Originally Posted by tacr2man
Jap import probably a good start point , they dont salt roads , they are usually serviced well to make sure they meet emissions for their version of mot . they are usually lowish mileage as well . Generally speaking a better unit for the money than UK item . A few points on the advertised vehicles , either not needed to change /unsuitable for your intended purpose . JMHO
I agree tacr2man, but I have also noticed that the imported Discoveries have a higher asking price; logical really for the reasons that you give.
The Discos in that website have mileages that vary a hell of a lot but their asking prices are all the same. But, from memory, one of them was brought over from Japan.
Originally Posted by goodwoodweirdo
I would ask myself, where do I plan on going and what’s the budget.... do you need a carnet ?
Now you know how much you can spend :-)
Whatever you buy, make sure its well maintained, fit decent new tyres and carry basic spares, recovery gear... Now you're ready to leave.
Lastly and most importantly buy "what you love" the rest will follow...
Is that any help?, sorry probably not !!
Ohh and you can't go wrong buying a decent Disco
For where to travel, therein lies decisions yet to be made Goodwood!
It's a case of so many options, so little time, but I do understand the point, which is how I came to ask about the Freelander -- to get a feel for it's capabilities without being destination specific. (I have another thread about the Nissan X Trail and it turns out that one of them is on its' way from UK to Oz at present).
Yep, I take the point about the carnet, and one of my current ideas (but I reserve the right to change my mind) is to travel where ever a carnet is not required - the same goes for visas, thereby just getting on the road and travelling.
That leads to a couple, or more, possibilities so if it prompts more discussions they are:-
Turkey and eastward as far as possible without paperwork.
There, they would do, for starters!