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    Default Which Hilux D/C as holiday car, 3.04D4, 2.4SRX or 2.7

    Plan to buy a holiday car, usage only around 6 weeks a year. Not die hard offroad, but must be a 4x4. Budget around 300.000ZAR, Full service history and ODO less 100.000
    For that amount I can buy a 2016 SRX 2.4, or a 2013 3.04D4 or 2.7

    Will put on 2 rooftop tents and canopy, fridge, drawers.

    Resale value is important for me.

    Any suggestions, ideas?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Which Hilux D/C as holiday car, 3.04D4, 2.4SRX or 2.7

    Quote Originally Posted by jorisv View Post
    Plan to buy a holiday car, usage only around 6 weeks a year. Not die hard offroad, but must be a 4x4. Budget around 300.000ZAR, Full service history and ODO less 100.000
    For that amount I can buy a 2016 SRX 2.4, or a 2013 3.04D4 or 2.7

    Will put on 2 rooftop tents and canopy, fridge, drawers.

    Resale value is important for me.

    Any suggestions, ideas?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Which Hilux D/C as holiday car, 3.04D4, 2.4SRX or 2.7

    +1 for the 2.4 SRX
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    Default Re: Which Hilux D/C as holiday car, 3.04D4, 2.4SRX or 2.7

    Since the resale value is important you need to buy as new as possible. My vote will also be for the 2.4.
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    Default Re: Which Hilux D/C as holiday car, 3.04D4, 2.4SRX or 2.7

    Thanks, I will look out for a 2.4.

    Are all the models standard fitted with 80 l fuel tank, or are there models with bigger tanks?

    What about ground clearance, I sometimes see some raised Hilux on the street, is that easily and not to costly done?

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    Default Re: Which Hilux D/C as holiday car, 3.04D4, 2.4SRX or 2.7

    Quote Originally Posted by jorisv View Post
    Thanks, I will look out for a 2.4.

    Are all the models standard fitted with 80 l fuel tank, or are there models with bigger tanks?

    What about ground clearance, I sometimes see some raised Hilux on the street, is that easily and not to costly done?
    Think the 80l is standard. Ground clearance is OK. I will be upgrading suspension and add some clearance...just looks better...

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    Default Re: Which Hilux D/C as holiday car, 3.04D4, 2.4SRX or 2.7

    I have a 2.4 for sale so take what I say with a pinch of salt.

    To me the choice is only 3l or 2.4 I have owned both and loved both.

    3 l is tougher (body) and more luxury.

    2.4 is newer, lighter on fuel, faster and more modern.

    I hope that helps.
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    Default Re: Which Hilux D/C as holiday car, 3.04D4, 2.4SRX or 2.7

    Depending on your budget, maybe consider getting a late 3.0 DiD. They have a great reputation, are after all well built and reliable.
    Spend some cash on accessories, such as an Old Man Emu suspension and long range fuel tank. The aftermarket suspension will give you a lift of around 40-50 mm and make the ride a lot better. The standard suspension is pretty harsh.
    If you do decide to go for a aftermarket suspension, do make sure you select the correct load rating:
    By the sounds of it you will use the vehicle mostly for traveling around, probably carrying a constant load like canopy, camping stuff and possibly roof top tents. Most suspensions come in light / medium or heavy load, where light load is suitable for a vehicle that is used mostly empty or carrying a light load while the heavy load one would be for a heavily modified vehicle carrying a constant load of 500 kg + (check details with supplier). Just be aware that selecting the right suspension would be important for your comfort.

    If you think at all about getting a petrol powered Hilux, rather look at the 4.0 V6. It will have similar fuel consumption as the 2.7, but a lot more power and is much more refined. Again, think about long range tanks and aftermarket suspension.
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    Default Re: Which Hilux D/C as holiday car, 3.04D4, 2.4SRX or 2.7

    The 2016 2.4 SRX was a narrow body. The current shape came out end of 2016 so most were registered 2017.

    Ive had both variants and would go for the 2.4 every time. Having said that, it looks like the D-4D models keep their value.

    Make sure you take the 4x4, never know when you will need it.
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    Default Re: Which Hilux D/C as holiday car, 3.04D4, 2.4SRX or 2.7

    Thanks!

    Will focus on 2.4D

    Donít want to add long range tank and change suspension. Lift and bigger Tyres (BFG k2) would however be nice. Donít want to spend much money on lifting, but off course must be suitable for the purpose (canopy with two RTT).

    Any suggestions how to lift body?
    Any suggestions which BFG tyre size?

    Thanks for remarking the wider body, this looked great, but after reading only a wider bumper and some small extraís? Is this worth the effort?

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