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About Gaurav

  • Birthday 04/24/1980

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    Cars, Technology and Travelling

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    Dubai, UAE
  • My Car
    Pajero & RR-SC
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    PR Specialist
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    Off-road & mods

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  1. Lol, of course I meant for what all to look in a perfect advert, especially dubizle style with pictures taken from potato.
  2. You mean car dealers show....? It's good for someone looking for buying new car and wish to see all car dealers inventory in one place than visiting there SZR showrooms one after the other. Been to this few years back and I was totally disappointed.
  3. 3.5 GCC, never been offroad, lady driven, always parked under shade, leaving country, urgent sale, negotiable. @Rahimdad and @G.huz can advise further.
  4. Stick to proper offroader built for the purpose than Prado, which in no doubt very powerful and capable offroader but too expensive to thrash every week due to creature comfort it offers. I highly agree with Rahim on Swb 3.8 pajero will be nice but just need little body modification and under body protection. Max 1-2k expense. If you are single or even double in near future I highly recommend to go for swb for more fun than thinking of hauling in 2 bedroom appt. FJC, Xterra, SWB Land Cruiser, SWB Pajero SWB Patrol, Wrangler makes all good sense.
  5. Any discontinued car usually serve spare parts from at least 10 to max 25 years. @Shamil and @Emmanuel can confirm what's Nissan SLA with Xterra if they have researched.
  6. Gaurav

    Best SUV

    With mall crawling creatures, list can be quite exhaustive. Research with this for next few days: Best resale + Reliability - Japanese Looks - German, UK Features - German, UK, US
  7. This best time and worst time theory works to an extent only. I have always bought and sold cars against the tide and still at my own price. Key is be patient.
  8. This one word is enough Mr. Tunnel. Read again. FYI. Intermediate level starts from Bidayer (Big Red) to Sweihan to Qua and ends at Liwa.
  9. I agree with you @desertdude on 100 series better for overland trips, BUT I strongly disagree to buy 100 series - FULL SIZE BOAT - GOOD FOR NOTHING IN DESERT DUNES HERE IN UAE OTHER THAN DESERT SAFARI'S TRAIN TRACKS. I learned offroading in 100 series in 2006 and realized its limitations in the first 3-4 months when I knew what I want it after seeing everyone climbing the big red (smallest of 3 peak in shj) and me sitting down as that boat in stock shape going "NOWHERE". @Jamy B. for such extensive overland trips, you should fly to those country and rent the well equipped 4x4 made for those specific terrain, because you can't enjoy overland vehicle here as they gonna cough up on tall dunes becauase of there size and weight. So buy something for here like FJC or Xterra that you can freely enjoy every week without any headache - at least in this region - UAE, Oman and Saudi.
  10. To make your search and buy more streamline, I highly advise to stick to offroad version and higher engine size of any 4x4 you pick and choose. Offroad version will have better underbody protection, firm suspension to take the abuse and differential lock for extreme offroad conditions and self recovery. Higher engine size will offer you better power/weight ratio which is always desirable for serious offroading. While buying a new ride you can easily choose these option to make a perfect choice rather than modifying later. I am big fan of stock but capable vehicle to keep the headache to the bare minimum as I have driven highly modified 4x4 with no comfort and tons of headache every year for passing. 2015 Xterra offroad 2016/17 FJ Cruiser Xtreme Also try to buy a 4x4 that has been driven more on road than offroad, as regularly pushed offroad 4x4 will offer you lesser usable life.
  11. In that case stay FAR FAR AWAY from Pajero, sorry to burst this bubble. New Pajero is reasonably good offroader for beach / newbie level offroad drives. For doing serious intermediate offroad drive you need to do lot of modification to be safe and powerful. Pajero approach and departure angles are not great, engine performance is borderline acceptable. Instead you can / should look into two different categories within your budget by slightly lowering year model: Option 1: Nissan Xterra / Toyota FJ Cruiser - (ready for any level of offroad) - My highest recommendation. Option 2: Nissan Patrol Y61 (old shape) / Toyota Land Cruiser - (If you like big and bulky 7 seater, lot of storage) Rem big and bulky will again struggle on extreme drives due to lesser power/weight ratio. That's why I feel Xterra / FJC will cover the whole spectrum of offroading very well. Btw, @Emmanuel, @Shamil are using Xterra for daily drive and plus weekend offroading without any issues.
  12. Is this only for road or daily driver + weekend offroading? What type of offroading you plan to do with this 4x4? Beach level / newbie drives Intermediate level and exploration drives Cross country expedition, like you mention earlier
  13. @Javier M is wondering, should I also lift my Jeep this much....?
  14. Beautiful day to drive and awesome capture with great editing skills. Well done buddy.
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