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Old 12-08-12
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Jeez ,who taught you how to park .
Dave

I saw how badly that last Prado parked so gave him as wide a berth as possible ....

Plus I had to repack the back seat of the car so needed to be able to open the door fully and remove a kid seat ....
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Thanks for all the feedback, informative and entertaining! I think I can get the Paj over the line with the missus. Now just to decide a Platinum or Activ...

The only difference as far as I can tell is (Activ) has nudge bar, DVD and ability for long range tank, whereas Platinum has rear air con, auto wipers/lights. Am I missing something?
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Old 12-08-12
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Don't let the rear aircon discourage you. There are a few manufacturers, including LRA that make a 60L tank that is suitable for fitment to Pajero's with rear air. This will give you a capacity of approx 150L.
But vehicles without the rear air can accept the larger 81L Aux tank, approx 170L total.
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Thanks for all the feedback, informative and entertaining! I think I can get the Paj over the line with the missus. Now just to decide a Platinum or Activ...

The only difference as far as I can tell is (Activ) has nudge bar, DVD and ability for long range tank, whereas Platinum has rear air con, auto wipers/lights. Am I missing something?
Not really. The platinum also has the chrome grille and door mirror caps, where the Activ has a black grille and colour coded (?) mirror caps. Activ can be optioned with rear air con. Think this also includes rear diff lock.
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Items to be fitted: ARB 2.5 x 2.1 awning.

Items to be purchased: Bushskinz- Gearbox/Transfer plates and sliders, Roof racks, Safari Snorkel, Lifted Springs, maybe more...
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He didnt want the Paj to catch Prado-itis. Tends to make vehicles heavy and lethargic.

Brought on by paying more, getting less
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I thought he parked very sensibly, I will always look for opportunities to park further from the next vehicle if possible. Some people don't give a rats about opening their doors against other people's cars, not to mention little kids innocently and accidentally opening a door too quickly.

BTW, agree with all said about this post.

Go! Pajeros.
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I thought he parked very sensibly, I will always look for opportunities to park further from the next vehicle if possible. Some people don't give a rats about opening their doors against other people's cars, not to mention little kids innocently and accidentally opening a door too quickly.

BTW, agree with all said about this post.

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what he said!

NW vs active? personal choice and needs, I wanted to buy stock and mod later on.... I needed rear air for Kids and great dane = platinum
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Old 14-08-12
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Order placed for an Activ today! Missus happy, all good. Now, what to do with the NM exceed....it's really in good nick and 200 thou is reasonable for its age, shame to see it go. Maybe keep and do all the mods that she was loathed to drive around with every day hmmmm.
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Order placed for an Activ today! Missus happy, all good. Now, what to do with the NM exceed....it's really in good nick and 200 thou is reasonable for its age, shame to see it go. Maybe keep and do all the mods that she was loathed to drive around with every day hmmmm.
Sounds like a brilliant plan. Thats what we are looking at doing when we finally update.
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Old 15-08-12
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IMHO the biggest issue with any Prado is the "marginal" drive train.
Weak front and rear diffs constant 4wd adding more load on an already marginal front diff, high angle front CV's, overheating autos etc.
I just wouldn't trust one in the bush but that's just me.
There are countless stories of these things self destructing many from Pajero Club members. Then there are the D4D injector issues which are well documented.
The Toyota unbreakable tag is an absolute marketing myth swallowed hook line and sinker by the lemmings.

My 2IC at work just bought a new bells and whistles 150 with the wizz bang suspension etc. I almost talked him into a Paj and he even admitted the bang for buck factor was very high but still decided on the 150. Still feels wallowy to drive even with the KDS compared to my lifted NP.
There are some good points like the NVH, fit and finish especially the interior plus I like the front mount intercooler and engine bay arrangement.
The D4D is way too underpowered and the 3rd row seats are just too high but a good idea for ease of use (his are electrically operated). Also there is very good adjustment for the 2nd row seats.
The 150ltr tank is a moot point for me unless your outback touring where there is 1000K's between fuel stops it really has no practical use.
I think it's a comparo between fit and finish with attention to detail vs outright drivetrain strength, dynamics, reliability and bang for buck factor.
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