2008 HiLux 3 litre turbo diesel
I bought my 2008 HiLux two years ago, and have been extremely impressed with it ever since. I am 6 ft 6in (198 cms) and find I have plenty of room to drive the vehicle for long distances easily. It had 299,000 kms on the speedo when I bought it, and it has now done 380,000 kms. In the past 2 years, I have been from Canberra to Kakadu and the Kimberly's twice and Central Australia 3 times. I have also been to the Flinders Ranges twice.
I have had a 130 l tank fitted, a bull bar, 2 in lift, and in the 80,000 kms I have driven, the vehicle has nev...
Purchased in August 2017 at Private Sale.
Perfect in the right scenario
Bought a 2003 non-turbo diesel (5L-E) dual cab model back in 2017 so by this stage it's a 15 year old vehicle that's likely seen some work in its life. Indeed, it's sitting around 300,000km now, which isn't a huge problem for a diesel, but I had to look for one in decent shape inside the cabin.
I bought it as a second vehicle, to lug stuff around and do some camping. As it turns out, I'm driving this old workhorse more than my twin turbo sedan just because it's more fun!
- It's a slow vehicle, and doesn't overtake at speed, so I...
Purchased in August 2017.
Not regretting for buying a Hilux
Bought 2018 Workmate double cab 2.7 l petrol as a new car.
Done close to 500 km now.
1. Surprisingly quiet cabin when driving at 60 kph as a Ute.
2. Simple to operate, basic functions just fine to me.
3. If not looking back, I would feel like driving a SUV.
Purchased in May 2019 for A$30,990.00.
- HiLux MK7.III (2011-2015)
- Verified purchase
My budget for work and family ute was $25,000. This budget was able to choose latest Triton, Colorado or Navarra. And some tells Hilux is overpriced. So I asked lots of question about these utes to my mechanic friend. According to his experience, Toyota was best recommend for me.
I bought ex government hilux from a local dealership. It is 2012hilux Sr dual cab 4x4 3.0d4d. 150,xxx km and full log book serviced.
For 3 month I have driven about 7000km both urban and highway.
4x4 driving few times for off road . Drives smooth.
Cabin inside is ve...
Purchased in February 2019 for A$25,000.00.
- HiLux MK8.I 4x4 2.8L Turbo Diesel SR (2015-2020)
- Verified purchase
Basic but dependable
We've purchased about 4 Hiluxes recently, as well as Volkswagen Amaroks, Ford Rangers, Holden Colorado, Nissan Navara.
The Toyota Hilux is a safe choice. It has the same vices as any other crew cab ute (basic, bumpy, wheezy) but is generally inoffensive to own.
Volkswagen Amarok is probably the best, Ford Ranger also very good but a bit truck-like. Navaras are cheap, crappy and gutless - whether they have a Nissan or Benz badge, same car haha.
Toyota Hilux is a bit gutless but does the job. (diesel automatic 4x4 crew cab completely empty). Fuel...
Purchased in September 2018 for A$49,000.00.
Poor fuel economy, poor user manual
Purchased it in last February, in NW Tasmania. Surprisingly, the sales person was promoting a local 4WD company accessories instead of the Genuine Toyota Accessories/Parts. Only 3000km is on the clock but haven't been able to achieve less than 12.9L/100km so far despite long strait runs in open roads. The fuel gauge is dropping very fast from full to 2/3rd full then slows to descend. 544 pages long thick user manual containing practically zero information about this 2.7L cab chassi automatic model costing $30.000 with all the options - steel tr...ay, reverse camera, tow bar. I feel violated by ignorance under the Consumer Rights/Protection Laws of Australia. Writing about reverse camera: what a waste of money. No reference points on the screen to adjust maneuvers to distances, my wife's REV4 aftermarket - and significantly cheaper - camera is providing much better quality and usable assistance. All remarks and asking for help regarding the above issues: local service playing dead, headquarters replying pre-written canned answers. My only hope is that I will not need any involvement from them in the future apart from the regular servicing. This is my first and will be my last toyota purchase, I think. Kinda disappointed.
Purchased in February 2019 at Burnie Toyota.
Done 55k,serviced on time by myself,never had any problems. I drive my hilux every day, usually 10 kms to work and back,no dpf issues ever. In saying that i do use the correct dpf oil at services and have minimal idle times. Have never had any driveline clunking i have read about either.I see people believe theres a fuel gauge problem, because they can only get 60 liters in the tank once the low fuel light is on.Isn't this simply a early warning system meaning fuel level is getting low and it will need filling in the next 100 200 kms?Unlike my previous new ute which had many problems from the first month i owned it until i traded it with auto trans problems at 90k ,this hilux was cheaper to buy and much more reliable than the ranger
Purchased in July 2016 for A$53,000.00.
Poor fuel usage
I purchased a 2017 hilux SR with automatic transmission. Bought this vehicle brand new. It is used as a farm vehicle and on the open highway. Have had all its services done on time at the dealership. I am relatively happy with it. I have done 40k now and have had no mechanical issues with it. From new it has had a higher fuel usage than I expected. Around
13L/100km. Can get around 11.7 on a long run with no load. I have complained to the dealer about it. Their computer says there's nothing wrong with it.
On the highway when doing 110km/h it mostly stays in 5th gear. Only changes to 6th gear going downhill. Seems like the motor is under powered. If I can get the high fuel usage problem solved I would rate it 5 stars.
- HiLux MK8.I 4x2 2.4L Turbo Diesel Workmate (2015-2020)
- Verified purchase
A little love lost
Loved it when I first got it. Good on highway, good on fuel (diesel). Regular services under warranty. Then the letter came about the first of three recalls and then it became a headache.
