Narvara verse Hilux SR5

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 09:17
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Hi,

I have a mate who is looking at buying either the Narvara dual cab or the Hilux SR5 dual cab both in turbo diesel form. Does anyone have any comments on either or both of these vehicles. Service issues, performance, fuel consumption, bad points, common faults etc??

Thanks
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 09:32

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 09:32
Holden Rodeo.
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Reply By: CruiserHead - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 12:04

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 12:04
there is an article in 4WD monthly at the moment on older Narvaras. Seem to be very good work horses, VERY reliable, but not too powerful. Have a look there.

CruiserHead.
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 12:14

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 12:14
4x4 Australia had an article too unless this is the one you are referring to.

Utemad
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Follow Up By: CruiserHead - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 13:08

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 13:08
Nope, it was in the latest 4wd monthly I picked up at the airport 2 weeks ago. It is still the current volume. Have a look here: http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/

GOLDEN NUGGET
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 15:42

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 15:42
Sorry. 4x4 Australia did a test on 1997-2000 diesel Navaras also.

Must be 'Navara Month'

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Follow Up By: CruiserHead - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 15:50

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 15:50
There you go, now Austravel has the full range of reports to go bye. And he'll probably choose a Hilux....

CH
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Reply By: Member - Patrick S (SA) - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 14:14

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 14:14
Hey Austravel

The hilux and narvara are both really nice rigs. The new narvara has proven well lifting there sales figures dramatically (spelling). When it comes down to the decision they are both also most the some and cannot recommend one more than the other. The only big difference is hilux has got a very good rep and accessories and alot more easy to get hold of and there is a wider range.

Hope all goes well

Cheers Patrick
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Reply By: Alex Callaghan - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 15:14

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 15:14
There's an artical in the September issue of 4x4 Australia thats saying Toyota are bringing out a brand new comman rail intercooled turbo diesel donk for the Hilux range very soon. It's not going to out gun the 110kws of the Navara but it will have a higher maximum torque.

Have a look at the sep issue of 4x4 Australia. Would make an intereting read if you were looking at a new T/D Lux.
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Reply By: TOB - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 16:54

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 16:54
drive both as i did. if you do not buy the navara you have rocks in your head.
i have had my str for 9 months now and it is a ripper.

TOB
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Reply By: pjd - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 19:00

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 19:00
neither are the best for serious off roading with dam independent suspention but go for the navara with 110kw compared to 86kw its the way to go
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Follow Up By: Alex Callaghan - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 19:39

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 19:39
92kw from the new Hilux donk mate.

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Reply By: pjd - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 20:20

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 20:20
92kw close but no cigar
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Reply By: Austravel - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 08:33

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 08:33
Thanks all for the info.
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