Used Diesel Double Cab Bakkie or 4x4 Advice

Shake&Bake

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So as the family is getting more into hiking and camping our vehicle needs are changing.
The little Getz isn't hacking it anymore.
We're a family of four, 5 with the Sharpei.

I had a pretty good deal lined up on a 2008 double cab,4x2 Hilux 3.0 Turbo diesel, but the seller is messing me around.

Now I'm going to look at a 2010 Amarok tomorrow.
But googling a bit, one always finds there are issues.

What's your personal recommendations?

I'm looking to finance the vehicle, anywhere between the R150k and R200k mark.

Colt isn't an option for me, as I tried a 2005, but my size 11 feet are not comfortable in the footwell and the seat doesn't go back far enough for my height.
I'm 1.87m tall and 135kg dik :p
 

FiestaST

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Not trying to funny I *highly* doubt you can get an Amarok (2010) for anything close to R150-R200k.

The older Ranger model don't hold value well & even more so it's twin the BT-50. Incl them on your shortlist.
 

Shake&Bake

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Private sale at R205k.

Ideally I'd like a D4D, but that's just me on looks.

Realising that I'm going to have to research this a bit more then I'd like to :p
 

Hemi300c

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As for advice on 4x4community guys are very helpful.
Beware of gr8 deals on bakkies. There is alot more maintenance parts the on a car and you could be buying a lemon.
Second hand diesel has its own concerns but you don't want a petrol D/C.
Also beware of stolen Toyota's from pvt sellers. Or having your vehicle stolen back from the seller etc.
Old Amatrocks have a history with gearboxes etc.
A excellent Bakkie is Isuzu but pricey.
Also if not a full requirement get a 4x2 with diff lock.
My 2c
 

Shake&Bake

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Thanks Hemi.

I'm with you on the 4x2.

I doubt I'd really be offroading to the extent I need the hassle of maintaining a full 4x4 system.
 
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