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Thread: Modern Hilux, what to look for

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    Every brand you here the good bad and ugly stories . Just buy the one enjoy to drive and make sure it has a good warranty and or get a extended warranty to suit your needs. Service on time and you should be right. I service before the 15000km service even though it is hot running and gets light use. Also compare service prices for different brands cause there's a big difference in price i found.
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    Any one have an opinion about the new mitsi utes, i have been looking at these as the price is better than the others

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin358 View Post
    Any one have an opinion about the new mitsi utes, i have been looking at these as the price is better than the others
    If you're buying it might be cheap, however if your leasing (think tax) mitsi May not be so cost effective.


    Last year I leased 60 Utes for a project. The guys wanted the Ford or bt50's - they ended up with hiluxs (WAY cheaper when leasing) The bt50 guys were impressed - they liked the sr5's better.

    Myself, the hilux is third place - I can't get comfortable driving it. My pick the the Ford......
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    All brands seem to have their horror stories.



    We could but shouldn't have to,



    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
    Has anyone heard any horror stories about Isuzu?
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    save yourself some coin get yourself a Mahindra and get the missus a Suzuki s cross

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    Interesting that no one has offered up praise yet for the VW?
    Anyone driving the V6 version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Has anyone heard any horror stories about Isuzu?
    The guys that have the ones I see can't say a bad word about them
    Holden had a bad run with burning oil around 2015 model but they where fitting new engines

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Hell the 2016 Colorado is way way nicer to drive on the road than the 2017 Hilux.
    Interesting you are worried so much about the handling on the road, is it a car you are after or a 4x4. I wouldn't be worrying so much about the on road performance as I would the off road, that's if you are going to use it off road. The Colorado might handle well on the road but can it stand up the the harsh treatment of off roading when you need it most out hunting? Seems you started off going for a Hilux and this Colorado has changed your mind since taking it for a drive down the road and the fact it has a few extra gadgets for the Mrs to play with. I would say think good and hard again about what you want this truck for before buying or you could just be covering old ground with another dud truck and wishing you had of bought the ultimate Hilux (which just happens to be the last of the Jap built ones (2001 - 2004 model) If you get a low KM's one and it's in good condition you won't go wrong. I think most of the new trucks are all pretty much the same no matter what brand or make you get (made in Thailand) or something similar. I have heard bad things about all the latest brands of 4x4's and once again it simply comes down to making things cheaper but unfortunately also nastier. Any way happy shopping and I do hope you get a good truck this time around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mm Rem Mag View Post
    Interesting you are worried so much about the handling on the road, is it a car you are after or a 4x4. I wouldn't be worrying so much about the on road performance as I would the off road, that's if you are going to use it off road. The Colorado might handle well on the road but can it stand up the the harsh treatment of off roading when you need it most out hunting? Seems you started off going for a Hilux and this Colorado has changed your mind since taking it for a drive down the road and the fact it has a few extra gadgets for the Mrs to play with. I would say think good and hard again about what you want this truck for before buying or you could just be covering old ground with another dud truck and wishing you had of bought the ultimate Hilux (which just happens to be the last of the Jap built ones (2001 - 2004 model) If you get a low KM's one and it's in good condition you won't go wrong. I think most of the new trucks are all pretty much the same no matter what brand or make you get (made in Thailand) or something similar. I have heard bad things about all the latest brands of 4x4's and once again it simply comes down to making things cheaper but unfortunately also nastier. Any way happy shopping and I do hope you get a good truck this time around.
    Fact of the matter is all it really has to pull the boat and be a dog kennel when we are traveling. Apart from getting across a farmers paddock to the DOC won't see much off-road work if any.

    I have another vehicle for that which is better suited by a long shot, something that is a good 4X4 and I don't have to worry about scratching, bashing or getting wrecked too much. I don't drive it apart from towing the boat. To be frank we are only planning on keeping the new one till the factory warranty expires then trade up again.

    If the best hilux were only made till 2004 then we are not missing anything telling them to shove it, its my money and they are so fucking smug that i should be privileged that they will allow me to buy a truck of them really winds me up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Fact of the matter is all it really has to pull the boat and be a dog kennel when we are traveling. Apart from getting across a farmers paddock to the DOC won't see much off-road work if any.

    I have another vehicle for that which is better suited by a long shot, something that is a good 4X4 and I don't have to worry about scratching, bashing or getting wrecked too much. I don't drive it apart from towing the boat. To be frank we are only planning on keeping the new one till the factory warranty expires then trade up again.

    If the best hilux were only made till 2004 then we are not missing anything telling them to shove it, its my money and they are so fucking smug that i should be privileged that they will allow me to buy a truck of them really winds me up.
    The different prices for different people pisses me off....the price should be the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    The different prices for different people pisses me off....the price should be the price.
    And that is it in a nutshell.
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    Ok if it's just for towing the boat then any of the late model 4x4's will handle that piece of piss, and all the late model 4x4's drive as good as a car on the road so they are all suited to your needs. Happy buying and it's a shame you got treated badly when trying to buy your Hilux. Good luck with your purchase.
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    I've got a minta Triton I could swap ya.........I've spent so much on it lately, it should give you years of trouble free running. Same feelings about it, as you about your's. I've lost faith in it.Going to swap it for a shopping basket for wife, and keep the ol' reliable Hilux to get a D-Max eventually. Dont know if they're any better than the others, but its the only model that I've heard nothing bad about, and the people I know who've got them, rave about them
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    So the Colorado is at the top of the list now? Just looking online and they have one going cheap in chch, 43K for the ltz 4x4 crew cab

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Looking at the specs they are a different vehicle. The Holden is running a 2.8L and squeezing out 147kW while the Isuzu are running a 3.0L with a mild 130kW.
    With a tune u can get a lot more then that from the holden. Old days same ute now very very different.

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