Good car for the price
So far so good. Touch wood, she runs fine except for cold starts. Takes a while to warm up.
I have owned my TD 2000 Jackaroo for 7 months now. It was all I could afford at the time, so I was a bit wary (I really wanted a Toyota). I live in a remote community in the APY lands in South Australia, not far from Uluru. Out here, the latest TD Troopies last about 60 000 before they get exchanged.
My car doesn't get worked like the Troopies. I just use it for personal travel, which most of the time is on extremely bad dirt roads. I have been driving these roads for about 25 years now, and I have drove a lot of different model cars since the 60 Series Toyota's in the 80's.
So far I am very impressed with my Jackaroo. It's very impressive on the dirt, and has a more comfy ride on sealed roads than a Troopy, and there is plenty of power to pass road trains. The only thing it really lacks is the weight that a Troopy has when on dirt, so they do bottom out. I'm in the process of buying a lift kit. I think the most important thing with 4WD's is how you drive them.
She cost me $10 000 at 192000km in immaculate condition. I have spent $1500 on Maxxon AT tyres, which made a huge difference.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th June, 2012