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Old Sep 13th 2017, 6:00 am   #31
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Sheddy has a point.
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If you're already looking at the Prado, get the Prado. Amazing resale value. Who cares if Indian managers drive Prados, so do many westerners.
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If you're already looking at the Prado, get the Prado. Amazing resale value. Who cares if Indian managers drive Prados, so do many westerners.
But buying one just means you can't afford a proper Land Cruiser - like people who buy XJRs couldn't afford a DB9...
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I can afford to buy a nice car. I just don't care.

I came pretty close to buying a Taureg once but walked away at the last minute and got a beater Pajero for 50k. Drove it for a few years including lots of desert camping trips and sold it on for 35k and had absolutely no issues in the time I had it. I liked having that extra money dumped into my portfolio instead. But Scamp will probably get a lot more utility value out of owning a nice car than I ever will.

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Old Sep 13th 2017, 7:22 am   #35
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I can afford to buy a nice car. I just don't care
Weirdly enough I'm with you on this one.
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Ok Scampi. For once I’ve read all of the posts and have something to say.
But a decent LC is going to be 200k+++ and I don't want to drop that sort of cash mate, that's why I've written them off as an option.

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If you're already looking at the Prado, get the Prado. Amazing resale value. Who cares if Indian managers drive Prados, so do many westerners.
Nah, the Prado's are horrid inside. Doors made out of cardboard and an interior that's worse than I have already.
Resale is great, but I'm keen to have something that's at least semi-pleasant to be in.

My problem is whether to buy new or wait and wait until a second hand comes in.
Getting mine cleaned to put on Dubizzle.....I can't wait
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Have a look at the Infiniti QX60, most comfortable car I've owned. If I didn't have a company-provided car, I would have bought another one.
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Have a look at the Infiniti QX60, most comfortable car I've owned. If I didn't have a company-provided car, I would have bought another one.
Except you can't see out the rear window...
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Scamp - Are you any closer at making a decision since the initial post?
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Of course not. He's pulling a Mission.

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Scamp - Are you any closer at making a decision since the initial post?
do you think he cared about our advice or was in any way going to change his opinion?

I'm not sure I could buy the same car twice though, done it once before and never liked the new one as much as the old one. My dad did the same once with a SAAB, despite the second car being brilliant.

I like to mix stuff up, new clothes, new haircuts, new cars etc. Hate consistency.
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Of course not. He's pulling a Mission.
I'm not looking at help on picking a car, unless anyone can find something better for less....which I think I've covered.

Was just seeking more opinions on the options of new v used really. Not any closer to deciding. Think I'm gonna buy new and put some extra cash into it. Not going to change cars again for a while anyway so no great drama.

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do you think he cared about our advice or was in any way going to change his opinion?

I'm not sure I could buy the same car twice though, done it once before and never liked the new one as much as the old one. My dad did the same once with a SAAB, despite the second car being brilliant.

I like to mix stuff up, new clothes, new haircuts, new cars etc. Hate consistency.
Ha! You cynic. I'm always interested in other people's input, thoughts or opinions....even if many are wrong.

That's the single biggest issue I have about another Explorer, but don't spoil your point by pretending to be edgy.
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How much longer will you stay in the UAE?

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That's the single biggest issue I have about another Explorer, but don't spoil your point by pretending to be edgy.
It's a valid concern. I love my FJ but am done with it. Won't buy another.
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Getting mine cleaned to put on Dubizzle.....I can't wait
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