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    Default Re: Fiat FullBack coming to Africa

    Quote Originally Posted by clubbie View Post
    Challenge accepted.
    What is a Amarok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Nel FJ View Post
    What is a Amarok?
    Similiar to a FJ, but just better in all areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clubbie View Post
    It will be interesting to see how Mitsubishi is going to price the Triton, once released.

    I reckon more people will buy the Triton, rather than the rebadged Fiat, once both are available.

    will be interesting to see how the spec levels and pricing between the 2 goes.

    even the single cab 2.4 has a nice quality leatherette on the seats, e/w, a/c p/s and alarm as standard. ABS , stability control, airbags etc. rubberised bak is standard. lacks a radio is all.

    tyres are too small obviously. and 2.4 petrols always drink juice.

    As much as the twin cab seems reasonably priced, the base model seems over specced and expensive at 232k. I'd be surprised if there isn't a really stripped down model available at some point. the lowest Hiliux is 233k with no a/c
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    The only extras you might need on the Fiat is rhino lining in the loadbed, metallic paint & satnav (R12k).

    Standard items include leather (Hilux is cloth), reverse camera, decent underbody protection & recovery points, xenon lights.

    Warranty is 100k/3 year.

    Why would anybody want too spend R70k more on a Hilux? Nobody will steal a Fiat either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    The only extras you might need on the Fiat is rhino lining in the loadbed, metallic paint & satnav (R12k).

    Standard items include leather (Hilux is cloth), reverse camera, decent underbody protection & recovery points, xenon lights.

    Warranty is 100k/3 year.

    Why would anybody want too spend R70k more on a Hilux? Nobody will steal a Fiat either.

    I was told the Rhino lining was standard - and all the ones at Fiat Helderberg were done

    what I will say is that I drove the Ducato (panel van with the 2.3 Iveco motor in) and that makes a heap more sense than a single cab bakkie to me.

    Add in a canopy and radio and any single cab on the market is 250k - the Ducato entry level is 330k, bigger load area, better motor , well appointed etc.

    was quite impressed with that !

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    The only extras you might need on the Fiat is rhino lining in the loadbed, metallic paint & satnav (R12k).

    Standard items include leather (Hilux is cloth), reverse camera, decent underbody protection & recovery points, xenon lights.

    Warranty is 100k/3 year.

    Why would anybody want too spend R70k more on a Hilux? Nobody will steal a Fiat either.

    There might be valid reasons for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clubbie View Post
    There might be valid reasons for that!

    I think Neil is wrong.

    In reality, you can't buy spares for Mitsubishis.

    so, now that you can strip a Fiat for Mitsubishi spares, they will be in high demand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I think Neil is wrong.

    In reality, you can't buy spares for Mitsubishis.

    so, now that you can strip a Fiat for Mitsubishi spares, they will be in high demand!

    Fair point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clubbie View Post
    It will be interesting to see how Mitsubishi is going to price the Triton, once released.

    I reckon more people will buy the Triton, rather than the rebadged Fiat, once both are available.
    Yesterday's news.

    The Triton is no longer coming to SA again.

    They site pricing as a problem.

    Makes one think, doesn't it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Yesterday's news.

    The Triton is no longer coming to SA again.

    They site pricing as a problem.

    Makes one think, doesn't it.

    cite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Yesterday's news.

    The Triton is no longer coming to SA again.

    They site pricing as a problem.

    Makes one think, doesn't it.
    Really?

    If that is the case, I see no future for Mitsubishi in SA anymore, as the Triton was their biggest seller.

    Very sad to see a manufacturer slip so badly, if you think back how good the Colts were selling. I had 2 Clubcabs, both V6s.

    They were by far and away the most reliable cars I have ever had. Nothing ever went wrong.

    Whoever OKd the styling of the Triton should be drawn and quartered, as that was the biggest reason of Mitsubishi's downfall in SA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Yesterday's news.

    The Triton is no longer coming to SA again.

    They site pricing as a problem.

    Makes one think, doesn't it.
    Apparently the rand exchange rate is a problem for them. But the Fiats come out of the same factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clubbie View Post
    Really?

    If that is the case, I see no future for Mitsubishi in SA anymore, as the Triton was their biggest seller.

    Very sad to see a manufacturer slip so badly, if you think back how good the Colts were selling. I had 2 Clubcabs, both V6s.

    They were by far and away the most reliable cars I have ever had. Nothing ever went wrong.

    Whoever OKd the styling of the Triton should be drawn and quartered, as that was the biggest reason of Mitsubishi's downfall in SA.

    loved my Colts too

    When they belonged to Merc it was brilliant. within 3 months of the McCarthy buy out an accelerator cable went from 'R73 in stock' to 'R560 it will be here in 4 weeks'

    ditched that club cab very quickly. still got the single cab workhorse.... would be great if the spares weren't so crippling.

    the Triton shape didn't do it for me, but it was quite nice in a lot of ways (the early superselect box would have sold it to me over all other bakkies , but McCarthy and I drove a Wrangler in between...)

    I think the problem is McCarthy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by clubbie View Post
    Whoever OKd the styling of the Triton should be drawn and quartered, as that was the biggest reason of Mitsubishi's downfall in SA.
    I've always liked the Triton because of the styling. They just did it differently which is what set it apart from all the other run-of-the-mill bakkies.

    Have you seen what the new Hilux looks like? Holy smoke it's horrible & the dash looks like it was designed by 2 different committees who never spoke to each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    I've always liked the Triton because of the styling. They just did it differently which is what set it apart from all the other run-of-the-mill bakkies.

    Have you seen what the new Hilux looks like? Holy smoke it's horrible & the dash looks like it was designed by 2 different committees who never spoke to each other.
    I am not a fan of the new Hiluxs looks either, the previous model is far better looking to me.

    The opposite is true for the Fortuner though, new one looks miles better than the old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    I've always liked the Triton because of the styling. They just did it differently which is what set it apart from all the other run-of-the-mill bakkies.

    Have you seen what the new Hilux looks like? Holy smoke it's horrible & the dash looks like it was designed by 2 different committees who never spoke to each other.

    It seems the only thing they agreed on was that a tape deck should be removed from the standard equipment list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clubbie View Post
    Similiar to a FJ, but just better in all areas.
    I totally agree.
    The FJ is a overpriced "4x4" without low range, terrible approach and departure angles and a useless 4 liter engine only spitting out 200Kw. But its comfortable, like the Amarok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Nel FJ View Post
    I totally agree.
    The FJ is a overpriced "4x4" without low range, terrible approach and departure angles and a useless 4 liter engine only spitting out 200Kw. But its comfortable, like the Amarok.

    See!

    Wee agree on something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clubbie View Post
    See!

    Wee agree on something.
    And the fact the V6 Colt was something special. Boy oh boy. If I can get my hands on one of those now.

    Also. The new Hilux is a dog. Damn ugly.

    We agree on 3 things

    Right, back at n topic

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    Clubbie which LDV do you have? Amarok?
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