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    Good Day,

    i am needing to purchase a double cab for work and life purposes.
    I am battling to make a decision to know that i will not sit with hassles later on.

    I was thinking of either getting a
    Triton
    Isuzu
    Mazda BT50
    or Nissan NP300

    My budget is R185000

    it does not have to be a 4x4.

    Can anyone please give me some advice on what to avoid and how many km is to high for Diesel and Petrol as i am at cross roads not knowing what to do and what to get.

    Any help and advice would be WONDERFUL!!

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    Go ford ranger 2009 DC 4x4 3.0td. U can get 150k km and less
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    Go to automart and put details into filter. Stay Toyota, Nissan and ford I would say
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    From your list I would go Isuzu and Triton.
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    Would a Toyota Toyota Hilux 2.7 VVT-i D/Cab R/Body Raider with 130k km on the clock be recommended? i would need this to last me at least 5 years doing on average 20k-25k km per year

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    I had isuzu and mitubishi and would stay away. Just my own personal taste.
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    Yes the 2.7 is good but very thirsty....
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    Recon that with such high mileage been a petrol it would give issues?

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    Nah milage still good and those Toyota engine where build tough but the consumption was bad. What year model where you looking for?
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    If I where you I would look at a 3.0 diesel ford ranger DC, a Nissan Navara 2.5tdi or the Nissan np300 2.5tdi.
    But that's just me. I would pick diesel with full service history and low milage. Anything under 200 000km is fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtshark View Post
    From your list I would go Isuzu and Triton.
    +1.
    Why no Hilux on the list (cost?)?


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    They are all good. Buy the one you like to drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sand Warrior View Post
    Nah milage still good and those Toyota engine where build tough but the consumption was bad. What year model where you looking for?
    2011 with 130k km petrol hilux

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqmprops View Post
    2011 with 130k km petrol hilux

    Fantastic motor but heavy on fuel, rather go for the 4L V6, same drinking problem but power to spare!!
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    I have found a 2012 Isuzu KB240 LE P/U (KB72) Double Cab for R180k with 57k km and 3 year warrenty and 1 year service plan left. How heavy on juice is this bakkie and is this a good deal and bakkie to buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqmprops View Post
    I have found a 2012 Isuzu KB240 LE P/U (KB72) Double Cab for R180k with 57k km and 3 year warrenty and 1 year service plan left. How heavy on juice is this bakkie and is this a good deal and bakkie to buy?
    For the love of all that's holy, don't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kix View Post
    For the love of all that's holy, don't!

    94kW is not enough to move a 1.7ton vehicle.
    What would you recommend? I don't need it for 4x4 but I need a double cab for work and traveling between pe and cpt that can carry 800kg to a ton comfortably.

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    That Isuzu would probably be great but the smaller petrol engines are typically very heavy on sous as they are always working at full power to keep things on the move. You would probably be better off with a 350v6 Isuzu or 4lt ford petrol.
    I never got more than 15.6l/100km on my v6 ford and typical around town was about 12.5 and on the open road driven sensibly it was around 10.5.
    That small Isuzu is like the 2.4 Nissan. Very heavy and especially if loaded with 800kgs.

    You also need to think about the 800kgs. Will this be on a trailer? You are probably over the limit of many double cabs at that mass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenplumb View Post
    That Isuzu would probably be great but the smaller petrol engines are typically very heavy on sous as they are always working at full power to keep things on the move. You would probably be better off with a 350v6 Isuzu or 4lt ford petrol.
    I never got more than 15.6l/100km on my v6 ford and typical around town was about 12.5 and on the open road driven sensibly it was around 10.5.
    That small Isuzu is like the 2.4 Nissan. Very heavy and especially if loaded with 800kgs.

    You also need to think about the 800kgs. Will this be on a trailer? You are probably over the limit of many double cabs at that mass.

    Cheers
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    Thanks for the reply and advice, i thought that the double cabs are a 1 ton meaning they can take 1 ton of weight for transport?

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    Default Re: Advice on which 4x4 to buy

    Buy that Petrol Hilux.

    Mortimer Toyota Reitz is servicing one in their workshop - belongs to a construction company in Phuthaditjaba. The owner asked them to check if needs an overhaul. It does'nt - they checked, compression etc etc still in spec.

    1 000 080 km on the clock. Yes, 1 000 080.

    Or look at a clean Isuzu 300 TDi, with FSH.

    Hilux 2,7 VVTi is heavier, sure.....maybe 6km/l with 800 kg on it. An equivalent Diesel will give you maybe 7, 7,5

    Now calculate expected maintenance costs.............
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