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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Longevity of 2.8 model

    R5 500 is very reasonable for the big 120 000 km service. The D4d's was a bit more expensive. And yes, all the 40 000's increment services are big, just like for the D4d's.

    Extended warranty is absolutely worth it.
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    Default Re: Longevity of 2.8 model

    There she is. Looking forward to some happy miles in this one. Drives like a dream. Can't wait to test the "donkie" gears at some point.
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    Only downside - the previous owner must've been a smoker. Dealer "wash 'n polish" smell is starting to disappear after the weekend and I can smell it now.

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    Default Re: Longevity of 2.8 model

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticBoer View Post
    So I'm selling my 2017 Hilux 4x4 2.8 AT DC and moving over to a Fortuner. My bakkie doesn't fit in my garage (short 15-20cm) and I don't want my car/bakkie parked in the street in sunny SA. Also, I prefer the SUV over the bakkie for my current family setup.

    I'm also posing these questions to the dealer so will be interesting to compare your opinions to their feedback
    What's the km on the Hilux and what do can you get for a trade in / private sale ......
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    Default Re: Longevity of 2.8 model

    Use the aircon cleaner aerosol to get rid of the smoke smell.
    Everyday may not be good but there is something good in every day

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    Default Re: Longevity of 2.8 model

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticBoer View Post
    There she is. Looking forward to some happy miles in this one. Drives like a dream. Can't wait to test the "donkie" gears at some point.
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    Only downside - the previous owner must've been a smoker. Dealer "wash 'n polish" smell is starting to disappear after the weekend and I can smell it now.

    Would be interesting to hear your thoughts after a while on Hilux vs Fortuner on comfort, stability, road handling etc. especially also on gravel roads.
    Also, do you tow anything?
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    Default Re: Longevity of 2.8 model

    Congrats!

    For the smell of smoke - usually very tough to get rid of.

    I would run this through your AC system.

    https://www.wurth.co.za/chemicals/cl...l/00893-764-10

    Followed up the some Quick Fresh

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    Default Re: Longevity of 2.8 model

    Congratulations I would also suggest changing the pollen filter/aircon filter to get rid of the smell.

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    Default Re: Longevity of 2.8 model

    We had same issue with smell of smoke in 2nd hand Prado. Replaced the cabin filter and placed a small container with bicarbonate of soda underneath one of the front seats. Smell was gone after couple of weeks.
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    Default Re: Longevity of 2.8 model

    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    Would be interesting to hear your thoughts after a while on Hilux vs Fortuner on comfort, stability, road handling etc. especially also on gravel roads.
    Also, do you tow anything?
    So I've only done around 200km's with the car but off the cuff I can say the following:
    1 - POS - The Fortuner is way more spacious.
    2 - POS - Continuing on #1, the second row has a lot more space as well. We have 2 toddlers (aged 1 and 3) and the baby seats meant their feet were constantly "pumping" me in the back in the Hilux.
    3 - POS - All round comfort is superior in the Fortuner. Simple things like the key-less entry, front+rear air vents, etc. are nice new things to have
    4 - NEG - I was expecting a quieter ride in the Fortuner. The Hilux was definitely more quiet. BUT, I think the BF Goodrich tyres play a role here. The Dunlop AT5's on the Hilux had way less road noise than these KO 2's.
    5 - NEG - The loadbin in the Hilux obviously had waaaaaay more space.
    6 - NEG - The fold-up 3rd row of seats makes a squeky noise (leather-on-leather) when folder up. I tightened the belt holding it in place and it helped a little, but it's still noticeable.
    7 - POS - I sit higher above the steering wheel and feel I have a larger field-of-view from this car. Strange, because when I stand next to it, the Hilux felt higher.
    8 - POS - Same engine, same gearbox, (almost) the same drivetrain - The Fortuner definitely feels like it has more "oomph". I think weight plays a big part here.
    9 - SAME - Fuel consumption so far has been on par with the Hilux.
    10 - NEG - The difference between 62000kms (on the Hilux) and 140000kms (on the Fortuner) is visible in terms of wear and tear. The car is VERY WELL looked after, but you can't hide use no matter what you do.
    11 - POS - The interior just feels more premium (and it is).

    Road handling + stability - I don't think I've done enough driving in it to be able to compare just yet, but will give some feedback after I've done a trip or two.

    Towing - I only tow a Glider trailer every now and then. I expect it to go very easy as it normally did with the bakkie. Will have a better view of it though. (see #7 and #8 above)

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    Default Re: Longevity of 2.8 model

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticBoer View Post
    6 - NEG - The fold-up 3rd row of seats makes a squeky noise (leather-on-leather) when folder up. I tightened the belt holding it in place and it helped a little, but it's still noticeable.
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    Default Re: Longevity of 2.8 model

    Make sure there is a gap between the headrest of the middle row seat and the fold up 3rd row, that should solve the irritating sound.

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