My brother had one and was very happy with it only got rid of it because he got a company car. I’ve never heard anyone bag them. Great vehicles in that class of wheels IMOLooking at the Isuzu Dmax LS T . Mainly want it for work and to tow a van as well as a little beach driving.
Any opinions pro or con ???
Pricing looks ok too. I'm trading a MY 2012 Nissan D22 with 71000ks on it. I was a little disappointed with the trade in offer @ 13K . I could do better privately but then there is the **** around factor. The dealer has thrown in a towbar so net changeover of $39 200.Pro. 4JJ1 engine is a boss. They seem to be a reliable workhorse.
I really like them. We don't see enough issues that I'd tell someone to avoid it. It's got a 5 cylinder Mazda diesel in it. We've had a couple of turbo issues, but that sort of stuff is usually avoided by looking after it. Some people hate the 5 cylinder thing, because you still pay rego for a 6. There are also a couple of quirks when servicing them, but nothing major.
DPF issues absolutely. It's a shame, but I think Toyota has positioned itself to be just another car company. They don't demand the respect they once did.
I've seen a number of them through the workshop with clogged DPFs that needed to head over to Toyota. It's only those that do small runs around town and don't get them on the highway. Toyota had them programmed weird, and the soot levels were increasing a lot quicker than they should. While it's not doom and gloom, it's below the expectations of the brand.Didn't the Ranger have issues with the dpf too? I seem to recall there was a risk of the whole car catching on fire. I don't know how common the dpf problems in the hilux are either, I've read plenty on the internet but haven't had any issues with mine, nor have my mates (2 x hiluxes and a fortuner.)
Interesting. I'm a bit surprised you'd have that many through your doors to be honest, not throwing shade on your work but plenty of new car people just gravitate to the stealership. Plus Toyota had pretty bloody good fixed price servicing, 180 bucks a go. On the larger services where it includes diffs, transfer case and transmission I'm not sure you could buy fluids for that price.I've seen a number of them through the workshop with clogged DPFs that needed to head over to Toyota. It's only those that do small runs around town and don't get them on the highway. Toyota had them programmed weird, and the soot levels were increasing a lot quicker than they should. While it's not doom and gloom, it's below the expectations of the brand.
The Ranger issue was recalled. From memory it was a heatshield issue.
Meh I'm at type that hates aluminum trays, yeah to some people they are good but the look of themSo I decided ( not signed yet ) to go the Ford Ranger with the 2 ltr engine. The only way to keep the cameras and park assist rear parking sensors etc is to fit the original bumper under the new tray.
I'm not sure it looks shit but not sure it doesn't either. I suppose I'll get accustomed to it but hmmmm.
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