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    Is it just the younger generation

    OK .. so went to a garage sale today. There was a lovely Toyota rig parked outside the house and the owner was running the garage sale. I said what a great touring rig setup he had (and it was) .. he turns to me and says "yeah and it's better than the piece of shit your driving" .... WTF .. he must have been in his late 20's .. I mean what can ya say to the logic of that? Is it Toyota drivers? is it the youth of today? and the worse part about it is it's not the first time something like this has been said. Is it the hates for Patrols? .. why are people just so upset about the Patrols?

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    They've bought a badge and not done a comparo on chassis cross-sections, drivetrain sizes or diff pumpkin sizes. Years ago I transitioned from long distance and remote motorbiking to 4x4ing. I whittled my target vehicle down to either a 4.2TD Land Cruiser or a Patrol. My gut feeling (based on zero first hand knowledge) was the Toyota was a better rig. That was until the day I met a 2nd hand 4x4 salesman who had a 75 Series and a GQ parked next to each other. I asked him what's better, Land Cruiser or Patrol? He said what's your opinion? I said LC. He said why? I said ohhh ummm better build, stronger vehicle, ummm actually not sure why. He told me to get down and roll under both vehicles to check chassis, drivetrain and diff sizes. My eyes went the size of dinner plates. Needless to say I left that yard looking only for a Patrol. So your young fella is still oblivious to reality. Don't take offence, feel pity for the poor bloke.

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    I have a mates kids that says he'll never own a nissan....probably doesn't want to upgrade....never driven one,never owned one....so he has all the knowledge to give an honest opinion

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    The world is full of nobs, some drive Toyotas, some are just nobs!
    Time Marches On .....and on ..... and on

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimE View Post
    The world is full of nobs, some drive Toyotas, some are just nobs!
    Most nobs seem to drive Toyotas out on the tracks

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    Seems like plain ignorance & rudeness to me. No different to meeting someone for the first time & calling their wife/girlfriend ugly. Even if she were, saying so is just not the done thing unless you are a complete twat!

    I love my Patrol, but there are aspects that the Landcruisers do better. Their seating is more comfortable, they dont have a stupid, destined to fail sub tank transfer system, & their low range gear ratios are better. I still believe after owning a 1Hz non turbo troopy that that motor is the best off road motor I have used. Currently I have the use of a 70 series ute with that motor & it has reminded me what a great torquey motor it is. I can pull away in 2nd high on flat ground without touching the accellerator & it doesnt stall!
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    Hey bloke you should drive a TryHard. Had a pootrol for around twenty years. Great vehicle, set it up for what I wanted, needed. Then I made the change to a TryHard. Yep got rubbished from all sides, but hey it was my choice. OK it aint flash as, but it does what I want it to do, and yes it gets used hard, well some times. I take the rubbishing with a grain of salt, as most of these folk have never been or done what I have with their vehicle.
    Dont worry about it ,the rubbishing comes from every where even old Grey Nomads.

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    I wonder what he'd had said if you turned up in a datsun 180b.
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    It's a ever-growing ego thing... Ford vs. Holden, Apple vs. Android, Colingwood vs. Carlton...
    I copped shit when I drove a ZD30. Now I'm copping shit because I drive a TD42. Lately I'm copping shit because I have a "ancient" TD42 GU Y61 and not a latest greatest best of the best bees knees "bottom-less pockets" Y62.
    Take it as a joke... I see it as an Aussie thing to hang shit on someone due being or using something different... Beer under a bridge for me.
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    I cop it all the time with the zd30 comments. People put the commonrails in the same basket as earlier ones. Even had a young bloke yesterday in some dmax or something try tell me my car had a "massive misfire". I just brush others opinion off as I don't care, I know my car and am more than happy with it so that's all that matters!!! Modern day young bloke sees first essential mods as a staino cutsnake flares and an x rox bar but each to they're own i guess!!!!

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