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    Hallo Guys,
    My first post here, I'm new to this forum...and soon new to owning a new Bakkie.
    I'm interested to hear your opinions.

    i'm looking at Toyota,Ranger primarily - both will do what i require but i like the the hilux the most.
    Crux - Toyota is the most stolen vehicle in SA for this reason i'm doubting my purchase.
    Is this a real concern?
    what about current Hilux owners - has this been an issue for you?

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    Rangers have been stolen quite a lot lately as well from what I can gather from the news. FWIW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Rangers have been stolen quite a lot lately as well from what I can gather from the news. FWIW
    Thanks i saw that as well. Nou wonder ek ook, is Toyota heel bo - 5000+ wat hulle verkoop so baie en die ander daar onder op die lys want hulle verkoop so min..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudiLo View Post
    Thanks i saw that as well. Nou wonder ek ook, is Toyota heel bo - 5000+ wat hulle verkoop so baie en die ander daar onder op die lys want hulle verkoop so min..
    Dit wil voorkom dat die hoeveelheid Rangers wat gesteel is ook opgegaan het soos hulle verkope toegeneem het. Selfde met Polo. So jy is seker reg met jou aanname.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Dit wil voorkom dat die hoeveelheid Rangers wat gesteel is ook opgegaan het soos hulle verkope toegeneem het. Selfde met Polo. So jy is seker reg met jou aanname.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    Just give me some time to go and get the pop corn.
    I am just giving my personal impression gathered from what I've heard and read. Not trying to be controversial in any way.
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    New/used
    Single cab/double cab
    2x4/4x4

    Many many variables
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    Just hold out a bit and buy a new Defender!
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    Or buy the vehicle that YOU like. Drive them all and make your choice. For some this will be a Hilux. For others, an Amarok. They all do the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudiLo View Post
    Hallo Guys,
    My first post here, I'm new to this forum...and soon new to owning a new Bakkie.
    I'm interested to hear your opinions.

    i'm looking at Toyota,Ranger primarily - both will do what i require but i like the the hilux the most.
    Crux - Toyota is the most stolen vehicle in SA for this reason i'm doubting my purchase.
    Is this a real concern?
    what about current Hilux owners - has this been an issue for you?

    if your worries are theft or Hijacking both vehicles are high risk.

    get an insurance quote for each for the area you live in to see which one is cheaper ( lower risk)

    lately ( over the last year due before lockdown) chatting to a few of our moz corporate guests that visit our villas hotel who used to drive rangers have opted for to swop to Mazda BT 50 - essentially its the same as a ranger but a far less risk car and it reflects in there insurance premiums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nys View Post
    New/used
    Single cab/double cab
    2x4/4x4

    Many many variables
    Double
    2x4
    might be new or used haven't decided yet - some good deals out there on second hand ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karol View Post
    if your worries are theft or Hijacking both vehicles are high risk.

    get an insurance quote for each for the area you live in to see which one is cheaper ( lower risk)

    lately ( over the last year due before lockdown) chatting to a few of our moz corporate guests that visit our villas hotel who used to drive rangers have opted for to swop to Mazda BT 50 - essentially its the same as a ranger but a far less risk car and it reflects in there insurance premiums
    Someone else told me this exact same thing.
    theft is ok, hijacking is a worry - dont want to be driving along with family and then the unthinkable happens.

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    Buy the 4x4 or you will be sorry later. Lots of guys here made that mistake
    Quote Originally Posted by RudiLo View Post
    Double
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    might be new or used haven't decided yet - some good deals out there on second hand ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Buy the 4x4 or you will be sorry later. Lots of guys here made that mistake
    This is so true. Did it muself and i know loads of guys who have also done it. They always say "but i wont do trails or anything". Few months later the bug bites and now they stuck in a 4x2. Even for gravel roads its more stable and you have peace of mind for if things get sticky.

    Regarding the type of car. I have always liked Toyota's but they were out of my price being only in the second hand market so i got a Ford. Flip okes give you a hard time But i stand by my decision to buy a Ford 4x4 rather than a Toyota 4x2 of similar year and specs.

    There was a great video on 4wd Action on the new cars. After watching that and their other videos i really like the Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50 and Triton (althought i think the Triton is ugly).



    I think its not a bad idea to open your options to more than just Ranger or Hilux. Feel like everyone is just stuck on those brands, yet there is so much more out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Buy the 4x4 or you will be sorry later. Lots of guys here made that mistake
    I support this. 4x2 will frustrate you.

    My Hilux is a 4x2, which I only use on the farm but I have been stuck more times than I can remember. Will trade it in for a 4x4 before December.
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    Check the isuzu dmax as well also great deals to be had now great brand as well
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    Take them all for test drive. compare what you get for the price. then make your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mueneni View Post
    I support this. 4x2 will frustrate you.

    My Hilux is a 4x2, which I only use on the farm but I have been stuck more times than I can remember. Hilux stuck? Impossible!
    Sorry could not help myself.......of I go to the sinbin!
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