Rodeo, Hilux or Navara

Submitted: Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 20:15
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Hi all i am thinking about updating my vehicle. Dont like the RA RODEO as they have very weak crownwheel and CV joints in the front end. Im also told that they are known to break and bend there chassy in the rear end. Iv seen the crownwheel and CV;s break so many time on them. My mate is also a mechanic at a very large holden dealer in melbourne and he told me this also. Apparently the older ones are a lot better.
The new shape HILUX looks a bit ratty IMHO. I know the HILUX is always the best 4x4 dual cab ute on the market voted by everyone except for what people say ( The jellous oposition owners) lol.
The new NAVARA is supposed to be having trouble with there turbo. Apperently because there motor is so small they have banged a big turbo on which overheats and cousing troubles. What would you people buy based on this information??? HILUX is the only option i think!!!!
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 20:33

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 20:33
The Hi-lux is the only one I can fit a 100 amp hour battery under the bonnet.

I love Toyota products.

Regards Derek.
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Follow Up By: signman - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 21:39

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 21:39
Welll.that's a real important sales point!!!
And I have a 100 AH battery in the Rodeo..no probs..
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Follow Up By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 21:45

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 21:45
Thought it might rattle a few tail feathers. :-)

We all love what we drive.
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Reply By: rob nsw - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 21:18

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 21:18
What about a D22 Navara. I have had Ford Couriers 2.5 TD.Have just brought a Navara Great car only $35000 on road. About $12000 cheeper than a Hilux which I have heard of problem and looks to poofy to take on a building site. Havent heard of any problems yet with the D40 Navara, but they give out loads of power and torque Good hunting Rob
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Follow Up By: westvictoria4x4 - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 21:44

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 21:44
When i said the NAVARA have problems with there turbos i ment the new navara with the 2.5 Turbo dIESEL. Iv since looked at a fitted out ARB hilux and i must say it looks quite good and tough. Snake Racing are doing a 4inch lift kit for the new hilux also which looks great. www.snakeracing.com.au/06hiluxliftkit.html Thats the link. Looks tough aswell.
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Reply By: Member - David B (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 00:03

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 00:03
Clearly there is only one answer to your question and that is HILUX.
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Follow Up By: westvictoria4x4 - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 09:22

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 09:22
Hiluxes that are fitted out like yours look good although i would preffer a bigger lift and bigger tires (prefferably muddys).(my opinion) Nice rig but mate
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Follow Up By: Member - David B (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 10:29

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 10:29
Thanks westvictoria4x4, i do alot of km's in the hilux, power with economy.
Drives and handles well, after a few mods.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i112/xrdave/Ramp1.jpg

Dave.

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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 08:13

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 08:13
Wait for the new Triton with the 3.2DiD...
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 11:36

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 11:36
I bought the Hilux and bought ROH RTX 17" Wheels. I can't post pics but would be happy to email you some pics. I also put some Recaro seats in and it's real comfortable to drive and handles better with the bigger wheels and tyres.
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Reply By: Brett_B - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 12:50

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 12:50
I have the new Hilux, D4D duel cab, very very happy with it, however I find the suspension average. the front end is to soft, the bash plate is now very bent and twisted after a few trips,

I am having a OME kit fitted week after next. This will correct the issue for me.

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Follow Up By: AS/KS - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 16:40

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 16:40
how about a TRITON??
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 21:16

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 21:16
Whilst delighted with my D40D, I must admit my bash plate under the ARB bull bar is a bit the worse for wear! Wish they would hurry up with the new leaf springs and lift kit that ARB keep promising!
Not sure that front end is too soft though - maybe just a bit low???
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Reply By: extfilm - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 18:01

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 18:01
I have just picked up a d22 and although I am happy with the ute the dealerships were a night mare to deal with......... It took 6 months to finally get the vehicle. I ordered it with bullbar, spotties, duel battery system snorkel and the tray has 3 boxes and a water container underneath. The car drives great and I am accepting it is not a hilux (I bought a new hilux in 03) but I am yet to take it full on 4wding. It only has 1800 on the clock now. I took it to barrington over the long weekend and did a little mud driving in the snow..... but really not enough to see. It is very comfortable. The ute goes back to the tray place tomorrow to get the defects fixed and back into the dealership on friday to put on parts that was left off :( I am sure I will be be even more happy with it after awhile...... I got the navara because it was 12000 cheaper and have now had it for a week and a half. Just be aware of nissan dealers I went to a couple of dealers before I got someone to listen to me...... And sell me a ute
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Reply By: macca172 - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 18:41

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 18:41
I am in the process of buying a new Navara 2.5ltr diesel. This is the first time I have heard about turbo troubles in the D40? Can I ask the source of your information please, as I would like to find out more about this potential problem, if any.

Macca
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 21:13

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 21:13
I have had a D40 Navara 2.5 diesel since December. Travelled 24,000 kms without the slightest problem. Quite a few kms of this have been towing a 2,500 kg van, plus a fair bit of real 4WD in the high country. The vehicle is superb and i am getting a bit sick of these Nissan knockers that constantly seem to want to bring them down.
I only know of four other people who have these vehicles and all have had the same experience - a great vehicle without any problems! Nissan service manager also reports no common problems.
Just for the record - mne has never been the subject of a recall that needed me to take it into the dealer to have fixed (and its only had 2 services), the turbo is still perfect, the rear axle hasn't fallen off, and numerous other rumours haven't happened.
It may not be the best vehicle on the road and I have no idea if its better or worse than the Hilux, Rodeo or whatever but I am delighted with it.
I suggest you ignore all the crap rumours and decide yourself based on your own opinion.
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Reply By: GUMBO - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 20:29

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 20:29
Hi, we got a new hilux d/cab TD last year ,live in Cairns take it bush most weekends, had it raised 50mm cost $560 put some BFG's on standard rims got a gal tray on it, decked out with b/bar, t/bar ,Rally 4000's still came in under$44000 have had no troubles. slowly getting used to the look of it though. Has been to Lakefield a few times ,the Cape, into Maytown, Creb track, can't really fault it. Have only heard good reports about the Navara as well, it is cheaper but also cheaper when you get rid of it. Hope that helps.
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Reply By: moosey - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 09:10

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 09:10
The Navaras d40 are having problems. Theres a few thends on 4wdmonthly forum with turbo probelms and 2 recalls to date.
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Follow Up By: westvictoria4x4 - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 10:02

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 10:02
This is the forum on 4wd monthly

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Reply By: DMH122 - Saturday, Jul 01, 2006 at 14:46

Saturday, Jul 01, 2006 at 14:46
I work in nissan / holden dealership we have sold many d40's have not had any turbo prob's or heard of any.
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