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    Default Tell me you problems on the new P series

    My brother in law is looking at buying a p series.
    Any comments of owners regarding any problems.

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    Default Re: Tell me you problems on the new P series

    i believe those are made really good.
    after market stuff and customizing can be a problem.

    maybe ask in a pub section, AUS threads.

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    Default Re: Tell me you problems on the new P series

    Both my BIL and FIL have one (one top spec, one entry level) both love them, apart from a few small annoyances that one can live with.
    Capability in sand is amazing with the auto and my BIL hits the beach with tyres at 2.5 bar with zero issues.

    I'd been keen to see reliability, but I understand it's a VAG motor and ZF gearbox, but I could be wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepman85 View Post
    I'd been keen to see reliability, but I understand it's a VAG motor and ZF gearbox, but I could be wrong
    Engine is GWM made. The 8 speed auto is ZF, manual is GWM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hennie84 View Post
    Engine is GWM made. The 8 speed auto is ZF, manual is GWM.
    Ahhh, that makes more sense, thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepman85 View Post
    Both my BIL and FIL have one (one top spec, one entry level) both love them, apart from a few small annoyances that one can live with.
    Capability in sand is amazing with the auto and my BIL hits the beach with tyres at 2.5 bar with zero issues.

    I'd been keen to see reliability, but I understand it's a VAG motor and ZF gearbox, but I could be wrong
    Ek sukkel maar om aan daai een te kou. Enigste plek waar ek kan dink mens met 2.5bar kan ry is tussen myl 14 en myl 8.
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    Had a quick site meeting with a guy this morning who has one, only got 5000km's on his. Says he loves it and no issues. BUT its brakes sounded like a Prado 120. Oh that squeak would kill me
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    If only they could change that grill logo, man it's ugly
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    Ek sukkel maar om aan daai een te kou. Enigste plek waar ek kan dink mens met 2.5bar kan ry is tussen myl 14 en myl 8.
    Laat weet my as jy weer in die area is dan reel ek 'n spin.
    Ons het getoets soos jy af ry van Aphrodite af see langs tot Guano island, op teen daai duin en terug pad toe. Swaer het sy Hilux 2.4 ingeruil wat hy moes afblaas na 1.5-1.8 om daar te ry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jadranko View Post
    i believe those are made really good.
    after market stuff and customizing can be a problem.

    maybe ask in a pub section, AUS threads.
    lots available here. have not seen raptor kits yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    If only they could change that grill logo, man it's ugly
    That is the only bad part i find too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepman85 View Post
    Laat weet my as jy weer in die area is dan reel ek 'n spin.
    Ons het getoets soos jy af ry van Aphrodite af see langs tot Guano island, op teen daai duin en terug pad toe. Swaer het sy Hilux 2.4 ingeruil wat hy moes afblaas na 1.5-1.8 om daar te ry.
    Ek is einde Desember daar. Bring hom Myl 72 toe, dan kyk ons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbike View Post
    My brother in law is looking at buying a p series.
    Any comments of owners regarding any problems.
    There is a thread that discusses some of the anomalies with the P-series somewhere. Personally, I think it is the best value for money bakkie you can get. However I do believe the suspension is a bit harsh and gets unsettled easily over corrugations. Maybe someone can give feedback before and after an aftermarket kit has been fitted

    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    Ek sukkel maar om aan daai een te kou. Enigste plek waar ek kan dink mens met 2.5bar kan ry is tussen myl 14 en myl 8.
    Ek herkou ook maar aan die een. Nie eers met my Touareg kan ek my 2.5bar tyres op die strand rond ry nie. Maskien as ek met spoed begin en nooit stop nie ja, maar as jy eers gestop het........
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    Ek is einde Desember daar. Bring hom Myl 72 toe, dan kyk ons.
    Moet nou nie die dam onder die eend se hol uitruk nie. Onthou daai stuk by Aphrodite is lekker nat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nys View Post
    Ek herkou ook maar aan die een. Nie eers met my Touareg kan ek my 2.5bar tyres op die strand rond ry nie. Maskien as ek met spoed begin en nooit stop nie ja, maar as jy eers gestop het........
    Ja, maar dis n Toureg
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepman85 View Post
    Moet nou nie die dam onder die eend se hol uitruk nie. Onthou daai stuk by Aphrodite is lekker nat
    Ok ok, wat van Paaltjies dan?
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    Default Re: Tell me you problems on the new P series

    One of our company directors drives one.
    He says he is really happy with it in every aspect. I had a look at it as well all seems good except one thing.
    The body is extremely soft. Even on the inside of the tailgate I can push in the metal with my hand. But then again I don't know is this is the case with all the new bakkies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    One of our company directors drives one.
    He says he is really happy with it in every aspect. I had a look at it as well all seems good except one thing.
    The body is extremely soft. Even on the inside of the tailgate I can push in the metal with my hand. But then again I don't know is this is the case with all the new bakkies.
    Nie op die Ford nie, maar op my D23. Die staal was so buigsaam en dun, as 'n vlieg op die bonnet geskeit het, was daar 'n duik
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepman85 View Post
    Moet nou nie die dam onder die eend se hol uitruk nie. Onthou daai stuk by Aphrodite is lekker nat
    Toe toe. Jy weet op die forum moet ons baie mooi praat want mense vat wat mens se letterlik op. Ek wed jou iemand gaan dit nou try oor Desember dan lees ons weer van n P-series wat gevang is deur die see

    Quote Originally Posted by jeepman85 View Post
    Ja, maar dis n Toureg
    Ek bring die Touareg dan toets ons bietjie.

    Back on topic. My brother (currently drives a 2l Amarok 4Motion) is seriously considering one as he needs to trade the Amarok (3 years old). Directly comparing the 2, the Amarok only wins on (according to my brother):

    1. comfort on road i.e. the P-series' suspension is not its best feature
    2. aircon - Amarok's just cools quicker and has duel zone climate control
    3. looks (subjective yes)
    4. Gearbox - the ZF in the Amarok is just paired better to the engine

    The rest, the P-series wins hands down
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    Nie op die Ford nie, maar op my D23. Die staal was so buigsaam en dun, as 'n vlieg op die bonnet geskeit het, was daar 'n duik
    Ek het in 2017 n nuwe Ranger gehad (toe ek nog jonk en dom was) en ek het gevind dat sy bakwerk ook baie sag is.
    Meskien het hulle dit verbeter maar ek twyfel.
    Ek dink van al die nuwe bakkies is net die Mahindra en die Land Cruisers nog regtig hard.
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