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Old 10-03-2016, 09:04 PM
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I wouldn't say Hi lux are overrated, there's plenty of other makes on the road these days that are also more expensive. My current truck has approaching 80.000 miles and is just turning 3. 32 mpg may be not great but gives me 550 miles to the tank. No spanners or down time yet. Personal experience says i'd buy another, not a posers unreliable land rover product !!

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Old 10-03-2016, 09:22 PM
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The new hilux has just come out for thoose interested
Complete redesign think its six speed with a 3.5 tonne tow capacity aswell

As for older trucks avoid the 2007-2012 rangers if towing as very highly geared my favourite to drive is the pre 2007 rangers and they tow reasonably for a truck of that age
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:20 PM
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I wouldn't say Hi lux are overrated
No way, ive killed many a truck off before now and to have a 1998 still out towing on its original clutch at over 250k say a hell of a lot.
I sold a 2000 hilux with 200k and that was still on its original clutch and when i last spoke to its current owner he was at 260k and had only had to put some new batteries on it.

If you put 2 high miles, hard worked trucks side by side, the hilux will be the one that comes out on top.

Its like transit vs iveco.

We have killed 5 transits but not 1 iveco yet.
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Old 10-03-2016, 11:07 PM
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Well I'm on wrong side of the pond probably for this conversation but I'll still my ten cents or Peso's in. My wife and I bought a Chevy 3/4 ton two years ago with the 6.6L turbo Duramax engine and Allison Automatic (I know you guys don't like Automatics but that's the only option with GM trucks). Even thought it's big as a house at time it's a comfy place to spend a day driving or towing a load. When we moved to Alberta last July I had rented a 24' enclosed trailer and loaded it up with our belongings I don't know what the weight of the whole unit was but it was heavy to say the least and despite the 30+ degree heat it pulled that trailer up and down the big rolling Prairie hills very well....sometimes rolling a bit of coal doing it too.
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Old 10-03-2016, 11:42 PM
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I bought a L200 a few years ago from a local seller, drove it straght to the pub, took pics and listed it back for sale there and then there just horrible to drive.

Then bought a Navara D40. Brilliant motor, what you want in a pick up felt solid and drove well. Would have another any time.
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Old 11-03-2016, 05:58 AM
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Ive been driving hilux since 1980 and still driving them.had an l200 after toyota dealer pissed me about but went back to toyota.currently got a 200 invincible.28/32mpg all the time with mix of farm and towing mini digger.at 8 years old its had a new battery and new rear shoes a month ago.they had worn out due to all the mud i like playing in.ill have another without doubt.the benchmark of pick ups
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Old 11-03-2016, 06:46 AM
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i have a ford f150, its the small 4.2 v6, not allowed to pull skin off custard with it! its rated at about 1.6t towing capacity!! but turns more heads than anything else.
keep hearing bad things from navara owners after 80-100k miles about diffs, clutches and gearboxes. thats got to kill resale value.
amarok is a toy compared to proper trucks,
theres also the empty aspect with pick ups, ranger is great loaded but skitish in the wet when empty
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:33 AM
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Guys - great response so far. Most helpful. Keep it coming :-)
I'll ask a few questions along the way...
Gonna be towing up to 3.5 to nestle so I need a bit of grunt, reliability and some comfort when we go away with the caravan
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:44 AM
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It would be between the Ranger and the D-Max for me if I had to replace mine now.
Useful advice thanks
May keep Hi Lux in the short list though
Reliability is renowned
Gonna be fun test driving a few trucks before I commit
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:47 AM
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Ive been driving hilux since 1980 and still driving them.had an l200 after toyota dealer pissed me about but went back to toyota.currently got a 200 invincible.28/32mpg all the time with mix of farm and towing mini digger.at 8 years old its had a new battery and new rear shoes a month ago.they had worn out due to all the mud i like playing in.ill have another without doubt.the benchmark of pick ups
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Useful info thanks
Looking forward to test driving an Invincible
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