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Old 25 Jul 2005
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i need a cheap 4x4!!

hello to everybody!!
i'm a guy fron spain who is planning to make to make a travel with a friend. the idea (a bit ambicious, but our dream)is make all the round of africa by car, but... we haven't car yet.
we have finished now the university and we haven't a lot of money, and with my opel corsa it's sure that we can't try it!!
maybe you could help us with any idea of how to find a car.
thank you very much to everybody!!
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Hi,

I have a cheap car for sale - Rover 416. It's not 4x4 so I'll sell it half price ;-). Interested?

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I think in spain you can get the old 3.3liter diesel nissan patrol rather cheaply.

Otherwise, there are disco's and classic range rovers going for little over 3500€ here.

A Lada Niva can be a dead cheap alternative, I haven't calculated the fuel cost though (15l/100km?)

good luck
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Hi , fella. you can buy overhere landrovers Series III LWB at around 1000 Euros , and Series IV at around 2000 Euros. which is the most value for money you can get.

Other than that ....Nissans 6 cylinders are at 3000 euros , the same as a knackered mitsubishi pajero ("montero" in Spanish).

In Madrid , you can get a 6 cyllinder lwb military landrover for around 1500 euros with a 15 -days driving permit/carte gris (intended to let you bring it out of the country) .

Here is what you should be looking for .

http://www.pym.es/elchoque/ElChoqueI...ogo_ingles.pdf

prices were (as of 2004)


LR88 ->1500 E
LR109 4Cyl 1500E
LR109 6Cyl 2000
LR1300 ForwardControl 1 Ton (1500)
LR2000 ForwardControl 4cyl 2 Ton (2000)
LR2000 ForwardControl 6cyl/Turbo 2 Ton (3000E) *I bought one of theses!*
LR 109 Ambulance 3000E

Big *>10Ton* trucks are on the region of 10000 Euros.

Al vehicles registered with temporary plate (enought to drive them outta Europe) .

Have fun.

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All vehicles registered with temporary plate (enought to drive them outta Europe) .
... and never go back. What about luggage?

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If you go the Series III road, make sure the Chasis is in a good state.

've seen series LR's weld their way trough Africa, and how cool/romantic all this fiddling about might seem, it isn't (for you at least, for fellow travelers it's fun enough as they can be creative to get that thing going again without having any stress about it). Takes lots of the fun out of your trip!
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Robbert:
[B]If you go the Series III road, make sure the Chasis is in a good state.

It deppends heavily on where has lived the Landy. Overhere (Spain) they are as rust-free as a new-ones.

I have a Spanish 1974 SeriesIII (Currently in Gambia) and It has less rust than a R-Reg Mondeo I bought in UK.

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What's wrong with using your car?
Africa has been crossed on stranger things!
The big advantage of using an old car is that if it has a terminal breakdown, you won't feel bad about picking up your backpack and walking out.

If you are that short of money, I would suggest that you take the Corsa, it will make your adventure so much more interesting.
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Did you say cheap? An old Landy is a good choice.

Did you say reliable? Isuzu Bighorn/Trooper.

Cheap AND reliable, lots of spares, durable, proven....the poor (smart?) man's Landy.

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Anyway ... from all the expenses of a "round Africa" expedition... triying to save a few thousadns in the vehicle makes no sense.

Without starting another "how much dayly costs" thread ,

the Fuel , Visas, CarnetDePassage, Ferries , Hotels , workshopts , tyre repairs , tolls ,cadeaus , bribes , fines ,insurance for all that, and a few unknowns , for a roundAfrica will be greater than 6.000 Euros , probbably 10000Euros,.. So I can not see the point at all on using a opel corsa instead of a much more suiteed vehicle to save 1000 euros.

For a start , if the corsa is petrol , just buying a diesel landy is gonna save you 1000-2000 euros in fuel. Also , the Landy is much more sellable down there.

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Javier. You say your Landy is in Gambia which is where I'll be keeping my vehicle. Have you any info on the do's and don'ts of keeping/importing a vehicle to Gambia?

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Another option is 2CV. If you can find a van backed model so much the better!
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Unhappy importing a vehicle to Gambia

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Javier. You say your Landy is in Gambia which is where I'll be keeping my vehicle. Have you any info on the do's and don'ts of keeping/importing a vehicle to Gambia?

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Hi,
Only to say LHD Vehicles only admitted to Gambia, since Mid-May of last Year.
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