Best SUV?

Haakon

veni, vidi, volanti
Asking for a friend - best diesel manual wagon body SUV with actual off road capability. He is moving from a Subie Outback diesel manual and liked that but just wants a bit more off road ability. Needs to fit a long surfboard in the back.

Was looking a Prado and an MUX - anything else decent? I have no idea about these sort of things...
 

Dales Cannon

Adminerotic
Staff member
Any of the usual suspects but they all have their foibles. Isuzu has the least troublesome common rail motor but it is more truck like to drive. Prados can have injector and piston issues so if they buy a Prado check injector feedback before buying. Suggest not buying the 2.8.
 

Haakon

veni, vidi, volanti
A friend from Germany hired one of those their last trip home. Hated it but it was cheap. They were in a cafe with it parked along the road and watched as a truck backed into and over it. They rented something larger after that.
It’s hilarious seeing them on the autobahn, absolutely pinned. They go faster than you’d expect!!

Good for tight European city streets though
 

born-again-biker

Is looking for a 16" bar
Asking for a friend - best diesel manual wagon body SUV with actual off road capability. He is moving from a Subie Outback diesel manual and liked that but just wants a bit more off road ability. Needs to fit a long surfboard in the back.

Was looking a Prado and an MUX - anything else decent? I have no idea about these sort of things...

 

stirk

Wheel size expert
He said he want manual diesel and off road capable with low kms. I suggested https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1983-mercedes-benz-unimog-1700l/OAG-AD-18339237/?Cr=0
My FIL had a near mint 2nd gen 4runner which he's asked me to sell. If I don't buy it myself to compliment my most awesome 1st gen it would be a good buy. 2.8 manual diesel 200,000k's so not even run in yet. Smells a tiny bit fishy as he goes fishing every week.

With the seats down it's a nice flat bed to sleep in or carry a board.
 
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