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I'M THINKING of buying a '97 SsangYong Musso. What should I look for? Would petrol/diesel, auto/manual be the go? And can petrol engines be converted to gas?

THE Musso is a good all-round generally reliable four-wheel drive. I know of one that has done more than 200,000km without giving the owner a moment's concern. The engines are superseded Mercedes-Benz units so they're well engineered and seem to be reliable and robust. The transmissions were lifted from old 'Benz models and also give little trouble. The six is a better performer than the diesel, which is relatively old in technology terms. There's no reason why the petrol six couldn't be converted to LPG -- finding a converter with a kit will probably be the biggest problem.

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