Current crop of TD D/Cabs

Submitted: Monday, May 28, 2007 at 12:37
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Hi all

After years of faithful service from the 95 Triton td dcab (now on the market), I'm in a fortunate position to look at the purchase of a new d/cab.
Haven't driven any yet (except work hilux), but based on research so far, leaning towards the Triton glx-r (value, decent 'out of factory' gnd clearance (sorry hilux, navara), proven Donk (done it's probation in the paj - albiet non CRD), and it looks different to the std "shoebox".)
Anyone out there had any experiences with the new Triton?

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Reply By: Stu-k - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 13:57

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 13:57
Only the look of em, damn there a shocker!
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 14:29

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 14:29
I had a good look at the nav and tri next to each other in the factory the other day. I at first thought the tri was ok but after walking between the two several times I came up with some of my own ideas. I dont have a clue about price which is a huge factor but I thought the navara looked stronger, the fron gard is actually part of the car and does not have a rubber joining strip, the interior of the nav I liked better because I like the straight up and down style, the tri was more smooth and curvey. In seating the tri is trying to be a car and the nav is more 4x4 like, that is also taste although I think taller people may be more comfortabe in the nav. The tri's engine is probably better and I have driven the 2.5 TDI and it is powerful but thrashy, if it turns out the tri is more meaty then I would prefer the tri's donk (havent driven it tho). Anyway after driving the new 4.5L v8TDI LC anything would be better.
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Follow Up By: Pnut (cns) - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 15:14

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 15:14
Cheers F4
Can see where you're coming from. These 2 are the shortlisted ones. (Lux too dear.) Apparent quality diff may be the Thai vs Jap built?
Will drive em both. With the end of June approaching, should be interesting.
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Follow Up By: Jimbo 2121 - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 17:41

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 17:41
Hilux, Triton, Rodeo, BT-50/Courier are all built in Thailand. The Narvara is built in Spain. The V6 engine for the Hilux is made in Indonesiesa and the manual gearbox is from India.
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Follow Up By: Pnut (cns) - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:16

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:16
Yep, Spain - alongside the pathy. Just goes to show how accurate some reviews/stats can be!! Some say Japan (not true!)
Didn't know about Toyota eng out of Indo and box out of india! - Doubt this would sit well with the purists. Makes it even harder to justify the asking price.

Thanks Jimbo
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 18:49

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 18:49
Was driving behind one for a while yesterday and I would have to say they do not look practical for a commercial vehicle. At least not the dual cab version I saw.

You would be lucky to fit a couple bags of cement in the "utility" area in the back.

Seemed to be tricked up with "plastic" looking sloping panels and overall would be the worst "pick of the bunch".


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Follow Up By: Pnut (cns) - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:09

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:09
I'd be chucking a canopy on, as my use is recreational (i.e target market for these utes these days) Have found out that they will knock $750 off if you don't want the pathetic hard lid & ute bars. (better than trying to flog them off on ebay for half that with dozens of others I suppose). They all look plastic compared to my old bus, and half the 'nuts n bolts' for the Thai built ones are probably sourced from the same manufacturer. I'm more looking for the interior space, comforts etc.
Thanks for the feedback on the 'followed one for a while' though - (Am ready for the 'ugly as a hatfull of A'##holes' comments!!) It's all good.

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Reply By: greggu - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:19

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:19
mate at work has got a triton manual 2007 4wd diesel dual cab and he is quite happy with it - i got a rodeo 2007 dual cab diesel 3.0 td auto as the triton was not available in an auto in the models we can buy for work - but i am not happy with it at all as it has very noisy turbo which buzzes away disturbingly over 2000 rpm and a few other issues also - bit off your question but id stay with the triton if i was you but do take it for a long drive with no radio on and check if its been sound deadened - i am sure the rodeo i took far a test drive was
see yu greg
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