By Chaitanya D
Now that weekend desert drive has kind of become a routine , my family is upping the ante against me for taking the patrol y62 to sand and getting it back all dirty.
I have decided I will go in for a used weekend desert drive car to save myself and also my y62 which has been a very comfortable drive for all at home.
I have shortlisted few used cars as below
1. Pathfinder 2005 3.5 L V6- 160000 km run for about 13.5 k (2nd owner)
2. Wrangler TJ 2006 4L V6 - 120000 km run for about 22 k.( 2nd owner)
3. X terra s 2010 4L V6 about 2 lac run for 25 k.( ? Probably 3rd)
All cars have been GCC , without any mods and have been Registered recently. All from direct sellers
I would like to have the suggestions from the forum on going ahead with these. Concern being all of them I think will not have a diff lock and how does that matter in the long run??
Personally if the pathfinder is good after checks , I will go ahead with it with some negotiation on price because it's quite cheap and probably easier to maintain.
Thanks in advance
List of all capable and best 4x4 cars in UAE that you can get under 10,000 and 20,000 Dhs in UAE.
I have been asked this question on every off-road drive, so let's build a list with collective experience and knowledge:
Best 4x4 cars in 10,000 Dhs
1999 - 2004 - Nissan Pathfinder 3.3 L / 3.5 L 1997 - 2006 - Mitsubishi Pajero 3.0 L / 3.5 L / 3.8 L (SWB is better than LWB) 1991 - 2001 - Jeep Cherokee 4.0 L (Finding clean one is extremely rare) 1999 - 2004 - Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 L / 4.7 L 1989 - 1998 - Land Rover Discovery Series I 3.9 L / 4.0L (1995 - 1998 year is better) 1998 - 2004 - Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0 L (Average offroader) 1995 - 2002 - Land Rover Range Rover P38 4.0 L / 4.6 L Best 4x4 cars in 20,000 Dhs
1996 - 2006 - Jeep Wrangler TJ - 4.0 L 2006 - 2010 - Mitsubishi Pajero 3.5 L / 3.8 L (SWB is better than LWB) 2002 - 2009 - Chevrolet Trailblazer 4.2 L / 6.0 L 2005 - 2010 - Jeep Commander 4.7 L / 5.7 L 2005 - 2010 - Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 L / 5.7 L 2008 - 2009 - Nissan Xterra - 4.0 L 2006 - 2010 - Chevrolet Tahoe - 4.8 L / 5.3 L / 6.0 L 2006 - 2010 - Hummer H3 - 3.7 L 1996 - 2003 - Toyota Prado VX - 3.4 L (SWB is better than LWB) 1998 - 2004 - Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.6 L 2004 - 2009 - Land Rover Discovery 3 / LR3 4.0 L / 4.4 L 2002 - 2006 - Land Rover Range Rover L322 4.4 L 1997 - 2005 - Nissan Patrol Y61 4.5 L / 4.8 L (Finding clean one is extremely rare) 1998 - 2003 - Toyota Landcruiser 4.5 L (Might be just little over 20K range) 2006 - 2010 - Nissan Armada 5.6 L (Offroad version - Ranchos shocks, skid plate, tow hook, trimmed bumper) Please, guys, keep on suggesting more options based on your offroading experience, I will keep on updating this list
DISCLAIMER: I don't intend to put the price of your ride or contest the "ballpark" value that I suggested. The used car market is subject to huge fluctuation due to demand and supply based on season and offroad 4x4 cars in UAE will always sell for a higher premium in winter (Oct-Mar).
P.S. Having said that, if you have any constructive suggestion to edit the list - I will accept that.
This awesome scrapper pulls the average price daily and update in single excel
The most important question here is..
Which 4x4 from all the listed above is worth breaking your bank for.
When you do things for the love it, money is hardly a factor.
So all you enthusiasts and dune lovers why dont you list your fav 4x4 (only one) for which you are ready to bleed from everywhere and yet not ready to sell it for any price( if wife/gf allows i.e .) . I am sure everyone has or have had such a car with whom it was very hard to depart... and you remember every drive in that car and the pleasure it gave inspite of all its error signs and leaks.