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    I would certainly have a good look at the Isuzu and Mitsibushi bakkies as well, excellent value for money

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    Guys, any thoughts on Motor Link in Meyerton? Their reviews seem good, and they have a bakkie I am totally in love with. It's a 2014 VW Amarok 2.0TDI (so not the bigger BiTDI but I'm OK with that) with 140,000km on the clock. Price is good. The interior of the bakkie looks great as well. There's no canopy, but I'm OK with that for now.

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    So, big favour I'm asking. Is anyone in the Meyerton area willing to go look at this bakkie for me, please?

    https://www.autotrader.co.za/car-for....0tdi/27511764

    It ticks most of our boxes, and we quite like it, but I feel like the price is perhaps a bit too low?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    So, big favour I'm asking. Is anyone in the Meyerton area willing to go look at this bakkie for me, please?

    https://www.autotrader.co.za/car-for....0tdi/27511764

    It ticks most of our boxes, and we quite like it, but I feel like the price is perhaps a bit too low?
    From the pictures it looks like it's in good condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    So, big favour I'm asking. Is anyone in the Meyerton area willing to go look at this bakkie for me, please?

    https://www.autotrader.co.za/car-for....0tdi/27511764

    It ticks most of our boxes, and we quite like it, but I feel like the price is perhaps a bit too low?

    Ignore the photos - it can be easily touched up. This is also another perfect example of you (and wife) being obsessed with "looks" (and status).

    I would rather focus on how/what is underneath the bonnet.

    Price looks fine. Mileage, on the other hand, is the question.
    Some would say is good, others would say it is low.

    In comparision with other 2014 Amaroks on both AutoTrader and Cars this one has very low mileage, and would give me some pause for thoughts.

    Try to find the history of its services for the last 5 years. And if possible, track the previous owners, and ask them about their experience with it.

    That particular Amarok turbo-diesel model has some issues that can be expensive to repair, ranging from EGR valve, water pump issues, belt faiilure, fuel leaks, etc some of which can cause exensive damage to the engine.

    Also, better make double sure when that truck was manufactured because, Google is your friend:

    https://www.cars.co.za/motoring-news...%20compartment.

    That truck is 1 year away from being a 10+ year old truck. Can you afford its maintenance costs?

    /FIXED link to highlight the relevant summary
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    My only concern would be previous owners "unknown".

    That means at least 4 or more owners decided to flog it with low km ownership for some or other reason..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamakazi View Post
    My only concern would be previous owners "unknown".

    That means at least 4 or more owners decided to flog it with low km ownership for some or other reason..

    Exactly why I said/asked: find the history of the services of the last 5 years as well as possibility to contact previous owners.

    I always do that when I shop for bakkie myself and if I don't get it, or get insights from previous owners about potential problems, I walk away.

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    OK, so it's been about 3 weeks, so I reckon it's time to post and take the inevitable beating.

    I bought a 2017 Ford Ranger 2.2TDCi from Ford. It has a few kilos on the clock, but the bakkie is in good condition. It's been through the Ford workshop, twice, and I have a warranty on the vehicle.

    So far it rides like a beast, and I love every second of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer-X View Post
    Why did it go to the workshop twice in 2 weeks?
    I read it as before he got it, not since?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer-X View Post
    Why did it go to the workshop twice in 2 weeks?
    Before I got it. I had them check everything as a safety precaution thing. It is in good nick. FSH with no problems.

    It has to go back now because the tailgate lock is busted, but it is fixed free of charge, so I'm happy.

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    Oh yes, and it is the XL spec. I miss the cruise control on long trips but the SPACE is worth it!

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    Congrats Enjoy!

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    Congrats! Always a lekker feeling.
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    Lekker Man,Enjoy it!

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    Congrats. I love my Ford. 117 000 trouble free and very comfy kilos. Decided to keep it for now, at least till end of the year.

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    Veilige en gelukkige myle! We had a Ford Everest 2.2 XL and it was great, my wife still recons it was her favorite car we owned (her daily driver)

    The 2.2 engine is sufficient, more power is just over indulging. It cruises well and it's not terrible on diesel consumption. The only time more power would be of real use is when towing heavy on a regular basis.
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    Thanks guys. Yeah it is great. I have wanted this for so long amd it does not disappoint. Also lighter on fuel than I expected, so that is a huge plus.

    I also don't tow, so extra power is not needed. It has twice the torque than my previous car and it shows.

    I love it, wife loves it, kids love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    OK, so it's been about 3 weeks, so I reckon it's time to post and take the inevitable beating.

    I bought a 2017 Ford Ranger 2.2TDCi from Ford. It has a few kilos on the clock, but the bakkie is in good condition.

    Congrats, enjoy the Ranger.

    It is definitely very very fuel-efficient and very spacious inside - and I've been in a lot of other bakkie brands.

    As I have had a personal 2.2 TDCi XL before (a 2015 model), which I sold in 2024, I am just very curious on what specs is included with yours?

    Such as: manual or auto, alarm, immobiliser, 4x4 or 2x4, rear parking camera, etc, etc.

    Reason I ask is that not all XL's have the same specs which is a little bit frustrating or confusing. For example, I have both diff lock and rear-parking camera in my 2.2 XL which, from my own queries with other Ranger XL owners, appears to be different: some have one but not the other.

    Did you got a full tier-1 warranty or extended warranty with it?

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