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Foton Utes, good or bad, anyone got one?
Apr 23rd, 2018 at 10:59am
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Just returned from 4 years overseas.
Need a double cab ute for farm support and family wagon purposes.
Had Bounties, Hiluxes and Navaras in the past.
Budgeting under $30k.
Has the Chinese stuff come right yet, like the Koreans did with Hyundai and Kia.
Thinking new with a good warranty vs 5 year old Jap ute with 200000km on clock for similar money is the way to go if  the reliability is now there.
Would appreciate some knowledgable input.
  
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Re: Foton Utes, good or bad, anyone got one?
Reply #1 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 7:40am
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There is an Aussie website that details the ongoing nightmares Foton Tunland users have had with their utes. Some of these people have had their vehicles off the road more time than they have been able to drive them. It seems to revolve round undiagnosable/recurring problems or plain waiting for parts.

Maybe they've improved recently but I'd be rather unwilling to put it to the test.
  
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Re: Foton Utes, good or bad, anyone got one?
Reply #2 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 7:46pm
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I got one.

Done 7000 ks so far. So far so good.
  

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Re: Foton Utes, good or bad, anyone got one?
Reply #3 - Apr 27th, 2018 at 9:57pm
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Hi Jeff,i bet you still got the LWB crusier? Wink
  

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Reply #4 - May 5th, 2018 at 7:39am
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Picked up a really well priced Hilux while attending an auction at Turners. Still interested to see how these latest model Tunlands measure up over the next few years.
  
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Re: Foton Utes, good or bad, anyone got one?
Reply #5 - May 13th, 2018 at 2:54am
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This guys does good reviews and they are entertaining as well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvcBo0rx-sE
  
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