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    Hi guys I live in the Northern Cape and often travel to CT and Joburg. The roads in my town are also terrible and as such for safety and durability I want to get a bigger vehicle. I'm currently looking at spending about 200k on a second hand car. I'm looking at either a hilux, fortuner or maybe even something like a Nissan Navara (All choices would be diesel).

    I was looking at an older Land Rover but with all the trouble my brother has had with his, I'm staying clear for the time being.

    Does anyone have any advice on these cars in terms of reliability and running costs and also maybe some other suggestions for alternatives to the above?

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    So you want a diesel SUV or bakkie, rather than a car as such?
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    Exactly right. Just wanted some experienced opinions from you guys

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    If its a comfort/consumption thing take the Nissan bar none. If it's a resale value thing take the Toyota.

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    It sounds like you do big mileage. What's the age & cut off? R200k gets the bottom of the barrel Toyotas.

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    Well I'm looking for reliability and comfort really. Well I'm looking for something with less than 100k on the clock and I'm willing to pay a bit more for a good hilux if it really is the best?

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    I can't understand why you'd want a bakkie if comfort is important. They lack the ride of an SUV.

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    Well I've been told by a few friends that the hilux has unmatched reliability, though I presume much of this comes from Top Gears famous test of the hilux back in the day. I don't know much about SUV's either and that's why I'm asking advice. How does the fortuner stack up?

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    The Fortuner is just as reliable as the Hilux , but you will have a harsh ride compared to other SUV's. Plus your price /kilometer expectancy will need adjustment.

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    If you don't need a bakkie, don't buy one.

    get a baby suv. They are safe, luxurious, economical and comfy

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    honda cr-v
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    Last edited by whatyamacallit; 2016/05/25 at 08:32 AM.
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    The Mitsubishi looks good, but I'm looking for a brand with a lot of support in my area. I've just sold my Astra OPC as it was just too difficult to get parts, even generic Opel parts like air filters and so forth. Toyota seems to have a lot of support and a very helpful dealer here. I've seen a few good Fortuners with less than 100 on the clock for about the 250k mark and I'm happy with that. I just want to make sure it's a good buy. Thank you for the advice on avoiding a banker when it doesn't really fit my needs.

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    You will not make a mistake with a Fortuner. What you win on reliability, you lose on comfort, though.
    Don't ignore Marius' list. The CRV is the pick of the bunch, I think, but as you rightly pointed out, the local support is very important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    If you don't need a bakkie, don't buy one.

    get a baby suv. They are safe, luxurious, economical and comfy

    nissan qashqai
    nissan murano
    nissan juke
    honda cr-v
    vw tiguan
    audi q3/5
    kia sportage
    ford kuga
    bmw x3
    merc gla

    Marius


    When you read the OP's post (and there are many of those popping up) you immediately see that he is not looking for good advise but looking for confirmation that his decision is the right one. His mind is already made up before he even posts.

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    So you have decided on a Toyota and just needs confirmation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevan View Post
    So you have decided on a Toyota and just needs confirmation.
    Sorry Mister, see you beat me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister4 View Post
    Marius


    When you read the OP's post (and there are many of those popping up) you immediately see that he is not looking for good advise but looking for confirmation that his decision is the right one. His mind is already made up before he even posts.
    Did you miss the alternatives part of his post?

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    Marius, thank you very much! I was a bit preoccupied when I read your reply and stupidly thought the list you posted was just an impressive list of cars you've owned and was part of your forum signature haha. Some very good ideas there, I especially like the CR-V as an alternative! Thanks for that The Tiguan and Kuga are great options too. I completely forgot about them.

    I'll need to test drive these cars back to back but I really am looking for reliability above all else to be honest.
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    You cant fault the honda. Super reliable, powerful and economical and very nice to drive.

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