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ZD30 (engine in Y61 or Patrol) with automatic is better choice then with manual in most situations except downhill runs in off road scenarios. Engine is well matched to the auto box and unless there is a particular reason for wanting to manually steer the stick go for it.


*only 3 speed plus overdrive,

*torque converter lock up clutch system control (it should lock up torque converter sooner >80 km/h and in every gear) however that is easily fixed with aftermarket modification.

*downhill braking is non existent unless above is applied or additional heavy duty shift control is installed big which is $$$

* not user maintenance friendly

*expensive to repair


Easy driving around town

Great in sandy/soft surfaces conditions



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