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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Agreed EXCEPT that would mean the dogs are in the vehicle, along with all THEIR drool, hair and farts. We would prefer to avoid that
    Yep, I get that. Do any of the brands offer a barrier between boot and cabin as an OEM option? If not, I’m sure old mate VC could whip something up.

    I recently changed to an SUV and forgot how nice it was not driving a Ute so I’m probably too biased to comment. But it strikes me that the only reason you want a Ute is to separate the dogs and are prepared to sacrifice everything else you want from your vehicle. Maybe I’m too selfish but fuck that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Proudkiwi View Post
    Yep, I get that. Do any of the brands offer a barrier between boot and cabin as an OEM option? If not, I’m sure old mate VC could whip something up.

    I recently changed to an SUV and forgot how nice it was not driving a Ute so I’m probably too biased to comment. But it strikes me that the only reason you want a Ute is to separate the dogs and are prepared to sacrifice everything else you want from your vehicle. Maybe I’m too selfish but fuck that!
    I have done dogs in SUVs and cars....yes it can be done but it is shit, your car permanently stinks of wet dog/dog that rolled in month old dead sheep, wet carpet, mud and scratches and hair bloody everywere.
    Utes are where its at for dog ownership.
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    Yeah. Very hard to get a screen for an SUV that stops a fart.
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    From personal experience it is not humanly possible to hold your breath when driving from Appleby River to Richmond after the dog has been carcass surfing and you are in a car.
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    [QUOTE=Proudkiwi;651335]
    it strikes me that the only reason you want a Ute is to separate the dogs and are prepared to sacrifice everything else you want from your vehicle. QUOTE]

    Yip
    and I totally understand that, it's exactly the reasonI went to a Hilux and not another suv
    stinkin wet labs and Wirehair require their own space.
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    Have you considered a dog box on the back? I had one for years until I got my ute (a 2000 hilux)
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    All fair calls. I’m not a dog guy so haven’t faced the challenges raised.

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    I've had Utes for years , then got a terrnao , what a mistake, wet dog, dive gear , boots mud blood bait in the back of a SUV just blows. That and I'm a messy barstard ...Give me a ute any day! Problem is you say ute and the price goes up 6 K for the same year / K's...how I miss my old shit box Datsun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    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
    I've recently bought a 2013 Hilux 3.0 TD 4WD, manual (6months ago), came with tough deck/ high canopy. ODO: 102,000km, it was an ex lease vehicle.

    We have four working dogs, bloody great not having to smell wet dog/clean out the back. Great for chucking the dirty/bloody hunting gear in the back too.

    Its real comfortable to drive on the road, has the power when you need it. No faults to report.
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    I've always been a hilux person, on to my 6th one now. In saying that I'm a bit surprised I still am thinking about it. Was a few years back now when I was finally in the position to buy brand new so went back to where I'd got my previous one as I'd had good service etc (Ashburton Toyota) but the salesman had moved up the chain. He still managed to look after men with what I wanted but the bullbag that I ended up dealing with at the end of it all when picking it up made the experience of buying my first new one very underwhelming. But I didn't let that put me off the hilux and have had fantastic service since from my local South Canterbury Toyota with my last two which has made up for the bullbag episode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    Did you bump your head this morning
    Just being a cheap bastard, looking a bit harder the triton gives you a lot more for only 3K increase. Taking them both for a spin this weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Just being a cheap bastard, looking a bit harder the triton gives you a lot more for only 3K increase. Taking them both for a spin this weekend
    be interested to see what you think about them .looking at foton ,mitsi or Mahindra to replace a 3 door bighorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    be interested to see what you think about them .looking at foton ,mitsi or Mahindra to replace a 3 door bighorn.
    Don't look at the Foton.... Hardest riding vehicle I've ever been in. 20" low profile tyres don't help but that thing was just nasty. Sore arse after 30mins yet alone a full day in the seat. Sure it handled nicely but you would expect that since it didn't wallow!

    Triton was a whole different kettle of fish, really quite impressed. Next time in town irthing I'll try another couple of contenders then wait for field day specials

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    Hey Mikee - a Nelson guy I know got the same sort of bulldust on pricing from the Nelson Toyota dealership . . . so he went to Christchurch and they treated him "royally" with a great deal and service. He reckoned he saved 20K+ on the Hilux package he wanted (and bought from them)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tentman View Post
    Hey Mikee - a Nelson guy I know got the same sort of bulldust on pricing from the Nelson Toyota dealership . . . so he went to Christchurch and they treated him "royally" with a great deal and service. He reckoned he saved 20K+ on the Hilux package he wanted (and bought from them)!
    Too late for now, we ditched the Lemon BT50 today and missus picked up the Colorado tonight and its now residing in the garage.
    Lets hope the bad juju went with the Mazda!!

    Of all the quotes cheapest was for a new BT50 by quite a lot but we weren't going there again.
    We might go the Toyota route in 3 years just before warranty expires on the new one but wont be thru the local guys or we might update to the soon to be released Colorado HSV
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