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Re: 4x4 Ute. What wouldn't you buy?
Reply #15 - Feb 5th, 2018 at 10:49pm
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Try looking at a Tunland with that sort of money.  There are going to be those out there that poo poo  this idea, but its worth a look.  I work with a guy who has had one for over 12 months and he has no no issues with it. I have also driven one and find they are not a bad vehicle to play in.  Their fuel economy is pretty good as well.

Just a thought looking at the other comments about FORD and Toyota you have nothing to lose by just going to have a look and taking one for a test drive.

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Reply #16 - Feb 6th, 2018 at 2:10am
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I have a Triton and love it. Have done 45,000 km in a year with no issues. Cost heaps less brand new than the others and was the only model I could not find someone who had owned one who had had problems. Most of the guys around here who own one would go out and get another next time without a second thought. They are getting really common. Servicing only every 15,000 km and they are really reasonable to service too. Local dealer is outstanding for customer service. Have mates who love their D Maxs but they cost a lot more and I know a few who have had problems. Some guys wont buy a Triton because of image but talk is cheap and performance is everything in my opinion. You are very close to a Triton now. Save your pennies and then also get a 10yr 160,000 km warantee. Whats not to love about that? Buy once cry once. Cheaper in the long run.
  
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Reply #17 - Feb 6th, 2018 at 4:46am
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Just got my 45,000 km Triton service done at the dealers. Reputed to be one of the most expensive. $400 total including extra for a new air filter. Take that all you D Max owners. Grin Grin Grin

Asked the salesman while there and he has a cab plus 4WD for $35K or a double cab 4WD for $37K. Pretty good I reckon. The mechanic there has just bought one for himself as they are not having any issues with them. Tells a story really. He said his wife prefers to go away in that over their car as it is so comfy to drive. Here ends my speel as I am starting to sound like a salesman Grin Grin
  
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Re: 4x4 Ute. What wouldn't you buy?
Reply #18 - Feb 7th, 2018 at 12:22pm
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heya Sneaka, who/where is your dealer?
  
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Reply #19 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 9:10pm
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Sneaka wrote on Feb 6th, 2018 at 4:46am:
Just got my 45,000 km Triton service done at the dealers. Reputed to be one of the most expensive. $400 total including extra for a new air filter. Take that all you D Max owners. Grin Grin Grin

Asked the salesman while there and he has a cab plus 4WD for $35K or a double cab 4WD for $37K. Pretty good I reckon. The mechanic there has just bought one for himself as they are not having any issues with them. Tells a story really. He said his wife prefers to go away in that over their car as it is so comfy to drive. Here ends my speel as I am starting to sound like a salesman Grin Grin



I talked to several guys who owned tritons 2008 and newer, when I was trading up my Land cruiser. Every one of them said they're buy another one, most have, except one who bought a  new Ranger and he recently told me he hates driving it offroad so sticks to the 2.8 single cab hilux for farm work (he used to live in the triton!).

I was all but ready to sign the dotted line on a new triton with all the extras, then another landcruiser I liked popped up so bought it instead  Grin
  
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Reply #20 - Feb 10th, 2018 at 7:40am
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mahindra straight of showroom floor..... they have difflocks and will go places. they have great seating and work as family wagon as roomy as heck.
fuel usage isnt bad either.

What a Mahindra?
Me old patrol just turned over 480000ks now,still going strong and doesn't burn oil.Its not a fast smooth slick machine like todays 4x4s,but still crawls over riverbeds,rocks and swims now and then.
  

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Reply #21 - Feb 10th, 2018 at 11:58am
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Me old patrol just turned over 480000ks now,still going strong and doesn't burn oil.Its not a fast smooth slick machine like todays 4x4s,but still crawls over riverbeds,rocks and swims now and then.


