Purchase recommendation used 4wd Hilux vs Patrol

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 12:59
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Hello community,

after the success of my last purchase recommendation thread I am hoping for some more support, since the vehicle that I decided for fell through inspection :-(

---Option A---
2008 Hilux KUN26R SR
4 speed Automatic
Extras: 3" lift kit, ARB bull bar
Price: 23.500-24.000

---Option B---
2007 Nissan Patrol GU4 DX
4 speed Automatic
Extras: Nissan Kit with Bullbar incl rail, side steps, Tigerz electric winch with rope and a Nissan snorkel, full Tigerz Roof rack with Foxwing Awning, Roof console, Narva HID lights and light bars, OME 2" lift suspension, cooper A/T tyres plus small tow bar
> No "grenade" problems according to owner and also no kit fitted against it
Negotiated price: 26.000$

I know they are very different vehicles (ute vs wagon). I am a bit worried about the automatic transmissions on both vehicles with only 4 gears... testdriving the Hilux the auto transmission seemed rather slow and I would be worried with it offroading. I can't remember if the Nissan was the same though. Is this really a problem or am I just too worried.

Another question is whether the Hilux engine and the Prado engine are the same? 1KD-FTV ... because it seems to me they share the same engine code, but differ in the output.

Anyways I am thankful for any opinions, help and advice.


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Reply By: Michaeljp - Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 15:07

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 15:07
Just get the Patrol.
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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 09:13

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 09:13
Hi Phil,
That's a no brainer, Get the Hilux. But would cheek if the 3" lift was legal.
Cheers Andy

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Reply By: Member - Wildmax - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 20:07

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 20:07
That is a bit like asking what's Australia's best football team. I know the answer is Geelong, but plenty of others would no doubt disagree with me. Same goes for my Hilux recommendation I suspect !!
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 20:55

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 20:55
Not going to suggest which one suits your needs best but can tell you that the auto in the Hilux will do all that you ask of it and is better off-road than the manual version except for lacking the manuals engine braking on steep descents. I had that same model, did 160k with it including a number of the iconic tracks and it was a great vehicle and would recommend but you need to decide if you want a ute or wagon first

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