4wd purchsing?

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 18, 2002 at 00:00
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I am currnetly in the search for a 4x4.
I have howevr talked to several keen 4x4 enthusiasts and I have heard very different things from all.
My basic question is in regards to the Toyota Hilux or 75 series cruiser, and which one would suit me better.

Firstly i have a budget of about $15,000 to allow for any repairs, equiptment I need and i have decided that i want a utility.

I would appreciate any pro's or con's of either vehicle and i am also going on my second trip from Melbourne upto Darwin next April.
Thankyou for your help.
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Reply By: Alex - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2002 at 00:00
How long is a peice of string? For your money, you'll get a newer, lower mileage hilux than 75 series. Both are very capable off-road, and seem to have good longevity. I don't own either, but my family have had an 88 hilux for about 10 years, its done 280 000km, and looks like doing the same again.
If you're not looking at carrying heavy loads (over about 500kg) then the hilux is a good choice. If you need to carry more than that, go the cruiser. Whatever you choose, enjoyit, and I'll see you down the track.
Cheers, Alex.
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Follow Up By: Chris - Thursday, Jun 20, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Jun 20, 2002 at 00:00
thanx alex
what sort of milage could i expect from these 4x4's
also what sort of range?
Thankyou for your help
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Reply By: Alex - Thursday, Jun 20, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Jun 20, 2002 at 00:00
G'day, The family's 88 hilux gets about 9L/100km, or about 30mpg, and is driven pretty easily. It has a 2.4L diesel compared to the current 3L, so guess at about 10-11L/100km (26-28mpg). I don't have any figures on the 75 series diesel, but if what I remember reading is right, they'll average around 14L/100km (20mpg). I have a Defender turbo diesel, and did the Canning Stock Route in company with 2 Landcruiser 60's with the 4L turbo engine. This might be the same engine as you'd get in a 75 series of the same age (mid to late eighties). On this trip they averaged about 14L/100km, or about 30% higher than the Defender used.
I don't have any figures on the range, but if you find out the tank capacity, it should be easy to work out. Cheers, Alex.
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Reply By: chris - Monday, Jun 24, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jun 24, 2002 at 00:00
Thanx a lot for your help Alex, it has been very helpful, i guess im up to the hard part now of actually finding the right Hilux.
Thanx heeps again.
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