I bought a motor vehicle with an 80 litre fuel tank. Hi Brent, Glad to hear you enjoyed the blog post. Four-speed automatic transmission available on 3. Parking Unlike a car, you do need to take an extra moment to reverse park the Hilux. With no load in the back, the drive is just terrible. The vehicle's main controls are light and precise, visibility is good thanks to the lofty driving position and the diesel engines - espcially the 3. You do need to be pretty agile as the distance from the ground is greater than with most lifestyle sports utilty vehicles.
Looks more like a truck to me. Blood stains could be seen on the rear seat, rear carpet, and elsewhere on the vehicle despite attempts to clean up. 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? So the truck still makes financial sense. Depreciation-wise, given the Toyota badge always carries serious credibility on the used market and the Hilux is a popular model, we expect the Hilux to hold its value as well as if not better than rivals. The engines are sound, the transmissions appear to give little trouble, and the chassis is tough as nails.
At about 15000km it developed a really bad knock in the engine when cold. Clutches always stuffed before 100,000 Klms? Grey plastic dominates the Hilux's cabin Family car appeal In double cab form the Hilux would make a resonable versatile family vehicle. That said, the Hilux still suffers from quite a bit of body bounce over bumps when unladen, especially at low speeds. My only hope is that I will not need any involvement from them in the future apart from the regular servicing. It was also possible to choose two or four-wheel drive, the latter a part-time system boasting high and low range four-wheel drive. Strong suspension can cope with payloads of between 820 and 1060kg dependent on body style and the powerful engines give all Hilux models a 2800kg braked towing capacity.
Only 3000km is on the clock but haven't been able to achieve less than 12. Toyota Hilux is a bit gutless but does the job. How does it tackle my favourite roundabouts compared to my Mondeo? Even brand new ones go into limp mode as soon as you do a bit of dusty driving? The latest HiLux hit the job site in 1985 and it was a far cry from the rough and rugged ute that first landed here almost 40 years ago. Alternative cars Nissan Navara Large Nissan is a useful working tool yet also successfully combines lifestyle elements Ford Ranger Powerful Ranger is a mechanically simple vehicle and feels it. Nice figures, although it's not quick: 62mph takes 11. The first year is unlimited in terms of mileage, too. The might best be described, at least in its infancy, as a pure utility vehicle, so the pre-1995 Surf includes few frills.
Post-2002 models, however, are more abundant and, more importantly, feature the best diesel-engine option that Toyota ever offered in the marque. The basic unit is located usefully high in the Hilux's fascia for ease of use. Biggest difference with Toyota Hilux is the resale value; selling any other car before it's paid off will mean you're out of pocket after paying out the loan, but selling a Hilux you've have change left over. The 2005 model was the first since 1997 and boasted a total of 30 variants, with two and four-wheel drives, utes and cab-chassis, single cabs, extended Xtra cabs and double cabs, petrol and diesel engines, and three levels of equipment. The vehicle's steering is almost car-like, although the manual gearshift is more akin to a pick up; it's long and doesn't like to be rushed.
Bad points are it's rather heavy on fuel and parts are expensive but I guess what is in the these days. But from a true off road perspective, what Hilux is the most capable? This is my first and will be my last toyota purchase, I think. Cab options: Single, Extra and Double Cab - the latter is the only choice for D-4D 170 vehicles. Like other Toyotas, service intervals are set at 10,000 miles or once a year. For company vehicle buyers, this could be a sticking point. There are three trim levels to choose from, with the entry-level Active models fitted with 17in steel wheels, automatic headlights, air conditioning, Bluetooth, front cool box, and heated and electrically adjustable wing mirrors as standard, with most opting for this trim. I do wonder whether they are as well built or is it just a great marketing program we continue to fall for.
Seems like the motor is under powered. All these costs were out of my own pocket. Options include full colour sat-nav for the lifestyle types. Toyota is something of an expert when it comes to making pick ups - its Hilux is the Corolla of the light commercial world. The problem boiling my urine currently is the fuel gauge dilemma going on two years now. There are two reasons, plain and simple. Can we get to the car bit please? The Hilux has been on sale for around half a century, and its reputation for go-anywhere reliability has won it friends around the world.
Then you calculate 22 or 40 per cent of that figure depending on your income tax situation. Very dangerous to have an unreliable fuel gauge on long runs. All of my questions were answered promptly. A range of hard tops, tonneau covers and deck linings are optionally available. On the other hand, even earlier models are pretty much unstoppable off-road, which makes them a popular vehicle for people whose driving needs include plenty of off-pavement routes.
As such, many of these owners may be hard-pressed to part with them. Aside from a harsh diesel groan at its top end, refinement from the 2. From 1995 to 2009, which was the end of the line for the Surf, it was developed using the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado chassis, and therefore, providing more options for comfort and convenience. Quality and image Toyota's image is a strong one in terms of being famous for delivering durable, reliable cars. This motor takes around 50,000km to fully run in and loosen up. It has the same vices as any other crew cab ute basic, bumpy, wheezy but is generally inoffensive to own. The Hilux is always evolving, with the current generation being the vehicle of choice for arctic exploration.
The end result is a swift, refined and practical pick up. Fuel economy with 30,000 km was around 10 ltr per 100, after driving from Melbourne to Darwin and all over Kakadu and back doing over 12,000 kms fuel economy improved to 8. We have the right to use our entire tank copacity and you have the obligation to see that we can, safely! Drop down tailgate hides a spacious load bay Controls and display Everything in the Hilux cabin is clear, and the controls are all close to hand. I would definitely recommend these to trades or family's for camping or boat towing. I use my Hulu everyday for work and leisure. Comfort Once inside the Hilux's cabin, you're faced with a surprisingly spacious interior.