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    Hey,

    I've got a choice between a 2005 isuzu s/c kb300 4x4 with 105000km or a 2006 Ford Supercab 2.5 4x2 with 102000km.
    I'm looking for a vehicle that can handle some off-road, but probably won't be doing anything hectic. I also need to be able to tow a horsebox. Will the Isuzu single cab be heavy enough to tow a horse box?

    And advise on either of these vehicles much appreciated!

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    Hey Suzuki Newby,

    I can't speak for the Isuzu but I had the 2.5 turbo diesel Mazda Drifter D/C 4x2 (2005) sold it on 118,000kms and I towed my caravan (Srite Splash) all over the country with it, I towed in 4th gear at around 110km/h and it never skipped an beat.

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    If it's the D Max shaped KB300 then that's your choice...no competition. Ultra reliable, ultra comfortable AND it's 4x4. The 300 is a fantastic tow vehicle, any of them, even the "old" shaped 300.
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    Moet D-Max wees, die MOOI shape is uitgefaseer in 2004...
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    Kry die 4x4
    Jammer die ford is nie 4x4 nie, maar kry eerder die 4x4

    die supercab se pakplek is baie handig, so as dit 'n oorweging is moet jy dit in ag neem, albei is baie goeie bakkies
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    I'll buck the trend and say SuperCab only due to it's practicality....BUT, if you want that softer ride then the Isuzu is the one to go for....single cabs are work horses, forget about packing your personal goodies in the rear or in a canopy, that does not work...and lastly, ALL bakkies sold in SA can tow a horseboxes.

    Take them both for a ride and you decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrat View Post
    ALL bakkies sold in SA can tow a horseboxes.

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    In- or excluding the horses?
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    including

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookie View Post
    in- or excluding the horses?
    ;d;d;d;d;d

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    I Agree with scrat, take them both for a drive and you'll know when you done!

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    ......even better.....take the trailer with and see which one tows is better....
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    Unfortunately the Isuzu is in Cape Town & I am in Durban... but i have driven a similar Isuzu and to me it was fairly similar to the Ford. So I think it might be easier to just get the Ford as I have had a look at it and it doesn't look like it's worked hard. The Isuzu was recommended by a friend who also says it's a good vehicle, but it's not the same as seeing it and driving it yourself.

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    Hope you have not bought the furd. Had both, and there is no comparison.

    The furd is JUNK!
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