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    They should probably be very similar, it's the same engines en gearboxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trossie View Post
    I was a passenger in a colleague's Prado V6 recently on a 1000 km trip. Fell in love with the car. I am now in the market for a 4x4 (finally after settling for 4x2 for the past few years). The Prado is an option. Unfortunately for me fuel consumption is a bit of an issue which is why I would prefer diesel but the KZTE engine sounds like it was no good. How does the 120 Prado V6 and the V6 (VVti) in the Fortuner compare in terms of fuel consumption? Like for like driving off course.

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    I will be getting my 2005 Prado VX today hopefully.....haven't seen it yet, but the pic's look quiet good.

    Its a 2005 Prado, 165k km's on the clock, diesel with auto box. I am buying it from a Automark dealer and have been looking for a few weeks now for one.

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    i have had mine for 3 months now (2008 4.0) and love it!

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    Just done a 1000k trip on 160ltrs. Is this good or bad? Was going at 120/130.
    Feels like it might be a bit on the heavy side
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierredv View Post
    Just done a 1000k trip on 160ltrs. Is this good or bad? Was going at 120/130.
    Feels like it might be a bit on the heavy side
    Probably a bit on the heavy side. On my previous Fortuner got 9-10km/l. Same engine as your Prado.

    Look at my Fuelly (FJ). Almost 100% city driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agteros View Post
    Probably a bit on the heavy side. On my previous Fortuner got 9-10km/l. Same engine as your Prado.

    Look at my Fuelly (FJ). Almost 100% city driving.
    The Prado is heavier on fuel than the Fortuner due to permanent 4x4 and heavier vehicle!

    I have done two tanks now on my holiday first tank Joburg to kokstad through Lesotho and Sani pass 1007 km and 160 liters second tank 1075 km and 168 liters kokstad to port alfred PE and back to port Alfred with some 4x4 and low range around Port Alfred and Bathurst.

    If you drop your speed to under 120km/h you will get 10% better economy obviously this is a rough calculation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hansie dom View Post

    The Prado is heavier on fuel than the Fortuner due to permanent 4x4 .........
    This is confusing to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Die Skim View Post
    This is confusing to me.
    Fortuner 4x4 is permanent just like Prado.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post

    Fortuner 4x4 is permanent just like Prado.
    I know, thats why that statement was confusing.
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    I apppolgise I made an ass of myself asuming the Fortuner is not permanent 4x4
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    Low mileage is not the end of the world when it comes to these cars, bought mine for R255k, 2005 model which had 210000km on the clock.

    So far I replaced shocks and rear propshaft and serviced the starter, not a moments trouble.

    I also use it as a holiday vehicle and can attest to getting around 9 km per litre when cruising between 110 and 120 kph on gps

    Towing my Kavango, I get 7 and 8 km per litre, and it really does not struggle with it at all
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    Looooong story - but I got hold of a 2006 Prado 120 V6 with 10,000 km on. NOW - I need to increase the ground clearence [anders kan ek nie my uitreike doen nie]
    Who has "lifted" a 120 -- and what with and what is the feedback on that kit? PLEASE ?
    ALSO - looking for replacement bumper and roofrack ??
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    Hi Kagiso

    I did the following on my 120:
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    If all goes well, I'm getting mine next week...

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    Welcome to peace of mind 4x4 motoring, you dont have to have a piece of wood to touch (words used by some landy owners)
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    I've read somewhere - i think it was in Weg Ry! - that you can buy some modification which will change the permanent 4x4 (or full time 4WD) to a part time 4WD (or 2WD on dry pavement for example) when needed and this will let you save on wear & tear and of course fuel - which in the case of the prado, would be nice.

    I'm saving (and waiting patiently) for a Prado 150 diesel (maybe in 5 years time) - i believe the new 150 diesels are better than the 120 diesels and just as good as the petrols with avg. consumptions of 10km/l.

    But does any one know of such a 'conversion/modification/kit' or is there something similar one can do to the prado - I hope I make sense...
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    Jacques, I dont believe it will make a huge difference if you could do it. The drive train losses of the front diff and propshaft are only a small portion of overall losses which include wind resistance, tyres and others

    Driving style and what you use the vehicle for will dominate. For me its simple, I use the 4.0 l petrol as a holiday vehicle and drive a small car every day which is more convenient to use in town on a daily basis

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    Own and drive only a single diesel vehicle, which could be Prado 150 diesel (or Amarok which return unbelievable fuel consumption even in town, just not trusting vw as much as I do my old Prado yet)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectator View Post
    AFAIK, the 4.0 V6 has a timing chain. Have a look at www.pradopoint.com, where common problems are listed.

    Mine's now on 195 000 km, no problems experienced, only issue I have at the moment is a rattle in the front passenger door.

    Im driving at 2008 model 4l no problems also had rattels but found out i came form the prtection covers outside on the door I fix mine with doublesided tape

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    Replaced rear discs at 230k km due to wear, cost me R900 at Gemini Parts, front discs next
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