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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Andrew I know the itch. It can be worthwhile to wait a few months. The are bakkies coming that will match or better the power of the v6 Amarok.
    And in Nov we will see the 190kw Amarok with overboost to 210kw
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Jeep Gladdie will be here next year............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nys View Post
    O yes, and this forum mos loves to talk down a car that will leave you stranded

    Try finding those specially designed BFGa on the Raptor at a tyre dealer
    Normal 285/70/17

    Many 70 series Land Cruisers using it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Normal 285/70/17

    Many 70 series Land Cruisers using it
    Not according to articles Iíve read? It is specially designed for the Raptor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PieterOos View Post
    New Hilux
    Anyone notice the blue Hilux pictured has 2.8 D4-D on the side of the bakkie. No more GD6?
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    Each one has all the capability needed but I would go for the one that will last the longest and have the best resale value when it's time to sell. Maybe the one that can be fixed the quickest and easiest with a better dealer network when overlanding.

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    Not either - in the current economic climate I wil sit on my funds or invest wisely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider4x4 View Post
    Not either - in the current economic climate I wil sit on my funds or invest wisely.
    I don't understand this type of answer, no matter how well meant.
    The OP asked for advice on a vehicle to buy, not how to invest his money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    I don't understand this type of answer, no matter how well meant.
    The OP asked for advice on a vehicle to buy, not how to invest his money!
    Honestly not trying to be funny or to stir, meant it sincerely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nys View Post
    And in Nov we will see the 190kw Amarok with overboost to 210kw
    Without low range

    As I have said hang on by the look of things the Raptor Ranger will get the 2.7 Ecoboost that is good for 242kw and 542nm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider4x4 View Post
    Honestly not trying to be funny or to stir, meant it sincerely.
    I'm sure someone who is looking at buying a Raptor or the likes isn't counting pennies.
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    I can see why you are looking at a Raptor, space, looks, features etc. But for the load rating and towing capability, why not consider an XLT or Wildtrack? Is there a specific reason for excluding them? Personally I think the Wildtrack looks a bit sissy, but it is VERY well equipped compared to its competition. I took a drive in a Hilux the other day, first impression as I got in was how small it felt inside the cab compared to the ranger. Otherwise love the Hilux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandyLove View Post
    I can see why you are looking at a Raptor, space, looks, features etc. But for the load rating and towing capability, why not consider an XLT or Wildtrack? Is there a specific reason for excluding them? Personally I think the Wildtrack looks a bit sissy, but it is VERY well equipped compared to its competition. I took a drive in a Hilux the other day, first impression as I got in was how small it felt inside the cab compared to the ranger. Otherwise love the Hilux.
    He has an XLT already😃
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    He has an XLT already😃
    The plot thickens.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Without low range

    As I have said hang on by the look of things the Raptor Ranger will get the 2.7 Ecoboost that is good for 242kw and 542nm.
    If there is any truth in this, trade the xlt for the raptor now and then trade the milk bottle for the ecoboost later

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    This is a tricky one

    To be honest, I have already removed the Amarok from the list. It just wonít fit into my way of using my 4x4

    It is now down to the Raptor and the Hilux..

    If I cannot get a GR-s without those awful stickers it will also be a no contender
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    On a less serious note

    One of these...

    https://youtu.be/dk9sl2f9eQw

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    Quote Originally Posted by RvanZ View Post
    On a less serious note

    One of these...

    https://youtu.be/dk9sl2f9eQw
    Not anywhere near my budget... But I am open to any sponsering
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    The OP said: "I do off road, I do overland with a heavy trailer, but I do overland without one often."

    I do not understand why anyone would want to do overlanding, which in my understanding is going way further north than Etosha, with a sophisticated truck that will drown in the first water crossing, and will have to be brought back home on a low-bed should it break, because no one in Africa has ever gained experience in fixing vehicles for which a computer plug-in facility is more important than a screw driver.

    Our Volkswagen failed, en the plugged in device failed to identify the problem. It took an auto electrician half a day to locate the intermitted loose earth wire causing the breakdown. That is modern day electronics for you.

    Perhaps the question should be re-phrased, adding a part asking for which spares should be carried with.

    Sure, if you want to fool around Sandton, I agree with sophistication, but if you want to go into Africa, which overlanding implies, you need a vehicle that can take the punishment, and can be fixed in every other village.

    Why would one want a fast vehicle for overland applications?

    Perhaps I am just not understanding the question.

    How many of the advisors so eagerly offering advice here has been into Africa with their vehicles of choice?

    I suggest you pm the few serious overlanders on this forum, where a V8 Land Rover 110, a non-turbo Land Cruiser and the likes are vehicles of choice.

    It has been said that wize men learn from the experience of others, fools from their own. That is in my humble opinion the best advice I can give.
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    The one that will never let you down is the Hilux!

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