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Old 11-03-2016, 08:50 AM
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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.
More useful advice thanks
I've got an old Iveco so that's also great to know
Looking forward to test drives
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:54 AM
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Toyota all the way. The reliability is second to none. Resale value always good too. I have had several over the years. Went on to troopers then shoguns .... back to a hilux just having it's first test next week. 75k on the clock never had more than service and tyres....
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Like the idea of a Hilux
What's the towing and unladen weights?
Looking forward to a few test drives
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Old 11-03-2016, 09:05 AM
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Where's that LIKE button

Like the idea of a Hilux
What's the towing and unladen weights?
Looking forward to a few test drives
They are only 2800kg but the new 2016 model, i believe, is 3500kg 6 speed and I believe is somewhere near 175 hp.
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They are only 2800kg but the new 2016 model, i believe, is 3500kg 6 speed and I believe is somewhere near 175 hp.
Would be daft not to have a 3500kg towing capacity.
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Old 11-03-2016, 09:19 PM
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the older hilux can be upgraded to tow 3.5t for 800 if you do a search
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the older hilux can be upgraded to tow 3.5t for 800 if you do a search
Is that just a paper exercise or do brakes springs have to be changed?
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hi curly, i simply dont know, but someone has made the case for upgrading them legally and won
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Old 12-03-2016, 12:36 AM
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My brother has a standard cab Ford Ranger 3 litre petrol motor with a manual 5 speed. He bought it when he was apprenticing as an electrician it was originally 2 wheel drive but he found out it didn't take much to convert to 4 wheel drive. My dad and I thought he was nuts but he collected the bits he needed from a wrecker and eventually did the conversion with a friend of his (he's a diesel mechanic). He also lifted it and put 30 or 33" tires on it and a Baja style bumper on the front his engine however was getting pretty long in the tooth last year and didn't have the umphph that it should so he also found an engine from a wrecked Ranger that had only 70,000-75,000 km's on the odometer and swapped out the old one and said it runs like new now.
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Old 12-03-2016, 05:59 AM
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Have to agree with most and say Toyota. Last crowd I worked for had a 2012 with around 120,000 on the clock with nothing going wrong my only complaint would be brakes weren't the sharpest but I suspect GCC spec is different to UK spec. They had rangers too and what a horrible things they were, so uncomfortable heavier on fuel than the hilux and just felt cheap in comparison. Gave a good bit of mechanical trouble too.

Had a couple of f150s, cheap to buy, comfortable and pull well and reliable. First one had 160,000 miles on it with no major problems, 2nd one gone with 20,000 like new. Only problem with these is left hand drive plus the size and 5 litre petrol engine means not the most practical thing in the UK Now bought a Toyota fj cruiser as no need for a pickup any more and love it, great off road, little bit thirsty but fuels cheap as chips here so can justify it
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Old 12-03-2016, 08:43 AM
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Just checked online and the latest hilux is rated to tow 3.2 tonnes
Also worryingly says they have lowered it in comparison to the current one
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