PRADO 98-03 - do you know about them??

Submitted: Monday, May 28, 2007 at 19:48
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Just wanted to find out some more information on 98 to 03 Prado models..

In particular:

- any known mechanical problems
- fuel consumption on the petrol models / diesel models
- what accessories can be added to them (ie - bull bars, duel batteries, etc )

Im looking at buying a Prado and keen to know the best model for value.

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Reply By: Fazz - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:02

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:02
Best advice I can think of is go to Pradopoint web site there you will find a mountain of information.
Web site

Have fun surfing,
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Reply By: Oldsquizzy (Kununurra) - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:02

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:02
Rack and pinion steering and what we are finding up here is with oversize tyres and corrugations the racks are destroying themselves. The last one a few weeks ago parts were ex japan and took us two weeks road freight to find and get one. punches a big hole in the middle of four weeks annual leave.
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Reply By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:03

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:03
Have a look at these websites

There might be some info there for you.
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Follow Up By: Member - 120scruiser (NSW) - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:48

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:48
Thanks for referring my website Cruiser.
You can also try
Site Link
Both are very good.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 13:09

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 13:09
Had one for about 2/3 months now. VX Grande V6 3.4L V6 Auto. Now Ive come from a 2.8 hilux so anything comfort wise and power wise is a huge improvement. The main thing I can comment on so far is fuel usage. Around 14/15L per 100 around town and 12.8 Towing camper and 12.2 without. Havnt taken off road yet due to get new OME suspension fitted so will give it a good try out then. Other then that love it. Yes huge amount of accesories are available including rear diff lock. I've only had one issue which is a thumping noise on take off but waiting till OME goes in to make sure its not a shockie then if still there will try a few things that were sugested on here. Top Vehicle how good off road compared to hilux I dont know but I think the hilux had more wheel travel but I will find out. As far as the diesel goes there seems to be some issues of late with blown head gaskets but cant say wether its a common thing or not but seems to be a few reporting it lately with just over the 100k mark. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: ohyeah - Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 19:43

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 19:43
thanks for the info

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