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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I was a passenger in a tuna yesterday.
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    I'll keep the treg.
    Such a simple post – and maybe Im reading waaaay to much into it, but you either posted this:
    a) To stir. You knew posting this would cause a majority of the forum members to be somewhat upset and thus a revival in your thread that has been somewhat dormant for the last few weeks.

    b) You truly believe that comparing a vehicle that cost between R376k and R537k and vehicle costing between R700k and R1 000 000k makes any kind of sense. In that case it’s actually a complement to the Fortuner. Seriously it’s like a Bentley driver stepping out of City Golf and declaring I’ll keep my Bentley thank you very much.

    The problem I have is that I detect some smugness from your side. Like you are saying look at me I drive a Toureg, I’m looking down at all you Appliance drivers, you bunch of sheep. My Toureg is superior in every way. I have system that re-circulates warm water through the air vents so that I can return to a warm car in cold weather. Why does you inferior Jap scrap not have this? Maybe it’s just me, maybe I’m way out of line and Andrew and all the others like Boston, Hugonotte and yourself are correct. In that case Dirk is more than welcome to zap this post.

    What make me sad is that when you bought this car you could not really afford it, the engine packed up and everyone here pulled together as community to assist you financially, I’m sure even a few Fortuner owners. Now it seems like you are throwing it back into their faces and that saddens me. Why even compare your car to a Fortuner – Its two different vehicles designed for two completely different segments .

    The one is luxury SUV with some off-road ability.
    The other is upgraded Bakkie design / downgraded Prado for the middle class to enable them to also use the road less travelled come vacation time and adequate for weekday school and work runs.


    You have a nice car, you don’t have to weigh it up against anything else. Just enjoy it and tell us how great it is. But you look like a 10 year old running around the school yard yelling mine is bigger than yours with post like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaws. View Post
    ... and maybe Im reading waaaay to much into it, ...
    This
    Tyrannosaurus R5 and a second hand British Tata
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    Jan your signature says it all

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanB View Post
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    Thanks Jan, in that case I apologise.

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    Oooh a bun fight, I do so like handbags at 5 paces.

    Somebody feels aggrieved because somebody dissed his appliance.

    Ha ha now he knows how us Landy okes feel.
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    Hmm,

    a 4Motion Beetle being preferred to a hilux wagon (4Runner)

    Not bad.

    Somewhere there is a breakfast that wasn't eaten. (Someone is irritable)


    Don't mind me, i drive a POS Landy, sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaws. View Post
    Such a simple post Ė and maybe Im reading waaaay to much into it, but you either posted this:
    a) To stir. You knew posting this would cause a majority of the forum members to be somewhat upset and thus a revival in your thread that has been somewhat dormant for the last few weeks.

    b) You truly believe that comparing a vehicle that cost between R376k and R537k and vehicle costing between R700k and R1 000 000k makes any kind of sense. In that case itís actually a complement to the Fortuner. Seriously itís like a Bentley driver stepping out of City Golf and declaring Iíll keep my Bentley thank you very much.

    The problem I have is that I detect some smugness from your side. Like you are saying look at me I drive a Toureg, Iím looking down at all you Appliance drivers, you bunch of sheep. My Toureg is superior in every way. I have system that re-circulates warm water through the air vents so that I can return to a warm car in cold weather. Why does you inferior Jap scrap not have this? Maybe itís just me, maybe Iím way out of line and Andrew and all the others like Boston, Hugonotte and yourself are correct. In that case Dirk is more than welcome to zap this post.

    What make me sad is that when you bought this car you could not really afford it, the engine packed up and everyone here pulled together as community to assist you financially, Iím sure even a few Fortuner owners. Now it seems like you are throwing it back into their faces and that saddens me. Why even compare your car to a Fortuner Ė Its two different vehicles designed for two completely different segments .

    The one is luxury SUV with some off-road ability.
    The other is upgraded Bakkie design / downgraded Prado for the middle class to enable them to also use the road less travelled come vacation time and adequate for weekday school and work runs.


    You have a nice car, you donít have to weigh it up against anything else. Just enjoy it and tell us how great it is. But you look like a 10 year old running around the school yard yelling mine is bigger than yours with post like that.
    Are you for real? -_-
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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
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    That looks like a circa 2012 to 2013 facelift 2.5D4D. With Caprivi seat covers? Was it white? If so it looks exactly like mine.

    Yes your space shuttle is way more refined than my Sputnik 1, but if I had to cross through Africa I know which one I'd rather take
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    It was said tongue in cheek.

    I am allowed to be biased in my own thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    It was said tongue in cheek.

    I am allowed to be biased in my own thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    That looks like a circa 2012 to 2013 facelift 2.5D4D. With Caprivi seat covers? Was it white? If so it looks exactly like mine.

    Yes your space shuttle is way more refined than my Sputnik 1, but if I had to cross through Africa I know which one I'd rather take

    Jip. Agreed. I would also rather take a toyota. Honestly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Jip. Agreed. I would also rather take a toyota. Honestly!
    Here's some nice pics to make you jealous.

    Yes now there's a white Fortuner on your VW thread

    Jy wil mos
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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I spotted today that the pipe that feeds my airbox was not connected properly.



    This doesnt introduce dirty air but it does compromise the wading depth considerably. Im glad i chickened out at the GTG for the water part. I may have had another expensive engine failure. It also explains why my air filter was filthy after just 10'000km.



    I suspect the A/C guys who stuffed my A/C pump clutch didnt assemble properly as there were many things I sorted behind their useless back ends.



    So I took the front right plastic diamond mesh off and pushed it back into place. I recommend you all have a look. Just looking through the mesh towards the air filter location you will see if it is properly connected or not.



    I wonder if it will make a difference to the fuel economy.....
    Have the same issue whenever work is performed on mine. They always forget to connect that intake duct at the bottom of the air filter box. Think the way it connects there is also somewhat flimsy, prone to detach itself.

    I've siliconed mine on for a better seal and stability. Always check it when I get my vehicle back from any frontal procedure.

    PS..., seeing that the some Toyota guys are now upset a bit here. I drove in a double cab Hilux the other day, and must admit it had less rattles than my Treg. I need to take my passanger side dash apart sometime, since VW did some work there many many months ago, it has a rattle in there.
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    Back after a week's holiday.

    Nearly 2500km done and dusted and the beetle performed flawlessly!

    I think I can finally relax and enjoy the car as one is meant to.

    Hopefully from here on it will only be nice holiday and outing pictures and reports.

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    Nice photos! Where did you go?
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    Douglas. Northern Cape. Shalene's father lives there. We try and go as often as possible, but not nearly as often as we would like.

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    The gravel road between Colesberg and Petrusvile is a gem to drive. Really nice!

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    Very nice. How was the Treg on fuel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    Very nice. How was the Treg on fuel?
    10.5l/100km

    Ek was haastig. Ek kry gewoonlik naby aan 9l/100km as ek mooi ry

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    10.5l/100km

    Ek was haastig. Ek kry gewoonlik naby aan 9l/100km as ek mooi ry
    Meh my Fortuner does better than that
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