2003 Rodeo

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 22:35
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Hi, I am looking to buy a 2003 Dual cab rodeo but I am finding it hard to get an unbiased opinion as to its off road ability. I need the dual cab for work & it will be towing a camper trailer around Aus. next year.
Are the new ones ok or crap? Does anyone have any fuel consumption figures on the 3.0l Turbo diesel?
Any info would be good thanks.
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Reply By: Dion - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 22:50

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 22:50
Rowler, the 3.0L is pretty darned good on fuel consumption. With about 11000-12000km on my first RA, I was getting 8.3L / 100 km (55L for 660km) commuting cycle, which ranged from 50 km/h urban streets to 100 km/h short stints on the freeway. The only extra I had factory fitted on my second RA over the first one is the 120L fuel tank for those repiticious trips I'll be doing running back and forth across the Nullabor.
Off road ability I haven't found it wanting, but still waiting for ARB to reply to my email enquiring about an air locker for the front diff.
I would have preffered it if Safari has been the factory option for snorkel, but I'm still trying to see if a Safari head will fit the Airtech tube. I must remind myself to remove the Safari head from Mum's 2001 diesel Jack and try it next time I am home.

Cheers,

Dion.
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Follow Up By: Rowler - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 21:38

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 21:38
Thanks Dion, The ra is that the new holden izuzu model?
I didn't realise that you could get a long range tank factory fitted, thanks again Dave
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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 13:00

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 13:00
Rowler,
I think it would be a pretty nice truck. But it depends on your expectations of off road ability. I would expect that if you are towing a camper trailer that it will be able to go anywhere where you want to tow the camper. As for the diesel 3.0 appart from being a little noisey it performs well, is reliable and ecconomical.
Another option is a Hilux which is what I am considering at the moment for the extra ground clearance.
Leroy
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Follow Up By: Rowler - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 21:41

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 21:41
Thanks Leroy,
Your right we are not too mad with the off road stuff so I think that it will go where we need it to.
Thanks Rowler
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