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Old 27-02-18
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Default Warranty on ex police pajero

Hi Guys,
quick question for anyone that has bought an ex-police Paj.
I am looking at a 2016 NX GLX ~92K kilometres for around $35k. Quite clean and does look like it has had a hard life. Drove ok when I took it for spin. It came from a NSW cop shop in Minto. I am tempted by the car even though it does not feel like much of a step up from my NP exceed.

Anyway the log books are empty which I was told is common with the ex-pol cars as the books go into storage. The stealer assures me that they have a printout of all the services that were done. But my question is would MMA honour the remaining warranty on the vehicle or would it even have warranty being ex-pol?. I have yet to ask a Mits dealer and thought I would ask the brains trust first.

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I have an Ex Police one too. The services are carried out by the local Ultratune. There dealer should have a number you can quote to Ultratune for the record of services. Apparently you can find it by rego due to police safety

Mine had a bent bash plate and the seat upholstery was ripped a liitle on one seat from the gun rubbing lol. Keep an eye out for the electrics. They just usually rip them out...Literally

Saying that. It has been faultless. Only ever had normal servicing.

Don't worry about all the rattles. Every Pajero does! So don't stress.
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Thanks for that. I haven't checked under the bonnet yet. What I did find interesting was where the radio or whatever gear they fit and it rubs on the centre console by the shifter. Someone has patched the rub mark with paint. Pretty good job as apart from some indentations its colour matched pretty well. Also the tell tale holes by the diff lock switch are not there or they replaced the panel. Which is something I have never seen done on any ex-pol ones I have looked at. In fact the car yard has two ex-pol cars and one has the holes and is much scruffier than this one although Kms are about the same and it is a year older (2015).
I might go back and see what the NP is worth as a trade. Its a Toyota dealership so don't expect much, but you never know it is the end of the month.

Did yours come sans 3rd row seats and belts?. Does not boter me but I was thinking of future trade in.
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I have looked in the warranty section of my MY16 service book and I can't see any mention of the warranty being different for police use. The main warranty ends at 100k, but the perforation corrosion warranty is 5 years (kms not mentioned).

Correct servicing is off course mentioned, so be sure to sight the service printout & check it against the items listed in the book, noting any fluids, filters, etc. must be the correct spec.

Also worth remembering is warranty only covers manufacturing defects, not wear & tear or anything that has been inflicted on the vehicle. Obviously this last point may come into play more with an ex cop car.

On the flip side, police cars are usually serviced more frequently, so it may have had the extra services shown in the book for arduous use. Having done so many kms in a short time, they may be mostly long runs without getting too many cold starts, which is the best way to use a car. Also unlikely to have towed much, if any.

Be aware some police GLX cars are actually the fleet only basic GLX5 (5 seats, 17" alloys & perhaps less equipment - does it have the rear air cond?) than the retail GLX 7 seaters.

$35k + on roads + any tyres/servicing + anything that needs doing =$???? v's brand new for around $45 drive away...........sounds a bit pricey to me? You mention resale - depending on how far down the track, you may well get the extra $8k or so back when you sell?
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Thanks for that. I haven't checked under the bonnet yet. What I did find interesting was where the radio or whatever gear they fit and it rubs on the centre console by the shifter. Someone has patched the rub mark with paint. Pretty good job as apart from some indentations its colour matched pretty well. Also the tell tale holes by the diff lock switch are not there or they replaced the panel. Which is something I have never seen done on any ex-pol ones I have looked at. In fact the car yard has two ex-pol cars and one has the holes and is much scruffier than this one although Kms are about the same and it is a year older (2015).
I might go back and see what the NP is worth as a trade. Its a Toyota dealership so don't expect much, but you never know it is the end of the month.

Did yours come sans 3rd row seats and belts?. Does not boter me but I was thinking of future trade in.
Mine didn't as it was a GL. Most of the ex police Pajero's are GL. They only come with 5 seats.
All other models come with 7 seats.
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Be aware some police GLX cars are actually the fleet only basic GLX5 (5 seats, 17" alloys & perhaps less equipment - does it have the rear air cond?) than the retail GLX 7 seaters.

$35k + on roads + any tyres/servicing + anything that needs doing =$???? v's brand new for around $45 drive away...........sounds a bit pricey to me? You mention resale - depending on how far down the track, you may well get the extra $8k or so back when you sell?
This is it, tidier than other ex-pol I have seen.

https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/d...15438002/?Cr=2

Hmm, good point. I did not know there was a fleet version. It defintely only has 5 seats and the belts are not there either. I forgot to check the compliance plate to see what the seating was. I am not concerned about 17" in fact I think I would prefer them as that is what the NP has and I have a spare set of steel wheels in 17". But then the steelies may fit anyway. The tyres look fairly new but are only HT's so will need changing same as a new car.

It has dropped by 1k since I drove it last week and they have emailed, texted and rang me since then so maybe I could get it cheaper or get a better trade as I don't know if I have the time to go through a private sale for the NP.
Going to a new one may be a stretch. Although I was thinking of a new Triton so wouldn't be far off that. Plus I could swap all the Bushskinz stuff over so I would only need a front bar, towbar, tyres and some new driving lights. Other stuff like suspension could wait I guess.
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Ex nswp pajeros vary widely.

The general duty ones (always white) are generally driven pretty hard and more likely the ones with scuff marks etc due to the amount of equipment carried. Another thing general duty cars have is a tiny little notch ground out at the rear portion of the top of one of the front doors which allows clearance for the wiring to the light bar in the roof. General duties pajeros are loaded quite heavily with a steel cage in the back amongst other things with no upgrade to suspension. Loaded up they handle quite differently to normal.

The ones with winches, roofs racks and steel bars are generally country vehicles. Lucky ones got ARB bars while others get cheap OL bars or TJM bars. Some country ones even have extra fuel tanks.

They are serviced at 10k intervals - not necessarily always by ultratune depending on where they were located in the state.

Minto is nswp fleet headquarters. Therefore the car in question can be from anywhere in the state.

Some Pajeros would be a good buy depending on who had them previously. Crime scene vehicles or ancillary staff like firearms registry etc are never driven hard. The odd country gds car from small stations driven by someone who had mostly tarred
Roads and a good attitude would be worth buying.

If your looking for an extended warranty etc there can be issues when buying ex police cars.

A few years ago nsw police stopped getting gl pajeros and gds started getting glxs . Just depends what they would get deals on and what was available.






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It won't happen every time, but when they are responding, they will start the engine and put their foot flat to the floor.

There is no way I will treat a Diesel engine that way.

I sold my NS with 130k on it after 8 years with the same power and fuel economy as when just run-in - by never putting it under full load until fully warmed up.
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..................A few years ago nsw police stopped getting gl pajeros and gds started getting glxs . Just depends what they would get deals on and what was available.


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Thats because the GL was discontinued (from NX, I think) & the NX GLX5 is it's fleet replacement (on factory order only, so not shown on the MMAL website) - it gained the 17" alloys (which BTW, I agree are a bonus compared to the 18").

The service records may give you an idea of where it was based. If a small country station, ring & try to have a chat with the driver re it's history, any issues, prangs, etc.
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Just had a quick look on Carsales and a new GLX can be bought for about $45k drive away, about $8k more, might be worth considering.
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