I am a noobie on the 4x4 area so please be gentle :). Basically I am looking for a 4x4 purely for mountaineering purpose, like khunjrab, skardu, deosai, saifalmaluk, lalazar, chilas etc etc (no cholistan desert rally type stuff). And not just in the summers, but also in the winters as far as I can push it.
I have been going on and about on this forum for the types of 4x4 available and from what it seems here are the possible choices:-
1) CJ 5 or 7 or weely jeeps etc
2) Mini Pajero
4) Terois Kid
The landcruisers and pajeros are out of the question due to financial reasons :p. My budget, simply is about 3 lac, can push it to 4, 4.5 if the machine is worth it. To be honest I love the CJ-7 looks, and it really looks like a mean machine, the mini pajero seems to ummm delicate.
Can you guys help me here.
1) Basically for the above mentioned places, which of these babies will be the best ride? I am not at all looking for comfort (ofcourse it shouldnt be like a "tangaaa ride" or a "BMW ride", just something decent). Also I live in Lahore so I would still need to have that 4-5 hr drive to Isb to take, so the ride shouldnt be a pain in the rear haha.
2) How much do these rides do in terms of fuel consumption. I heard mini pajero gives only like 6-7 km / ltr (is that true, some say CNG is not an option as its just too a smaller engine). What about the CJ's, on a normal 2.4 diesal engine, how many kms would that give me on a liter?
3) WHERE CAN I GET ONE, esp the CJ5 or 7, I am not looking for too much work (like engine swap or work etc). It doesnt really need to be flashy, i just dont want the hassle for any engine work..and how much would a decent one cost?