We drive a Toyota Prado Kakadu
By Judy Evans
February 12, 2019 12:29am CST
Uncle Joe (@UncleJoe) wrote a discussion about there being a car for everyone. I’ll put a link at the bottom. We drive a Toyota Prado and have a top-of-the-range model, a Kakadu. It is a four-wheel-drive and we had to buy it in South Australia when our other car ‘failed to proceed’ as they say. We bought it second-hand but are very pleased with it. The Kakadu National Park is in the Northern Territory and just south of Darwin. It is a similar size to Slovenia and about half the size of Switzerland. It includes four major river systems, six major landforms, 280+ bird species, 1,600+ plant species and around 117 species of reptiles. Being a four-wheel-drive and quite a big vehicle, choosing Kakadu as a brand name would have seemed a good choice, implying a rough, tough model. Hopefully before we get too old we’ll be driving our Kakadu to Kakadu and they can make each other’s acquaintance. The photo is of our car and caravan in a nice camping spot on our way home from Tasmania and Melbourne last year.
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• United States
We've been pleased with Toyota. Thirteen years ago we bought a used Sienna that we really couldn't afford. We paid it off seven years ago and it's still going strong. It currently has over 300,000 miles (getting close to 500 000 km).
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@JudyEv They make good cars now. When my husband decided to sell the vintage Datsun and the small Fiesta, he was undecided what to buy. The local Ford garage was no more reliable, the closest was the Renault garage, we tried the Dacia and we loved.
I agree, there is a car for everyone . Your car looks great, actually, everything looks great in this photo . Maybe I'll have one too, it's one of my dreams to go camping for a few months . If I remember correctly, you had a problem with one of the car's windows? It opened at the push of a button, but you had to manually close it? Just testing my memory, let me know if I was right, please .
• Bunbury, Australia
The 'problem' was with the humans really. There is a sunroof that opens by pushing a button but you have to manually close it. We were trying to find a button to close it with. I'm glad we didn't take it to a garage to get it 'fixed'. Wouldn't that have been embarrassing?
• Edinburgh, Scotland
I have a Kia. It's the second one I've owned and I wouldn't go past that make. Our first Kia did 95,000 miles and absolutely nothing went wrong with it (I didn't even have to change a lightbulb). We are now on our second (both from new) and I expect every bit as good service from this one
• Bunbury, Australia
W had a Subaru when the boys were little and absolutely loved it. There weren't many small 4 wheel-drives around then but it would go just about anywhere. Being light, it would even go where some of the bigger makes wouldn't.
• Redlands, California
Nice hope you find suitable transportation to get you around, now that is a rough neck of the woods. Most of this country talks about gang violence, they have no clue what animal violence looks like, Birds, reptiles, plants, mammals, spiders,are they insects, I think not, Al Capone reincarnated, even Dinosaurs can kill you there.