Toyota Parado V6

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 19:29
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Hi,
I am currently looking at buying a Landcruiser Parado V6 3400 petrol or a Diesel 3L, around a 98' model or newer . Does anyone have any comments on there reliabilty and power.

Cheers.........Cliffy
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 19:45

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 19:45
Well for a start I can tell you that Prado only has one 'a' in it!

I have the current shape Turbo-Diesel 3.0 litre and am happy with it. At 96Kw it is not exactly a rocketship but it cruises quite happily all day at 110km/h and has plenty of torque for off-road work. The TD has not changed much from the older model. Very reliable but due for replacement with a newer common rail TD motor.

Cheers
Muddy
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Reply By: Jason B - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:35

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:35
G'day,

I've got the 3.4 V6 in the Hilux (I believe the Hilux has a de-tuned Prado motor) and very happy with it on and off road.

I've found the motor great in both high & low range and step & soft work, just watch the hill stall recoverys, being petrol it tends to take off quick if you don't feather the brakes.

On the H'way it's excellant for the long trips, with ample power for overtaking (if you must) and climbing those long hills with a traileron the back.

I'm glad I choose the petrol this time.

Regards,

Jason
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:48

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:48
I have a 1998 GXL petrol V6. We bought it nearly three years ago, we've had no trouble with it and love it!!

Steve
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Reply By: 120scruiser - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 21:08

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 21:08
Not sure what state u r in but I came across one on Friday, 97/98 model RV6 with 172 000 km manual very nice car. You can have for 15 k. GXL wheels country car.
Drop me an email at castlereagh_cowboy@hotmail.com if you are interested.
BTW its in Sideney.
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Reply By: Member - Tonester (VIC) - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 12:29

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 12:29
Got a the petrol version. Not sure if its just mine, but I find step downhills even in L/L, I get way too much speed (with no throttle) in comparison with other trucks I've driven with and constantly on brakes. Never driven a diesel version but would like to compare one day.
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Reply By: prado4x4 - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 12:32

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 12:32
Same as others, got a 3.4l 90 series.
Never had any problems, lots of aftermarket support, goes everywhere mates in 80 series and patrols go. COmfortable on the road, decent power and reasonable fuel economy. (The large tanks on the GXL spec and upwards come in real usefull to).
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Follow Up By: porl - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 16:23

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 16:23
The RV has the twin tanks, its only the 2.7L 4 cylinder that has the one petrol tank.

I've got a 2000 90 series RV6 and its great. Can get economy down to 11L/100Km if i stick around the 100km/hr mark on bitumen and not too loaded up. Never had any problems with it. One shock leaked but got that replaced under warranty. Goes great in sand and i got King Springs to raise it a couple inches and kept the original shocks and it has done wonders for its offroad stuff and ride quality.
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Reply By: tessa_51 - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 19:42

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 19:42
Cliffy
diesel was only introduced in late 2000, so you might find them a bit pricey if you are looking at 98 models. I have a 2000 model petrol and apart from having had to beef up the suspension because of the loads I carry it's been great!
Tessa
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