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 Post subject: newbie questions before buying
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:08 pm 
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Hi

I'm currently in the UK but we are moving to Kenya soon, and looking at buying an xtrail from Japan and importing it to kenya

It's either that or a subaru forrester

Ideally i want a diesel, but have some bad things about turbo's and also some good things.
i'm looking at a 2003 model
there seem to be different models, but i'm not sure which are the top, and which are bottom, and the difference between them
are there anyones i should go for/avoid
does anyone know the mpg of the diesels

do you have any other advice on buying?
thanks all


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 Post subject: Re: newbie questions before buying
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:48 pm 
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Location: Essex, EU North Atlantic Gulag Zone
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Wouldn't it be better to buy a vehicle in Kenya? Something that there are a lot of in Africa for the spares... my guess thats going to be a Toyota Landcruiser. That said I wouldn't swap my Xt for three Landcruiser barges.


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 Post subject: Re: newbie questions before buying
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:23 pm 
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EthanEdwards wrote:
Wouldn't it be better to buy a vehicle in Kenya? Something that there are a lot of in Africa for the spares... my guess thats going to be a Toyota Landcruiser. That said I wouldn't swap my Xt for three Landcruiser barges.


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it's cheaper to import, and they drive mostly jap cars, Nissan included

landcruiser is too expensive too!

I've looks into it a lot and the nissan seems tone the one to go for


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 Post subject: Re: newbie questions before buying
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:41 am 
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Get a vehicle where there are plenty of parts available at reasonable prices because I can remember a member on here a while back from Kenya and he was having problems getting spares for his XT.


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 Post subject: Re: newbie questions before buying
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:03 am 
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XTrail will give you better ground clearance and better load area. Higher driving position so better visability - parts may be more readily available than the Forrester. Abvantage with the Forrester is they go really well and have a proper arm rest on the seat

Go for the X Trail and enjoy :whistle:

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