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What Ute should I buy?

Toyota Hilux
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Postby duddley » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:59 pm

I'm looking into buying myself a late model diesel, 2wd, double cab ute for work purposes upto around 25k and no older then 5 years old. I'm not fussed if its only a base model and just want to hear some opinions, cheers
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Postby h8wrxs » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:37 pm

everyone i know that has a late model hilux has had problems with them, unfortunately they arent bulletproof like the old ones :cry:

we have holden rodeos for work utes, and they are rattly as hell and arent particularly enjoyable to drive

my vote is for the ford ranger/ mazda bt50, they are pleasant to drive, go pretty hard and reliable too :P
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Postby Boosted_162 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:07 pm

What about Navara's? My mate has an '07 STX (4WD double cab) with the 2.5 common rail and 6 speed box, and i was VERY impressed with how well it goes, and the spec of it.
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Postby FST4RD » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:26 pm

The Ford ones are nice for sure!
Either that or you could get one of those chinese ones brandnew for that? :lol:
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Postby FST4RD » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:29 pm

Boosted_162 wrote:What about Navara's? My mate has an '07 STX (4WD double cab) with the 2.5 common rail and 6 speed box, and i was VERY impressed with how well it goes, and the spec of it.


For an extra $5k you can buy a brandnew one
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Postby duddley » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:41 pm

Opps forgot to add in Navara. Yeah they have a couple of the DX Navaras at the Nissan dealership but once you had in all the extras like a tow bar, canopy and deck liner it becomes about 10k more then I want to spend. cheers
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Postby duddley » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:43 pm

I bet the Chinese utes would disintigrate in a crash!!

FST4RD wrote:The Ford ones are nice for sure!
Either that or you could get one of those chinese ones brandnew for that? :lol:
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Postby FST4RD » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:55 pm

duddley wrote:I bet the Chinese utes would disintigrate in a crash!!

FST4RD wrote:The Ford ones are nice for sure!
Either that or you could get one of those chinese ones brandnew for that? :lol:


Probably made out of apple cores and old chinese newspapers :P
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Postby bluemaumau » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:47 am

yeah my mate at the engine recos said some of the new toyota motors (found in hiace/hilux) are crap, crack heads etc. plus they are super expensive.

ive driven new holdens and they are average, didnt they have ECU issues???? pretty crappy imo.

i havnt driven the narvara or ranger, but they would get my vote.

ranger is probably cheaper than the narvara too
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Postby ch4ng » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:29 am

Voted Hilux of course but the Ford Ranger/Mazda BT50 are good vehicles as far as I've seen. The Navaras are very good also. The interior is nicer on the Ford/Mazda though
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Postby rollaholic » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:33 am

duddley wrote:I bet the Chinese utes would disintigrate in a crash!!

FST4RD wrote:The Ford ones are nice for sure!
Either that or you could get one of those chinese ones brandnew for that? :lol:


they have to meet the same standards as everyone else to be complied here
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Postby duddley » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:27 pm

I didn't think the standards are as tough for utes/4x4s as they are for cars?
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Postby rollaholic » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:44 pm

prob not, but nevertheless they will have to meet the same standards as other utes :D
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Postby Snaps » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:18 pm

My guess is that they probably only *just* scrape past those standards, whereas the other (non-chinese) ute's probably well surpass them. :)
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Postby solitaire » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:32 pm

Stay away from albany toyota, My builder bought one from them and it had electrical issues and they $&#$% him over royally, luckily north shore toyota put it right.

I've also had several negative service experiences from the albany toyota workshop.
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Postby duddley » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:39 pm

Cheers for the advice about Albany Toyota, if i do go for a Hilux it will probably be through NorthWestern Toyota as they seem to have the best range and prices.
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Postby Boosted_162 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:42 pm

solitaire wrote:Stay away from albany toyota, My builder bought one from them and it had electrical issues and they $&#$% him over royally, luckily north shore toyota put it right.

I've also had several negative service experiences from the albany toyota workshop.


Cant say on Albany Toyota, but my parents bought a brand new hilux from North Shore Toyota and had nothing but great service (going back a few years tho!)
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Postby 20mm spanner » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:08 pm

If you don't want to pay retail pricing, i have access to ex lease company stock, through dealer tender's, if you are interested pm me.
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Postby Santa'sBoostinSleigh » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:04 pm

Ive got a brand new Ranger for a work ute and im not a fan to be fair
thirsty
wheelspins too easy
too basic
had diesel filter problems
not that great
Mines 4x4, and Ive had it stuck places the old Courier would have pissed out of

The old Courier I had (think it was an '05) was better in general, although slower
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Postby BZG Wagon » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:12 pm

solitaire wrote:I've also had several negative service experiences from the albany toyota workshop.

Yeah - I'd agree with that. Years ago they were brilliant, but now, I wouldn't bother.
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