Thinking of buying a late model SR5 Turbo or non Turbo

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Wanting to buy a dual cab diesel ute. The Hilux is the bees knees when it comes to resale, aftremarket products, paint jobs, style and interior comforts. What are your feelings on Turbo vs Non Turbo. How does the non turbo go when loaded up. Loooking at the new model. Is the V6 an option or does it use a lot of juice?
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Reply By: Slammin - Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 16:29

Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 16:29
Hey Floyd hows it goin?
I like the turbo v.much but haven't driven the V6 tho.
Out of the earlier models I would have gone petrol 2.7for the extra power considering that the 3l was the best diesel avail, but now with the excellent turbo that'd be my choice.
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Reply By: DODO(bendigo) - Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 17:56

Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 17:56
gday floyd.
ive spoken to heaps of people/farmers at work and they all say the 3lt turbo is a far better hilux than the 3lt non turbo bye a long shot.Raphus cucullatus
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Reply By: zed- Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 19:59

Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 19:59
Hi Floyd,

I,ve got a 98 5l diesel hilux dual cab. I am thinking about getting a turbo aftermarket or changing the whole engine out for the 1KZTE engine. My only concern is that the gear changes are already pretty quick when starting from stop. I,m in third by the time i hit 60ks and thats within about 10 seconds from starting of the mark, am changing gears at about the 3000rpm mark also. so my only concern is that with the turbo I'll be racing through the gears even more so?? maybe they put a different gear ratio on the gear box?? don't know...

Anyway the 5l has got pretty good power 100k up hills in fifth at about 2700rpm. But if your planning on towing or loading it up I think you would struggle.

If you've got the cash go the turbo up front.

Hope this helps.
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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 20:52

Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 20:52
For what it's worth I'm a very happy 2002 3ltrTD DC SR5 Hilux owner. I drive it in preference to my VT V8 Berlina and find long trips quite ok. It is a better tow vehicle as well with ample torque to pull my pop top van. Simpson, Gunbarrel and NE high country all ok and very economical under all conditions...12 ltr /100 is a common consumption level. Retail value should be good c/w other choices but service history is important in my view. Having said this however I would like a TD Troopie when I grow up..may be next year!!!
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Reply By: Wheelerdog - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 11:15

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 11:15
the 3.0l non turbo would not pull the skin off a sausage when heavily loaded and is heavy on juice. I recently did 7500kms in an extra cab with boat on top, large freezer generator fuel etc. coming out of tennant creek i couldn't get it over 95kmh and the fuel just dissappeared. they go alright down hill though !!
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Reply By: AndrewW - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 21:58

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 21:58
I have a V6 Hilux, and I love it. I drove the V6 and the TD, and chose the V6 over the TD only on price. The TD is a great motor, but for $5K plus I went the V6.

Fuel ecomony is around the 12 - 13 litres per 100km, sometimes going slightly higher. This is all mainly highway and city work. I have a long range tank of 115 litres and it is pretty empty after 850km. Vehicle has done 25,000 km now, and no problems. I am looking forward to getting out and camping again when the weather warms up a bit!!
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