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    Modern Hilux, what to look for

    OK, since our BT50 will be getting sold once we get it repaire so we are in the market for a Hilux (Yes I know I should have brought one in the first place)

    Looking at low mileage (less than 60K on the clock), SR5 4WD, 2014 would be the oldest we would go although there is a slim chance we may buy brand new however it is very very slim. Will be thru a dealer and Automatic.

    If you own one of a similar age what is your opinion and would you buy another. Do they have any known faults I should know about.

    Hopefully they will be more reliable than a BT50 as we have had 3 major repairs in 3 years (on a truck that has only done 120k) and if it weren't for the aftermarket warranty we would be stuffed
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    My workplace has 10ish hiluxs all 2014 plus, 3 are over 100k now and no issues. Another has just been in and had some seals replaced in the axle area (i think) but thats all i know of. Ive got a 2017 auto now and its brilliant and the 2.8td has plenty of grunt but they seem hungrier on gas. Pretty safe purchase from my experience with them

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    Mine is a November 2014 SR5 auto. Never owned an auto before. I like it.

    I am still on the original tyres and 40k on the clock so haven't done much in it.

    It is certainly an upgrade on my last Hilux. It rides and handles better.
    I have had no issues with any of my hilux utes (owned 5) and so far this one is no different.
    I didn't like the look of the latest hilux but it has grown on me like the new shape in 2005 did.



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    Got a 2014 hilux manual and love it. only done 50000km so far no issues . Not as much power as a ford but still got heaps way better then my old 3.0l non turbo. These days i think you are mad not to get a extended warranty on any late model 4x4, it only takes a claim to pay for it self. next truck i buy i will be getting extras fitted when i buy it like canopy , bars etc then its done

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    So we were planning on buying new one, Deal was more or less done except the since we were not a business no fleet discount, not a Farmlands Shareholder so no discount, no other discounts that we "qualified" for but as a "good will gesture" they would round the $40,250 change-over price down to $40K flat.

    Look on salesman's face when told he could shove it was priceless.

    All he kept repeating was "better resale value" for the record their price was the same as the Toyota price off their website truck builder ie full retail
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    Hmmm new Hilux would be nice and semi on the cards if I replace my outback. Hell of an upgrade but not much inbetween, got the 80series for serious off-road but Hilux would be the 'everyday driver'

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    I fix a few models so not bias but I wouldn't touch a Toyota with a 100ft pole

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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
    I fix a few models so not bias but I wouldn't touch a Toyota with a 100ft pole
    Really... Toyota must have changed a fair bit the the last 10years.(had a few whiskeys this evening....)

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    Can you not pay $500 to join farmlands and get that back plus more on the ute deal....
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    Keep an eye out for a dealer model. I bought my current one new (2014 4.0L V6 TRD) from the Taupo dealership for $5k under market price of the standard SR5 with 500km on the clock which included him driving it to Auckland for me. I'm on my 4th Hulux and never had an issue. Still can't quite get used to the new model shape though ....... and the 2.8 D does worry me a bit. They are pushing the modern diesel motors way too hard in IMO.

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    Should have bought a FORD!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
    I fix a few models so not bias but I wouldn't touch a Toyota with a 100ft pole
    All brands seem to have their horror stories.

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    Can you not pay $500 to join farmlands and get that back plus more on the ute deal....
    We could but shouldn't have to,

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    Keep an eye out for a dealer model. I bought my current one new (2014 4.0L V6 TRD) from the Taupo dealership for $5k under market price of the standard SR5 with 500km on the clock which included him driving it to Auckland for me. I'm on my 4th Hulux and never had an issue. Still can't quite get used to the new model shape though ....... and the 2.8 D does worry me a bit. They are pushing the modern diesel motors way too hard in IMO.
    Next model is apparently a 2.4lt but according to the salesman don't worry cause cc rating means nothing!!

    Anyway off to give a 2016 Colorado a test drive today
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    sounds like you bought the dud one usually its me who gets the crap one.nephew drives a ranger for his work and him and his co workers are not gentle on them they carry a shitload of tools and oils on them and thrash them driving the only thing he has said about them is that the injectors need done at 100k like most high pressure injected vehicles or else they crap out in a hurry soon after.i personally would rather have a lower stressed motor and put up with a lower acceleration for longer engine life.
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    The Nissan is only 2.3L

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    Hell the 2016 Colorado is way way nicer to drive on the road than the 2017 Hilux.
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