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Thread: When did the Hilux lose it's cool

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    When did the Hilux lose it's cool

    I remember when Toyota was the make to have, my first car was a 85 Corolla GT & fuk it was cool, had a couple of others & the Hilux was the ute to have, having a SR5 was the Kiwi blokes dream.

    Now I don't mind the ugly new Shaped Lux, they drive nice and apart from the horrid interior & exterior shape ( which they are fixing ) they are quite a nice truck, but what the fuk is up with the new "Bro love" TV commercial POOOWEEE !!!

    Toyota you use to be cool, with cool ads. What happened ?
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    The wagon itself lost all credibility as an off roader with the sheep shagger....which wasnt really an issue as nobody else had one either.

    I like the new add, good friends don't need to talk all the time.
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    Yes that ad kinda sums up their trucks, SOFT hahahahaha
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    Dunno if they have.

    A 2005 hilux will probably still sell for more, 5 years from now than a 2017 anything else😆

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    They started going down hill once they started fitting IFS. Yep better engines these days but the usability has taken a hit in an off road aspect.
    Give me a solid axled one any day.
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    yep after 2005 they become more car than man truck
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    When a FORD drove past it? Couldn't resist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    When a FORD drove past it? Couldn't resist.
    You do remember the story about the tortoise and the hare.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipo View Post
    I remember when Toyota was the make to have, my first car was a 85 Corolla GT & fuk it was cool, had a couple of others & the Hilux was the ute to have, having a SR5 was the Kiwi blokes dream.

    Now I don't mind the ugly new Shaped Lux, they drive nice and apart from the horrid interior & exterior shape ( which they are fixing ) they are quite a nice truck, but what the fuk is up with the new "Bro love" TV commercial POOOWEEE !!!

    Toyota you use to be cool, with cool ads. What happened ?
    I haven't seen the new add, but Toyota targeted the "bro love" type of guys about 85 with their Corolla adds. Two guys packing up the car and heading to the beach with their dog. Toyota worked out that same sex couples didn't normally have kids to burn up their money, so targeting them was a shrewd move. Did that add have any influence on your choice of car Philipo?
    Toyota have also bowed to the wowsers by pulling their adds on a couple of occasions. Both times( first one was Crumpy and Scotty driving through town to get to a mates wedding and making a few wrong turns etc. The other was the hunting one) pulling the add gave the feeling that doing blokey type activities weren't cool.
    I don't like the shape of the new Hilux. And haven't heard of anyone who likes the new motors for long. No one appears to make a working mans ute any more.
    I'll stick with my Holden/Isuzu and Ford.

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    they seemed to go a different (read soft) direction with the Hilux moving it from a great off roader that was acceptable to drive on road .. to a city ute.

    If I was in the market with money to spend , I'd be getting a double cab Landcruiser .. the proper ones that come with no back deck (you get to chose) ... or one of the others .. the ford ranger seems popular.

    Anything but the new Hilux .... My cousin had one to tow his boat and said the traction control on it was stupid to the point where it was so dangerous he couldnt tow the boat with it !!!

    The old corollas were rock solid .. a club I was involved with got left one by an old lady as a hack ... It was an awesome vehicle and its still going strong ... I parked it on the street once and there was a constant flow of little shitheads coming to the front door with their caps on backwards and their pants halfway down round their ankles coming to the door wanting to buy it .....
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    pretty much what they are trying to sell the hilux as:Name:  21e62b22567697f91a91b5abde5d0948124e256394111347eb52f509336a23ea_1.jpg
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    or possibly this.............Name:  __1e194f3d115568d769fa77d485e425df_width-600.jpeg
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    What about a lifted ford bronco

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    Seeing a lot of Rangers on the road of late. Think they are starting to outnumber the VWs now

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    I have had my '94 3 litre TD manual for over 12 years now (it replaced my old 2.6 diesel HiLux that I did over 400,000 k's in). It goes wherever I point it off-road, and performs very well on the highway. I can see me keeping it for many years yet! The secret in off-roading is to stop and check uncertain areas before you plow into them, and to go at a pace that keeps all 4 wheels on the ground. That way you will always get home, and not have expensive repair bills. 'Dukes of Hazzard' crap is what kill most 4x4's! Toyotas rule!
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