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    F150. Very comfortable and great for towing. Keep your eyes open and you'll find one price more favorably than a big jappa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
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    Glad to hear it. Everyone else is in love with there auto. And there OK if your just idling around. I hate riding the breaks everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
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    I'll second that. Even the kids want to learn in a manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bully View Post
    Glad to hear it. Everyone else is in love with there auto. And there OK if your just idling around. I hate riding the breaks everywhere.
    I hate the bloody things....the only time they are good is in stop crawl stop traffic.

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    My Triton is going ok so far. Obviously I can't comment on reliabilty yet. Things I hate about it - the gear box "feels" shitty. It hesitates to change through the range in one stroke. I pop it out of gear then pop it into gear in two motions. The turbo is laggy. The suspension is atrociously soft off road, its like a fuckin bouncy castle. The stock head lights are a joke. It's not very pretty. They look pretty neat with decent bars and some mud tyres on though. I wouldn't touch one unless it was late 2014 or 2015 mfg. Before this they had a horrible reputation for cooking engines. Mitsibishi starting putting better quality cylinder heads in them post 2013, they also started running a higher pressure radiator cap and more concentrated coolant mixture, as well as updating the ECU to detect loss of coolant. I haven't heard of them having injector problems, main complaint just seems to be the usual EGR valve causing issues.

    But it rides smooth and is comfy to travel long distances in. Once the turbo wakes up it is pretty quick. Apparently deleting the EGR in these makes the turbo alot more responsive.

    My second choice was a pre 2012 Ranger/Bounty. They're very nice trucks, they have that old Hilux feel but heaps of grunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    My Triton is going ok so far. Obviously I can't comment on reliabilty yet. Things I hate about it - the gear box "feels" shitty. It hesitates to change through the range in one stroke. I pop it out of gear then pop it into gear in two motions. The turbo is laggy. The suspension is atrociously soft off road, its like a fuckin bouncy castle. The stock head lights are a joke. It's not very pretty. They look pretty neat with decent bars and some mud tyres on though. I wouldn't touch one unless it was late 2014 or 2015 mfg. Before this they had a horrible reputation for cooking engines. Mitsibishi starting putting better quality cylinder heads in them post 2013, they also started running a higher pressure radiator cap and more concentrated coolant mixture, as well as updating the ECU to detect loss of coolant. I haven't heard of them having injector problems, main complaint just seems to be the usual EGR valve causing issues.

    But it rides smooth and is comfy to travel long distances in. Once the turbo wakes up it is pretty quick. Apparently deleting the EGR in these makes the turbo alot more responsive.

    My second choice was a pre 2012 Ranger/Bounty. They're very nice trucks, they have that old Hilux feel but heaps of grunt.
    Why didn't you get a manual one G? Yeah the stock headlights in Mitsubishi seem to be really average. You can buy some LED replacement bulbs off of AliExpress for cheap cheap.

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    Isn't the Mitsi with it's super select the only one that actually will spin all four in the mud?
    I nearly got one because of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bully View Post
    Glad to hear it. Everyone else is in love with there auto. And there OK if your just idling around. I hate riding the breaks everywhere.
    Hahaha i definitely dont idle around in mine a few from the forum know that well haha.
    Wouldnt say i ride the brakes all over bit also remembering pads are way cheaper then clutches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Why didn't you get a manual one G? Yeah the stock headlights in Mitsubishi seem to be really average. You can buy some LED replacement bulbs off of AliExpress for cheap cheap.
    It is a manual. It feels terrible compared to my mates Ranger, goes through the gears like butter, but Ihave gotten used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bully View Post
    Isn't the Mitsi with it's super select the only one that actually will spin all four in the mud?
    I nearly got one because of that.
    Depends what year you have I spose. They ditched rear lockers in them around 2013 I think for a traction control system. It almost put me off buying it, but I did a lot of research and the traction control does actually sound like it works. There are vids on Youtube of guys demonstrating how it works. You just have to remember to switch off the stability control when you go offroad or will bog down in the mud. The super select you can use to drive it like a subi so good for ice and snow and that. To be honest I haven't done any real four wheel driving in mine yet. Still wears the cheap AT's it came with. Oh I found it's quite thirsty in AWD mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    It is a manual. It feels terrible compared to my mates Ranger, goes through the gears like butter, but Ihave gotten used to it.
    My fail.

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    I have a 2013 ford Ranger Manual. I bought it as a demonstrator with 1500 km on it. Its just coming up to 90k now and it has been super reliable.
    Before the ranger I owned multiple Hiluxes with the last one being a 2007 SR5. I know comparing a 2007 with a 2013 isn't comparing apples with apples but the Ranger would eat it! Far more power. Much nicer/ quieter ride with the all the family on board. We could drive from Invercargill to Mosgiel towing a tandem trailer with over 2 ton on it for example and the guys would get out of the hilux tired and sore compared with getting out of the ranger and wanting to get started.
    The only downside I have found with the 2013 ranger which I believe is fixed in the newer models is that every time you open doors all the park lights come on until the doors are shut again. When towing the trailer all those lights come on as well. Over an 8hr working day using the truck as a smoko room we had a few flat batteries over the years. I put in a more heavy duty battery and haven't had one since. Also mine has terrible radio reception!

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    So on the whole it sounds like most people are having good luck. Just get a manual (if possible).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    Depends what year you have I spose. They ditched rear lockers in them around 2013 I think for a traction control system. It almost put me off buying it, but I did a lot of research and the traction control does actually sound like it works. There are vids on Youtube of guys demonstrating how it works. You just have to remember to switch off the stability control when you go offroad or will bog down in the mud. The super select you can use to drive it like a subi so good for ice and snow and that. To be honest I haven't done any real four wheel driving in mine yet. Still wears the cheap AT's it came with. Oh I found it's quite thirsty in AWD mode.
    Some models still have rear diff locker not all though - top of the line vrx with super select 4x4 has rear dif lock (they will do that for 49k same price as the new pajero sport) and the more working class GLX -R has easy select (part time 4x4) with a read dif lock as well. (iv been spending my office job hours looking at trucks i think the triton is the best value for $) they still have a 5 sped auto that has been re tuned from the older ones wonder if they will the put the pajero sport 8 speed in it

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    I can't comment! I own an awesome 5 cylinder 6 auto six speed FORD ranger with a cracked windscreen! Bugger but hey!
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