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    Re: Double Cabs - How Capable is Capable??

    Die Nr 1 faktor bly altyd die m03r wat die stuurwiel vashou.

    Maar vir my doeleindes sal n stock GD6 nie werk nie terwyl n stock NP300 wel nog werk. Die ouer hilux stock het nog gewerk. Dit gaan...
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    Re: My FJ buying experience

    I think it was a Prado 120, was a 2005 .
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    Re: My FJ buying experience

    On our Namib trip we had 3 x 4.0 V6's in the group, my FJ , a Prado and a Fortuner both the Prado and Fortuner had some work done to improve performance, and I know they are the 175kw versions, but...
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    Re: Gps sales

    Johan
    Thanks, Ill take you up on that.
    I would like to discuss the problem of how a track like this that is off limits gets added to the maps without the landowners knowledge and then it remains...
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    Re: Double Cabs - How Capable is Capable??

    Ek praat van die V6 Amarok, nie die 2.0L
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    Re: Plastic welding an army ammo box.

    Depending on the type of plastic the correct filler can make the job much easier and stronger than using the off cuts, the plastic changes with heat and the filler is made so that it can handle this...
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    Re: My FJ buying experience

    I was anticipating mine to be out after a 14m long jump in the Namib, it was not out.
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    Re: Gps sales

    It depends on the app, if the app can work while only receiving it works even in flight mode. I have not used it like that before , so I quickly tested it now before replying.
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    Your points make sense, I have experienced a number of the same, but varied situations mitigate some and I found work around's for most of the others.

    1. I get that, I used my phone for navigation...
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    Re: My FJ buying experience

    I got mine, 2017 model, in Jan for R520 K , same model and milaege one is now R620 K
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    Re: My FJ buying experience

    In that case , whatever you do don't go and test drive one.
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    Ian
    Where do you think that phones still lag behind dedicated GPS's, in the software or the hardware?

    The GPS apps that I use keeps me updated about the accuracy of my location as it uses less...
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    Re: Double Cabs - How Capable is Capable??

    1) Amarok
    2) I think they all do pretty well and it depends more on the operator
    3) Everything stuggles in mud, even tractors and buldozers
    4) the Amarok, they dont call it king of the dunes for...
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    Re: My FJ buying experience

    Excellent review Andrew, it is pretty much as I experienced my first ride in mine.
    Driving an FJ is something that you cannot explain to someone. Next thing is you are going to find yourself...
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    Re: Double Cabs - How Capable is Capable??

    I agree, I would not use the Amarok for a farm workhorse, but for everything else it is great.
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    Re: How many FJ Owners / How many problems (or dislikes?)

    In the list above #64 is repeated and #118 - 120 is skipped.
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    One of the problems we have with tourists traveling on our farm is that they sometimes go into places they are not supposed to, and some of those tracks ended up on the T4A maps and now we get more...
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    Re: Nissan Xtrail advice needed

    2018 and 70 000 km
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    Re: Nissan Xtrail advice needed

    My wife has the 2.5 with CVT, it is great on the road and I enjoy driving it long distance. It has plenty of power and fuel consumption is good, 12km/l at 130 cruising long distance and overtaking is...
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    Re: How many FJ Owners / How many problems (or dislikes?)

    I checked , and no Yellow ? there are a lot of yellow ones in the Northern Cape. Red is now picking up.
    I have never seen a maroon one.

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    Re: How many FJ Owners / How many problems (or dislikes?)

    Congrats. Another Red one, Red still seems to be the most "Exclusive" colour :cool:
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    Re: Ek het nie besef dit is so baie werk nie.

    Die fyn metings van die details vat baie tyd.
    Ek het dit in die verlede gedoen, nou as die vrou vra dan se ek net "koop hom maar".

    Onthou om veiligheids bril te dra terwyl jy sny en grind,...
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    Re: My FJ buying experience

    I am happy with my fuel consumption, never below 8 on the road. Towing will probably take it down a bit, though I have a feeling it wont even notice my little 6" Venter.
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    Re: My FJ buying experience

    There is one thing that I will admit about the FJ though, I have never ridden in the back seat of it, and it sits comfortable enough, but I am not sure I would like to travel long distance in the...
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    Re: My FJ buying experience

    I struggled for months trying to work out what I wanted, I needed something rugged to test the trails out with, but comfortable enough for long distances. The doublecabs are too long, a single cab...
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    Re: My FJ buying experience

    Of course a red FJ looks good, how can it not look good? ;D

    https://youtu.be/dFn7FKGU7QY
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    Re: My FJ buying experience

    The FJ can do the crawl stuff, but you are going to have to include a bit more sand in its diet in order to keep it healthy and get its heart rate up a bit.
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    This is how it would show up for me on different map layers at different zoom levels, I choose a layer depending on what I want to do. If i want to go where there are no roads I choose the satelite...
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    Technology has moved on , i looke into buying a GPS for my river trips and could find nothing that could give my what I get from the app.

    Rowing downriver on the orange between Veloorsdrif and...
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    Re: Gps sales

    I think you are missing something.
    There are apps that do not need any mobile signal, they work exactly as a GPS would work with pre downloaded maps and satellite positioning only.

    I use...
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    Re: Double Cabs - How Capable is Capable??

    In the dunes the Amarok is unbeatable. On the road long distance I will also take the Amarok.
    On the farm with dirt tracks, dust and rocky offroad trails ill take the Hilux , not because of ground...
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    Re: Double Cabs - How Capable is Capable??

    The new Hilux do not have enough ground clearance all round.
    Ground clearance and suspension travel are the factors that almost all of them have lost, probably in the quest to improve on road...
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    Re: What are your non negotiables when buying a 4x4?

    A Jetta at least.
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    Re: What are your non negotiables when buying a 4x4?

    I don't think that is what distance to dealer is really about, the nearest dealer to me is 300km , the second to nearest is 800km, there is no way you drive past the first one just beceuse the 2nd is...
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    Re: What are your non negotiables when buying a 4x4?

    So you discount the Amarok out of hand?
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