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Created by Hooksey 2 months ago, 31 May 2018
Hooksey
WA, 482 posts
31 May 2018 8:37AM
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My trusty old LWB Mitsubishi Delica is coming to the end of its life and I'm looking at new cars so keen to hear what others are using. In a perfect world I'd replace my current delica with a newer delica as it ticks all the boxes: low range 4wd, 7 seats, PLENTY of room for WS gear, Paddle boards, camping gear, it's half comfortable and it's not too bad on diesel consumption. However, Delicas are imports and most of them are 20 yr+...

Which cars are others using that would tick the boxes above? Toyota Landcruisers, a workmate, pajeroes?


JustinL
NSW, 439 posts
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31 May 2018 11:32AM
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that car is cool, perfect beach car keep it

HotBodMon
NSW, 191 posts
31 May 2018 12:36PM
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^ reckon, most Pimp'D notsosquishy

olskool
QLD, 760 posts
31 May 2018 1:33PM
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Hooksey, thats the maddest lookin Delica around!! Howd it go with those treads? Im looking for something similar. Ive got 100series V8 LC. Good to throw all the gear in. Nice to drive. But it sure sucks down some petrol. Ive had a 1hz Troopy before. Had all my Sparky tools under a false floor, bed, fridge etc. Big ally roofrack to carry whatever on top. (RBs tinny, canoe.) Probably get another one n make a similar setup.

Mark _australia
WA, 17948 posts
31 May 2018 1:54PM
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I think you will see that is not his Delica.....

I say Troopie mate. Big investment compared to the Delica but same space but tough, simple, 4WD.

Mark _australia
WA, 17948 posts
31 May 2018 5:34PM
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BTW how buggered is your Deli?

Can I have it :)

mathew
VIC, 1630 posts
1 Jun 2018 10:55AM
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Mercedes Sprinter - 4WD model ... plus some enhancements... really depends on whether you have too much money.

snow tracks: www.acftrack.com/mercedes-sprinter/
Swampers: www.4x4offroads.com/mercedes-benz-sprinter-44-inch.html

Or just get the base 4WD model on a super-LWB...

Bertie
WA, 1277 posts
1 Jun 2018 10:33AM
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Iveco Daily 4x4 FTW!!!
www.busnews.com.au/spec/detail/iveco-daily-4x4-63872


Hooksey
WA, 482 posts
5 Jun 2018 2:54PM
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prob end up with a Pajero as they seem to fit (more or less) all my needs...

I wish my Delica looked like that.

Foghorn
WA, 70 posts
5 Jun 2018 5:56PM
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Just Don't get one with a dpf

djl070
WA, 268 posts
6 Jun 2018 8:02AM
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Foghorn said..
Just Don't get one with a dpf


2010 NT onwards do not have a DPF, I have a NT and it's a great vehicle.

sailquik
VIC, 3998 posts
6 Jun 2018 10:44AM
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What is DPF?

Ian K
NSW, 2688 posts
6 Jun 2018 10:45AM
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Diesel particulate filter. Google is your friend. The things you learn on seas breeze!
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_particulate_filter

forceten
343 posts
6 Jun 2018 10:05AM
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What's with these vechiles that look like rejects from a Mad Max movie ?

Mark _australia
WA, 17948 posts
7 Jun 2018 1:09AM
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4WD, carry tons of gear and live in it now and then...... not gonna be a pretty car

Kasper79
33 posts
7 Jun 2018 3:10AM
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Got the brown one as primary surf car, it is a 4 motion. And the great white as secondary surfcar




Dean 424
NSW, 438 posts
7 Jun 2018 9:05AM
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What's the white one Kasper and how big is that luggage space? Looks the goods!

Kasper79
33 posts
8 Jun 2018 3:54AM
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It is an Eura mobil activa one 690 hb.
It got a great cargo space. On that trip we had 4 boards, one isup, 6 sails and masts, 4 booms and a foil. And still room to spare. And no need to climb on the roof. In my opinion the best RV for windsurfing you can drive on a normal lisence in the EU and belive you me, I did a lot of research. Sometimes we are just 2 adults, and the rest of time 2 adults and 4 kids.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6215 posts
8 Jun 2018 10:35AM
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Kasper79 said..
It is an Eura mobil activa one 690 hb.
It got a great cargo space. On that trip we had 4 boards, one isup, 6 sails and masts, 4 booms and a foil. And still room to spare. And no need to climb on the roof. In my opinion the best RV for windsurfing you can drive on a normal lisence in the EU and belive you me, I did a lot of research. Sometimes we are just 2 adults, and the rest of time 2 adults and 4 kids.


