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Bought our 05 SR 4x4 extra cab new and so far it has done 201,000 Klms and it has never let us down. It’s been to Cape York, the Kimberlies, Birdsville Track 4 times, Flinders Ranges 3 times, the Oodnadatta Track 3 times, the Stretzleki Track 4 times,Uluru, Cameron’s Corner 3 times, Nth QLD to southern VIC , all this without even a getting a flat tyre. We take it easy driving it and always service it at the recommended intervals. We are considering a new
2021 Hilux but are reluctant to sell something that is so trustworthy.
Our friends are amazed at its record!
Purchased in July 2005.
Good, reliable ute
I bought the last one of these (2021 model) on the lot for $31,000 with the 2.6m tray, if I missed it I would have had to wait until the next shipment in October to get one. So that tells you how sought after they are! At the end of the day it's a tradies ute, but they have modernised the interior and safety to meet expectations. It has more safety tech in it than my wife's 2018 Vitara and I reckon the dash and instruments look unreal. It's handy how it reads the street signs an posts the speed limit on the dash. I've not yet done 1000km in it ...but early first impressions are positive. My only criticisms are the 2.7lt engine, though it will run trouble free for 400,000km it is under-powered for the application. It over-revs and is thirsty as a result. The other thing is I don't think they've gotten the suspension balance right, it’s very aggressive. You can't put a coffee in the console and expect it not to spill even on roads around town. I understand it's built to handle carrying a tonne, but how many people drive around daily with a tonne in the back? I think a set of extractors and some softer shocks in the back might fix both issues. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and look forward to that Toyota trouble free motoring.
Purchased in June 2021 at Toyota Dealers.
Daily driver did me well.
Had a 2008 KUN26R. I bought it at 180,000 kms and sold it at 360,000 and it was still going strong! This car was tough, barely did anything major to it. I always serviced it every 6 months. I regret selling this car - it was definitely the old faithful.
GUN models are a lemon.
Where do I start. Bought a 2015 from a Toyota yard here in Perth and only drove it 2/6 months because it spent 4 months being worked. Toyota ended up refunding my 37k after 6 months because I was not happy.
EGR cooler cracked - car over heated.
Auto transmission started slipping.
Timing chain destroyed the cam gears.
Very loud injector knock which apparently is "normal"
Such a shame as the car was nice. Now I'm going back to a 2015 KUN model.
Purchased in December 2020 for $37,000.00.
Bought brand new , dealer had every excuse under the sun for any queries I made regarding fuel usage etc.
warped front brake discs 2 times dealer machined both times instead of replacing 5 other people I know with the same variant had the same issues.
I run a business and tow a trailer with excavator the Loan car they gave me under warranty claim was a hybrid Corolla I asked for a hilux but they said it’s that or a rav 4 which wasn’t on site.
Fuel usage is nowhere near claimed unladen and before mods and is steadily increasing.
The car is n...
Purchased at Toyota Dealers for $54,000.00.
Purchased a SR5 From Downtown Toyota in Morningside. After being convinced by friends to change from a ranger to a Hilux.
In the first 12mths a rattle was apparent from the engine but the couldn’t fix. The dealer said to monitor. I reported every time it went in for a service. The engine was removed from the vehicle several times and parts changed but the noise was still there. At 100,000kms Toyota replaced the engine as the rattle was getting worse. The guest experience manager said “all cars make some sort of rattle and all sound the same” ...they still replaced the engine... go figure... At 105,000kms the Ute had a terrible whining noise coming from under the vehicle... Toyota replaced the torque converter and found the transmission had also failed. Toyota Guest Experience believe this is a common occurrence and that they don’t believe the vehicle is subject to a replacement. To make matters even more frustrating, they told me that the services would continue as per the service book, but the dealers would determine what service the engine and transmission would be due for as they have different kms and age compared to the other components. Toyota believes the car is worth more if I sell it as the Ute has a new engine and transmission... haha... not sure how that works... most people will steer clear of a car that’s had 2 major replacements in the first 3 years of its life. Toyota is yet to advise if they will compensate the loss or replace the vehicle. Note: this vehicle has never been actually 4wding as I can’t rely on it.
Purchased in February 2018 at Downtown Toyota for $56,000.00.
Nothing but problems
Bought car new in 2008,had nothing but issues, clutch failed,water pump failed,hand break failed,arm rest broke off,electrical faults....people need to wake up,was a struggle to get Toyota to fix,got a v6 amarok now absolutely wicked
Purchased in December 2008 for $51,000.00.
Bought a model year 2021 Hilux SR 3 weeks ago, found out the Airbags aren't functional and will need a part that wont come for 8 weeks+ . Toyota's 1st response to me was "well you can technically still drive it while waiting for the part. What a joke of a company! No regard for their customers safety and well being at all! When I rang Toyota's guest experience for a refund, they said it will take 6 weeks to investigate whether they will provide the refund. Further to that, should they decide to actually issue a refund, it will take even longer ...to actually get the refund! In the mean time, I have to pay their toyota finance and I'm out of pocket for the accesories I purchased for the car. BUYERS BEWARE, you may be driving around with faulty airbags even in their latest year model cars as I was.
Purchased in March 2021 at Toyota Dealers for $55,000.00.
