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    Question Finally decision time!

    Hi all seasoned bakkie owners!

    Finally have got all my work travel and bakkie research out the way and can sort out my bakkie purhcase.

    Still have a massive choice to make - I was thinking of a Mitsubishi Triton but have decided that Toyota Hilux D4D is the way too go.

    Now...the 2010 2.5l D4D OR the 2010 3l D4D? I am getting directly from Toyota - dont want any weird dealers ripping me off or selling me a lemon

    Issues are I work in Steenberg and live in Sea Point so travel to work is around an hours worth of driving everyday so +- 60kms a day.

    The 2.5l D4D is a little cheaper but have read that I should have it modified - chip and intercooler. I can do this over time...possibly!

    The 3l D4D is more expensive but is more fuel efficient? Plus I wont modify it at all - except for putting an aramadillo cover on the back.

    This I find confusing as surely a 3l will chow much more than a 2.5l?

    I am moving from a bloody Chev Aveo to a MASSIVE 4X4 so you can sense my ethusiasm!

    Last point - What are the costs of the SAC modifications? Are they both necessary? Where can I get it done in Cape Town?

    Thanks! look forward to your comments

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    The 3.0 will definitely be the better option since the 2.5 would be in the SRX spec and the 3.0 in Raider. I had once driven a standard 2.5 and it was extremely slow however offroad it might make more sense

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    Get the upgraded 2.5 d4d...same torque as 3l now.
    Brutus, 4.0L FJ Cruiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    Get the upgraded 2.5 d4d...same torque as 3l now.
    AFAIK the updated 2.5 is only available in 4x2, if you want a 2.5 4x4, you need to get the base model SRX.
    Pajero Sport 3.2 donkey with some Stofpad protection and a software upgrade

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    Had a 2.5 D4D in our convoy last year to the Kgalakgadi. Was fitted with an ARB canopy and two rooftop tents. It was definitely a bit lazy on the open road and especially hilly areas. But offroad it was just fine. Guess it depends what the ratio of off-road vs on-road will be.
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    Default Finally decision time!

    Whoah, lets not get confused.


    The 2.5 D-4D comes in THREE states of tune:
    1. 2.5 D-4D in Workhorse models 75kW & 200Nm.
    2. 2.5 D-4D in High Rider models 75kW & 260Nm.
    3. 2.5 VNT in double Cab Raider 4x2 106kW & 343Nm.
    Stay away from the 1st 2.

    If you want a 4x4, stay away from the 2.5's altogether.

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    What is the purpose of the High Body one, as it isn't available in 4x4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    What is the purpose of the High Body one, as it isn't available in 4x4?
    Posers & farmers like them
    Posers because it looks like a 4x4.
    Farmers, so that they can drive over the ploughed lands.

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    But it would have made sense to at least offer it in 4x4, for non-posers?

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    I think there is better newer and safer and better fuel efficient vehicles on the market.

    Do not get the 2.5, I think its useless
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    But it would have made sense to at least offer it in 4x4, for non-posers?
    They do have 4x4's, but the 2.5 VNT can't be offered in 4x4 because Toyota, unlike VW/Audi, hates scavenging:- where one model scavenges sales from another.
    If the 2.5 VNT was offered in 4x4 many would buy the 2.5 rather than the 3.0...




    If I were the OP I'd buy this


    2.5 D-Teq 4x4 85kW, 3280Nm, R385 000.oo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    I think there is better newer and safer and better fuel efficient vehicles on the market.

    Do not get the 2.5, I think its useless
    Which of the 3 ?

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    All 3, including the isuzu
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    Manny I wasn't really looking at engine size. A High Body 4x4 wouldn't scavenge from a 2wd, if the punter was in the market specifically for a 4x4 with extra height?

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    The Isuzu looks good. Its basically a Trailblazer underneath right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Posers & farmers like them
    Posers because it looks like a 4x4.
    Farmers, so that they can drive over the ploughed lands.
    1. Farmers aren't posers!!!
    2. We got tractors for driving on ploughed lands.

    Chop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    1. Farmers aren't posers!!!
    2. We got tractors for driving on ploughed lands.

    Chop
    I said Posers AND Farmers, Box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    All 3, including the isuzu
    I notice Datsun is dropping prices on the Navarra.
    They're selling the 2.5 4x4 for under R400 k.

    Obviously trying to move stock of that crap.

    BTW, don't go to the website, it's not working properly, ironically...

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    The Isuzu looks good. Its basically a Trailblazer underneath right?
    Yes, but they've removed the faulty item & replaced with an Isuzu part.

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