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Wheels

Our new Toyota Landcruiser

After owning our Patrol for 15 years and nearly 200,000kms we’ve finally bought a new 4×4

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New Y62 Nissan Patrol

Got a new Patrol on loan for the night, thanks to Malcolm from Whyalla Nissan. Very very nice. Fuel consumption around town looks to be about the same as the GTS. Highway fuel is a bit high cruise controlling at 110 (12-13L/100) but its only done 400kms.

Its a fair bit bigger than the GU. Trakta has 4″ lift and 35″ tyres and the new one is still slightly taller. Inside its a massive difference. Could comfortably get a 40L Engel behind the 3rd row seats.

Pretty much did what I wanted to do. Cant take it offroad unfortunately.
Checked the acceleration (like a cut cut snake), braking (sensational – a GU can only dream of stopping this well), around town driveability (slightly thirsty, dead quiet, handles reasonably, bloody big) and a couple of highway runs (reasonable fuel, super quiet, 1800rpm @ 110).

Importantly it passed the Woolies shopping test and driveway cred, so really only has the school run left in the morning. LOL


Our Windsor Rapid Caravan

Our Windsor Rapid Caravan


My DIY camper trailer build

The camper trailer that I built for less than $3,000


Our Nissan Patrol

Added a long history of our Patrol since we bought it Christmas Eve 1999

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