SR5 2017 breakable Hilux
Bought this 2017 SR5 as have always had them for years ,So happy to buy my dream car but have nothing but issues with it , now just done over 100,000km never towed with it but clutch started slipping , rang Toyota not covered and to diagnose issue $180 per hr , and just now battery dies FML
Never again buy a Hilux once bitten twice shy
Purchased in December 2017 for $65,000.00.
I upgraded to the turbo-diesel version (KZN-165R)
This is the second review for this model that I've written - since writing my last one (LN-167R) I've upgraded to a 2004 turbo-diesel version (KZN-165R). I somehow managed to find one with less than 200,000 km on it.
This model comes with electric windows, rear mirrors and central locking, which is a nice touch, but unnecessary in terms of the purpose that most people would buy this vehicle for.
Most of my comments from the non-turbo version still stand, the only difference is now the engine has more urgency to it and behaves like a "normal" ...car in terms of acceleration. Hills are no longer hurdles to contend with and with the right gear selection you'll actually continue to accelerate up them. Freeway driving is much better though, with the engine sitting at a leisurely 2000 RPM (@100km/hr) instead of a screaming-like-a-banshee 3000 RPM in the non-turbo. This was actually the main reason I bought this vehicle (and having a family member "adopt" my other one). Maintenance remains as simple as before, with oil, air and fuel filters reasonably accessible in the engine bay. I haven't installed anything in the dashboard area yet, but it's exactly the same as the other model. All in all, either model is fine, one is just cheaper and a bit slower. Adjust your expectations and it will still be a solid and reliable workhorse. This gruntier one evens out a few of the minor niggles in terms of RPM and power.
Purchased in January 2021 for $20,000.00.
Australia’s best built car
I have purchased the hilux workmate duel cab brand new in 2008 after having a melon previously..the car has served me extremely well to this day I still drive it..never had to pay for a major part and its going on to 13 years. Regular oil and filter changes that I do my self and take it to a mechanic every 50,000 for a check up
Purchased at Toyota Dealers for $24,990.00.
Too many issues to call it a good vehicle.
Early 2013 3.0 Turbo Diesel. Purchased with 140.000 km on the odometer. Impeccable service records.
Timing belt had been changed at a Toyota dealership, but the idler & tensioner had not been replaced. That cost $300.00
$2640.00 to replace injectors at 160.000 km.
One mechanic quoted 4k for the injectors!!!
Took four mechanics to read the injectors values correctly, ( one of which is a SUPPOSED to be a Common Rail Diesel specialist - Yeah right!! ).
The fourth mechanic showed me the feedback values, asked me if there was a cold knock ( yes ther...
Purchased in January 2020 for $24,000.00.
reliable and cheap to maintain. 2005-2006 models are the go to for reliability
great car and has been quite reliable. have replaced a few things but its to be expected with a 15 year old car. starter motor has been doing its job for 15 years and almost 300k. easy to understand why it's the most popular ute in Aus.
very cheap on fuel! use about 11 litres per 100km fully loaded
car is used for camping, travelling and commuting.
used multiple times per day.
oil changes every 5000kms and oil filter changes every 10000kms no issues with the car, hard to fault them.
Purchased in December 2017 for $24,000.00.
What a vehicle , what a company
In January this year I decided to purchase a brand new vehicle and ended up picking the latest model Hilux SR5 4X4. The process of ordering it, getting it and ongoing life with it has been an absolute pleasure. The dealer I purchased it through (Kalamunda Toyota, WA) were, are and continue to be fantastic. They are approachable, knowledgeable and very helpful. I will not go anywhere else now. I am now looking at getting a new car for my wife and will head straight to Kalamunda Toyota.
In terms of the vehicle itself, it is extremely nice to ...
Purchased in February 2020 at Kalamunda Toyota for $65,000.00.
Design faults and problems
Design of the seat and steering column/ wheel means that people with large thighs struggle to get in ad out of the car as you get stuck getting in and out. Steering column has limited height adjustment as does the car seat. Further seats do not fold forward to place tools etc behind. Would not recommend for larger built people.
Purchased in April 2020 for $25,000.00.
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|Transmission||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual||Automatic|
|Drive Type||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)|
|Wheels||16" Steel||17" Steel||17" Steel||17" Steel|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Doors||2 to 4||2 to 4||2 to 4||2 to 4|
|Seats||2 to 5||2 to 5||4 to 5||4 to 5|
|Fuel Consumption||10.7 L/100km||7.8 L/100km||7.9 L/100km||7.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L||80 L||80 L||80 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.7L Petrol||4 Cylinder 2.4L Turbo Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.8L Turbo Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.8L Turbo Diesel|
|Max Power||122kw @ 5200rpm||110kw @ 3400rpm||130kw @ 3400rpm||130kW @ 3400rpm|
|Max Torque||245Nm @ 4000rpm||400Nm @ 1600-2000rpm||450Nm @ 1600-2400rpm||450Nm @ 1600-2400rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,500 kg||2,800 kg||2,800 kg||2,800 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Tray Type||Cab Chassis and Pick Up||Cab Chassis and Pick Up||Pick Up||Pick Up|
|Cab Options||Dual and Single||Dual and Single||Dual and Extra||Dual and Extra|
|Maximum Payload||1,210 kg||1,225 kg||1,000 kg||1,030 kg|
|Ground Clearance||193 mm||216 mm||311 mm||311 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||193 mm||216 mm||311 mm||311 mm|
|Release date||Sept 2015||Sept 2015||Sept 2015||Sept 2015|
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