.Love it!:thumb:

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