I'm in love.. Finally found my ideal vehicle..I just need to win lotto..

Dean 424
NSW, 438 posts
8 Jun 2018 9:25PM
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Cool thanks for the update Kasper. Was dreaming a while ago looking at these vehicles but none seem to have a decent cargo space!

eckas
NSW, 257 posts
9 Jun 2018 8:03AM
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Andrew Haigh's beast of a truck does it for me. Serious drool material. Andrew - will you share a few pics please so that we may graciously envy?

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6215 posts
9 Jun 2018 1:31PM
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it's not the greatest pic- Andrew will have better..




OceanPitch
QLD, 118 posts
12 Jun 2018 12:29PM
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Hooksey said..
prob end up with a Pajero as they seem to fit (more or less) all my needs...

I wish my Delica looked like that.

Hey Hooksey, You can import the later model Delica D5's I picked up mine 18 months ago and bloody love it., 2.3L Turbo diesel has low range 4WD and diff lock. Unfortunately the local dealer who was part of the Eagers group here in Brissy are no longer doing Japanese imports but pretty sure there is a mob in Sydney that do. Cheers, Tim




Mobydisc
NSW, 8069 posts
12 Jun 2018 2:43PM
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OceanPitch said..

Hooksey said..
prob end up with a Pajero as they seem to fit (more or less) all my needs...

I wish my Delica looked like that.


Hey Hooksey, You can import the later model Delica D5's I picked up mine 18 months ago and bloody love it., 2.3L Turbo diesel has low range 4WD and diff lock. Unfortunately the local dealer who was part of the Eagers group here in Brissy are no longer doing Japanese imports but pretty sure there is a mob in Sydney that do. Cheers, Tim





It doesn't look long enough for windsurfing. I had an S1 Delica and it had a cargo length of around 2.2m behind the back seats. So stuff like boards and masts had to go down the middle or diagonally.

Shifu
QLD, 797 posts
12 Jun 2018 2:52PM
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Kasper79 said..
Got the brown one as primary surf car, it is a 4 motion. And the great white as secondary surfcar




Looks like the nose had to come off the Mistral

Kasper79
33 posts
14 Jun 2018 4:28AM
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Yeah. It`s the new Mistral explosion stubby concept, might be on the market in 2019??????

Just packed for the Nordic Championship. Everything fits in cargo room. Will post a picture tomorrow

Hooksey
WA, 482 posts
15 Jun 2018 5:14AM
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OceanPitch said..

Hooksey said..
prob end up with a Pajero as they seem to fit (more or less) all my needs...

I wish my Delica looked like that.


Hey Hooksey, You can import the later model Delica D5's I picked up mine 18 months ago and bloody love it., 2.3L Turbo diesel has low range 4WD and diff lock. Unfortunately the local dealer who was part of the Eagers group here in Brissy are no longer doing Japanese imports but pretty sure there is a mob in Sydney that do. Cheers, Tim





spare parts / repairs must be expensive?

DARTH
WA, 2747 posts
15 Jun 2018 2:11PM
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Hooksey said..

OceanPitch said..


Hooksey said..
prob end up with a Pajero as they seem to fit (more or less) all my needs...

I wish my Delica looked like that.



Hey Hooksey, You can import the later model Delica D5's I picked up mine 18 months ago and bloody love it., 2.3L Turbo diesel has low range 4WD and diff lock. Unfortunately the local dealer who was part of the Eagers group here in Brissy are no longer doing Japanese imports but pretty sure there is a mob in Sydney that do. Cheers, Tim





spare parts / repairs must be expensive?


Getting very hard to get now and Mitsi dont support them.

tbwonder
NSW, 76 posts
19 Jun 2018 4:00PM
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Eckas, I'm glad you like my truck. I don't seem to have any pics of it with the windsurfing gear inside.
Here is a YouTube vid I shot when I first got it before I put windsurfing racks in.

Kasper79
33 posts
21 Jun 2018 3:49AM
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As promised some pictures of the cargo space and one of me flying across the finishline at the Nordic Championship








sboardcrazy
NSW, 6215 posts
21 Jun 2018 9:05AM
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tbwonder said..
Eckas, I'm glad you like my truck. I don't seem to have any pics of it with the windsurfing gear inside.
Here is a YouTube vid I shot when I first got it before I put windsurfing racks in.


Great setup! Good video..



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