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    Hi everyone

    some advice would really help. I am stuck between 2 worlds. next week i am trading my 2012 hilux d4d 3.0 a/t double cab in . the reason is that the gearbox is truly such a waste of a great vehicle . but now i have to decide to keep to toyota and get the legend 45 or switch to the Ford ranger 3.2 4x4 . i travel once a year to namibia fishing and some dune riding fun .

    i cant decide between the 2 ,what could be the pro and con's?

    any recommendations and please no brand basing

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    Make no mistake - I love my Fortuner, however, if I was in the market for a bakkie, my order of preference would be:

    Amarok
    BT 50
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    Amarok milk bottle

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    I own a Hilux, and have spent a fair bit of time in a Ranger of late.


    If my Hilux gets stolen today, I am buying a Ranger tomorrow.


    Toyota is SERIOUSLY behind the times !!

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    I heard guys telling me of gearbox trouble and blown turbo's and bad after sale service from the Ford. Thats the only things that's making me hesitant

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLEKKIE View Post
    I heard guys telling me of gearbox trouble (isolated, at worst)and blown turbo's (isolated at worst)and bad after sale service from the Ford.
    (Dealer dependant - all makes suffer the same issues!)

    Thats the only things that's making me hesitant
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandyAndy View Post
    Make no mistake - I love my Fortuner, however, if I was in the market for a bakkie, my order of preference would be:

    Amarok
    BT 50
    Ford Ranger
    Hilux
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    But I would wait for the new Navara..

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    I would go for an Isuzu, if it HAS to be a bakkie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThysleRoux View Post
    I would go for an Isuzu, if it HAS to be a bakkie!
    I have to say, I'd take the Isuzu before the Ranger.
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    I am also looking into a change. Ford looks the part, but Toyota is dated as Chris mentioned, due to it being a 2005 model with a couple of facelifts.

    Reliability that has been tested and proven - Toyota for me.

    Ford/Mazda and Amarok need to prove themselves.

    I would say Navara is also a decent vehicle. My FIL has 140kw 2.5 diesel and it goes. Economy +-9-9.5 open road with off road trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLEKKIE View Post
    I heard guys telling me of gearbox trouble and blown turbo's and bad after sale service from the Ford. Thats the only things that's making me hesitant
    I havenít owned either of the two you are looking at but I did own a 2005 Ford Forcus TDCI, a 2007 3.0D4D Fortuner and now a 2009 4.0v6 Fortuner.

    Like most vehicles the first year or so after launch there are some issues big or small.

    When the first Fortuners came out 2006/7 models struggled with road holding, by 2009 they have definitely sorted that out.
    The 2005/6 3.0D4D engines, there were more know issues with injectors than with the later models. It is noticeable how much smoother my colleagues 2012 3.0D4D runs in comparison to the 2007 model I owned.

    So I guess the initial issues there was with the Rangers would now be sorted.

    I do however agree with you, in my own experience over the last 10years of buying vehicles with service/maintenance plans, therefore having them maintained by the dealership, in most cases, Toyota does seams to care that little bid more about their customers than the others.

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    Flekkie after my FJ Cruiser was written off I wanted a vehicle which was a bit more "practical" regarding the rear doors, seeing that a little one has joined our family.
    I also wanted the auto box. Having driven the Hilux D4D auto before the FJ, I was between the Hilux/Fortuner again, and the Ranger. After test driving both, the Ranger got more ticks in the right boxes for me.
    There are a lot of debates that can be thrown back and forth between the two vehicles on almost every aspect from reliability to resale value. But in the end it only comes down to what YOU want.

    For me the Ranger was the best option for now. Maybe in three year's time when the new Hilux with the new motor and gearbox has been around for a few months, and it's time for me to trade in...who knows, I just might go back to Toyota.

    Good luck with the choice!

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    Heres one of these again.
    Help choose between A and B.

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    Thanks for all the Help, I bought B
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    But in a serious note, Ill go Ranger!
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    Amarok!

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    Wait for the new Hilux.
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    If you have a choice, stick to the toyota. If you feel it is under powered, then chip it and put in a performance air filter. For me, personally, trouble free is more important than anything anybody can say.

    Those Dakar bakkies are really good looking.
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    Wait for the new Hilux. In reality the opposition have just caught up to a vehicle which was launched in 2005. The new Hilux will once again make the opposition look seriously dated when it is launched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtshark View Post
    I have to say, I'd take the Isuzu before the Ranger.
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    Early last year I decided to trade my Grand Cherokee in. First choice then was the Navara. Sales lady found me a good second-hand one with 15k on the clock. When I went to look at it, it was still dirty. Walked out.

    Then decided on a brand new Ranger. Walked into the showroom, waited 15 mins before actually asking someone for help. Told the guy I had finance arranged, I want a new Ranger. Took my details, never called back.

    For me, after-sales service is more important than brand loyalty, and unfortunately, this depends on your local dealer. All bakkies can give problems. Even brand new ones. It's how the dealer sorts it out that decides how happy you are with your vehicle.

    I won't buy a vehicle from either of the dealerships I dealt with. If that's their BEFORE-sales service, I really don't want to find out what after-sales service is like from them.

    So, my advice, whichever vehicle you buy, do some research on the best relevant dealership near you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainhook View Post
    If you have a choice, stick to the toyota. If you feel it is under powered, then chip it and put in a performance air filter. For me, personally, trouble free is more important than anything anybody can say.

    Those Dakar bakkies are really good looking.
    Those Dakar bakkies have VERY little in common with the Hilux you buy off the floor.

    (Same for the Mini/BMW, Race Touareg etc).

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