|Sunrise on the road to Windorah|
A month ago I sold my Land Rover Discovery Tdi and opted to purchase the Land Cruiser Prado (see blog notes). I was a little apprehensive taking my new vehicle on such a big trip especially as I had yet to figure out the electrics for the fridge, the built in tyre compressor and give the vehicle a shake down trip. All previous owners get to know how and why they wired a vehicle for accessories and gaining an understanding of electrics take some time. One day 1, the fridge started blinking a red warning light, which the Waeco owners manual indicated to be a low amp warning. On day2 the issue disappeared and did not return! Small gremlins like the fridge warning light need to be sorted before a trip and not whilst the trip is progressing!
I found that the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado D4D is a very capable overland tourer combined with excellent city comfort and certainly offered a very pleasant drive regardless of the terrain. Admittedly, most owners of a Prado purchase it for the 8-seat option rather than it offroad capability. Fuel consumption was average at 12l/100km.
The roofrack only had the 2nd spare tyre, sand ladders and the sand flag.
|1000km & 5-cars spotted the whole day!|