New Hilux is here.

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 20:10
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The boss was just down at Scarborough Toyota doing some work and the new hilux's have just rocked up. Appraently a very mean looking truck.
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 20:25

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 20:25
Hope they have improved from being "Hard riding little buzz boxes" (to quote a 1980's advert). Have never been interested in them, probably due to my size and their reputation on being hard on the kidneys.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 21:45

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 21:45
They're quite comfortable if the setup is right. I'm very happy with mine....setup by previous owner. Maybe there should be a work or play option from the factory.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 19:26

Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 19:26
Sorry Ray, I didn't mean to be nasty towards your truck. Its just that I am tad large for a Hilux :o)
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 20:54

Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 20:54
You have nothing to be sorry for Willem. I don't become emotionally attached to vehicles or any particular make, I don't tend to keep them long enough....well maybe a soft spot for Fords but that's because I work for them :) I believe there is truth in what you said but with a tickle here and there and some weight in the back they become quite comfortable, can't do much about the size though. Have a happy Easter old boy.
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Reply By: muzzimbidgie - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 20:29

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 20:29
Yes, I was rather dissapointed when I took one for a test drive in 2003. Very rough in the back end, wishy washy in the front and not as much grunt as the Navara.
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Reply By: Peter (York 4x4) - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 22:17

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 22:17
Come on Jeff ,
You have followed the big white BOSS and have seen the power, its about time you did the right thing and made the change !!!! hope to share a good bush cook up with you soon rather than the big " M " see you at the rock next month
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 14:25

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 14:25
Mate I'm thankfull that your rig IS so BIG. You saved me some damage out Yellowdine when you lost half the troll on tree branches, cleared a nice clean path for the little surf! ;-)))

I was actually out at yellowdine again on Friday night, camped out there with the family. Steph's first camping trip went well. Then we headed into Kal to see some of Bec's family and tried the surf out around some of the local tracks.

Lookin forward to the bush cook up! All looks good for Pemberton!
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Reply By: friar - Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 19:26

Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 19:26
Hi Jeff M
Had a look at a single cab ute today,very impressed with the fuel consumption figures on the windscreen 8.5 litres per 100kys on turbo diesel, a friend has test driven one off road & on a test track at the back of the gold coast, in his opinion probably more capable off road then the model it replaces, on the black top much smoother with speed & acceleration much like your average 6cylinder petrol ute.
Friar
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 17:09

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 17:09
Hmmm, would love one of those injuns in my old Lux.
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Reply By: Member -Peter (York 4x4) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 15:25

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 15:25
HI glad to here the trip went well ,are you with us next month ? Yellowdine was not so bad you should have seen the roof rack front bar I just replaced , went for a quike rece trip with Errol and bent it back ,lucky it didnt tear the conopy , I wish people would stop planting trees so close to tracks I drive on , hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 16:39

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 16:39
How many k's is next months trip do you reckon? I'm just in discussions with "M" now. ;-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 17:02

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 17:02
What kind of 4bying will there be? Is it rough as guts or pretty tame?
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Reply By: Member -Peter (York 4x4) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 17:12

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 17:12
have emailed you a ozi file for next trip
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