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    Default 4.0 V6 DC vs 2.7 VVTI

    Hey Guys, I would love someone an opinion from someone more knowledgeable in this field.

    I am in the process of looking for a used 4x4 and have narrowed it down to 3 options (via some crude magical process of elimination) and now I am not sure which one to pick. It is also possible that none of these are a good buy...

    1.
    make: 2007 Toyota Hilux 4.0 Raider 4x4 DC
    milage: ~100 000km
    transmission: manual
    price: R180k

    2.
    make: 2007 Toyota Hilux 4.0 V6 4x4 DC
    milage: ~100 000km
    transmission: automatic
    price: R220k

    3.
    make: 2008 TOYOTA HILUX 2.7 VVTI DC
    milage: ~125 000km
    transmission: manual
    price: R200k


    Please could you guys give your 2c on which one you would chose in terms of maintenance, consumption or anything else I should consider. I would like to take this vehicle on many off road trips.

    I decided to go for petrol based on some other threads in here but now I am not sure if ~100 000km on a petrol engine is considered high, how much ride is left before things start packing up?

    All opinions welcome!

    Thank you very much

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    Just remember that the 2.7 is not a 4x4.

    I would take the auto v6 anytime. Not that bad on fuel considering it is a big vehicle with 175kW.
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    That 4L engine is one of the best toyota has ever made.
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    Ok so I missed the fact that the 2.7 is not a 4x4 doh! (Thanks Bullbar for pointing this out)

    So out of these 2

    1.
    make: 2007 Toyota Hilux 4.0 Raider 4x4 DC
    milage: ~100 000km
    transmission: manual
    price: R180k

    2.
    make: 2007 Toyota Hilux 4.0 V6 4x4 DC
    milage: ~100 000km
    transmission: automatic
    price: R220k


    is the V6 worth the extra R40k? Also considering its an automatic, not too sure how much this factors into it.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullbar View Post
    Just remember that the 2.7 is not a 4x4.
    +1

    looks like your chocies are between the 4.0 man and the 4.0 Auto. here I suppose it depends what your intended use is.

    If there is going to be more of an overlander, ie long distance not to much heavy trail work, then I think the auto is a great option. I like putting it in drive, selecting cruise control and letting it work for me.

    If baboons / van zyls is more your speed, then perhaps the manual will be better.
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    I think the engine works a bit less with the auto box. I have a V6 Tuna and the engine almost never exceeds 2500 rpm during normal driving.

    It should do 300000km easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manatok View Post
    Ok so I missed the fact that the 2.7 is not a 4x4 doh! (Thanks Bullbar for pointing this out)

    So out of these 2

    1.
    make: 2007 Toyota Hilux 4.0 Raider 4x4 DC
    milage: ~100 000km
    transmission: manual
    price: R180k

    2.
    make: 2007 Toyota Hilux 4.0 V6 4x4 DC
    milage: ~100 000km
    transmission: automatic
    price: R220k


    is the V6 worth the extra R40k? Also considering its an automatic, not too sure how much this factors into it.

    Thanks again!
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    I would not pay R40k more for just the auto box. I'll go for the manual....

    The 4.0 V6 engine is bullet proof.....
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    Both are V6's
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    +1. It comes down to personal preference and if you are willing to spend R40k more on the auto... Otherwise these two are exactly the same. I love my auto and would find it hard to back to manual BUT with your two choices? I'd go for the manual. You can buy a helluva lot of petrol for R40k!
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    40k is a lot of money...
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    manual for sure,good value for money at that price

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    Thanks for all the very useful feedback guys!

    I went and took option 1 for a test drive now at lunch and it seems amazing! Now lets see where this beast can take me.

    Over & Out

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