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    Default Re: Would you buy a Fortuner 4.0?

    I'm almost on the same page as 12richardk, except for one thing: the Colt 3L 12 valve 6G72 is pretty much gutless. That generation of V6 made all the right noises but hardly provided any of the power.

    The Nissan VG30/33 was the same. In fact, the old Ford Essex V6 3.0L EFI was a better engine. More torque and more power.

    So just for a better engine and a better ride, I'd sell the Colt and buy the Tuna. But I'd keep the Golf.
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    Default Re: Would you buy a Fortuner 4.0?

    Even me, I'm looking for a Fortuner 4x4 V6 as well...It will be my holiday vehicle only so 3000-5000km per year only.. I will wait till September for a purchase. But from what I've read they are excellent vehicles, just very thirsty..

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    I've owned a 2009 Fortuner 4L V6 4x4 auto in 2014, bought this 5 year old, FSH, mint condition vehicle with 100 000kms on the clock for R239 000.
    I enjoyed this vehicle very much, but then found the waterpump leaking less than 15 000 Kms since ownership. A common issue on these vehicles, but normally only arriving post 200 000kms.
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    Petrol cost is most probably 35 percent higher than the diesel, but the 4.0 only needs to be serviced every 15000km compared to the 10000km service interval on the diesel Fortuner. Sevices are also less than the service on the diesel. At least there is some savings and then the peace of mind when driving an older petrol model. Like for like when buying new, then there is no argument. Buy the diesel. Buying used, specially 5 years and/or15000km on the clock then the petrol is just the less risky option and one gets a fun to drive vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanL View Post
    Petrol cost is most probably 35 percent higher than the diesel, but the 4.0 only needs to be serviced every 15000km compared to the 10000km service interval on the diesel Fortuner. Sevices are also less than the service on the diesel. At least there is some savings and then the peace of mind when driving an older petrol model. Like for like when buying new, then there is no argument. Buy the diesel. Buying used, specially 5 years and/or15000km on the clock then the petrol is just the less risky option and one gets a fun to drive vehicle.
    Are you sure about the service intervals? Because the 1GR-FE in the Prado & FJ Cruiser have 10k km service intervals same as the V6 Hilux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HugoNotte View Post
    Are you sure about the service intervals? Because the 1GR-FE in the Prado & FJ Cruiser have 10k km service intervals same as the V6 Hilux.
    For sure, service intervals on the petrol Fortuner is 15 000km.

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    Default Re: Would you buy a Fortuner 4.0?

    morning

    mine give me 6.4 in town and 7.3 on the open road

    it is a awesome car and never regret that i bought it

    it is not for every day driving

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    Default Re: Would you buy a Fortuner 4.0?

    If it is only for 2 people, why not a FJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisA View Post
    2009 - 120 000 km . R 220 000.
    I would also look at a FJ, better engine, nicer drive, safer, more capable............. and you will get a 2011 for that price
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    Default Re: Would you buy a Fortuner 4.0?

    I went and tested a 4.0 Tuna about 3.5 years ago. I loved every single second of it, and to this day I wish I had pulled that trigger, but in the same breath I'm glad I didn't. I'm getting 2.5 times more distance per litre on my CR-V, and considering I drive a lot, it's a good one.

    However, wife's going to be working from home, then I can drive the Yaris. Perhaps a 4.0 Tuna is still in my books someday. I would LOVE it.

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    Default Re: Would you buy a Fortuner 4.0?

    Sounds great and is reliable as all else say.
    And yes, thirsty is when you’re rolling or pushing it around.
    An awesome vehicle that you just cannot have a light foot with, and even if you do, you drain a double tank, of 180litres 400km before you get to Cpt from Jhb
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    Default Re: Would you buy a Fortuner 4.0?

    So I bought the Fortuner. Just completed delivery.

    Wanted to get a personalized number plate to remember the people who advised me to buy - but Jelo 13 WP ( First available) sounded bad luck - so just got a normal number

    Thanks for all the comments. Will have to wait 21 days ( hopefully) to start testing enjoying vehicle. Most difficult task will be to teach wife not to put foot down on accelerator

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    Default Re: Would you buy a Fortuner 4.0?

