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Thinking of buying a ute - advice needed!

gogoboygareth

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Hi everyone,

I'm actually after a ute, and looking to spend between 5k and 8k. The trouble is, it's pretty much impossible to find a Commodore ute in good condition at the lower end of that price scale.

Most VS utes are 9k+.

Which is annoying, as you can pick up a VT/VX sedan on Ebay for 10k-13k!

I've actually been looking at the ford XG/XH utes (for 6k you can get an XG already on LPG), but I've always been a Commodore man so ideally I want a VS ute but there seems to be no way in hell I can get one in my price range.

VR utes seem to be pretty rare, and I've always heard bad things about VR's (a cousing of my ex had a VR sedan, and complained about it constantly - poor steering etc etc).

What are peoples opinions of them? I'm a bit reluctant to further back than a VR though... probably getting a bit too long in the tooth? I want something reliable, for country driving.

Can I seriously buy a ute - with rego and RWC (I'm in Victoria) - within my price range?

I won't spend more as I already own a VXII sedan (my daily driver and incredibly reliable), and my girlfriend has a Daewoo Matiz (costs bugger all to run).

This will be for weekend camping trips, B&S balls and the Deni ute muster. :)

- Gareth
 

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buy a kingswood ute ie HX,HZ,WB. you can get really nice ones for that price range.
 

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I've thought about a WB actually... but aren't they all too old? i.e. engines on the way out, rust in the chassis etc?
 

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vn,vg,vp utes are goin for around about your price and arent too old really... good condition 5 speed V6 VG's are goin for like 5 grand and are reliable as anything
 

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hq 1tonner ftw! oh and has to be 5.0l ;)

i like the VG utes, bloody rare tho.
 

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tdoyle88 said:
nah not tonight :p, ive never seen one!
look at boona's avater;)

there are none where i live there are only 4 commodore utes i canthink of and they are a vs, vu, vz and a vp
 
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