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Thread: Toyota Hilux / Fortuner - High Risk

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    Default Toyota Hilux / Fortuner - High Risk

    So I am trying help my wifes uncle find a car, he wants a 4x4, automatic, diesel with leather seats. Sounds easy right?

    Well he is set on the Hilux or possibly the Fortuner, but has had a number of people advise him against them as they are high risk for theft and high jacking.

    Now I have also heard this, in fact they tried to steal my mates Fortuner the other day.

    Are they as high risk as made out to be? I must say I would personally try steer clear of higher risk 4x4's. But I mean there are tons on the road, how bad can it be?

    Anyway, besides these 2, what other options could he look at? Doesn't have to be a double cab, as long as it is a 4x4 I think he will consider it.

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    New Ford Ranger looks awesome.

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    Toyota taking you further all thou you don't want to ( toyota se briek problims)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Theory View Post
    New Ford Ranger looks awesome.
    Yes! I told him about this, he didn't seem interested, but he may change his mind when he sees it, sweet looking 4x4 that!

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    4x4 automatic = not gonna go off road, yes?

    The new Ranger is apparently the new class leader (Mazda's new BT50 is also something to look at) so he should definitly consider that over the Hilux. The Navara is also a very good almost SUV like cruiser.
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    Subaru or suzuki grand vitara

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster View Post
    4x4 automatic = not gonna go off road, yes?

    The new Ranger is apparently the new class leader (Mazda's new BT50 is also something to look at) so he should definitly consider that over the Hilux. The Navara is also a very good almost SUV like cruiser.
    He definitely wants to take it off road, up to Mozambique etc. . He actually lives on a farm so he doesn't want a 'Sandton 4x4'

    I also like the look of the Navara, but personal preference would be the Ranger. I also like the look of the Amarok.

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    Amarok?

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    Land Rover
    ELO: Here is the news...

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    According to our CPF fortuner/hilux is second most stolen/hijacked vehicle in SA after citi golf.

    New Amarok with 8 speed auto?
    http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/4-x-4/...-box-1.1266777

    my first pick would be New ranger

    or new chev trailblazer???
    http://www.reeds.co.za/news-and-even...africa-in-2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyD View Post
    Land Rover
    What? And get stuck reversing out of his drive way?

    /ducks
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    Why get automatic when doing off reading? Or am I missing something?
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    Off reading? All he would need for that is a decent pair of bi focals

    I dunno why but he insists on a auto. I told him a manual would be better but you can't convince some old folk.

    I think he should check out the amarok or ranger and forget the Hilux or Fortuner.

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    Stupid fingers....

    Yeah, the Hilux is a bit dated compared to Ranger
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    Man new ford ranger is super ugly, looks too american suv.... Try the Subaru or Mitsubishi, they both look awesome...

    Personally would still go fortuner.

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