New Mazda Bravo/Ford Courier. Any first hand experience?

Submitted: Monday, May 28, 2007 at 09:21
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Has anyone out there got any first hand experience with the new Bravo or Courier?

I see from the specs that it is only available with a 3litre common rail diesel engine and that the 2WD version is exactly the same as the 4WD, except for transfer box and front diff. Same size tyres and ground clearance, same transmission ratios. Seems a sensible way to reduce costs of production and parts inventory. Should make for useful semi off road ability also. It is rated to tow 2.5 tonne.

Phil I
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Reply By: Member - AVA 191 (QLD) - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 17:15

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 17:15
Hi Phil,
Almost 1st hand - a guy at work has one, 2.5L diesel, getting 8L/100 for the few months he's had it. His only gripe is that the brakes lock up too easily - he said it happens all the time. A week or so after he got it, they locked up and he rear ended another car. He's been waiting ever since for the parts to come in so the panel beater can start fixing it.
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Reply By: honestjohn - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 17:58

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 17:58
i have a 2 whl drive model done about 3500 km's getting approx 13.4km's per litre.2.5 direct injection intercooled engine a beauty,i had the previous model this one is a lot better.heaps of torque at 100kph about 2000rpm
cheers honest.
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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 12:29

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 12:29
Hello Phil. Cant help with first hand experience but there is an article in the May issue of Overlander 4x4 magazine where they compared current models of Rodeo, Hilux & Mazda BT 50/Ford courier. Might be worth a read. Cheers
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