1995 Triton TD are they any good?

Submitted: Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 13:47
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Hi all,

I am still looking for a 4x4 that I want to buy, and a mates brother in law is selling a 1995 Triton 2.5 turbo deisel.
I dont know much about the tritons so thought I would get your thoughts.
it is a duel cab ute, 265000 on the clock but I know this guy and he is very thorough with servicing, so not too worried about the high kms.

any imput would be appreciated

Zach
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Reply By: vitara - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 14:12

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 14:12
Hi ZTG my mate had a pajero diesel manual 2.5 turbo blew 3 head gaskets with in 150.000klms apparently common probs with that motor,had it serviced by the book. Dont know if anyone else has had the same probs or even if this is the same motor as in the triton or maybe his was just a lemon from the start, His was a 94 model . Take Care Vitara I put this in the forum on friday I think it was but I had it as a 97 and a 2.8 Just spoke to him to get my facts write first. Take Care Vitara
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Reply By: desert - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 15:43

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 15:43
Head gaskets are a bit of a trouble area. Low range gearing is pitiful and you need a 100 hectare paddock to be able to turn the bastard around. Ok for back road occassional 4x4'ing, but forget about serois mountain climbing, there are better things around for that.
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 17:26

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 17:26
DON'T
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Follow Up By: ZTG - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 17:32

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 17:32
any particular reason?
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Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 17:38

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 17:38
Have had 2 mates with them and they had GRIEF big time.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Follow Up By: ZTG - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 17:41

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 17:41
ok, thanks for the input

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Reply By: garrycol - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 18:31

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 18:31
My brother has had a 94 model for about 7 years and has not had any problems - goes and rides pretty well - can pull a big trailer at an acceptable speed.
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Reply By: hilux bert - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 21:39

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 21:39
forget it! how bout a nive '00 x-cab hilux. 2.7p. full bar work. excellent condition. really nice guy selling it.
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 21:49

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 21:49
Zach.
The 2.5 triton is a basic honest machine. It handles the onroad driving the best of that model utes. it does struggle abit on rough ground but is reliable and comfortable. I have 5 4x4 vehicles the triton is the one I drive the most. Eric.
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Reply By: G.T. - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 15:28

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 15:28
I purchased a 1994 TD 2.5 model in 1997. It had 35000km when purchased , traded it in at 159000km. It was abit gutless on long hills eg Mooney Mooney north of Sydney. I found the seats too hard on a long trip , getting a numb bum in the process. Had to get the glow plugs replaced at 100000 km , they were $100.00 each. Took the dealer at Waitara a week to get them, no offer of overnight service. I was`nt overly impressed. No other troubles, just the routine services.
It did not see a lot of off road work however, mainly blacktop Km`s
Regards G.T.
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