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    Introduction

    Hi my name is Alex (answer to Greg too)
    I had an old Range Rover TDV8, which I traded when it got to 150,000 kms
    It was lovely to drive and I joined Land Rover Club of Vic, did their weekend 4wd training at Werribee
    Didn't too much adventurous stuff with it

    Anyway wifey just got her licence so I'm letting her have the Skoda Octavia VRS while I'm in the market for a new / good used 4wd

    The Y62 with the 5.6 L V8 seems a nice 4wd, have driven a few (test drives) and impressed by its performance, albeit inside a bit dated

    Good engine, gearbox and reliable are my tick boxes (not too keen on too much electronics )

    Landcruisers too pricey and up to 2 years waiting list

    Just wondering how the 5.6 V8 goes long term

    Neighbour drives a 4.0 V6 Prado (2012) and is a mechanic and reckon the Nissan V8'S have head issues around 160,000 kms

    I don't plan to upgrade this 4wd, so want something reliable and easy to get a good and reliable service until I retire from driving

    Cheers, Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Partikas View Post
    Anyway wifey just got her licence so I'm letting her have the Skoda Octavia VRS while I'm in the market for a new / good used 4wd

    The Y62 with the 5.6 L V8 seems a nice 4wd, have driven a few (test drives) and impressed by its performance, albeit inside a bit dated

    Good engine, gearbox and reliable are my tick boxes (not too keen on too much electronics )

    Landcruisers too pricey and up to 2 years waiting list

    Just wondering how the 5.6 V8 goes long term

    Neighbour drives a 4.0 V6 Prado (2012) and is a mechanic and reckon the Nissan V8'S have head issues around 160,000 kms

    I don't plan to upgrade this 4wd, so want something reliable and easy to get a good and reliable service until I retire from driving

    Cheers, Alex
    Hi Alex (Greg),

    Probably best to ask these questions in the Y62 thread on the forum. Not everyone reads the introductions thread.
    Cheers
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