Purchased in November 2016 for A$38,000.00.
I love ggn15r Hilux It has the 4.0 litre v6 petrol engine
I use my Hulu everyday for work and leisure. The 4 litre v6 engine won't get get you as many KS to a tank as some other double cab utes but when you need the power it is definitely there. It's roomy in the cab and engine bay for changing oil and filters although the rare seats do lack a little space. Bad points are it's rather heavy on fuel and parts are expensive but I guess what is in the these days.. I would definitely recommend these to trades or family's for camping or boat towing.
Purchased in June 2017 for A$35,000.00.
Lies lies lies
Fourth brand new hilux in a row. While farming I swore by them but since changing to 4x2’s in city life I’m ready to try competitors. The problem boiling my urine currently is the fuel gauge dilemma going on two years now. There has been one dealer fix and just had the toyota factory “fix”. My fuel tank is now meant to have 12 litres of fuel remaining when the fuel light comes on but I still have 20 litres before the needle rapidly goes to empty. Toyota’s lied to me again and I expect far more from this car GIANT!
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Purchased in January 2017.
Warranty is questionable
I purchased vehicle in early 2015 last of the 3L diesels. Thought I had made the right decision... vehicle is always serviced and well looked after. At about 15000km it developed a really bad knock in the engine when cold. Told dealer I bought it from “oh this is normal”. Took is for inspection at around 27000km told “ everything is within spec and noise/rattle is from aftermarket exhaust (engine stock apart from this). Put up with this until around 45000km and took to another dealer which had vehicle for 1 week told the same all normal. Ended ...up getting new injectors noise fixed.... sent injectors to diesel Speacialist and 2 were found to be faulty and out of spec. All these costs were out of my own pocket. Spoke to both dealers were not interested and said because I’ve have got it fixed elsewhere they will not help. Would not recommend these vehicle and really have no idea what to buy next warranty is not worth the paper it’s written in and the dealers either have no idea how to fix or are not interested.
Unfixable Brake squeal - buyer beware
Toyota “genuine service” have failed to stop the break squeal after 4 attempts.
For the last 32,000kms my fully optioned diesel auto sr5 with “leatherette” interior has sounded like a squealing 50 year old “sh$tbox”.
RRP on this car with my Toyota genuine upgrades was $80k (I didn’t pay $80k)
Feel like I bought an 80’s hilux rust bucket that’s been running beach tours for 30 years
- HiLux MK8.I 4x2 2.7L Petrol Workmate (2015-2020)
- Verified purchase
Wow, very bumpy!
With no load in the back, the drive is just terrible. My brain is being smashed against my skull in a most aggressive manner, over roads that I know are smooth. You can feel every tiny crack, bump or crevice in the road. I have asked if there is any suspension adjustments that can be done, but it seems not (any suggestions, apart from filling the tray with concrete?) Under load, it's great and it was a bargain (only $22,000 new 2018).
Like Father like Son
My Father had a second gen Hilux back in the day, then he bought me a 1990 extra cab SR5 4x4 which I still drive, then in 2003 I bought a SR5 dual cab 4x4 in silver. I’m telling you Hilux’s are with out a doubt the best all round vehicle on the market. My extra cab has 4460000km
And my 2003 has 342000km and neither has ever had a mechanical failure or let me down, also using them for work and play driving them in the city and county and getting respect from all the other tradies on site (you know Andy the guy that drives the Hilux”)
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Love the hilux, but it’s not perfect.
Love the hilux but it’s not perfect, 2016 2.8 sr5 duelcab
-Interior is one of the best looking interior in the segment it feels up to date and it looks great comfortable enough to be in.
-Exterior, also my favourite looking ute, to me looks aggressive and beefy.
-4x4 is great and easy takleing tough courses, friendly interface to get into four wheels.
-Drivability is good on the highway and city, doesn’t have electric steering but it’s light enough and sharp enough at higher speeds.
-Towing is easy (don’t have a caravan or a boat) but have tested pulling a trailer with a commodore on top and didn’t struggle.
-Reverse camera easy to reverse park.
- HiLux MK8.I 4x4 2.8L Turbo Diesel SR5 (2015-2020)
- Verified purchase
Purchase of New Car Mosman Toyota
I use the Car for work and off road.
I use the car every day and I travel a lot to regional areas for work and some places don't have the roads sealed.
The car gets services at the due warranty mileage or date.
I love the car, it drives and handles all conditions.
Dust by passes Air Filter
Not so unbreakable any more. Dust particles by pass the air filter and put the vehicle in limp mode. No fix yet from Toyota
Read this article to see why.
You would think this would be a recall or and upgrade of the Air Filter unit but not yet.
Shame Toyota Shame.
Wheres the Warranty ?
If these bloody Hilux's are so unbreakable why do they not have a good warranty like the Holdens & Fords ie 5 years unlimited Klms. From what i have seen of them it would send Toyota broke. As these things are continually broken down. Even brand new ones go into limp mode as soon as you do a bit of dusty driving ? You see heaps of second hand ones with less than 200,000 klms on them advertised with new or rebuilt engines. Clutches always stuffed before 100,000 Klms ? Unbreakable, what a joke.
Best car ever
Such an Amazing car, built tough
I’ve generally drive around 3 hours and day
Only get the car serviced once a year and I’ve never had any problems
Best and most reliable car I have ever owned
Would recommend getting the diesel as it does chew through petrol pretty fast
Questions & Answers
Can a 2020 hilux 2.7 be converted to lpg without valve seat recession problems?
Drivers vinyl grey seat needs replacing of my 2008 Hilux Dual Cab Workmate, wanting to know if the later model seat will fit?
up till what later models?
Would a 2019 sports bar fit a 2012 hilux duel cab ?
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