But the cause of many traffic hold ups on the highways when you are back on terra firma!  Grin
  
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Re: 4x4 Ute. What wouldn't you buy?
Reply #22 - Feb 11th, 2018 at 8:36am
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I wouldn't buy a triton had 1 for 3years that I brought new done $100000km in it in these 3years & when I sold it it wouldn't tow a trailer very well 3 four wheelers on the trailer load side ways so nicely balance load & I couldn't do any more than 85km/hr but I had done a lot of towing round 2.5tone in the last 2months befor I flick it coast me $2k worth of break downs that weren't covered under warantee I think they good ute if you don't work them to hard & wate until you change the timing belt at 90km it's the same price as dmax owners at 45km I went to a dmax & man it's so nice to tow again & not have wory bot trailer taking over.
  
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Reply #23 - Feb 11th, 2018 at 9:38am
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Horses for courses I guess. I tow one quad and a trailor a lot and don't even notice it is hooked on. I have a mate who owns a bunch of D Maxs and likes them but I know other guys who have had problems and wont have another.
  
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Reply #24 - Feb 12th, 2018 at 3:27am
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I have a MN triton, would never have owned one but took it for a test drive and was very surprised,  the warranty @10years 😎 been good so far.
I know one of the only problems is the EGR I blocks up and Mitsubishi are well aware of it the were just replacing the manifolds no questions asked.over here.

I have 2 boats a 4.5m tinny it doesn't even no its there, also a trailer and quad probably weights about the same.
My bigger boat well it knows that's hanging off it but is fine as long as you don't try passing a road train....

Wouldn't touch a Ford with a 40 foot barge pole, we currently have 14 Ranges with 50-80k parked up with various problems from the electrics to seized engines, dam you want to see lists of probems since new absolutely junk.
  
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Re: 4x4 Ute. What wouldn't you buy?
Reply #25 - Feb 12th, 2018 at 4:03am
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70 series Landcruiser V8 take some beating. Grunty and Tough.
Give the new flash harry utes a run for their money on the open road.
They have one downfall , being bloody hard riding.

Nearly traded mine on a Ranger , glad i didnt.
  
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Reply #26 - Feb 12th, 2018 at 7:41pm
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Huntsouth wrote on Feb 10th, 2018 at 11:58am:
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Me old patrol just turned over 480000ks now,still going strong and doesn't burn oil.Its not a fast smooth slick machine like todays 4x4s,but still crawls over riverbeds,rocks and swims now and then.


But the cause of many traffic hold ups on the highways when you are back on terra firma!  Grin
I'm afraid not,the Nissan cruises at a 100 to 105 ks most of the time,till I get behind a rental car or van ffs.Sitting up high I have a good view of the high way ahead of me.Drop her out of overdrive,or down to second gear,she has no trouble pulling 4500rpm with the 4.2 turbo kicking in,but I don't need to hit those revvs much.
Always get ALL filters changed getting  a oil change.
Go Nissan. Wink
  

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Re: 4x4 Ute. What wouldn't you buy?
Reply #27 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 8:09am
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The old patrol be just run in at 480K!!  Smiley I've heard good things about the Dmax from a couple of people in the logging business, Triton would be hard to go past for the money though.
  
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Re: 4x4 Ute. What wouldn't you buy?
Reply #28 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 8:46pm
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Rugersst quotes some pretty nasty facts with those Rangers. Other forums tend to back him up. Todays utes/cars are built with fuel economy and weight savings uppermost in mind. To hell with durability and longevity. There's pretty much no way any of today's generation of high performance electronic everything vehicles will reliably operate for 25 years/600,000km with just oil and filter changes, like those of us with Patrols/Cruisers have experienced. If you've got deep pockets or a business to soak up the losses, go for a new machine I guess. Or if you don't know what the underside of your ute looks like, I guess you have little option Smiley
  
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Re: 4x4 Ute. What wouldn't you buy?
Reply #29 - Feb 14th, 2018 at 12:43am
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Dont ever buy a Great wall a friends got one full of rust in 3 years the dealer has helped her out with repairs after she said she was going tell everyone what a heap of crap it was. Sad
  
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