3.0 l TD Hilux Dual cab Problems ???

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 22:53
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2002/3 3.0l TD Hilux. Any problems that anyone knows ?
I have been looking at it and the Navara 3.0l TD dual cabs, any thoughts welcomed
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Reply By: goodsy - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 00:03

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 00:03
G'day Brian
Have just bought a 2000 SR5 hilux duel cab turbo diesel and could not be happier. The lux has got 60000 k's on it, nothing just worn in. Diesel engine has been around 5 years (I think) in other countries and has a good name. Gearbox is landcrusier very strong. Transfercase chain driven hilux box again very strong. Carn't go wrong with the hilux. Navara is a good rig also but after driving them at work the lux seems to be more driver fiendly.
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Follow Up By: Brian - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 00:10

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 00:10
Goodsy does that Lux Have the electronic fuel Pump??
I saw one in the show room today and seams to have more room in the cab than the Navara other than that can't say much till I drive one. What difference did you notice?
Brian
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 00:43

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 00:43
Don't know about fuel pump but is has electronic fuel injection. Pump has lots of wires going to it. Hilux just feels more comfortable to drive. Seating postion, torque of engine comes in earlier on hilux. Very happy with what I have would not change for navara. Drive them, both are good 4x4s pick the one you like.
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 00:51

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 00:51
More info. Other turbodiesels have more power but torque is the most important.
Toyota's new HiLux Turbo-diesel has the most torque in the one-tonne diesel utility class.

It has 35Nm more torque than its nearest one-tonne turbo-diesel utility competitor
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Follow Up By: Brian - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 00:54

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 00:54
So I realy need to do a test drive to and find out.

Thanks Goodsy

Brian
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 15:14

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 15:14
The new Mitsubishi Triton is due out next month which is going to shake up the market place.
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Follow Up By: Dion - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 22:17

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 22:17
Is the new Missinbittsy Trytun meant to have more vibration than it's predecessor?
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Reply By: Trentski - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 11:11

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 11:11
I thought the fit and finish of the Navara was much lower quality than that of the HIlux. The lux had more room inside as well, impt if you have anyone in the back.

Ozi - do you have any info on the new Triton?
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 18:25

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 18:25
Yes, I do but are sworn to secrecy as I came across it purely by chance and would not take no for an answer.

I was speaking recently to a gentleman from one of the large factory motor vehicle companies at the recent Melbourne 4WD and Fishing Exhibition. We were discussing the the quality out of Thailand of the 4WD vehicles that are manufactured there. These are the Toyoto Hilux, Mitsubishi Triton, Mazda and Ford all two and 4WD vehicles. He was telling me the body work quality is better than Japan and they have less warranty claims on the Thailand built vehicles. Becomes a bit of a worry when we start comparing other Asian countries in build quality compared to Japan. Thailand is right hand drive the same as Australia, consequently why all these vehicles are coming from Thailand. In Thailand the dual cab and cab/chassis sales are around 75% of all vehicle sales, hence the production in Thailand. Another interesting fact is Mitsubishi is quite up front about their Triton coming from Thailand, Mazda and Ford can be found if you did a little and Toyota looks like they try and hide the fact. With these vehicles coming from Thailand, Toyota must be making buckets of money when you see how Mitsubishi, Mazda and Ford have reduced their prices.
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 22:27

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 22:27
Ozi there is no difference in price between the big four. Look at what you get for you money. Do you actually have figures to back you your bagging of toyota??
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Follow Up By: Trentski - Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003 at 09:04

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003 at 09:04
Have to agree with you Goodsy, if you compare equivalent models (I am looking at top spec double cabs) then they are all about the same price.
Carpoint this morning gives RRP for the V6 SR5 double cab 4x4 Hilux as $41,990, and V6 GLS Triton double cab 4x4 as $44,990.
On discountnewcars.com.au the same triton is quoted at $46,490 rrp and the same hilux at $41,990.


I had a quick look through my Mazda Bounty, Nissan Navara and Toyota Hilux brochures and none mention where they are built. I haven't seen a Mitsubishi Triton brochure so can't comment on whether or not they mention country of origin in theirs.
However almost all of the reviews I have read mention that the Toyota, along with all of the other Double cab utes are made in Thailand.

I am not trying to be antagonistic but I do wonder where your information on pricing etc is coming from.

Regards
Trentski
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Follow Up By: Trentski - Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003 at 09:11

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003 at 09:11
Apologies, maths error in my last post,
Discountnewcars.com.au lists V6 triton GLS at $44,990 rrp.

Should also make it clear that second part of previous post was directed to Ozi not Goodsy, don't want to pee off everyone this early in the morning
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003 at 10:23

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003 at 10:23
Goodsy, RRP means nothing today. Look at the deals you can get and what you can get included for the price.
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003 at 20:04

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003 at 20:04
"Deals" are individual dealer based not country wide. Shop around for the same car and you will get very different "deals" from different dealers of the same brand. Toyota as well.
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