turbo diesel or petrol ???????

Submitted: Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 21:53
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Hi all new to this great site. I will be purchasing a new hilux soon but am having problems deciding on what engine type I should purchase.The 3L turbo diesel or the V6 petrol,I currently own a V6 2wd rodeo and find it pretty thirsty and have never owned a diesel before.I should include that 90% of the time it will be used as a service vehicle around the city and 10% of the time it will be out bush.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie SA- Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 22:07

Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 22:07
Seb,

Go the oiler every time....much better economy and power is pretty good these days too. But look at other brands too.

Cheers,
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Follow Up By: seb - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 17:07

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 17:07
Hey Roachie great pics and what a great set up you got there.
Thanks to all that have given me some advice,majority of you guys are saying go the turbo diesel.I think I will test drive one and see how they go.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie SA- Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 17:20

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 17:20
No worries Seb,

Good luck hunting down a truck that meets all your needs. I'm probably biased, but 3L Navara T/D has (I think) more power etc than the Lux.

Cya mate
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Follow Up By: seb - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 17:47

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 17:47
Thanks again Roachie. I will check out the navara as well as some other makes and models. So far I cant find a dealer in Sydney thats got a new Hilux TD to test drive,might have to ring a few country dealers.
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Reply By: mygu4500 - Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 22:25

Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 22:25
Go for the turbo diesel more expensive to buy but cheaper to run than the petrol and alot better re sale value to.

Cheers Dave
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Reply By: Jimbo (WA) - Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 23:04

Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 23:04
I'm with the two responses above - and I have a SR5 3.0 td.

My mates auto petrol is nice around town and uses approx 15 - 16 ltrs per 100 kms, and mine around town uses 11.4 ltrs per 100 kms at its current daily weight of 2.4 tonne.

TD certainly has heaps of pulling power and low down torque.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 23:16

Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 23:16
Diesel..

But go and drive both.. its a personal thing.. some dislike diesels power output...
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 23:28

Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 23:28
Depends how long you intend to own it for. Work out 'life of vehicle' costs. Factor in service intervals, spare parts costs, rebuild costs, resale values etc and make a decision then. Fuel is only part of the total equation.

Remember, with electronic injection a lot of the advantages of a 'traditional' diesel have gone out the window I reckon. Nice when they work, but not convinced that an undersized, overstressed, turbocharged, electronically fuel injected, multi-valve, overhead cam diesel is something I'd want to depend on and I think a search through the archives might back this up.

They both go well, get the one you like the best.

ooohhh....this is gonna hurt.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 00:16

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 00:16
Around the city eh! Well in that case go the auto petrol. Petrol is cleaner, powerfull without the need for a turbo, quite, cheaper to service, purchase and rebuild if you should keep it that long. The only advantage diesel has is lower fuel consumption for outback travel but then they have to add a turbo to give reasonable performance. Test drive both. Gee, I'd love to see a Lux petrol turbo, wouldn't that be something.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 09:33

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 09:33
i agree with mad dog .I have a evil petrol patrol.I go to most places that i want to go to ,on a std tank 95 lts.Im installing a long range tank soon .With petrol all you have to do as be a little organized.You dont need to put on a turbo,they are easier to work on when you do break down,If you do drink some water you are not up for a major rebuild.Deisel pump for a gq 1500$ ,petrol pump gq 400-500$,Fuel consumption is only apart of it.All so I find this forum a little deisel bias
regards uppy
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Reply By: Jayboy - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 01:21

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 01:21
Go the diesel.I just purchased a diesel dualcab Hilux best thing I ever did
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Reply By: steve - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 08:43

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 08:43
I'd go for the diesel again, but thats just my opinion. Make sure you drive a few first. I've driven plenty and some go realy well and others are complete slugs. Luck of the draw I supose. I wouldn't buy one unless I could drive that particular vehicle first.

No mater which you buy, doubt you'll regret it.

Good luck.

Steve.
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Reply By: Member - Brett H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 17:52

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 17:52
Turbo Diesel Hilux are pretty good. I have a 2002 model and have no problem overtaking. It will cruise at 120kph. 9R 15 tyres DID slow and dampen throttle response on the highway.
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Reply By: floyd - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 19:48

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 19:48
I have the Lux turbo and it is great. Would not touch a petrol ever again.

Toyota has a new model Turbo Hilux out in 6 months or so. It is a larger engine with a more hi tech motor. Apparently it haule a$$ and will be more powerful than anything else in the duel cab range that is currently on offer. From all reports this new truck will be the bees knees. I would wait. Can you????
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Follow Up By: seb - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 16:57

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 16:57
Thanks for that info floyd, Will it be also introduced in the cab chasis models.Where can I get some info on this new model.
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Follow Up By: floyd - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 18:04

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 18:04
accoeding to my friend in marketing for toyota the new motor will be across the whole range. Not sure of the exact power details but it will be the most powerful in its class. Aparently it is a beast to drive. I would contact Toyota marketing or look at their worldwide webpage. www.toyota.com
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Follow Up By: seb - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 18:35

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 18:35
Thanks again floyd,I will check the worldwide page as I cant find any info on the Aussie website, Im hoping its a 6 cylinder, that would do it for me.
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