F150 XLT (4dr) vs Pajero 3.8 Fully loaded - which is best option for desert?

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Agalon;31989 wrote:Hi Chuckster,

1 week ago we checked with trading ent. in Dubai for 2014 sport unlimited. The base price for the car was 129500 dhs if i'm not mistaken. 15000 dhs downpayment for financing which is low. With 5 year installment and additional features like tinting, 60k service (if i remember correct), 2 years cash back guarantee, 1 year on road/ off road insurance, 5 year 24/7 on/off road recovery service for free the monthly payment was around 2500 dhs. I think the deal is pretty good.
Thanks Agalon, looks tasty, in fact the more I look the tastier it gets! How's your Pajero working out?
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Mubz;31990 wrote:Sorry if this is off the topic but I think its slightly related.

Some / Most of us have 2 cars one for off road and one for on road the reason is that things can go wrong on road and off road, more chances are that it will be off-road specially when you are a over confident newbie and you think you can do anything that experienced drivers can.

My personal experience everyone witnessed a small mistake and I was without the car both ( on rad and off road) for over a month while mine was getting fixed. but this is what I signed up for when I decided to take my car to dessert.

Now I have 2 cars (Range Rover) which I use everyday with confidence that it wont break on road. and one cheap one ( Jeep Cherokee XJ) which I only drive on Fridays and I know it wont break in the dessert and if it does I have 6 days to fix it ( for the next drive) without having problem while going to work as I have another car.

So do think about it this can be an option.
It's good advice Mubz - luckily I have a saloon already - this will be for "special missions and adventures".
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Chuckster;31997 wrote:Thanks Agalon, looks tasty, in fact the more I look the tastier it gets! How's your Pajero working out?
Unfortunately it was canceled due to an accident like a month ago (on the highway not sand) so i am not able to comment from off-road point of view as i drove it with the club only newbie level. But it served perfect for the past year as a part of our family on-off road. That is why we were checking a car. Now a new fj cruiser is about to join our family in a week hopefully.
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Guys, look around and see how many Pajeros we have in Club on Intermediate and Advanced level? All owners sold it immediately as they did understand little more about off-roading due to unforced damages, troubles with on board computer algorithm and extremely high cost for repairs at dealer.
Regarding off-road insurance and recovery any insurance company is covering the cost only 10 metres away from the nearest tarmac, so don't rely on any 5 years promises. On road recovery is covered for free only within the respective Emirate with any insurance company in UAE. So if you have insurance in Dubai and the car breaks in Liwa or Al Ain, you pay the full amount for transport on your own.
So don't rely on showroom sales people promises. They tell you everything what you want to hear.
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Chuckster;31987 wrote:Ladies, Gents, thanks for your responses.

To surmise - New Pajero tends to loose bits (but cheap to fix), F150 not suited to small dunes, but either vehicle capable in moderate terrain with a competent driver.....but anything challenging will require modifications.....

Adnan, great summary, I can't see a short wheel base being an option with family of 4 plus camping kit - any suggestions?

Look like I need to take the Jeep Unlimited for a test drive - anyone with any Jeep sales contacts in Abu Dhabi (or know where to source the best deals in UAE)?

Thanks

Chuckster
Hi you can contact this guy fro AD show room he will give you his best in terms of price and options his name Imad mobile# 0558227776 or 0508227776
I think its a better option to go for Jeep 4 doors specially if you have in mind later to go Intermediate or Advance trips also modification options is wide and easy to find. good luck in your new toy.
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