Posted 20 May 2012 - 09:31 AM
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Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:17 AM
Do you only need a single cab, extra cab or do you need the dual cab?
Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:04 PM
I drove a d4d hilux and prado before I bought my kluger and I and I absolutly loved them both , but the budget didnt quiet stretch this time, sure they mighten accellerate as quick as my old 4litre prado or my kluger, but they offer good pulling power and strong performance with great ecconomy.
Good luck in your search a d4d hiluxes they are worth every cent.
Edited by CROCO, 20 May 2012 - 05:44 PM.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:42 PM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:39 PM
yeah cheers for the input guys. i think i found what i wanted, a hilux trd. big $$ still, they hold their value. i dont really need a ute atm, but have always found them handy, and the trd's look great, have the performance and things like inbuilt gps etc.
TRD Hilux isn't a turbo-diesel though...so have priorities changed then?
Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:33 PM
The TRD's are very quick, but are also damn thirsty. Expect to see around 16L per 100km (on premium)
The T/Ds get below 11L/100km even when carrying a load. Mine does 10.8 and that's not driving it gently, with a steel bullbar and damn heavy steel tray.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:04 PM
Edited by brendo111, 22 May 2012 - 07:05 PM.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:25 PM
priorities changed a bit when i discovered the TRD but there are none for sale. what would be the next best? if im looking for something quick that is. something d4d like Croco suggests?
Did you look? there are 16 for sale on carpoint, 2 of them in WA. Instead of going for the next best thing I think that you are going to be best off working out what you need and what you want, that way you wont end up getting something that you wont be happy with.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:25 PM
If you only want a (relatively) quick Hilux and don't care about fuel economy, go the V6. The D4D is designed to be a fuel efficient work horse with bucketloads of off-idle torque for pulling heavy loads etc.
The concern I have with the TRD Hilux's is that that they're very fast but still can't corner very well (for obvious reasons), so it's very much a one trick pony.
Perhaps if you can be a little clearer in what you want to use it for it might help us with suggestions?
Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:05 AM
ok, so what i want it for is.. something to get to work and back (no load), the odd firewood run pulling a 2 tonne trailer, and everynow and again beach fishing. im no hoon so i wont be going mad with it, but i do like to have a bit of power behind me
Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:23 PM
With the V6 it'll behave almost like a car and whilst not fast, it will be nippy enough.
I can get around 650km out of my tank (possibly more) and that's not driving it gently around town. Food for thought. Check out the Newhilux forums, they're a boon of information on exactly this type of discussion
Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:26 PM
I think you can no longer buy a new navara v6 petrol, so you will have to buy used.
The d4d diesel still are a good choice if you are towing and carrying heavy loads, personally I reckon there performance is more than enough, they may not be quiet as quick as the 4.0 v6, but there not that much slower.
The d4d diesel would have better resale value to.
Only way mate is test drive both and see which one you like best.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:50 AM
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