2008 Turbo Diesel dual cab - after 80,000km (still under Toyotas warranty) Apparently we got water in fuel (according to local dealer), stuffed up common rail diesel injection system, cost $7500 to replace the whole fuel system (not covered by insurance), Toyota would not talk to us and claimed no responsability even though they fit their vehicles with water traps etc, they obviously dont work. We feel cheated. Beware of where you fill up & what goes into the tank. These commonrail systems are just fitted to make Toyota more money in spare part...s & repairs. Will not buy another hilux EVER Again. Nice looking vehicle, appears to be a workhorse as depicted in advertisements.Economical turbo Diesel, quite zippy around town. Seats are not comfortable at all, very little room in back seat, common rail diesel injection system poorly designed, dints & scratches too easily even with metalic paint, rather poor handling with standard factory rims & tyres, very very poor towing capability.
The 3 litre turbo-diesel engine has loads of power and is extremely economical, especially when towing or on the highway.
If you are towing I recommend that you buy the auto, so as to minimise turbo-lag and an aftermarket power-chip can give you another 20 kilowatts, which is handy!
The cabin has tons of room; easily the same as a Commodore or Falcon.
This is by far the best Hilux Toyota has ever made.
Do not buy the petrol version.
2008 SR5 DualCab, 3.0 D4D. Power, economy, cabin space.
Expensive when compared to Navara/Colorado/Triton/BT500. Even with ABS, the braking isn't that great. Doesn't like fast corners but then that's not what it's built for.Crappy little factory rims. - For $55,000, this ute should have 18" mags.
Great ute. Great power with better economy. Resale is second to none.
Whilst traveling in the outback of Australia the vast mojority of brands seen where Toyota and Nissan. This speaks for itself.
Reliability, tough, great resale value.2010 3L Turbo deisel five speed four wheel drive single cab. More than enough power to tow a two tone trailer on a daily basis.I have seen the ability to tow a heavy peice of machinery bogged in a padok out into the clear. Very impressive.Would of made a great toyota add.
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Is the second new hilux I have owened. First one was a 96 model and this one is 08. Looked at mazda, mitsubishi and holden, none come close to the hilux. A plus was the pay no more than $150/service for the first 6 services. I often tow a 18 ft boat and a 15 ft caravan, I dont even notice either of them on car either around town or on the open roads. When towing my van it costs me an extra 1.5 litres of fuel /100k!!! Big bloody deal!! I have found by using premium fuel instead if the ethonal rubbish I obtain an extra 2 k to the litre of ...fuel used or 140 k to a tank extra. The motor is very strong, it has bags of torque for towing, for a 2.7 petrol it is very good on fuel(10 L /100k). Comfy seats, plenty of room in cabin for a 3 seater. Over all the car has a quality finish that the other makes dont come close too. There is only two things I am very disappointed in is it has no intermitant wipers!!! and the front passenger seat is not able to slide back and forth.
Wow, what a machine. Fits in heaps of gear, can easily sit two kids in car seats and a persoh in between them in the back seat. definitely worth the $$$.
2010 D4D 3.0lt I/C turbo diesel. Powerful, spacious, responsive and that's with only 3000k's on the clock.
Waiting to see what comes up, although the attachment location for car seats is very poorly designed. You have to remove both seats to take one out and fitting them is really difficult, especially if you have big hands. Factory fitted bull bar is a bit weak and the rims should be bigger.
This is the first toyota I have purchased new and I won't make that mistake twice, thanks to toyota's inability to honour warranty commitments (Black Toyota, Bathurst). No intermittent wipers are distracting and dangerous. Niggly faults since day one, compounded by Toyota's poor service have forced me to reassess my 15 year devotion. Disappointing considering it is only used privately, never seen a gravel road and now only travelled 20,000km.
2007 workmate d/cab- reasonable cabin space, good fuel economy and performance for a 2.7litre petrol. N...
his vehicle is a work ute and as such does its job. Asthe drought has gone on for so long i am not really sure how it goes in the wet off road.
this car like is a good of raod ute and carries all it should it is comfortable and handles ok on and off road. The inclusion of cruise control as standard and the range of options is excellant. The visibility from the drivers seat is good.
the turning cicle leaves a bit to be desired. the fuel consumption is higher thatn i expected , i wish it had a bigger fuel tank sometimes.
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Hi, my Hilux workmate 2011 ute was losing power driving on the hwy today - also seem to have a miss in it ( spluttering and jerking ). Really struggled to get it home - just had a 66,000 Service done a week ago was running fine before the service. Orange engine light came on aswell. Feeling very upset as I only purchased it a few months ago and took me so long to save the money for it. Anyone have any suggestions on the problem?? Thanks from a very worried cleaner lady.
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