“I had been in the market for a capable 4x4 for sometime, being a tradie in the building industry I often thought how great it would be if you could combine a work vehicle with an off road adventure vehicle.
I looked at 4x4 utes but none of them stacked up to my needs for both work or off roading; the rear trays are too small for work gear and while they might be ok for a weekend away off road you’re still limited to the amount of gear you can carry especially for longer trips.
I went to a 4x4 show in Western Sydney late last year with the intention of looking at camper trailers and while I was there I noticed this tall 4x4 truck called the “Iveco Daily 4x4.” The vehicle had sign writing on the side “Get Serious” and I thought wow, this is a serious bit of kit.
Later that night at home I kept thinking about that truck and concluded that this would be an ideal vehicle for work and off road.
I contacted the local Iveco dealer in Sydney and arranged for a test drive, after the test drive I was sold. I started calling around different dealers to get the best deal but none of them seemed to take me seriously. They didn't return my calls and gave me the run around to some extent.
So I decided to try further afield. I called up a dealer in Newcastle who didn't seem interested and then I tried Melbourne and was put in touch with salesman Nimol Koy of Westar Truck Centre in Campbellfield.
Nimol has been a fantastic guy to deal with. He always returned my calls, was very helpful and gave me a great deal. Nimol made my dream come true.
I have had the vehicle a while now and have added a tray and an aluminium canopy. Another item on my list of things to be added includes a custom made water tank that will fit between the tray and the chassis. This has a capacity of approximately 175 litres and is manufactured by Atlas Tanks in Queensland for a cost of $750.00 delivered. Plus a dual battery set up that I'm going to do myself with the future possibility of attaching a solar panel on the roof of the truck.
A reverse camera has also been installed which is an essential safety item with this type of vehicle. Other considerations might be some type of water heating system for hot showers, and of course I will need to install a CB radio.
Having used the truck for work for a while now, all my reservations about driving a large vehicle like this around Sydney’s inner suburbs with their narrow streets has evaporated. It’s easy to drive and the height advantage lets you see any problems with traffic up ahead.
I have had numerous people come up to me and ask about the Iveco Daily 4x4. I am so pleased with my purchase; it’s a fantastic vehicle and a pleasure to drive.
Thank you Nimol Koy and Westar Truck Centre.”
Peter Avery – Innerwest Painting