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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    I fail to see how the current Hilux can be called outdated and then the new Isuzu is preferred to all others. The new Isuzu has got nothing in it to make it superior to the current Hilux.

    I was very disappointed when I looked at the new Isuzu. The interior materials are really not up to scratch and technically it has not moved on at all from the previous model. It might still be a good bakkie, but technologically, it lags behind the rest.
    Exactly, technology wise it is the same as it's predecessor. Not a bad thing, but to discount a Hilux in favour of the Isuzu make no sense.

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    Maybe a question to consider before buying a vehicle of choice.

    What will my fuel economy be , before the vehicle is loaded and after it is loaded. What I hear is some of the unladen vehicles give the best performance until loads are applied,then fuel economy goes out the window. Other vehicles maintain the same fuel economy laden or unladen. Toyota hilux 2.5 D4D is one that I heard about which keeps constant.
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    Hilux all the way ...With the markets not increasing AT ALL!!! I have had to cut my wants to an extended cab from DC and Toyota have offered me a 9% discount on the 4x4 version of the current model in Dec 2015 ..The new model will enjoy a much lower cash discount and the price will be much higher with EBD , ABS etc etc etc ..Shop wise get the current model ..its a PROVEN winner but buy MANUAL gearbox

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Maybe a question to consider before buying a vehicle of choice.

    What will my fuel economy be , before the vehicle is loaded and after it is loaded. What I hear is some of the unladen vehicles give the best performance until loads are applied,then fuel economy goes out the window. Other vehicles maintain the same fuel economy laden or unladen. Toyota hilux 2.5 D4D is one that I heard about which keeps constant.
    But the 2.5 cant tow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippie123 View Post
    Gaan kyk Na n TRITON, baie mense skryf hom af sonder om eers te gaan kyk wat hy kan doen en wat hy alles bies vir n baie minnder prys as die ander twee wat jy hier genoem het
    Just doesn't cut it in the looks department

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOY4X4 View Post
    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 Francois Theron View Post
    I fail to see how the current Hilux can be called outdated and then the new Isuzu is preferred to all others. The new Isuzu has got nothing in it to make it superior to the current Hilux.

    I was very disappointed when I looked at the new Isuzu. The interior materials are really not up to scratch and technically it has not moved on at all from the previous model. It might still be a good bakkie, but technologically, it lags behind the rest.
    Are you buying technology or reliability?
    If you want tech, go Amarok.
    If you want something that'll be giving you solid service 400 000km from now, go Isuzu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Are you buying technology or reliability?

    If you want tech, go Amarok.

    If you want something that'll be giving you solid service 400 000km from now, go Isuzu.
    I have to admit,but Manny is right. Yes,it is unbelievable I surprised myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    I have to admit,but Manny is right. Yes,it is unbelievable I surprised myself.
    And I agree with Francios Theron's post. I'll now go drink a stiff brandy to make me feel better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaws. View Post
    And I agree with Francios Theron's post. I'll now go drink a stiff brandy to make me feel better.
    But why would Isuzu want to pimp the interior,make it a flashy vehicle when the fans and manufactures know Isuzu is a reliable work horse that needs no further attention
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    I am so glad I didn't ask the forum members to help me decide on buying a bakkie. I would have been so confused, I would not have known what the choose. So i decided to follow the sales stats and will be taking delivery tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSwambo View Post
    I am so glad I didn't ask the forum members to help me decide on buying a bakkie. I would have been so confused, I would not have known wat the choose. So i decided to follow the sales stats and will be taking delivery tomorrow.

    No no no, if you are going to be lemming, than at least be one for the right reasons.

    Ah I see it was the right reason.

    Now please tell us you REALLY broke the mould and didn't buy a white car. Bronze Metallic or RED would be good. Even something WILD would be more on Track.

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    Sorry Fluffy I have to dissappoint you. John says because he pays the bill he decides the colour
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    I fail to see how the current Hilux can be called outdated and then the new Isuzu is preferred to all others. The new Isuzu has got nothing in it to make it superior to the current Hilux.

    I was very disappointed when I looked at the new Isuzu. The interior materials are really not up to scratch and technically it has not moved on at all from the previous model. It might still be a good bakkie, but technologically, it lags behind the rest.
    Francois, I usually agree with your train of thought, but it is a well known fact that Isuzu's are as tough as 'Lux's and that they have better road holding and ride comfort.

    Feelings about looks and interior bling are in the eye of the beholder and is determined by personal taste, but comfort and safety are tangible criteria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSwambo View Post
    I am so glad I didn't ask the forum members to help me decide on buying a bakkie. I would have been so confused, I would not have known what the choose. So i decided to follow the sales stats and will be taking delivery tomorrow.
    Congrats on your Isuzu
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    Craig Watch it!!!!!! But atleast you are not the only 4x2 owner any more. We can cry on each others shoulders
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSwambo View Post
    Craig Watch it!!!!!! But atleast you are not the only 4x2 owner any more. We can cry on each others shoulders
    Aah! See chaps 4x2 owners attract the best ladies
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    Buy a 2 year old Prado and a trailer, for when you need a bak

    That's what I did, much more comfortable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne P View Post
    Family member of mine was in market for a Toyota Dakar D4D. This was 2013. He stays in Fish Hoek - southern suburbs. Visited tokai toy dealership and spoke to a salesman about the dakar. Salesman was helpful until...

    He has a Smallish garage at home and requested a vehicle to test whether it would fit. Cash Sale remember..

    Salesman replied sorry we cannot do that. He simply said thanks and drove off to Toyota Cape Town.

    He explained same story to that sales man and he said fine, let go.

    Took a demo off floor similar to test drive and fit. Sold
    Both dealerships owned by the same guy/company!


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    Suppose it is the saleman that cost the dealership a sale and he lost out on commission.

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