    Congrats,hope you enjoy the Tuna!
    Maybe just sit in it everyday to become mates for the next 21 days.

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    Congrats.

    She will put a smile on your face everytime you ride her.....the Fortuner that is

    Im also looking for one for around Oct/Nov this year.
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    Default Re: Would you buy a Fortuner 4.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by TJWM View Post
    I've owned a 2009 Fortuner 4L V6 4x4 auto in 2014, bought this 5 year old, FSH, mint condition vehicle with 100 000kms on the clock for R239 000.
    I enjoyed this vehicle very much, but then found the waterpump leaking less than 15 000 Kms since ownership. A common issue on these vehicles, but normally only arriving post 200 000kms.
    No, actually lots that started to sweat at about 120000km, my 2008 included. ame on Prados. I am on my second 4L... love them to bits!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HugoNotte View Post
    Are you sure about the service intervals? Because the 1GR-FE in the Prado & FJ Cruiser have 10k km service intervals same as the V6 Hilux.
    On the previous shape Tunas it used to 15000km but on the 2016 onward models it is 10000km, same as diesel. Toyota added that as a "bonus" so you get more services on your service plan. That is anyway one of the sales pitches used when i bought... After warranty you'll be fine with 15000km intervals...
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    Fortuner V6 - Dual battery, 72 liter auxilary fuel tank, Ironman suspension, 90l NL, Hannibal roofrack, 50 liter water tank (Sold - Served us well, will miss him!)

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    Default Re: Would you buy a Fortuner 4.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by JLuxV6 View Post
    On the previous shape Tunas it used to 15000km but on the 2016 onward models it is 10000km, same as diesel. Toyota added that as a "bonus" so you get more services on your service plan. That is anyway one of the sales pitches used when i bought... After warranty you'll be fine with 15000km intervals...
    Interesting, according to Toyota SA website the Fortuner V6 still got a 15k km service cycle, while the Hilux witht the same engine states 10k km.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HugoNotte View Post
    Interesting, according to Toyota SA website the Fortuner V6 still got a 15k km service cycle, while the Hilux witht the same engine states 10k km.
    I've got the FJ 4.0
    Services are 10,000km its quite often but only costs me about R650 as I do it myself.

    Thirst, not bad actually, 11.4 litres /100km on open road, and 15 in town. Bought second hand 2011 model, drives like a couch and dead quiet. Engine is an absolute peach.

    So 4.0 Tuna - go for it!
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    Until the beginning of the month, i had a 2010 model 4.0L auto double cab .
    Fuel consumption is reasonable. Never really doing more than 2000 rpm. Averaged about 13l/100km
    Had approx 180 000 on the clock, regularly serviced at Toyota and never a days problem. Engine is rock solid...
    Loved the bakkie. It rolled on a rainy night en route to Nelspruit. Driver and passenger escaped with little more than a few cuts and bruises.
    Looking for something similar as a replacement
    Paid approx R237k if i remember correctly in 2016, Insurance wrote it off and paid out R199K 2 weeks ago, so excellent value.
    No Mooses, Meese, Moose's, 1 Moose + another 1, involved.
    Diesel spilled on a bend, back swung out, hit embankment and over it went.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisA View Post
    Question -What would you do?

    Buy a Fortuner 4.0 4x4 for a second vehicle/ wife runaround with a later possible use as vacation vehicle to "friendly" destinations (mostly parks etc.). Looking at a secondhand vehicle in very good condition with low Km. Reason for asking is current economic crises (hopefully medium term) and fuel economy ( long term !).

    Currently have a well equipped Land Cruiser 4.5i for serious overland trips.

    Current second vehicle's are a Colt 3.0 4x4 and a Chico golf. Colt's at 230 000 Km - but in excellent mechanical condition. Selling the Colt will mean not having a handy bakkie available for the 6 + times a year you really need it! Also been a very reliable vehicle ( my 3 rd) make it a even tougher decision.

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    Lucky driver to escape without series injuries.

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