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    Quote Originally Posted by obelix112za View Post
    Hi Guys,
    I need some opininions here...
    I am possibly buying one of the following 2 tomorrow new

    (Now keep in mind I will be towing heavy...ish trailers from Bloem to JHB/PTA 2 or 3 times per week - 4 or 5 meter loaded with furniture)

    2.2 Ranger D/C manual
    2.3 Navara D/C Manual

    Which would you choose and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashtego9 View Post
    Same here. When they have been around long enough to have achieved high mileages in African conditions (200K plus), and all is well, and no major failures, and people are still happy...then I would consider it.

    Otherwise if you buy now you are just being a guinea pig...
    Same can be said of the Toyota’s both the 2.4 and 2.8 are new engines. I am sure manufacturers who sell bakkies in Africa and Australia put them through vigorous testing before putting them on the market. The only vehicle and engine that has really been around long enough to be trusted is the 4.2 Diesel Landcruiser!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooly View Post
    Same can be said of the Toyota’s both the 2.4 and 2.8 are new engines. I am sure manufacturers who sell bakkies in Africa and Australia put them through vigorous testing before putting them on the market. The only vehicle and engine that has really been around long enough to be trusted is the 4.2 Diesel Landcruiser!
    For sure, I would't touch one of them for a few years!

    There other Toyota engines that have been around long enough to be trusted, like the 5L and the D4D...

    The rigorous testing the manufacturers do, can it really replicate what happens to an engine after 250K in Africa?

    I am sure many engines that are sitting gathering dust in yards around the world had been rigorously tested...And I am not even mentioning any brands in particular...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashtego9 View Post
    For sure, I would't touch one of them for a few years!

    There other Toyota engines that have been around long enough to be trusted, like the 5L and the D4D...

    The rigorous testing the manufacturers do, can it really replicate what happens to an engine after 250K in Africa?

    I am sure many engines that are sitting gathering dust in yards around the world had been rigorously tested...And I am not even mentioning any brands in particular...
    So what would be the solution then, to only buy a vehicle in the last year of its lifecycle before it’s replaced by a new model and enigine?

    The problem I have with that is you loose out on the new tec/improvements and you take a huge knock on the resale unless you got a HUGE discount when you bought the car.

    That is why buying new with warrantees makes sense. I suppose when shopping used and planning to keep a vehicle way past its warrantee becomes a different set of criteria.
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    In my fleet we have had a number of 2.2 rangers, every single one had serious issues, turbos,diffs ,overheating etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuanB View Post
    Holes in pistons is due to injector failure. I can almost bet you most happened at around 150k to 200k. Better to have it pulled and tested just before the vehicle is out of warranty.
    No, all the issues my neighbours have had occurred early in the vehicles life. Seems Ford has it seriously wrong on a wide range of issues.

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    Navara
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richsav730 View Post
    No, all the issues my neighbours have had occurred early in the vehicles life. Seems Ford has it seriously wrong on a wide range of issues.
    Agree. I know of engine failures between 30000km and 50000km and gearbox failures at 80000/90000km.
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    Mechanical Nissan is better then Ford, if you can live with the rattles after 60 k km.
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