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    Default Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Hi forum

    Looking for some advice here

    Looking to purchase a hilux.
    Options are

    1. Brand new 2.4 4x2
    2. 2018 2.8 4x2
    3. 2017 2.8 4x4 (higher mileage than would want)

    I do the odd 4x4 trail but not interested in doing extreme off roading.

    My concerns are that the 2.4 is a bit sluggish

    Would like some first hand options...
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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by Benez_SA View Post
    Hi forum

    Looking for some advice here

    Looking to purchase a hilux.
    Options are

    1. Brand new 2.4 4x2
    2. 2018 2.8 4x2
    3. 2017 2.8 4x4 (higher mileage than would want)

    I do the odd 4x4 trail but not interested in doing extreme off roading.

    My concerns are that the 2.4 is a bit sluggish

    Would like some first hand options...
    2,4 is not sluggish at all.

    Get option 3 in my opinion. Especially if you want to be offroading etc.

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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    2.4 in 4x4 ?
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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    I have a 2.8 but will buy a 2.4 without any hesitation. It’s a sweet engine!
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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Check out Roam Overland youtube channel, where he modifies a 2.4 4x4. A lot of extra weight and it handles well (albeit he does chip it with after market exhaust). The 2.4 is not sluggish, especially in stock form.
    You may want to check out the differences in the consumption between the 2.4 and 2.8

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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by JadeDsantos View Post
    2,4 is not sluggish at all.

    Get option 3 in my opinion. Especially if you want to be offroading etc.
    How capable is the 2.4 with diff lock?
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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by DEEZ View Post
    2.4 in 4x4 ?
    Haven't looked at that option
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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by Benez_SA View Post
    How capable is the 2.4 with diff lock?
    That question is so loaded. 99% of daily needs can be met without 4x4 but most trails will demand a 4x4.


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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by Benez_SA View Post
    Hi forum

    Looking for some advice here

    Looking to purchase a hilux.
    Options are

    1. Brand new 2.4 4x2
    2. 2018 2.8 4x2
    3. 2017 2.8 4x4 (higher mileage than would want)

    I do the odd 4x4 trail but not interested in doing extreme off roading.

    My concerns are that the 2.4 is a bit sluggish

    Would like some first hand options...
    2.4 is Plenty >> rather buy new if you can >> good fuel consumption too on the 2.4 I am told >> Congrats welcome to the club

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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    If you can, get a 4x4 - a lot of people get a 4x2 end up regretting it. And they are hard to sell.
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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Thanks everyone for the input. If anyone has a hilux 2.4 or 2.8 4x4 for sale let me know
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    Smile Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Two weeks ago I took delivery of the 2.8 4x4 Legend Xtracab. Absolutely loving it so sorry, not selling. Not for a very long time.
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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Greeff View Post
    Two weeks ago I took delivery of the 2.8 4x4 Legend Xtracab. Absolutely loving it so sorry, not selling. Not for a very long time.
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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by Mueneni View Post
    If you can, get a 4x4 - a lot of people get a 4x2 end up regretting it. And they are hard to sell.
    Agreed, will look for a 4x4
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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by Benez_SA View Post
    Hi forum

    Looking for some advice here

    Looking to purchase a hilux.
    Options are

    1. Brand new 2.4 4x2
    2. 2018 2.8 4x2
    3. 2017 2.8 4x4 (higher mileage than would want)

    I do the odd 4x4 trail but not interested in doing extreme off roading.

    My concerns are that the 2.4 is a bit sluggish

    Would like some first hand options...
    Option 3 is the best imo. Look at the difference in price between the 2nd hand 2.4 4x4 and the brand new 2.4 4x4. As for ability Offroad, every review puts it at the top of the pile. It's so capable that the traction control, in some really tough situations, does a better job than the diff lock.

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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by Benez_SA View Post
    Haven't looked at that option
    I have a 2,4 4x4 SRX, and I went everywhere the Cruiser on 35's went in Botswana.

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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Before buying any 4x4 make sure to check the undercarriage for signs of offroad use , as well as back lash on diffs. Also check 4x4 and low range and difflock engagement .

    I bought a 2016 dc hilux 4x4 for R400 000 with 75 000km , so look for good deals .

    Also before buying organise for a engine diagnostic as well as vehicle checkup at a toyota dealer.
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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by Niela View Post
    Before buying any 4x4 make sure to check the undercarriage for signs of offroad use , as well as back lash on diffs. Also check 4x4 and low range and difflock engagement .

    I bought a 2016 dc hilux 4x4 for R400 000 with 75 000km , so look for good deals .

    Also before buying organise for a engine diagnostic as well as vehicle checkup at a toyota dealer.
    Is offroad use a bad thing when buying a 4x4?
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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by JadeDsantos View Post
    I have a 2,4 4x4 SRX, and I went everywhere the Cruiser on 35's went in Botswana.
    To be fair, I once followed a Cruiser for 720km to the coast.
    I drove everywhere it did.
    We drove on the highway.
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    Default Re: Looking to make the move to a hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by Groenman View Post
    Is offroad use a bad thing when buying a 4x4?
    Difference between offroad use and offroad abuse
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

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