I bring up another intresting thread this time specificaly for suv's which fall within the budget of 1 million.
most people use suv's either as thier first vehicle or as a second grocerie's & picnic vehicle.
I am the second type:).
Suv's are purpose and fun built vehicles and can accomplish many purpose's.In pakistan we have a fair off road culture and due to the vastness of pakistan and its extreme altitudes,wilderness,long highways, deseart's and tough terrain suv's and off roaders are preffered. And people from subarban areas who are in the cultivation trade preffer suv's too.
which makes for a huge consumer market for suv's.
we still have mid 80's suv parts still available in the market to full fill their requirements so these vehicles can thrive even years after their final productions.
I have narrowed down to a few popular suv's down in pakistan and also the not so popular one.
there are a wide veriety of suv's available, but i have narrowed it down to a max budget of 1 million and large hard top models with 5 or 7 seater capacity, which can be used as daily practical family vehicles.
So here are my preffered logical & practical vehicles, which i believe are a lot fun to drive even today.
All info provided here is self accumulated and not sourced through any other sources or websites.
So lets begin.
NO 1: Toyota Land Cruiser 70/Prado 70 Series.
A Legandry vehicle from pakistani standards. has and is being used by pakistan, army, police, senior officers, patrol cars and in many other organizations of pakistan.
and is still being used therefore aample spare parts,and lot of rebuilts of salvages therefore familiar with the pakistan michanics & denters.
has a 7 seater with 3rd row foldable seat capacity and can easily seat 07.
nice cooling and heating system and has got a very comfertable ride, with great comfy soft seats. along with its go any wheare capability.
amazing for long trips and picnics.
guarintees attention and respect as has is being used by government officials.:).
looks wise i can still give it a 10 as it looks realy great compared to its older brother the 60 series.
a good well mantained one will be hitting you a 1 million mark. i think that is the max you should go for this vehicle.
Toyota Land Cruiser 80/Series.
A lot different then the 70, this time with better, improved height and a longer wheel base compared to the already big 70. and also a lot much more muscular feeling. came in a massive 4.2 L diesel capacity. with amazing power and go any wheare capabilities.
Mostly used in the elite class and not many used or distributed by government compared to the 70.
Came in Auto/manual and full awd options.
very popular amoungs landlords.
and an excelent all arround family vehicle suitable for all times.
can put on the hat of an elite business vehicle, and does not feel disconnected crawling vertical. or wrangling horizontal dust.
it is the vehicle for almost any type of mood and enviornment.
excelent for family and picnics and is a good option for some one who is looking for every thing in one vehicle and wants it in a budget.
prices will be a lil over 1 million, but with a good reliable search you can find a reliable one close to 1 milllion.
Mitsubishi Pajero 1st Generation
Another spacious low budget vehicle, available freely in aample stocks all over pakistan. possibly the most famous of the 3 generations in pakistan.
mostly available in the 5 seater format but 7 seaters are available too.
a bit old so wont have all the basic features of a modern vehicle.
cant comment on the ride cuz riden one a long time back. cant say about the comfy factor either.
but has good off road capabiltities.
and for those who are looking for a budget family suv this is the ideal choice.
a good one can be fetched for arround 6 lacks and thing above that in not reasonable unless extra ordianary condition.
resale is not as good as the above but if u buy cheap u sell cheap.:D.
Mitsubishi Pajero 2nd Generation.
a direct rival to the 80 series with simmilar matching economic features.
the same go any wheare capability.
the abiltiy to blend in to the enviornment. can put on its party hat and take you to your hi profile meeting, can take you across country, and can be a bit fun too.
prices are slightly better then the 80 series a good vehicle can be baught in the 1 million range, how ever prices start from as low as 650 due to low resale and can go above 1 for a late model.
how ever very executive and very sleekly designed. a moderate and a very reliable 2.8 inter cooler with aamples of power. and lot of comfart.
i think i would go for this over the 80 as it is easy to mantain and a bit smaller then the 80 but with almost the same cabinet space. might not have the same luxuries off course as the 80. though.
has a fairly good resale in market terms and parts hould be available easily.
very popular amoungs government employees. so be sure you will get some cardinal respect.
all combined with some amazing off road capabilities.
you might have to do some repair work if you get it below 8. best of luck for your buy.
auto transmission is an excelent buy on this 1.
Nissan patrol 4th generation
again the only popular model of the series in pakistan.very popular amoungst the feudals and landlords back in the day. one of the biggest suv's arround to this date, a massive 4.2 displacement to cruise.
all arround good off road capabilities and very spacious for family use.
prices start from as low as 5 and can go to arround a million for a good 1.
be sure to get a good michanic along to get a good inspection.
Toyota hilux SSR-X.
again a very popular local vehicle. was used by generations for its reliability, very popular amoungst the feudals and subarban people. baught prominance to the guard and security personal culture in pakistan. also supported the government and army officials. worked as an army partner in tough far out terrains of pakistan.
but currently is rarely seen on the urban roads.
but is a very good option as a second vehicle and for people from out stations.
resale is fairly reasonable being a toyota.
has a nice towing capacity and can be used for heavy duty works, a bit different from the above but if you are looking for a vehicle with a slightly different purpose. take a look at this legand.
which top gear prooves is near to indestructible.
Land rover deffender (110)
not the most popular in pakistan for some reason but has a strong international history, almost as good as the toyotas.
Land rovers never grew prominance amoungst the suv seekers in pakistan. was mostly imported by diplomatic missions specialy british, and those are the only vehicles we are left with.
a few distinctions from the rest are it is not a direct rival to the above or belongs to the same market segmant or is focused at an audiance which matches the above.
you can call the 110 the wild child who wanted to be some thing different.
the design has not changed from nearly its inception.
comes in base diesel engines and not as big as some of the above.
very popular amoungs the hard core off road enthusiast internationaly. has been known to take loads of customization and fabrication.
a few unique things on the early versions are they come with a 110 V current, so you have the same power as at home, you can also have a full detachable hard top on may be some 110if not all, which is an amazing adventure feature. and early models came in alluminum so they were nearly indestructible and rust free:D i bet a lot didnt know all this.
here in srilanka they are very popular amoungs security escorts and armed militia.
might be bit difficult to find an auto version.
it is an excelent vehicle for safaris and deseart hunting. can also be used as an executive family vehile although which it is not.
comes with just basic features and a basic engine.
but is very purpose built and reliable and is a lot mush more fun to drive.
how ever due to not being popular in pakistan
its very difficult to find one.
parts are hardly available so yolu are wondering into the unknown.
resale is near to zero, how ever if some one looking for a low budget offroader can knock you.
prices for *** late as 2000 year models can be baught next to the 1 million mark.
amazing vehile for those sunny day picnics and over night huntings with the ac current.